Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
vBulletin Raffles Details »
vBulletin Raffles
Mod Version: 1.4.6, by nhawk (Member) nhawk is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2019 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

This thread is in the Modification Graveyard.
vB Version: 4.1.1 Rating: (37 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 270
Released: 30 Apr 2011 Last Update: 18 Nov 2015 Downloads: 1672
Not Supported Translations  

THIS ADD-ON IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AND IS NOT SUPPORTED

NOTE: This add-on is designed for use with vBulletin 4.1.1 or higher. It may not work with earlier versions of vBulletin.

Raffles, giveaways, and contests, whatever you wish to call them, are a great way to increase traffic on any forum.

Features:
  • Define a different prize image for each raffle.
  • Set raffle rules on a per raffle basis.
  • Set raffles to start in the future or on the day you create the raffle.
  • Allow One or more entries per user.
  • Allow multiple entries at one time if desired.
  • Admin settable time delay between user entries.
  • One or more prizes per raffle.
  • One or more winners per raffle (multiple winners require multiple prizes).
  • Allow members to win multiple times in one raffle if desired.
  • Display winning 'ticket' numbers if desired.
  • Selectable usergroups
  • Post count limit if desired.
  • Require Human Verification if desired.
  • Will show in Community Menu if desired.
  • Show active raffles in forum sidebar and/or in what's going on.
  • Automatic raffle draw via vBulletin scheduled tasks.
  • Manual raffle draw to override end date and/or scheduled draws.
  • Turn raffles on or off via admincp. (Only raffle admins can view raffles when they are turned off)
  • Support for just about any credit system such as vBCredits II, ICash, kBank and vbBux.
  • Support for AW Coding's Credit Purchase System so member can purchase "raffle tickets".
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional validated (provided your current template passes the tests)

* DISCLAIMER *
----------------
Laws about how raffles should be handled vary from location to location. Be sure to check with local authorities and to comply with any laws that may apply to you. The author of this add-on can not be held responsible if the use of this add-on results in any violation of local laws.
By downloading this add-on, you agree to abide by local laws and to hold the author of this add-on harmless for any damages that may occurr from the use of this add-on.



* INSTALLATION *
-----------------------
1) Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forum's root.
(If your forum's location is http://www.example.com/forums/, the root is /forums/)

2) Import the product XML file (product-raffles.xml) into the Product Manager in AdminCP.

3) If you want to view raffles on your site while the raffle system is turned off, go to AdminCP -> Usergroups -> Administrator Permissions select yourself and set "Can Admin Raffles" to 'Yes'.

4) Anyone you want to be able to administer raffles on your site must also have Administrator Permissions and have "Can Admin Raffles" set to 'Yes' or they will not be able to administer raffles.

5) Take some time to set the options in Raffle Settings.

6) Set up a raffle.

7) Make sure this add-on is marked as 'Installed' on vBulletin.org!
(If you want to get notices from me about updates for this add-on.)

* UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS *
------------------------------------
1) Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forum's root.
(If your forum's location is http://www.example.com/forums/, the root is /forums/)

2) Import the product XML file (product-raffles.xml) into the Product Manager in AdminCP and be sure 'Allow Overwrite' is set to 'Yes'.

3) If you are already using vBCredits you will need to go into Raffle Settings and set 'Use vBCredits' to 'Yes' and set 'vBCredits Currency' to the currency you are using. If you are using any other credit system, you will need to provide the information on what table, field and userid field are used by that credit system.

* USING RAFFLES *
------------------------
The whole system is pretty self explanatory, but there are a few things to keep in mind...

1) A default raffle image is supplied with the add-on. You must always supply an image for your raffles. You may change the default image if you like.

2) The entry period for raffles always end at 12:00am (midnight) on the day the raffle is to be drawn. (ie: Draw date is set 12/21/2011.. members can enter through 12/20/2011, the moment the date changes to 12/21/2011 no more entries are possible)

3) The scheduled task to draw the raffles is set to take place at 10:00am the day the raffle is to be drawn. You may change this by going to AdminCP->Scheduled Tasks->Scheduled Task Manager, find "Draw raffles", click on Edit and change the time of the draw to what you want it to be.

