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vB Version: 3.5.x Rating: (22 votes - 4.91 average) Installs: 337
Released: 26 Jun 2005 Last Update: 11 May 2006 Downloads: 438
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LDM extends VBulletin to manage a library of documents, files and links to other web sites. Documents can be stored on your own web site, stored on your server separate from the web site, uploaded by your user community, or held somewhere else altogether. So you can use LDM to provide your user community with access to your own files and allow them to share files with each other.

12/08/06 - Versions that work with vb36 are available and supported in the VB36 thread. Version 2.2.1, which works with VB 3.5 but not with VB 3.6, remains available here.

Thanks to everyone who has helped with all the design, testing, etc.
Translations are provided (thanks dLutt and LeeWicked) into German, (thanks to Allan) into French, and (thanks to Hugo) into Spanish. Harry1951 has handled the Dutch translation.

Screenshots, Instructions and How to Install

Full details and instructions are available as a Wiki at http://www.eirma.org/wikis/index.php...nloads_Manager

LDM installs as a VBulletin product. There are no modifications required to standard VB code.

Basically - upload php files and run the installer through VB's Product installer. No changes needed to VB code. Remember to BACKUP YOUR DATABASE. By default, LDM prefixes its database tables 'local_'. Edit the configuration file, local_links_init.php, if you need/wish to change this.

LDM can handle an essentially unlimited number of categories and nested subcategories, and an unlimited number of entries (hyperlinks or downloadable files). Each entry can be placed in one or several categories. Categories can have styles. Descriptions and titles can optionally include BBcodes, smilies, images and html, giving the possibility to add images, colouring, etc. File types can be flagged using icons and individual entries can also have associated thumbnail images.

Standards templates are provided for libraries of links, files, documents, and photographs.

Users can offer comments and rate the links/downloads. Each user is allowed one rating and many comments per entry, and can freely edit these if they change their mind.

Permission to use specific features is established via the product's admin page, where the administrator specifies which usergroups can add and edit entries, comment and rate these entries, moderate, etc.

By default, all entries are visible to all users. You can restrict visibility/access to links and categories by using the permissions masks from your board's forums.

Moderation of new entries is available but turned off by default.

Users can report bad links to the relevant moderators/administrators.

Each user can flag links as his/her "Favourites".

Modules are provided for VBAdvanced.

Hooks are provided in suitable places in LDM and sample plugins are included in the release (see extras directory), for example to integrate with ID3 tags in mp3 files, for slideshows, to autocreate new threads in your forums, etc.

Plus much more.

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Old 27 May 2006, 09:03
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I want to thank Andrew here in the thread for all his help in fixing my mistake earlier. The support is fantastic and the best I have seen here on the org in a long time. Thank you, sir, and keep up the great work.
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Old 27 May 2006, 09:34
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Originally Posted by Benj_1
andrew anyway you could russle up another addon to show a users files in there profile? id be willing to donate (if your accepting them now )

cheers mate
Benj, the attached plugin will list the user's five most recent entries in her profile.

To use it, you need to do the following:
a) Create a new single line text profile field called "My Recent LDM Entries"
b) Import the attached xml as a new plugin

You will see the latest entries from users who leave the My Recent LDM Entries profile field blank

I'll integrate it properly into LDM with the next release.
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Old 27 May 2006, 10:24
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Originally Posted by AndrewD
I'm assuming that you've uploaded the autocreate_plugin.xml plugin and you can see from your VB admincp that it is active and tied to ldm_addlink_inserted.

The thread creation is *only* triggered if these conditions are met:

1) The new entry is given (explicitly or automatically) an "associated forum".
2) The forum is real and open (i.e. you've not set it up as a *category* forum or a *linked* forum* in the VB admin/forum pages)
3) The user who is creating the new LDM entry has permission to post in that forum

By default, LDM does not automatically associate new links with one of your forums, so by default, this *extra* will not do anything.

