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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 22 Aug 2007, 17:23
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where can i find the ACP product manager? is it on the ftp?
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 20:56
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ACP = Admin Control Panel.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 21:16
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Excellent Addition! Installed on 3.6.8 - Thanks very much!
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 05:12
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I don't know why but i can't seem to find the product manager on the Admin CP.
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There's a whole section called "Plugins & Products", after the Scheduled Tasks.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:03
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I can't seem to get this thing working..any step by step procedure and what stuff do i need to fill on the id,version etc?

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Yeah i just found it.when im creating one it's asking me to fill this

Product ID

Title

Version

Description

Product URL

Version Check URL

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Installed!!!

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Old 02 Sep 2007, 21:54
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Version 1.17 changes ;

* The ability to allow (or prevent) certain usergroups viewing the display.
* The ability to run the display code on all pages (not just forumhome).

These have been added/updated to match the same options as my other 'Display' modifications.

* Controls for the displays automatic template update.

Added the template name to the options.

* The datastore read (for spider detection) will read from the File/APC/Memcache/Xcache datastore [if used].

If you use a datastore extension such as APC etc, it will now attempt to read the spider details from the extension, and only revert to a database read if that fails.

None of changes are major and upgrading is optional, allthough if you use a datastore extension then I would suggest upgrading as it should now make use of it.
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Old 03 Sep 2007, 07:02
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Thanks for the update Paul. I use XCache for datastore. Anyway updated
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Old 03 Sep 2007, 07:51
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I also use xcache, which was why I updated it.
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Old 03 Sep 2007, 08:11
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Great mod Paul, thanks.
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Old 03 Sep 2007, 18:10
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Hey Paul,
is it possible to combine this mod with your other mod, Members who has visited today? I do not want the members to see the spiders and stuff rather they only see the list of how many members and guests visited today. So its like for members combine both mods into one or more like just one stats bar but for admins you have two stats bars. I tried to tweak it a little but it didn't work
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Old 03 Sep 2007, 19:51
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Sorry, this will always remain a seperate modification.
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 03:35
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Thanks you, Paul, for the mod.

I was wondering if there was a way I could view the IP addresses of the guests and get an idea of which ones are viewing the board most frequently.

Please and thank you.
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 08:05
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There is currently no way in this mod to view a list, and hence ip data etc. A newer version that has this capability exists on my test forum, but is still being tested atm. It will be released sometime during september.
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 04:39
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Another great addon from you Dear Paul.
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