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VB Pro Garage Timeslips
Mod Version: 3.0.9, by Dylanblitz (Contributor) Dylanblitz is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (43 votes - 4.70 average) Installs: 260
Released: 25 Feb 2010 Last Update: 29 Sep 2012 Downloads: 1666
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Description
VB Pro Garage Timeslips (formerly CND Garage/Timeslips) is a free vehicle and timeslips add on for vBulletin 4. This is a great way to allow members to show off their rides, whether they are cars, motorcycles, atv's, etc. Site administrators have dozens of options to tailor the way the garage is displayed and the number of vehicles, images and timeslips the user can enter. User vehicle creation is done through a simple screen with dropdowns and simple text fields. Users can enter either miles or km and system will automatically calculate differences for front page statistics.

** New Features **

* SEO Friendly URLs (htaccess only)
* Page Caching - physical html files which make a HUGE reduction in sql queries
* Front Categories - a category system as an alternate front page to the block layout. I believe it will increase the garage ranking in search engines greatly when used with SEO URL's and the included dynamic meta tags.
* Thread Creation - Automatically create new threads in the forum of your choosing with the text of your choosing when a new vehicle is created in the garage.

Main Features

* No vb template modification needed
* Ajax driven menu's to keep load time down if you have a very large lists of makes/models
* Usergroup level permissions to set the amount of vehicles, images, timeslips allowed
* 99.9% of the text is phrased so that it can be translated for multinational sites
* On the fly image/text watermarking ability to make sure images are tied to your site
* Lytebox image presentation

Installation
Instructions, tips and more are now in the included chm file. If you have problems with the chm I have the document published at:
http://www.vbprogarage.com/forums/docs/html_vb4_ts_300/

The quick and dirty install:
1) Upload all files in the upload folder
2) Import vb_pro_garage.xml into Product Manager
3) Import vb_pro_garage_language_english.xml into Languages & Phrases
4) If you want all makes and models I've collected, import vb_pro_garage_vehicles^^new_install_only.xml into Product Manager

Post Installation
So you don't have to find it in the instructions. After install, there is a button up top in the navbar. This button by default is admin only. This is so you can configure and test without having to close the garage. When you are ready to deploy to the community:
ACP->Settings->Options->Garage General Settings - Set Garage Menu Button to Enabled.

The garage is developed on vb 4.0.7 and tested back to 4.0.0. The garage will run on PHP 5.x+ compiled with GD/GD2 and MySQL 5.x+

Additional options for the garage like adding featured businesses that support your site, fuel tracking, dyno charts, modifications and lots more are included in the commercial version.

Many thanks to Coroner for his stylebridge which led me on a path that saved me hours and hours of template editing

There are a few bugs that you might run into on this version. Instead of working on correcting them in the files and working on getting a new package up here, I'm working on the next version and including the posts that fix the errors here.

Change Log:
v3.0.9 - 09/29/2012
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Fixed sql injection problem
Replaced depreciated split function usage
Fixed sql error on image comments
Fixed Make/Model count on front page resetting to 1
Fixed extra unlabeled field on vehicle create/edit (Timeslips only)
Fixed postbit dropdown showing character code
Fixed tables incorrectly set with TYPE instead of ENGINE
Added navigation manager links to product xml

v3.0.8 - 12/9/2010
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Fixed missing vehicle comment code

v3.0.7 - 12/1/2010
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Fixed error with non existant garage_special_track table

v3.0.6 - 11/21/2010
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Fixed who's online error
Fixed map infowindow colors

v3.0.5 - 11/15/2010
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Fixed error with member profile vehicle block
Fixed member tab url path
Fixed error on vehicle map with apostrophes in title

v3.0.4a - 11/12/2010
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Corrected package error

v3.0.4 - 11/11/2010
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Fixed error with front blocks
Fixed style error with vB4.0.8 changes

v3.0.3 - 11/2/2010
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Fixed duplicate countries
Fixed vehicle view slideshow image size
Fixed username browse error
Fixed geocode error on missing zip
Fixed postbit error with vehicles that have a apostrophe in the name

v3.0.2 - 10/25/2010
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Fixed missing add vehicle button on member profile
Added bbcode capabilities to welcome box on garage front page
Moved vehicle count to db table to ease db queries
Added notification scheduled task to send message to new users about adding a garage entry
Added default clear image for watermark
Fixed code to disregard watermark option if image is missing
Fixed search username error
Updated obsolete data queries
Added SEO Friendly URLS
Added page caching capabilities
Fixed sql error with moving vehicle class and color to new selection on deletion in ACP
Added function to replace non english characters with english characters in ajax selection lists
Added image comments
Added notification for image and vehicle comments
Added option to add page title
Added zip code to vehicle and googlemap
Added ability to disable and ability to hide info for googlemap

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Old 21 Jul 2011, 20:03
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Originally Posted by RollaJedi View Post
Hello

I was trying to install this and got to the part about installing the language pack in the languages and phrases area.

When i try to do this, it comes back with this message:

This file was created using a different version of vBulletin from the one you are running.

