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Mod Version: 2.0.0, by Dark_Wizard (Coder) Dark_Wizard is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (128 votes - 4.72 average) Installs: 1058
Released: 10 Jun 2010 Last Update: 05 Aug 2011 Downloads: 8508
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template  

This is a hack that will add icons to your forum categories on the forum home page.

History: I was the originator of this hack back in the vBulletin 1.x days and continued this in vb 3.7.x. I have had numerous requests to port this to vb 4.x.x so here you are.

Please click install if you want support for this mod and to encourage me to continue adding features!

Enjoy!

You can find nice icons here, here and here.

Thanks to LatinoCheats for this link.

Changelogs:

1.2.0:
  • * Option to change icon location i.e. After Status Icon, Under Forum Title or Replace Status Icon.
    * Now contains a dropdown listing your icons in the folder so you just select and save.
    * Displays icon in forum manager when editing a forum that contains an icon.
    * Change icon width and height so you need to only upload one size icon.
    * Set icon position so you can center the icon when using smaller icons.
    * Dropdown of transparency settings for icons used to replace status icons when indicating "Old Posts".
    * Allows you to mark forum/subforum as read.
    * Now shows locked icons (lock icon added to download and this overlays the status icons when indicating a locked forum).

1.2.1:
  • * Now works for Mark Forum/SubForum as read!

1.2.2:
  • * Fixed: template bug.
    * Added: Now shows locked icons (lock icon added to download and this overlays the status icons when indicating a locked forum.)

1.2.3:
  • * Added: Automatic Template Edits!
    * Added: Only jpg, gif and png icons allowed. (extensions checked in forum edit).
    * Fixed: Mark Forum Read for specific forum/subforum.
    * Fixed: Now shows non-transparent status icon when "Show Locks" is enabled.

1.2.4:
  • * Fixed: Users Viewing. (This is working on a default vb style, others styles may have issues)
    * Fixed: Mark Read should now be fixed, working fine on my end.
    * Fixed: Icon not appearing when "Forum Description" disabled.

2.0.0
  • * Icon size can be set either globally or set per forum, setting is in vb options.
    * When selecting an icon in forum manager the selected icon now shows to the right of the dropdown so you can see what you are selecting.
    * If your upgrading from 1.2.4 and had to do manual template edits then you will need to revert the templates and redo the edits.

Upgrades: For those upgrading just make sure when you import the product you select "Allow Overwrite". You will also need to revert your templates (only for users of version 1.2.2 or earlier) and then follow the instructions as outlined in the install.html file.

Note: Before you ask, yes this works with all browsers. (Tested on FF, IE8, IE7, Chrome, Safari and Opera)

IMPORTANT! If you use the "Auto Template" feature of this mod and it doesn't work then you MUST do the manual template edits outlined in the install.html. This plugin was created using a default vbulletin style.

If you like this mod than please nominate for "MOTM".

Donations are gladly accepted!

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  #301  
Old 24 Sep 2010, 14:48
pportuese pportuese is offline
 
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Ah that did it. Thank you. Now here is a question can I make some different sizes that others? Some I want a longer banner and some I want just a short picture. Also can I make it go after the words of that forum?
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  #302  
Old 28 Sep 2010, 22:03
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kf4eok kf4eok is offline
 
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great mod, I have been looking for this. I have it working on 4.0.7
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  #303  
Old 09 Oct 2010, 22:37
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Any way we can also icons work for Sub-forum display on the Forum Home?
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  #304  
Old 12 Oct 2010, 19:23
pportuese pportuese is offline
 
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How do you make these icons links?
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  #305  
Old 12 Oct 2010, 23:16
btlewand btlewand is offline
 
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The icons are working well for me in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. However, they shift to the left and look choppy in IE. An example of IE8 is included .

Anyone else have this problem and is there a quick css fix?
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  #306  
Old 12 Oct 2010, 23:32
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Boofo Boofo is offline
 
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Looks to me like a skin issue. It works fine in IE7 and IE8 on the default skin for me.
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  #307  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 00:20
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Eduardo Leon Eduardo Leon is offline
 
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nice add on .. !

thnx
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  #308  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 01:47
btlewand btlewand is offline
 
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@Boofo - I basically copied the default skin to create a new skin and have been changing background colors in the stylevar settings. In addition, the original vBulletin standard icons still show fine using IE in the subforums where I haven't yet added an icon so I'm perplexed as to why changing the icon would cause a viewing issue particularly when all other browsers work perfectly (IE always seems to have some css standards issue!). I'll keep searching online but if anyone has any ideas let me know. I would hate to think I'm the only one having IE issues given I've only modified background colors in the stylevars.
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  #309  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 02:34
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Boofo Boofo is offline
 
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Try playing with the "Category Icon Positioning" setting and see if that helps. Also, I don't have the sidebar enabled on my site so that may have something to do with it in IE.
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  #310  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 02:54
btlewand btlewand is offline
 
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Once I adjust the positioning settings to move the icons to the right, IE looks ok but the browsers that work properly are now unaligned. Plus, I'm not sure why the icons look "gritty" in IE but look fine in all other browers. From my experience seems like their is some CSS setting that needs to be added for IE, but just not sure why or what I've done in configuration that is giving me this issue (but no one else).
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  #311  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 03:22
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Boofo Boofo is offline
 
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Have you checked them in the default skin? If they are working fine there then it has to be something you have changed somewhere.
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  #312  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 04:59
btlewand btlewand is offline
 
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OK, I've disabled another plugin called Everywhere Sidebar which appears to eliminate the positioning problem but the icon quality still looks poor in IE compared with the other browsers. How does the icon quality look for you in IE vs other browsers? Should I investigate further or acknowledge that icon quality in IE is not as good?
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  #313  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 05:15
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Boofo Boofo is offline
 
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I use PNGs instead of GIFs as I found that GIFs don't look as good in IE.
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  #314  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 05:47
btlewand btlewand is offline
 
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I had PNGs but resaved as JPGs and now IE AND the other browsers show the icons at the same quality. Thank you Microsoft for those extra hours of unproductive time!
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Old 13 Oct 2010, 06:17
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That is strange. The PNGs show the same for me in all browsers and better than the GIFs I had before.
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