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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (99 votes - 4.65 average) Installs: 1250
Released: 12 Nov 2006 Last Update: 05 Oct 2007 Downloads: 5624
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Something that has been repeatedly asked in the "Members who visited today" modifications (all versions) is a similar way to track the number of guests that have visited a forum each day. This isn't possible in stock vbulletin as no record is kept of guest visits, they are a 'realtime' display only. I've therefore finally got round to looking at the issue and produced this modification.

This will add (another) section to the "What's Going On" area. The data is kept in a new table so it should be possible for other uses to be made of it (or display it in other ways). A screenshot of the current display is attached.

Options / Features ;

* The ability to turn it on/off.
* The ability to turn just the display on/off.
* The ability to allow (or prevent) certain usergroups viewing the display.
* The ability to run the display code on all pages (not just forumhome).
* The ability to switch between 'Today' and Rolling 24 Hours display (default).
* The list of guests can be set to be always collapsed on initial view.

* The script that the Guest is running is logged (e.g. showthread, usercp etc).
* The request variables in use are logged (e.g. threadid, userid etc).
* The guest table can be cleaned of old records to help control it's size.
* Controls for the displays automatic template update.
* The datastore read (for spider detection) will read from the File/APC/Memcache/Xcache datastore [if used].

Version 1.19+

* Guest Views data collection - tracking each guests viewing of the forum index page, forums and threads.
* Guest Views data collection can be separately disabled.
* Multiple guest visits to the same page are logged separately.
* Clicking on a Guest type in the main display will list all recent visits by guests of that type.
* Clicking on the option in the guest listing will show that guests viewing data (if enabled).
* Usergroup permissions are now done with the standard vbulleten usergroup permissions system.

Four new usergroup permissions are provided in the usergroup manager.

* Can View the Guests Visited Display - Members can view the guests visited display on Forumhome.
* Can View Guest IP Addresses - Members can see the ip addresses of visiting guests.
* Can View Guest Visits List - Members can view the list of guest visits page.
* Can View Guest Tracking Data - Members can view the individual guest visit tracking page.


Version 1.22+

The option to keep a record of [and display] the most ever guests has been added - this used to be provided by a seperate add-on product.


* All (non usergroup) modification settings are in vBulletin Options > Guest Tracking.

To install ;
  • Unzip the XML files.
  • Upload the bitfields file to your ../includes/xml folder.
  • Import the product into vB using the ACP Product Manager.
  • Set your required permissions in the usergroup manager.
Note that by default no permissions are given, you must set them.

You can get an improved Spiders Definition file, that recognises many more spiders, from this post.

Note: For Spider detection to work you must set Enable Spider Display to 'Yes' in vBulletin Options > Who's Online Options.

A German translation has been provided by hurik in post #769 - (for Version 1.22).


History:

v1.00 : Internal dev version.
v1.01 : Initial vb 3.6 beta release.
v1.02 : Phrasing added, final beta version.
v1.03 : Initial full version, some new options added.
v1.04 : Fix potential variable name clash with WVT Mod.
v1.05 : More options added, script and request variable logging added.
v1.06 : Minor internal code changes, phrasing altered slightly.
v1.07 : Datastore call changed to standard fetch function.
v1.08 : Moved Datastore call due to oddities, and fixed small bug.
v1.09 : Simplified always collapsed code.
v1.10 : Datastore call moved and reverted back to db_fetch.
v1.11 : Added Spider Cache Refresh on install (limited release).
v1.12 : Unique Guest id changed from standard vb id to internally created id.
v1.13 : Changed the SQL to force MySQL to use the index on forumhome.
v1.14 : Changed install code to delete old spider cache before rebuilding it.
v1.15 : Added check to try and detect a broken spider cache and fix it.
v1.16 : Number formatting added to individual totals in display list.
v1.17 : New usergroup display options added, datastore read updated.
v1.18 : Beta for new display options - listing guests and tracking guest views.
v1.19 : First release with the new permissions and display options.
v1.20 : Minor changes to install code only.
v1.21 : Internal development version, not released.
v1.22 : Added the "Most ever guests" option.

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Old 26 Dec 2007, 18:29
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My version of this plug-in crashed my vBulletin about half a month ago. Search my posts to see my earlier thread.

I am considering re-enabling the plug-in and see if it crashes again. It was fine for at least a month with no problems. Is a new version forthcoming in 2008?
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Crashed ?
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Old 29 Dec 2007, 10:56
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Well I went back to the 3.6.8 version and got it all working nicely and had a problem later on not with this hack just my silly azzz self and the only way that I could figure things out was to upgrade to 3.7.0 beta 3 and it fixed my template issue but I lost my hack on this. I can not wait for the new release! Any ideas when?
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Old 29 Dec 2007, 11:39
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Sometime in the next few weeks.
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Old 29 Dec 2007, 16:23
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Thanks for this.
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Old 29 Dec 2007, 17:51
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it might be me or I missed something . It does not display anywhere on my forum .I have checked settings all are enabled but still nothing...any suggestions.
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Old 29 Dec 2007, 18:03
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Sometime in the next few weeks.
WHOOO HOOOO I don't party anymore but I might go out and give my dog and I a ice cream LOL Thank YOU!
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it might be me or I missed something . It does not display anywhere on my forum .I have checked settings all are enabled but still nothing...any suggestions.
Have you gone into each usergroup and clicked yes to all? It won't show up until that is done.
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Old 29 Dec 2007, 18:36
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Chance4today, thanks I did over look that all is working fine now thanks again.
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Old 30 Dec 2007, 11:08
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Cool this is really handy ...

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Old 01 Jan 2008, 17:32
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I had an older version installed just fine but the new version I am having trouble with.

What setting in usergroups do I need to set to yes? I can't find any new options in my adminstrator group and I currently don't see the stats on my forum. Also what is the bitfield_track-guests.xml file for? Do I need to upload this file somewhere?
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Old 01 Jan 2008, 18:00
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The instructions are in the main post, just above the history. It won't work without the bitfield file.
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workd good on 3.7b3 if you change the max version in the product xml
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Old 01 Jan 2008, 23:54
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The instructions are in the main post, just above the history. It won't work without the bitfield file.
Sorry for the durka durka jihad move on my part.

Thanks, it works as advertised now.
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Thanks for the release, but is there a possibility to integrate this hack with the Members Online Today? I mean, merge both of the hacks to have them as a one single product.
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