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Zoints Thread Tags - GREAT for SEO
Mod Version: 1.2.2, by Zoints (Member) Zoints is offline
Developer Last Online: Apr 2009 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (54 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 493
Released: 22 Sep 2006 Last Update: 16 Jun 2008 Downloads: 3946
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits  

Demo:

http://network.zoints.com/tags

If you choose to send tags to Zoints (optional) you can see what we do with them and how we send you traffic and nice inbound links: http://zoints.com

A great article on the importance of tagging can be read here.

The Zoints Thread Tags System will improve forum side search, SEO, and traffic for forums that choose to utilize it. And in my opinion, it's just plain cool

When a member creates a new thread, they can now input a series of "tags". Tags are simply keywords that describe the thread.



If you then go to your-forum.com/tags you will be presented with what is called a "tag cloud". The more times a tag is used, the larger the text grows. As you can see, the tags are also searchable.



Clicking on one of the tags in the cloud then lists all of the threads that are tagged with that particular keyword. The default option lists tags in a forumdisplay format. There is an option in the admincp to use a simple format.



Clicking on the thread title of one of the above threads then takes you to the thread. If you have the option on, the tags the thread are tagged with are also listed above the thread. Clicking one of those tags takes you to all the threads on the forum tagged with the same tag. Search engine spiders are going to have a field day with this



The thread starter and moderation staff have a slightly different view which allows for administration of tags:



The forum's tags are also searchable via the search dropdown. The advanced search option allows for a variety of additional criteria to be seached for. Your members create a whole new (and highly efficient) forum search engine!



If you have the option on in the admincp and register your forum, once every hour, your tagged threads in publically viewable forums are linked via the corresponding interest tag on the Zoints Forum Network. For example, if you go to http://zoints.com/tag/children you will see what is pictured below. Not only is this a great relevant inbound link for SEO, but you will get traffic from Zoints direct to these threads!

Another example of this in action: http://zoints.com/tag/music




The admincp options

















Official support for this modification will be at http://network.zoints.com in this forum.


Change log:
2008/05/01 - 1.2.3
* vBulletin CSRF Protocol Compatible
2007/12/24 - 1.2.2
* Security patch

2006/10/24 - 1.2.1
* Bugfix: breaking inline moderation when tag cloud below posts
* Bugfix: ajax input not working when tag cloud below posts
* Bugfix: seo hook effective for "results as threads" option
* Bugfix: Autogenerated tags have "quot" removed
* Bugfix: Automated template edit screwing up styles
* Improved instructions for manual template edits

2006/10/19 - 1.2.0
* Option to display results as threads
* Advanced search page
* Popular tag cloud pagination
* Popular tags displayed in forums
* Option to display tags in showthread at the top/bottom
* Fix for vbadvanced products navbar links
* Other minor fixes and tweaks

2006/10/02 - 1.1.2
* Bugfix: Foreign language characters in thread description
* Bugfix: Commas showing up when removing first tag in showthread via ajax
* Removing some redundancy in the tags AJAX removal

2006/09/30 - 1.1.1
* Bugfix: Preventing all HTML from being parsed inside tag descriptions

2006/09/30 - 1.1.0
* Adding and deleting tags from showthread via AJAX
* Mass-deleting single tags from entire cloud for admins
* Automatically generate tags for older threads (with option to show or hide on main cloud)
* Automatically stripping out tiny (2 or less characters) tags

2006/09/28 - 1.0.8
* Minor bugfix

2006/09/28 - 1.0.7
* Bugfix for required tagging

2006/09/28 - 1.0.6
* Character replacements
* Tag limit per thread
* Option to require tags for a thread
* Bugfix where stopwords may not have worked properly
* Bugfix for vBSEO / main cloud not showing up

2006/09/xx - 1.0.5
* Unreleased dev build

2006/09/23 - 1.0.4
* Ability to add multiple tags via showthread.php
* Ability to exclude certain forums from utilizing tags
* Addition of custom hook for developers to change thread urls

2006/09/21 - 1.0.3
* Ability to add and remove tags from showthread.php
* Bugfix for older versions of mysql

2006/09/21 - 1.0.2
* Small bugfix

2006/09/20 - 1.0.1
* Showing tags list on showthread.php

2006/09/20 - 1.0.0
* Initial release

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Old 30 Nov 2007, 13:51
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Have been searching the rules for lighttpd in the thread and no one figured out yet to post lighttpd rewrite rules ?? OMG
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  #752  
Old 01 Dec 2007, 19:31
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When trying to apply the showthread_similarthreadbit changes I'm getting the following error ..