Your version: 4.1.4
File version: 3.7.4


So, i can't see any of the words in the settings area at all.
When you import the language file you want to select Yes for Ignore Language Version.
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Old 21 Jul 2011, 20:21
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just tried this but it comes back with this now:

The file you attempted to import only contains phrases and none of the settings required. You will be unable to make a new language with this file.

i'm affraid to overwrite the english language one
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Old 21 Jul 2011, 20:28
Dylanblitz Dylanblitz is offline
 
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Originally Posted by RollaJedi View Post
just tried this but it comes back with this now:

The file you attempted to import only contains phrases and none of the settings required. You will be unable to make a new language with this file.

i'm affraid to overwrite the english language one
That's the only way to do it. I don't use any OOB phrases, so you wont be overwriting any stock phrases, it will just add the garage phrases to the existing.
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Old 21 Jul 2011, 20:47
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Ok, thanks! One more question though. How could i get the navbar button to say something beside 'Garage'? Thanks!
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Old 21 Jul 2011, 20:53
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nevermind, i got it!
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Old 21 Jul 2011, 20:55
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It depends.
The text is in the phrase garage_global_garage, but it is used lots of other places. So if you want only the nav link to be changed I would edit the garage_nav_button template and replace {vb:rawphrase garage_global_garage} with whatever you want it to be.
If you want it changed everywhere it says Garage then change that phrase.
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Old 21 Jul 2011, 21:37
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I love this mod, but i dont want it for cars. I run a star wars site where my members collect the toys. I would love to use this mod for them to show off their collections, but there are some things that wouldnt make sense on the adding a new vehicle (collection) and viewing the vehicle (collection) i wish i could take off:

-the color question
-mileage
-purchase date
-no year
-no timeslips
-and just have one of the model/make dropdowns

Is there anyway at all i could do this as maybe a custom non-vehicle garage? I'm not a coder so i dont wanna screw anything up. It would probably be really useful for others like me that want to use this to display a collection.

Thank you!!
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Old 23 Jul 2011, 13:20
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perfect thanks Dylan this mod looks really great on my website and the members are loving it thanks for all the hard work
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Old 28 Jul 2011, 12:23
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I can get the Garage tab to display between Forums and What's New while an admin -- but it doesn't display for the other member groups?
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Old 28 Jul 2011, 12:59
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Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
I can get the Garage tab to display between Forums and What's New while an admin -- but it doesn't display for the other member groups?
found my answer elsewhere in the thread -- problem resolved. Thanx - great Add-on
Originally Posted by MotMann
User can't see Garage. But they have permissions. What shell i do?
And i try to change the phrases to german, but that's mosly not going.. need help
Sorry, I didn't see this MotMann, did you get it worked out? Let me know if you didn't, I'll be glad to help. If they can't see the garage then most likely the nav button is set to admin only still. Its in the vB Options/Garage General Settings tab.
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Old 31 Jul 2011, 18:16
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Hi I have this mod installed on my site, and my users love it, but we are experiencing some issues. I tried to read through this entire thread to see if they have already been addressed, but it is very long.

Issues:
Page does not display correctly. Pages are not centered, and my background disappears. Not sure if this is theme related?

Only admins and mods can edit vehicles once they are posted, regular users cannnot even though the setting is enabled.

There is no proper error page, if a mistake is made when a user is adding a vehicle they only see a page with the error in a line of code. This is confusing to some users. Also when this happens the vehicle is still created, but it cannot be edited to be fixed. This leads us to have multiple additions of the same vehicle with only one being correct (if the user bothers to try over and over till it's right)

Random vehicle images olny shows images that are set as the default image, shouldn't this show any random image?

You should build a widget so random images, pr featured images can be shown on the home page of the site.

Any attention to these issues would be greatly appreciated! Please visit http://www.teamotec.net to see.
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Old 01 Aug 2011, 07:45
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Originally Posted by otectom View Post
Hi I have this mod installed on my site, and my users love it, but we are experiencing some issues. I tried to read through this entire thread to see if they have already been addressed, but it is very long.

Issues:
Page does not display correctly. Pages are not centered, and my background disappears. Not sure if this is theme related?

Only admins and mods can edit vehicles once they are posted, regular users cannnot even though the setting is enabled.

There is no proper error page, if a mistake is made when a user is adding a vehicle they only see a page with the error in a line of code. This is confusing to some users. Also when this happens the vehicle is still created, but it cannot be edited to be fixed. This leads us to have multiple additions of the same vehicle with only one being correct (if the user bothers to try over and over till it's right)

Random vehicle images olny shows images that are set as the default image, shouldn't this show any random image?

You should build a widget so random images, pr featured images can be shown on the home page of the site.

Any attention to these issues would be greatly appreciated! Please visit http://www.teamotec.net to see.
Can you create me an account with permissions to add to the garage? I don't have any create only type code in there, so if someone creates a vehicle they should be able to edit it.
What are they missing when they get an error? Everything required that might be missing I thought I had accounted for with an error page.

The style does look like it's having a conflict with the garage. There is a template called garage_css where you can try and adjust/tweak it.
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Old 01 Aug 2011, 22:14
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Sure thing I have created a user named testie with the pw testpassword
That user is a regular user with no special privileges.

The error message seemed to spawn from users adding images that were too large in file size, so I was able to skirt that by increasing the file size cut off.

I'm not sure what I'll have to do with that css file to make it look completely correct, but I'll take a look at it.

Thank you for the speedy response!
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Old 02 Aug 2011, 10:09
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Originally Posted by otectom View Post
Sure thing I have created a user named xxxxxx with the pw xxxxxx
That user is a regular user with no special privileges.

The error message seemed to spawn from users adding images that were too large in file size, so I was able to skirt that by increasing the file size cut off.

I'm not sure what I'll have to do with that css file to make it look completely correct, but I'll take a look at it.

Thank you for the speedy response!
I got the info, you want to edit your post and delete it?
Might want to send that through a pm next time

EDIT:
I can edit my vehicle fine. Are you sure they are doing it right?
The red make/model with the down arrow is a dropdown menu. I was able to select it and change the make/model.
Do they get an error or maybe they just don't see the dropdown?
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Old 02 Aug 2011, 22:23
otectom otectom is offline
 
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Well, that would explain it! I had been using the admin controls to edit my own vehicle, and had been telling people that's where the button would be. I never knew there was a drop down. I feel stupid, thank you!

Also the testie password has already been changed, so it's no biggie.
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