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How to Easily Make Your Own Movable Profile Tab Hook
yotsume
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by yotsume yotsume is offline 15 Aug 2009

How to Easily Make Your Own Movable Profile Tab Hook
Thanks to PaulM for his original simple yet powerful post!!!

If you want to be able to move your profile tabs around and be able to 100% pick their order then my little tutorial here is for you. I can now take any mod and make it's profile tab go where ever I want it to with this method. Many mods use the hook location of $template_hook[profile_left_last]. This location will put the associated tab always off to the left where you can not control the order of the tab. The more mods you have install that use this same hook the more you will loose site of you importnat mods such a vbBlogs. Blogs for my site MUST always be a visible tab. So I had to learn how to do this myself. I feel that we need to be able to control what tab in shown and what tab is less needed and can be lost off the left side in what I call left side La La Land...

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Create a file labeled: hooks_custom.xml

2. Paste the below code as the content of the file:


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3. Make your own custom hook labeled whatever you want for this mod's tab. I labeled mine in RED. Note: the code in blue is for being able to move vbBlog's tab to your own custom order on your profile as well which I will cover in this tutorial as well. You can simple leave out the blue line of code if you do now have vbBlog installed: <hook>blog_custom_hook_1</hook>

4. Save and upload this file to your xml folder located here: /includes/xml

5. Next we will add our hook to the MEMBERSINFO template.

6. Go to: AdminCP > Style and Templates > Style Manager > Edit Templates > Members Info Templates > MEMBERSINFO

7. Find: <div id="profile_tabs">

8. In the list of tab hooks below add your tab in red code for the mods tab you need to have moved to where you would like it to show up. NOTE: add the code in blue for vbBlogs. (you can name your hooks as you wish)


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9. Now we have to change the plugin associated with the mod so it looks for your custom hook. (Example: vbBlogs)

10. If you have vbBlog installed and you want to move its tab so it is always visible and not lost off in La La Land add the hook code in blue to the xml file and follow the instructions as stated above.

11. Edit the plugin labeled: Member Profile: Add Blog Links to standard MEMBERINFO display.

12. Go to: AdminCP > Plugins & Products > Plugin Manager > Member Profile: Add Blog Links to standard MEMBERINFO display

13. Change: $template_hook[\'profile_left_last\'] to $template_hook[\'blog_custom_hook_1\']

14. SAVE and REFRESH and your profile page now has your Blog tab where ever you placed it in step #8.
Now we can have complete control over our profile tabs and order them any damn way wish to once and for all!!!

SEE ATTACHED SCREENSHOT
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I have a custom tab labeled "More About Me" and the Blog tab which are now always visible since they are importnat to the members and focus of my site. I do not feel blogs should be lost off the left and it's tab not easily reordered to whatever location we need it to. vbBlogs is too importnat of a mod to have lost off in left side la la land.
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Last edited by yotsume; 16 Aug 2009 at 03:07.. Reason: I am in the process of rewording my post since it was moved and turned into an article...
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Old 19 Sep 2009, 22:07
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Very nice! Just a question though. Is there a way to make it so that members can choose the order for their profile?
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Old 20 Sep 2009, 03:08
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Originally Posted by cortinator View Post
Very nice! Just a question though. Is there a way to make it so that members can choose the order for their profile?
This tab is done with a custom hook and template edits.

Maybe in vBulletin v4 there will be a way to drag profile blocks and tabs around similar to how you can do so in vbBlog.

You would have to search for a mod to allow members to sort their own profile tabs.
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Old 11 Nov 2009, 07:02
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this looks good
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Old 30 Aug 2011, 16:55
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hi, could you tech me how to adjust the tab width? thank you!
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Old 01 Sep 2011, 17:48
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Originally Posted by JohorBahru View Post
hi, could you tech me how to adjust the tab width? thank you!
The width is controlled by the Javascript and CSS files involved with the tabs. I am unsure myself... sorry.
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Either I'm completely stupid, or this is not compatible with vB 4.2. I cannot find the blocks in the MEMBERINFO template.
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Originally Posted by Been Told View Post
Either I'm completely stupid, or this is not compatible with vB 4.2. I cannot find the blocks in the MEMBERINFO template.
Your not stupid. I originally wrote this article back in 2009. There was no 4x anything VB back then. I do not use 4x myself so the code for the profile blocks I'm sure is updated and then some.

You could use "firebug" and look for the profile block code in your version of VB to locate the proper template...
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