Further, by default, only admins can assign an associated forum - for them, the *Add Link* form will include a selection list titled "Parent Forum".

If you want to change this so that new entries from all users will have a default associated forum, you can do one of the following:

- Set *default_forumid* on the LDM admin/settings page to one of your forums. By itself, this will associate all new entries in all categories with the selected forum. So if this is all that you do, everytime a user creates a new entry in LDM, there will be a new thread in that forum.

- Edit one or all of your categories and set its *Parent Forum*. This will ensure that all new entries added to that category will be associated with the selected forum. So if this is all you do, each time a user creates a new entry in LDM, the new thread will be created in the forum that you've just associated with the category

- Give one or more of your usergroups *can_set_permissions* permission, on the LDM Admin/Permissions page. This will allow users in these groups to decide for themselves the forum with which to associate the new entry, an dtherefore which forum will contain the new thread. (This permission allows users to do a couple of other things too, so take care if you don' trust your users.)

got it to work, thank you!! i wish all hack authors were as good with support as you are
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Old 27 May 2006, 13:48
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Originally Posted by AndrewD
See section 2.2 of the online manual
I fixed that now. My problem was I had also Installed ecdownloads and I did not like it, so I removed the plugin but not the files. I had two dowloads.php and thats why following the instructions did not work.

Thanks
Originally Posted by AndrewD
As admin, do the following:

- On the main LDM permissions page, *deny* all/selected usergroups permisison to upload files, i.e. take away *can_upload_files* permission, Also take away *can_select_category* permission

- In the category/categories where you want them to be able to upload, Edit Category, select third tab (User Group Permissions), and give them back *Can_upload_files* permission.

This permission will apply to the chosen category and *by default* to its subcategories. If you don't want it to apply to the subcategories, repeat the process in the subcategories and take the permission away again.

The basic point is that many of the permissions are inherited from the base level down through the tree structure.
I'm sorry I am just not seeing the 3rd step. I go to Admin Cpanel, choose catagories and the 3rd panel down is access permissions, but when I click edit it takes me to the forum permission editing (part of vb) not the LDM permission(s) editing.
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Old 27 May 2006, 14:09
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Originally Posted by oglsmm
I'm sorry I am just not seeing the 3rd step. I go to Admin Cpanel, choose catagories and the 3rd panel down is access permissions, but when I click edit it takes me to the forum permission editing (part of vb) not the LDM permission(s) editing.
Sorry, I've confused you.

These inherited permissions are set in the individual category edits, not in the admincp.

In LDM itself (not the LDM admin), go to the category of interest, then Edit Category, then you'll find that there are three tabs across the top. The third, at the far right of the screen is 'User Group Permissions'
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Old 27 May 2006, 19:12
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Hi there

I see a little bug with the max filesize for upload files.

For example: the 'bmp' extension. The filesize in the Attachments Manager for this extension is '20000'. And in the little vbmenu (when you want to add a link), it says '2097152'.

In fact, it takes only the highest filesize of all extensions, not for each extension (I've set the mp3 extension to '2000000').

So, I think the 'fetch_uploadinfo' function must to have a patch for this

And your hack is great, I'll help you with translate your hack in French. For that, I've restarted a free translation. I must to translate each setting and all will be ok for release it
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Old 28 May 2006, 00:23
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Originally Posted by Boofo
I want to thank Andrew here in the thread for all his help in fixing my mistake earlier. The support is fantastic and the best I have seen here on the org in a long time. Thank you, sir, and keep up the great work.
I have the same problem! What the resoluction for this?

Thanks,
Vitor Reis
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Old 28 May 2006, 00:48
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Originally Posted by PitchouneN64ngc
Hi there

I see a little bug with the max filesize for upload files.

For example: the 'bmp' extension. The filesize in the Attachments Manager for this extension is '20000'. And in the little vbmenu (when you want to add a link), it says '2097152'.