4) There are replacement variables used in several phrases. These are what the variables are:

raffle_agree: {1} = Forum name
raffle_eligible: {1} = Forum name {2} = Raffle name
raffle_message_body: {1} = Raffle name {2} = Draw date
raffle_message_close: {1} = Raffle admin name {2} = Phrase (raffle_admin_title)
raffle_message_salute: {1} = Winner name
raffle_recent: {1} = Time remaining before a user can enter again
raffle_winner_multi: {1} = Winner names for multiple raffle winners {2} = Raffle name
raffle_winner_one: {1} = Winner name for single raffle winner {2} = Raffle name

5) When adding a custom user profile field for this add-on, be sure to 'Private Field' is set to 'Yes' and 'Field Searchable on Member List' is set to 'No'.

6) If you don't want to have Raffles in the community menu, you can use a forum link to raffles.php.


* History (Changelog) *
-----------------------------
1.4.6 (November 18, 2015)
- Fix - Missing code for sidebar block

1.4.5 (August 6, 2015)
- Fix - Error entering raffles with entry limit.

1.4.4 (August 29, 2013)
- Fix - XHTML 1.0 transitional validation errors in raffle sidebar box.

1.4.3 (March 15, 2013) (Never released on vB.org)
- Change - Moved hard coded day, hour, minute, second words to vB phrases.

1.4.2 (September 1, 2012) (Released February 18, 2013 on vb.org)
(NO NEED TO UPDATE IF YOU DON'T USE THE COMMUNITY MENU FOR RAFFLES)
- Fix - Community menu navigation information missing from install xml.

1.4.1 (August 15, 2012) (NO NEED TO UPLOAD FILES IF YOU ARE RUNNING 1.4.0 JUST IMPORT XML FILE)
- Fix - Raffle sideblock missing from install file (overlooked in version 1.4.0).

1.4.0 (August 13, 2012)
- Fix - Some servers not providing proper responses with direct MySQL calls. (usually nginx)

1.3.9 (June 28, 2012)
- Fix - Wrong phrase used for file upload error.
No need to import XML file if you are running version 1.3.8. Just upload files to server.

1.3.8 (June 27, 2012)
- Add - Ability to upload prize image from ACP.
NOTE: Depending on your server configuration, you may need to make your images/raffles folder writeable (776 or 777)
- Add - Option to prevent additional usergroups from entering a raffle.

1.3.7 (May 21, 2012)
- Add - Option to show old raffles on a different page than currrent raffles.
- Change - Removed raffle_bits template.
- Change - Made compatible with vB 4.2.0.

1.3.6 (March 12, 2012)
- Fix - Active raffle sideblock will no longer show if there are no active raffles.

1.3.5 (February 25, 2012) (Never released on vB.org)
- Code enhancement for expansion.

1.3.4 (December 28, 2011)
- Add - Mass delete raffle entries (you must select a raffle in ACP->Raffles->Manage User Entries. The selection 'All Raffles' will not display a delete all option).

1.3.3 (October 5, 2011) (No need to install xml file if upgrading from 1.32 to 1.33. Just upload files to server)
- Fix raffle ticket purchase link for AWCoding Credit Purchase System Pro.

1.3.2A (September 29, 2011)
- Re-uploaded 1.3.2 with correct cpnav_raffles.xml file.

1.3.2 (September 29, 2011)
- Fix detection of AWCoding Credit Purchase System Lite (problem caused when fixing Pro detection).

1.3.1 (September 28, 2011)
- Improved user entry list in AdminCP.
- Fix detection of AWCoding Credit Purchase System Pro.

1.3.0 (August 29, 2011) (Uploaded a second time with proper sideblock code)
- Code enhancement for future expansion.
- Enabled CSRF protection.

1.2.9 (August 24, 2011) (never uploaded here)
- Code enhancement for future expansion.
- Unregistered users can now see raffles in WGO and forum sidebar if they are allowed.
- Fix members no longer able to view and enter raffles scheduled in the future.