The following error occurred when attempting to evaluate this template:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '"', expecting ']' in /home/techn/public_html/tal/forum/includes/adminfunctions_template.php(3596) : eval()'d code on line 3

This is likely caused by a malformed conditional statement. It is highly recommended that you fix this error before continuing, but you may continue as-is if you wish.
The code to remove is

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

The code to add is

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I'm running 3.6.8 PL2

Any ideas?
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  #753  
Old 01 Dec 2007, 21:44
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I'd post it over at network.zoints.com, but I don't believe you can put an if condition within <a href="

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  #754  
Old 02 Dec 2007, 21:26
maxicep maxicep is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kafi View Post
tag system is going to be default from vb 3.7. on.
If you are runging zoints tag and wish to switch to default tag system, please support my request with comment here
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1452523
yes we need that
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  #755  
Old 03 Dec 2007, 15:42
Strike3ForumsMH Strike3ForumsMH is offline
 
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Please, unless you have questions pertaining to Zoints Thread Tags or need support for Zoints Thread Tags, discuss it on another thread. We need to keep this on topic for those who do need help with Zoints Thread Tags.

Thanks!

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  #756  
Old 09 Dec 2007, 21:16
mtlcore mtlcore is offline
 
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I want to uninstall this, how can I? It still shows database errors when I have removed the plugin..
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  #757  
Old 09 Dec 2007, 23:19
Strike3ForumsMH Strike3ForumsMH is offline
 
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So you uninstalled the product, did you remove the files as well? Also, providing what the database error will help either myself or the engineer I notify of this as there is not a lot of information to go off from.

Thanks.

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  #758  
Old 10 Dec 2007, 11:42
mtlcore mtlcore is offline
 
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The error is that the table does not exist.
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Old 10 Dec 2007, 12:19
class101 class101 is offline
 
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then try reinstalling with ovewritte and uninstall it again
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  #760  
Old 14 Dec 2007, 19:26
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Anyone figure out how to get $tagcloud working on a vbulletin custom page, plus forum home custom location?
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Old 15 Dec 2007, 12:49
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Originally Posted by SBlueman View Post
I was just wondering if anyone had figured out how to make the post icons show in the tag results pages. This was talked about in post #741 to #745
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  #762  
Old 16 Dec 2007, 17:44
SpadMan SpadMan is offline
 
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umlauts

Originally Posted by MotMann View Post
@ Zoints:



I have the same problem. How i fix that?
I think you fix that in October 2006?
Originally Posted by nocte View Post
I have the same problem. the replacement just don't work with the ajax tag saving on showthread. On newthread.php and editpost.php they work!
Here's what I did to work around the umlauts problem. I modified my Character Replacements list:

Before:
ae
AE
oe
OE
ue
UE
ss
After:
ae
AE
oe
OE
ue
UE
ss
u00e4 ae
u00C4 AE
u00d6 oe
u00D6 OE
u00fc ue
u00dc UE
u00df ss
Hope this helps,

Scott
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  #763  
Old 17 Dec 2007, 15:18
mtlcore mtlcore is offline
 
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I still get database errors when i Uninstalled it....is it because of search engine hits???
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  #764  
Old 18 Dec 2007, 05:38
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Originally Posted by class101 View Post
Have been searching the rules for lighttpd in the thread and no one figured out yet to post lighttpd rewrite rules ?? OMG
this worked for me, it has to be inserted among your other url.rewrite rules (not url.rewrite-once).

"^/foro/tags/(.+)/([0-9]+)/$" => "/foro/tags/index.php?tag=$1&page=$2",
"^/foro/tags/(.+)/$" => "/foro/tags/index.php?tag=$1",
"^/foro/tags/$" => "/foro/tags/"
of course, match /foro/ to your forum path
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Old 18 Dec 2007, 14:32
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Originally Posted by chadi View Post
Anyone figure out how to get $tagcloud working on a vbulletin custom page, plus forum home custom location?
No guarantees, but I will have a bit of free time coming up and I will spend some time tinkering to see if I can't get that to work. I have to think there is some kind of problem with a hardcoded file, which I likely won't be able to fix, but should I figure out anything I will let you know.

Originally Posted by SBlueman View Post
See above SBlueman.

Originally Posted by SpadMan View Post
Here's what I did to work around the umlauts problem. I modified my Character Replacements list:

Before:
ae
AE
oe
OE
ue
UE
ss
After:
ae
AE
oe
OE
ue
UE
ss
u00e4 ae
u00C4 AE
u00d6 oe
u00D6 OE
u00fc ue
u00dc UE
u00df ss
Hope this helps,

Scott
Thanks for posting this Scott!

Originally Posted by mtlcore View Post
I still get database errors when i Uninstalled it....is it because of search engine hits???
Ah, that makes sense, I was thinking of something totally different (that you or your users were somehow witnessing database errors while viewing the forum.) Tags do get linked to search engines and to your sitemap if you do a few modifications, as well as sent to Zoints.com (should you have chosen that), so they will be accessed even when uninstalled.

Originally Posted by Amenadiel View Post
this worked for me, it has to be inserted among your other url.rewrite rules (not url.rewrite-once).



of course, match /foro/ to your forum path
Thanks for posting this Amenadiel!

Merry Christmas gang.

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