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Sorky - SubForum List Control
Mod Version: 1.8.0, by Sorky (Coder) Sorky is offline
Developer Last Online: Jan 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (23 votes - 4.87 average) Installs: 338
Released: 28 Jan 2009 Last Update: 16 Aug 2009 Downloads: 2079
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Purpose
This plugin allows extensive control of how SubForums are displayed.
  • Use any mix of between 0 and 10 columns
  • Different layouts can be used on specified forums
  • Change formatting
  • Display Thread/Post counts
  • Limit the number of SubForums shown (Show More/Less)
  • Collapse entire display
  • Sort SubForum display order
  • plus lots more!
Installation
Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]

Options
To set the options go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Sorky - SubForum List Control

Tips
To get it on the Forum Home page, set...
"vBulletin Options" > "Forum Listings Display Options" > "Depth of Forums - Forum Home" to "1"
For all other forums, set...
"vBulletin Options" > "Forum Listings Display Options" > "Depth of Forums - Forum Display" to "1"
You should also set...
"vBulletin Options" > "Forum Listings Display Options" > "Depth of Sub-Forums" to "1" Note: Setting it higher will also work!
Version Log
For previous versions see 3.7.x or 3.6.x Mods
v1.5.2 - 28th of January, 2009 = official release for 3.8.x (click here for more information)
v1.6.0 - 11th of April, 2009 = Removed (small bug found)
v1.6.1 - 13th of April, 2009 = Remember show/hide state + more (more information here)
v1.6.2 - 27th of April, 2009 = Debug opton + more (more information here)
v1.7.0 - 21st of May, 2009 = New & improved sorting (more information here)
v1.7.1 - 23rd of May, 2009 = alt text for show/hide image (more information here)
v1.7.2 - 17th of June, 2009 = Removed (small change simply combined with another in next version)
v1.7.3 - 17th of June, 2009 = Hide SubForums: prefix & count tool-tip as well as the SubForums (more information here)
v1.7.4 - 23rd of June, 2009 = Hide specific SubForums from the SubForum list (more information here)
v1.8.0 - 17th of August, 2009 = Display of SubForum descriptions (more information here)

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Acknowledgement
Thanks (and apologies) to Cybernetec for the ideas & inspiration to generate this Mod.

Keywords
SubForum, SubForums, Sub-Forum, Sub-Forums, Table, List, Grid, Child, Children, Parent

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See v1.5.2 post (click here)

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  #46  
Old 29 Apr 2009, 22:24
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
You raise an interesting point Trotskid.

I would like to be able to have subcategories in a category. This is possible with the settings mentioned. But this will cause the category and sub-categories to become one ugly blue block on forum home, like Trotskid first screenshot shows. When you add several sub-categories this blue block becomes even larger and ugly.

Please add functionality to display sub-categories in a better way on forum home, while displaying the subcategories as normal categories on forumdisplay.
As far as I am aware, the Plug-In works really well in the ForumHome and in Categories (see image for an example from my test systems Forum Home). There are lots of setting, both in styles and in the options to let you customize the look and feel.



For the example picture, "Forum Listings Display Options" were...
  • "Depth of Forums - Forum Home" = 1
  • "Depth of Forums - Forum Display" = 1 <- Not actually applicable for Forum Home
  • "Depth of Sub-Forums" = 2
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Last edited by Sorky; 30 Apr 2009 at 02:44.
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Old 01 May 2009, 14:48
Il Pompa Il Pompa is offline
 
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Great job!! Can you add the "alt code" on post counts when the mouse is over?

Last edited by Il Pompa; 01 May 2009 at 15:06.
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  #48  
Old 02 May 2009, 12:53
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Il Pompa View Post
Great job!! Can you add the "alt code" on post counts when the mouse is over?
To do what?
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Old 03 May 2009, 02:35
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Sorky View Post
As far as I am aware, the Plug-In works really well in the ForumHome and in Categories (see image for an example from my test systems Forum Home). There are lots of setting, both in styles and in the options to let you customize the look and feel.


Your test subcategory and testsubsubcategory show what I mean. They can barely be distinguished from each other. This is something that happens in vb by default. Is there a way to change the way categories are displayed on forum home, while keeping the display the same on forumdisplay?
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  #50  
Old 03 May 2009, 20:52
GamerKeys GamerKeys is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Real name: Alexander
Greetings,

Sorky - amazing addon, thank you for contributing it. Marked as installed.

However, I have a few questions. Firstly, how do I modify the text color of the sub-forum links?

Secondly, is there a way to make the sub-forum area match the style (without the blue background stuff) of the regular forums? I know this doesn't really have anything to do with your addon, but I'm sure it will make the forums look better.