1.2.8 (August 1, 2011) (never uploaded here)
- Code enhancement for future expansion.

1.2.7 (August 1, 2011)
- Restored AWCPS patch to install script.
- Restored forum sidebar block to install script.
- Restored missing option to show image in sidebar block.

1.2.6 (July 20, 2011)
- Moved 'Allow Multiple Wins' from main settings to individual raffle settings. (user requested)

1.2.5 (July 16, 2011)
- Added Debug Logging option to raffle system. (v1.2.4 was never uploaded)

1.2.3 (July 15, 2011)
- MAJOR FIX - Fix raffle draw so no duplicates happen when allow multiple wins is set to no (finally found bug in 3.8.x version).

1.2.2 (July 11, 2011)
- Fix members can no longer enter multiple times by using the back button on their browser. (reported in vB 3.8.7 version)

1.2.1 (July 6, 2011)
- Fix Allow multiple wins to one member now works.
- Fix database error when no members enter raffle.
- Removed un-needed left joins in some DB queries that were needed in original release.

1.2.0 (July 4, 2011)
- Fix raffle draw time now displays in members's usercp chosen time zone format.

1.1.9 (July 3, 2011)
- Fix error in scheduled task when multiple prizes are awarded.
- Changed copyright so it only displays on raffle pages.

1.1.8 (June 17, 2011)
- Fix SQL error when 'Show Raffles Already Drawn' is set to 'No'.

1.1.7 (June 8, 2011)
- Added maximum picture width option for raffle detail page.

1.1.6 (June 6, 2011)
- Fix PMs not being sent with automated draw.
(NO NEED TO IMPORT XML IF YOU ARE ALREADY RUNNING VERSION 1.1.5 - JUST UPLOAD FILES)

1.1.5 (June 2, 2011)
- Fix vBCredits error created in version 1.1.1.
- Minor code change to make system compatible with PHP 5.3.x

1.1.4 (June 1, 2011)
- Database table creation change to make it compatible with MySQL 5.5.8
(NO NEED TO UPDATE IF YOU ARE ALREADY RUNNING VERSION 1.1.3)

1.1.3 (May 30, 2011)
- Added option to show raffle image in forum sidebar block.
- Added sidebar block image width setting.
- Added vBulletin minimum version 4.0.4 check.
- Changed database creation method.

1.1.2 (May 26, 2011)
- Fix system checking for credits when it shouldn't.

1.1.1 (May 26, 2011)
- Fix 'Other Credit System' saying not enough credits when member has enough.

1.1.0 (May 24, 2011)
- Added option to show the scheduled draw time on raffle pages.(user requested)

1.0.9 (May 21, 2011)
- Fix unregistered members unable to see raffles when they are allowed.

1.0.8 (May 16, 2011)
- Fix blank screen after entry.
- Fix redirect error.
- Fix default maximum entries.

1.0.7 (May 12, 2011)
- Added option to show who has entered raffles.(user requested)
- Reduced database queries by 1.
- Moved vBCredits log phrase to vBulletin phrases.
- Fixed bug where raffle sidebar was being displayed when raffles were turned off.

1.0.6 (May 10, 2011)
- Added the ability to allow multiple entries to be submitted at one time.(user requested)
- Added display of the number of entries a member has submitted to raffle detail page.(user requested)
- Added support for AW Coding's Credit Purchase System. (allows use of different payment systems to purchase 'tickets')
- Added transaction logging for vBCredits (thanks to Darkwaltz4 for info)
- Added minimum/maximum value checks.
- Added option to display winning "ticket" number(s) with winner name(s).(user requested)
- Added option to allow members to only win once per raffle.(user requested)
- Added PM to raffle admin if raffle couldn't be drawn when scheduled.
- Added ability to set a start date other than the day raffle was created.(user requested)
- Stray hardcoded phrase moved to vB phrases.
- Fixed bug where sent PMs were being saved in admin sent box when raffle was drawn manually even if option is set to no in settings.
- Fixed bug where only one winner was being displayed in admin area for a multi-prize raffle when raffle was drawn manually.

