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Current Staff Online Forum Sideblock and CMS Widget by BOP5
Mod Version: 0.99, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (21 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 190
Released: 19 Jun 2012 Last Update: 30 Jun 2012 Downloads: 1346
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New Version: 0.99 Beta
New in 0.99
  • Added Widget
  • Added Settings instead of manual configuration
  • Added phrases for "None" and "No staff currently online." text.
  • Made code more compatible with older VB Versions (should work in 4.1.x now)




This is my first attempt at a Sideblock and Widget. The purpose of this is to list all forum staff members online.

There are settings to choose which usergroups are considered staff groups and for other basic settings.

The product .xml file contains the necessary templates and phrases but you will need to manually install the sideblock code itself and/or manually create the widget.

Specific installation instructions are in the .txt file in the zip file but the overall process is:
  • Upload the Product XML File
  • Add code to additional.css template
  • Edit Settings in Admin CP -> Options to setup your options
  • Create Sideblock (if using Sideblock)
  • Create Widget (if using widget)
  • Add Widget to Layout(s) (if using widget)


Overall this is working well- it is Beta as it's my fist Sideblock and Widget. I know it works on VB 4.2.0 but it should work on earlier versions as well (code was revised in Beta 0.99 for greater compatibility.)

If you get an error at the top of the browser window when you enable the sideblock or widget you know your VB version is too old.

In addition to working with my Font Selection by Username mod it will also work withe my Sidebar Anywhere mod.

Does not work with "Everywhere Sidebar" mod but DOES work with MY "Sidebar Anywhere" mod.

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  #46  
Old 28 Jun 2012, 20:06
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Looking forward to it mate thank you
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Old 28 Jun 2012, 21:22
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Yay BOP, your an angel
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Old 29 Jun 2012, 14:13
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Originally Posted by Gn_Snake View Post
Hi,
in VB4.21 i have the error on the forum block.
The block is completely white with the writing:"array"
Same thing in the 4.2.0 Patch Level 2 here. I am only using the sidebar in the Activity Stream. Sad thing it doesn't work
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Old 29 Jun 2012, 14:49
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Originally Posted by Bernd Glasstett View Post
Same thing in the 4.2.0 Patch Level 2 here. I am only using the sidebar in the Activity Stream. Sad thing it doesn't work
This mod works just fine, double check your edits, perhaps you missed something.
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Old 29 Jun 2012, 21:30
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I only made one edit: The groups. I only used 2 IDs instead of 3 IDs.

Edit: Ah didn't use the right template. Now it works.
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Old 29 Jun 2012, 22:46
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I've checked and rechecked, I have all default settings, correct style/template. I get absolutely nothing in my sidebar.

I'm using Everywhere Sidebar 1.5.2
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Old 30 Jun 2012, 21:15
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Originally Posted by JetLee View Post
I've checked and rechecked, I have all default settings, correct style/template. I get absolutely nothing in my sidebar.

I'm using Everywhere Sidebar 1.5.2
Honestly I have never confirmed it works with Everywhere Sidebar, but it does work with my Sidebar for the Activity Stream mod so I believe it SHOULD work.

Does anyone out there have it working with Everywhere Sidebar?

FYI I am about to release a new version so you can try that if you want.
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Old 30 Jun 2012, 21:29
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OK, updated to Beta 0.99.

Some big changes...

Now includes both the sideblock AND the widget.

I have done away with the manual configuration and now use "settings" in the Admin CP for all options.

I have added phrases for the hard coded text "None" and "No Staff Currently Online." *(All phrases are GLOBAL phrases and begin with bop5_staff_online.)

I have changed the code so it should be more compatible with older VB versions- although not tested I strongly believe it will work on VB 4.1.x and maybe even 4.0.x now. Please try and let me know.

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All install instructions in the zip file.

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If upgrading from beta 0.9 please:

1) Import new XML file (allow overwrite = yes)

2) Edit the forum block code and paste in the new php code completely replacing the old code.

3) Follow install instructions to add the widget (if you want to use the widget)

4) Go to Admin CP -> Settings -> Options -> Staff Online Sideblock & Widget by BOP5 and set your options (including enabling the sideblock, widget, or both.)
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Old 30 Jun 2012, 21:56
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Thanks for the update
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Old 30 Jun 2012, 21:57
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Old 01 Jul 2012, 14:56
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First rate update, thank you.
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Old 01 Jul 2012, 15:31
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Originally Posted by Patriots1049 View Post
For some reason the avatar is posting exceptionally large (160x118), is there something I can do to fix that?

EDIT: I do have the CSS code posted in additional.css .. it just seems to not recognize it.
I'm actually having this issue. How can I fix this? You can view my URL here

Thanks!!!!!
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Old 01 Jul 2012, 16:08
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Honestly I have never confirmed it works with Everywhere Sidebar, but it does work with my Sidebar for the Activity Stream mod so I believe it SHOULD work.

Does anyone out there have it working with Everywhere Sidebar?

FYI I am about to release a new version so you can try that if you want.
I understand it's not been tested, that's why I was letting you know.

It's still not working, after the update.

I've yet to get a PHP-type forum block to work much at all with Everywhere Sidebar. I can do HTML all day long, but PHP are appear to be extremely tempermental.
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Old 01 Jul 2012, 16:28
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Originally Posted by LgsOfChampions View Post
I'm actually having this issue. How can I fix this? You can view my URL here

Thanks!!!!!
There's no staff currently online so I can't see the issue first hand, I will keep an eye out though today and see if I catch it with someone online.

The most likely reason is that the additiona.css code was wrong, missing, incomplete, or even put in the wrong style.

You currently have CSS stored in the database so I can't confirm it is correct but if you could move CSS to the file system (which i think is better overall anyway) then I can confirm.

Admin CP -> Settings -> Style & Language Setting -> Store CSS Stylesheets in Filesystem -> Yes (in most cases this works fine without any permission edits needed, try it and see.)

Originally Posted by JetLee View Post
I understand it's not been tested, that's why I was letting you know.

It's still not working, after the update.

I've yet to get a PHP-type forum block to work much at all with Everywhere Sidebar. I can do HTML all day long, but PHP are appear to be extremely tempermental.
OK thanks for the feedback. If I can get someone to confirm I will note it in the first post.
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Old 01 Jul 2012, 17:08
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I can confirm. I have the everywhere sidebar installed and the forum block isn't showing for me either. Meh!
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