In fact, it takes only the highest filesize of all extensions, not for each extension (I've set the mp3 extension to '2000000').

So, I think the 'fetch_uploadinfo' function must to have a patch for this

And your hack is great, I'll help you with translate your hack in French. For that, I've restarted a free translation. I must to translate each setting and all will be ok for release it
I want to turn back on my post. There is no bug in this part. There is '2097152' (about filesize) if you are an admin, which I don't check before. And for users who aren't admin, it takes the original values of the Attachments Manager.

Sorry for this wrong report.

But for the future translation, all is ok
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Old 28 May 2006, 01:47
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OK, still testing and translating

I have a couple of questions, first, is it possible to open original image inside a html page... i want to show my logo and manybe add some instructions on how to download or set a wallpaper.

Now, second issue is related to templates, i've been searching to merge the title bar to that category bar -please see 123.jpg- So in other words, to show "Links and Downloads Manager: Categories" and to take one table out of the code. haven't been able to find the top table template, as you can see i foud the categories one

Now, in 124.jpg, Simiar problem, haven't been able to find the description header template. I want to use that info to show "Entries: Category, Description" in the same TD? And, where do i turn off that header?

Well, thank you for reading this
And thank you if some help is available
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Old 28 May 2006, 06:12
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Originally Posted by PitchouneN64ngc
I want to turn back on my post. There is no bug in this part. There is '2097152' (about filesize) if you are an admin, which I don't check before. And for users who aren't admin, it takes the original values of the Attachments Manager.

Sorry for this wrong report.

But for the future translation, all is ok
Thanks - indeed LDM behaves differently for admins and other users. This was a request from another user some time ago. So the rules are as follows:

a) For 'normal' users, max upload size is taken from the VB admin attachments table and depends on the filetype
b) For admins, the limit is taken from the php.ini variables that define the maximum upload that the site will allow ('post_max_size' and 'upload_max_filesize')
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Old 28 May 2006, 06:14
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Originally Posted by vitoreis
I have the same problem! What the resoluction for this?

Thanks,
Vitor Reis
Vitor, send me a PM with more details of your problem, and I'll try to help.
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Old 28 May 2006, 06:29
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Originally Posted by obmob
OK, still testing and translating

I have a couple of questions, first, is it possible to open original image inside a html page... i want to show my logo and manybe add some instructions on how to download or set a wallpaper.
Can you explain a bit more - I'm not sure I understand the question


Originally Posted by obmob
Now, second issue is related to templates, i've been searching to merge the title bar to that category bar -please see 123.jpg- So in other words, to show "Links and Downloads Manager: Categories" and to take one table out of the code. haven't been able to find the top table template, as you can see i foud the categories one

Now, in 124.jpg, Simiar problem, haven't been able to find the description header template. I want to use that info to show "Entries: Category, Description" in the same TD? And, where do i turn off that header?

Well, thank you for reading this
And thank you if some help is available
All these tables and their title bars are created in the links_main template. The contents of the category and entry tables is build up in a series of other templates.

Easiest way to find out which template is doing what is to turn on display of template names in the main VB admincp - General Settings.
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Old 28 May 2006, 11:24
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hi-i was wondering if there's any way to edit subcategories? for example, ive got the category "audio/gigs" and then i've got subcategories for each gig "brussels", "london", ect, and under those are the actual links..but i noticed that once i make the "brussels" subcategory, there's no way to go back afterwards and edit it...or is there and i'm just not seeing it?

thanks
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Old 28 May 2006, 11:48
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nevermind, figured it out
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Old 28 May 2006, 13:52
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Originally Posted by AndrewD
Sorry, I've confused you.

These inherited permissions are set in the individual category edits, not in the admincp.

In LDM itself (not the LDM admin), go to the category of interest, then Edit Category, then you'll find that there are three tabs across the top. The third, at the far right of the screen is 'User Group Permissions'
That did it, thanks a million!
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