1.0.5 (May 4, 2011)
- Sidebar and Current Raffle templates now cached
- Fixed bug where entry limits over 999 only allowed 1 entry.
- Fixed missing phrases on new installs.
- Added support for vBCredits, ICash, kBank and vbBux. (user requested)

1.0.4 (May 3, 2011)
- Sidebar block now installs automatically when the add-on is installed.

1.0.3 (May 3, 2011)
- Added option to display current raffles in What's Going On (Displays what raffles are available for the member's usergroup). (user requested)
- Added Sidebar Block template and instructions in ReadMe on how to add a Current Raffle Block. (user requested)
- Added Banned Usergroup setting for usergroups forbidden to use or see the raffle system. (user requested via PM)
- Modified Raffle Admin so banned usergroups do not show up when creating or editing a raffle.

1.0.2 (May 2, 2011)
- Fixed "Enter Through" date display. (was not following vBulletin date display settings)
- Slight change to database routines so they all go directly through vBulletin.

1.0.1 (April 30, 2011)
- Added check to be sure files are uploaded to server (NO NEED TO DOWNLOAD IF YOU ALREADY HAVE 1.0.0 INSTALLED)

1.0.0 (April 30, 2011)
- Initial Release

* Known Working on vB Versions *
-------------------------------------------
4.0.4
4.0.6
4.0.7
4.0.8
4.1.1 through 4.2.1

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Show Your Support

  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Miscellaneous Hacks Turkish Language Pack for vBulletin 4.0 | vBulletin 4.0 İçin Türkçe Dil Paketi yilmaz Modification Graveyard 15 23 Nov 2009 15:49

  #301  
Old 14 Sep 2011, 06:34
inphoenix inphoenix is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Two more things. The option you have to upload pic is nice. It would be better if you allow to select a pic from desktop so that we don't have to FTP it and then select it.

Also, It would be super nice if you allow to add a youtube video for demo as well.
Reply With Quote
  #302  
Old 14 Sep 2011, 12:33
nhawk nhawk is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by inphoenix View Post
Two more things. The option you have to upload pic is nice. It would be better if you allow to select a pic from desktop so that we don't have to FTP it and then select it.

Also, It would be super nice if you allow to add a youtube video for demo as well.
The description for the raffle allows BB Codes. So a video works there.
Reply With Quote
  #303  
Old 14 Sep 2011, 19:52
KeystoneAirsoft KeystoneAirsoft is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Hi nhawk,

nevermind, figured it out and was a bonehead move on my part as I did not look how I spelt the image. DOH!

Great Program and will be sending some donations your way shortly. Send me PayPal info via PM if you like

Last edited by KeystoneAirsoft; 14 Sep 2011 at 20:00.
Reply With Quote
  #304  
Old 14 Sep 2011, 20:05
nhawk nhawk is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by KeystoneAirsoft View Post
Hi nhawk,

nevermind, figured it out and was a bonehead move on my part as I did not look how I spelt the image. DOH!

Great Program and will be sending some donations your way shortly. Send me PayPal info via PM if you like
LOL, I've made worse mistakes.

If you want to donate, just click Support Developer in the first post. It will get to me.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #305  
Old 15 Sep 2011, 11:41
Wayne@R32oc Wayne@R32oc is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
hi nhawk,

Great mod thanks for being part of the community.

I have installed AW Credit Purchase system, installed it first and then installed raffles however im still getting the message:

The Credit Purchase System is not installed!

Please notify the raffle admin.

Can you offer any help?

thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #306  
Old 15 Sep 2011, 13:45
nhawk nhawk is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
I need to know if you installed the full Credit Purchase System or Credit Purchase System Lite.
Reply With Quote
  #307  
Old 15 Sep 2011, 16:20
Wayne@R32oc Wayne@R32oc is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
hi nhawk,

i bought the full version!

thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #308  
Old 15 Sep 2011, 17:06
nhawk nhawk is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by Wayne@R32oc View Post
hi nhawk,

i bought the full version!

thanks.
I had a feeling you did.

