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Sorky - Customize Announcements
Mod Version: 1.1.3, 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: (7 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 100
Released: 28 Jan 2009 Last Update: 07 Sep 2009 Downloads: 542
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Purpose
This plugin dramatically improves the ways in which announcements can be displayed.
  • Separates the announcements from the threads and puts them in their own table
  • Allows the location of the announcement to be changed
  • Makes it possible to have announcements show up in "Categories"
  • Collapse the announcement table
  • Show the announcement message content!
  • Collapse the announcement message content
  • Own formatting for the Announcement table heading, the announcement title and the announcement message
  • Limit the number of announcements displayed
  • plus more!

Installation
Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]

Options
To set this plugin's options go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Sorky18 - Customize Announcements

Versions
v1.0.0 - 24th of December, 2008 = Launch (click here)
v1.0.1 - 28th of January, 2009 = official release for 3.8.x (click here)
v1.0.2 - 29th of January, 2009 = Minor improvement (click here)
v1.1.0 - 13th of April, 2009 = Remember show/hide state (click here)
v1.1.1 - 23rd of May, 2009 = alt text for show/hide image + more (click here)
v1.1.2 - 3rd of June, 2009 = limiting the number of announcements fixed (click here)
v1.1.3 - 7th of September, 2009 = minor script bug removed (click here)

Settings & Demonstration Screenshots
See v1.0.0 post (click here)

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  #2  
Old 28 Jan 2009, 10:59
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
V1.0.0 Features
  • Separates the announcements from the threads and puts them in their own table
  • Allows the location of the announcement to be changed
  • Makes it possible to have announcements show up in "Categories"
  • Collapse the announcement table
  • Show the announcement message content!
  • Collapse the announcement message content
  • Own formatting for the Announcement table heading, the announcement title and the announcement message
  • Limit the number of announcements displayed
Tips

If the following templates have been modified from their original, either "revert" them or test this Mod carefully before use:
  • FORUMDISPLAY
  • header (append only)
NOTE : This plugin ignores the "Forum Display Options (forumdisplay)" / "Group Announcements" setting)

WishList - Other Ideas
  • Remember collapse state [eg : cookie] (high)
  • Collapse if already viewed (med)
  • Do not inherit parent forum announcements (med)
  • Hide threads until announcements have been read (med)
  • Special announcement for Forum Home-page (med)
  • Duration of announcements to display (low)
  • Change icon
Settings & Demonstration Screenshots
  • Options1: First part of the available options
  • Options2: Second part of the available options
  • Example1: All options with messages / not collapsable
  • Example2: All options (normal) / table collapsable
  • Example3: All options (normal) / table collapsable / limited to first option with link to more
  • Example4: Announcement table collapsed
  • Example5: All options with messages / table & message collapsable / messages initially collapsed
  • Example6: All options with messages / table & message collapsable / one message expanded
  • Example7: Announcement table in a different location
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Example1.jpg (122.4 KB, 1349 views)
File Type: jpg Example2.jpg (92.1 KB, 708 views)
File Type: jpg Example3.jpg (66.7 KB, 430 views)
File Type: jpg Example4.jpg (43.3 KB, 368 views)
File Type: jpg Example5.jpg (94.2 KB, 488 views)
File Type: jpg Example6.jpg (103.8 KB, 610 views)
File Type: jpg Example7.jpg (57.2 KB, 469 views)
File Type: jpg Options1.jpg (106.7 KB, 519 views)
File Type: jpg Options2.jpg (81.9 KB, 336 views)
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 11:07
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Leo Brazil Leo Brazil is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
When I saw this I couldn't resist. Installing right now, I was in need for this for so long...

Thanks for sharing.

Edited: Installed, changes some colors on CSS to match my board and it's perfect.

Last edited by Leo Brazil; 28 Jan 2009 at 19:01.
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 12:14
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digicom digicom is offline
 
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Thanks installed
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Old 29 Jan 2009, 10:44
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
V1.0.2 Features
  1. Improved the style options for the Announcement Table heading
  2. Added extra default style information to use the corrected style
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Old 29 Jan 2009, 12:40
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ShawneyJ ShawneyJ is offline
 
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Real name: Shawn
looks much better than default thanks.
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Old 01 Feb 2009, 14:33
momo2 momo2 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Nice job. Been looking for a new look.. Thanks.
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Old 02 Feb 2009, 17:31
RustedBucket RustedBucket is offline
 
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Real name: James
Got this error on vb 3.8.1
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in [path]/includes/class_postbit.php(294) : eval()'d code on line 26
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Old 03 Feb 2009, 09:03
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by crazy4bass View Post
Got this error on vb 3.8.1
I've tested on 3.8.1 with no issues... Can you give me any more information? Is it reproducible? Is it in all forums? If you disable my Plug-In, what happens? If you disable all other plug-ins, what happens?

PM me a URL and I can half a look at what is happening.
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Old 04 Feb 2009, 08:22
Sunka Sunka is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Installed...looking very nice
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 18:19
mark370 mark370 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Hi Sorky, is there any way for me to edit a template to change just the colour of the tital text of the announcment ?
Reason i ask within your mod i can change everything else except this and the dilema i have is on our site we use a dark & light skin and i cant get the background colour right for them both, as soon as i get the light skin looking ok [which is our main default skin] the tital text in the dark skin is same colour as background colour and carnt be seen.

Oh and we running (vBulletin 3.8.1)

Example-Dark Skin:




Example-Light Skin:


Last edited by mark370; 23 Feb 2009 at 18:46.
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 10:20
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by mark370 View Post
Hi Sorky, is there any way for me to edit a template to change just the colour of the tital text of the announcment ?
Check these options...
  1. "Cell (td) Formatting for the Announcement title"... class="MyAnnouncementTitleStyle"
  2. "Enter your CSS here"... .MyAnnouncementTitleStyle{...}
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Old 26 Feb 2009, 17:06
mark370 mark370 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Originally Posted by Sorky View Post
Check these options...
  1. "Cell (td) Formatting for the Announcement title"... class="MyAnnouncementTitleStyle"
  2. "Enter your CSS here"... .MyAnnouncementTitleStyle{...}
Thanks for your reply but i proberly didnt explain myself proper ?
Ive already played with those settings youve suggested in vb options but the trouble is i cant set the announcments tital colour on a skin by skin basis unless ime missing something ? [plz see below pic]



Sorry for being a nuisance
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Old 26 Feb 2009, 21:14
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by mark370 View Post
Sorry for being a nuisance
No probs... I'm no expert on "skins" - are they the same as "styles"?

You still use this...
"Cell (td) Formatting for the Announcement title"... class="MyAnnouncementTitleStyle"

But you put the CSS in the "Skin/Style", so that the CSS changes based on the "Skin/Style" ;-)
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Old 27 Feb 2009, 09:55
mark370 mark370 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Thanks for your help so far, and yea "skins" / "styles" meen the same its just a differant way of pronouncing it and my spelling aint that good

Last edited by mark370; 27 Feb 2009 at 13:17.
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