Thanks
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  #51  
Old 04 May 2009, 07:48
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GamerKeys View Post
Firstly, how do I modify the text color of the sub-forum links?
Secondly, is there a way to make the sub-forum area match the style (without the blue background stuff) of the regular forums?
See...
vBulletin Options
Sorky03 - SubForum List Control - V1.6.2
SubForum list Formatting (combines with all previous settings)
You can put your HTML formatting here and it will be placed in the final HTML code for the page that is produced. Example...
SubForum Element (td) formatting
style="font-size:12px;"
produces
<td ... style="font-size:12px;">...SubForum Name...</td>
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  #52  
Old 04 May 2009, 07:56
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Your test subcategory and testsubsubcategory show what I mean. They can barely be distinguished from each other. This is something that happens in vb by default. Is there a way to change the way categories are displayed on forum home, while keeping the display the same on forumdisplay?
Not quite sure what you mean...

In regards to different displays on ForumHome, the "forumbit" which displays the list of available Forums, which subsequently displays the included SubForums, is common no matter where you are.

It is possible to know what forum is being displayed and thus chose different behaviors - I do that to allow for different column counts for different forums.

I do not currently modify the style attributes of the existing display outside of the SubForum part - It would be possible to do other changes, but would be more logical in another PlugIn.

If that doesn't answer you, can you sketch what you mean?
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  #53  
Old 04 May 2009, 23:02
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M Shaker M Shaker is offline
 
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Location: Egypt
Real name: Mahmoud
Thanks ... I like this one
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  #54  
Old 05 May 2009, 15:28
wAnBoA wAnBoA is offline
 
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Great addon. Thanks!!

Last edited by wAnBoA; 05 May 2009 at 17:24.
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  #55  
Old 12 May 2009, 11:03
Twin-x Twin-x is offline
 
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Thumbs up

Sorky,

Thanks for this mod.

I have a 3 requests

1st one is the same request as alpha1 has.
We have to make a extra forum to make it look like my picture. (see circle 1) I had to make an extra forum. If i do not my category shows and the forum depth is gone. If i change this the whole forum is altered and i do not want this.

We wish to maintain this look but the 1 category and beneath sub forum

3rd if you cannot fix 1st how can i delete the text : sub category or even better hide the multilanguage text

2nd in the second circle is it possible to fill the gap with more last posts from those forums? That would make it look nicer.

Thanks for your support.
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  #56  
Old 13 May 2009, 11:47
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Twin-x View Post
1st one is the same request as alpha1 has.
We have to make a extra forum to make it look like my picture. (see circle 1) I had to make an extra forum. If i do not my category shows and the forum depth is gone. If i change this the whole forum is altered and i do not want this.

We wish to maintain this look but the 1 category and beneath sub forum
Only way vBulletin provides to "group" forums is to put them inside one, and this is all about the SubForum display after all . Your choice on if it is a Forum or Category. If you make it a Forum, I'd suggest you have it closed for posting.

Originally Posted by Twin-x View Post
2nd in the second circle is it possible to fill the gap with more last posts from those forums? That would make it look nicer.
Would require a different hack - Cybernetec has one that may suffice: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=201300

Originally Posted by Twin-x View Post
3rd if you cannot fix 1st how can i delete the text : sub category or even better hide the multilanguage text
You can get rid of the "Sub-Forums:" by clearing the "Other formatting options (global) / SubForum heading.." in my PlugIns options
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Old 14 May 2009, 19:15
Twin-x Twin-x is offline
 
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Thank you Sorky!!!
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  #58  
Old 21 May 2009, 13:16
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
1.7.0 Features

Change Log

1. Sort now works with SubForum children, grand-children, etc
2. Extra sort options so you can mix and match the sorting
3. Removed the indent yes/no option
4. Other minor coding and commenting adjustments

More details

1) Now fully supports alphabetic sorting with children, grand-children, etc, etc, etc

eg:
SubForum A
SubSubForum A
SubSubForum B
SubSubSubForum A
SubSubSubForum B
SubForum B
SubSubForum A
SubSubForum B
SubSubSubForum A
SubSubSubForum B
SubForum C
2) You can now have a all forums default to alphabetic-vertical sorting, but have a specific forum use forum order sorting

3) This option was not necessary, as you can simply erase the indent text from that option to get the same result
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Old 21 May 2009, 17:48
Trek Trek is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Ok, I think this will do exactly what I want, however it doesn't appear to do anything on my forums.

It could just be the style I am using or something and makes this not work, but changing the config options doesn't appear to affect my forums display. And yes, I did turn the mod on in the config.
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  #60  
Old 21 May 2009, 21:34
maidos maidos is offline
 
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can anyone shed somelight here how toadd some curved box

Last edited by maidos; 21 May 2009 at 21:52.
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