See your PM's for a fix. That should work until I can wrap the fix into the next release.
Reply With Quote
  #309  
Old 27 Sep 2011, 09:01
OverhaulNetwork OverhaulNetwork is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Hey nhawk, what do you think about changing how the entrys are sorted. It would be nice if under the edit raffles tab you added "Manage user entries" to each individual raffle. This way you could see how any entries there are for each raffle easily and manage tickets bought for each raffle easily. My mange user entries page is out of control. Its so long and if I want to see how many entries there have been for a specific raffle I have to count how many tickets have been bought for it which takes a long time when all the raffles are jumbled together.
Reply With Quote
  #310  
Old 27 Sep 2011, 12:14
nhawk nhawk is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by OverhaulNetwork View Post
Hey nhawk, what do you think about changing how the entrys are sorted. It would be nice if under the edit raffles tab you added "Manage user entries" to each individual raffle. This way you could see how any entries there are for each raffle easily and manage tickets bought for each raffle easily. My mange user entries page is out of control. Its so long and if I want to see how many entries there have been for a specific raffle I have to count how many tickets have been bought for it which takes a long time when all the raffles are jumbled together.
Something similar to this has already been added in version 1.3.1. and is being tested on a site that does a raffle a day now. That way I know it's getting a good workout before release.
Reply With Quote
  #311  
Old 27 Sep 2011, 21:14
fishmaster fishmaster is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Updated...

Thanks for your work on this!
Reply With Quote
  #312  
Old 28 Sep 2011, 16:27
nhawk nhawk is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by OverhaulNetwork View Post
Hey nhawk, what do you think about changing how the entrys are sorted. It would be nice if under the edit raffles tab you added "Manage user entries" to each individual raffle. This way you could see how any entries there are for each raffle easily and manage tickets bought for each raffle easily. My mange user entries page is out of control. Its so long and if I want to see how many entries there have been for a specific raffle I have to count how many tickets have been bought for it which takes a long time when all the raffles are jumbled together.
Released with improved user entry list in AdminCP today.

Also if things are getting out of hand with the number of entries stored, delete any old raffles you can. The user entries will be deleted along with the old raffles.
Reply With Quote
  #313  
Old 28 Sep 2011, 21:50
fords8 fords8 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
I wouldn't mind seeing a way to do pre raffle tickets with this mod.

What I mean is, setup a raffle, but don't start the raffle until you have so many people entered. Once that number is hit, then the raffle would begin and run the days you picked.

EDIT: I updated to 1.3.1 and now I get:
The Credit Purchase System is not installed!

Please notify the raffle admin.
I am using Credit Purchase System Lite.

Last edited by fords8; 29 Sep 2011 at 00:18.
Reply With Quote
  #314  
Old 29 Sep 2011, 13:54
nhawk nhawk is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by fords8 View Post
I wouldn't mind seeing a way to do pre raffle tickets with this mod.

What I mean is, setup a raffle, but don't start the raffle until you have so many people entered. Once that number is hit, then the raffle would begin and run the days you picked.

EDIT: I updated to 1.3.1 and now I get:

I am using Credit Purchase System Lite.
It figures, fix detection of one version of CPS and cause a bug with the other version.

This will be a quick fix. I'll post the update shortly.

Last edited by nhawk; 29 Sep 2011 at 14:05.
Reply With Quote
  #315  
Old 29 Sep 2011, 14:20
nhawk nhawk is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by fords8 View Post
I wouldn't mind seeing a way to do pre raffle tickets with this mod.

What I mean is, setup a raffle, but don't start the raffle until you have so many people entered. Once that number is hit, then the raffle would begin and run the days you picked.

EDIT: I updated to 1.3.1 and now I get:

I am using Credit Purchase System Lite.
Ok, CPS Lite detection is fixed.

I'm not clear on what you're looking for.

You can't have entries for a raffle without having the raffle started and available for people to enter. Kind of a conundrum there.

If you mean you want to actually draw the raffle after a certain number of entries are received, that add-on exists on my site (Raffle Entry Limit).
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 00:07.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: