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 link directory...can someone make this?
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link directory...can someone make this?
mybb really needs a link directory like vbulletin or ipb...

can someone whip 1 up in xthreads that's similar to the 1 Aaron created?

http://www.immortaltechnique.co.uk/links.php

the only thing that would enhance it would be maybe something to show how many times it's been viewed and maybe some seo for the categories and such.
(This post was last modified: 07-28-2010 10:39 AM by Shemo.)
07-28-2010 10:38 AM
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RE: link directory...can someone make this?
You can actually create and manage additional pages and links to pages in (php and html) with this plugin ...   http://mods.mybb.com/view/page-manager

Now if you want SEO links you can simply add this new rewrite rule in your  
.htaccess

Code:
RewriteRule ^Page-([^./]+)$ misc.php?page=$1 [L,QSA,NC]

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RE: link directory...can someone make this?
That plugin isn't particularly effective for dynamic pages like this.  XThreads gives a much better solution.

Unfortunately I don't have the time to write an example up.

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RE: link directory...can someone make this?
(07-29-2010 10:22 AM)Technoman Wrote:  You can actually create and manage additional pages and links to pages in (php and html) with this plugin ...   http://mods.mybb.com/view/page-manager

Now if you want SEO links you can simply add this new rewrite rule in your  
.htaccess

Code:
RewriteRule ^Page-([^./]+)$ misc.php?page=$1 [L,QSA,NC]


the problem is..I don't really know any php and don't know enough about mybb templates to really write something.

I'm hoping rateu can write up something..he really seems to know his way around xthreads.

ps-zinga, xthreads is excellent.  I'm using it on my forum to store a bunch of movies.

http://www.pazrt.com/forum/forum-video-gallery
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RE: link directory...can someone make this?
Requirement: XThreads
Last Edit: 7 October 2012

Other Version (Using One Forum Only): Links Directory

Create one forum type = c (Category)
  • Title: Link Directory
  • Template Prefix: xtld_
  • Hide Forum: Yes

Then create some forum type = f (Forum) under the category above. We will use it as Link Categories.
Each Forum settings:
  • Title: ..... We will use this forum title as Link Categories title. e.g: MyBB Forum
  • Description: We will use this forum description as Link Categories Description. e.g: All links related to MyBB Forum.
  • Template Prefix: xtld_
  • Settings Overrides:
    Setting: Showthread Options -> Post Layout
    Value: horizontal

    Code:
    postlayout=horizontal

  • Allow Blank Post Message: Yes
  • Un-check the reply ability for all user group.
  • Set which user group can create a thread per forum basis. It means that we can set which user group can submit a link in which link category. If only admin can submit link in all categories, un-check the ability to create a thread for all user group except for Administrators user group.
  • Set which user group can view our Link Directory.
    Basically, all user group permissions use MyBB built in permissions. Per forum (in this case, per link category) basis.

Basically, we can use this forum structure (just for example, modify it as our needs):
Link Directory => Category forum type - as our Link Directory "index".
-- Search Engine => Forum type - as link category
-- MyBB Forum => Forum type - as link category
-- Entertainment => Forum type - as link category
-- News And Education => Forum type - as link category

Custom Thread Fields Setting:
  1. Textbox for Website URL:
    Create a Custom Thread Fields with this settings:
    • Title: Website URL
    • Key: xtldwww
    • Applicable Forums: 'select all forum under category Link Directory'
    • Input Field Type: Textbox
    • Editable by / Required Field?: Everyone (required)
    • Text Mask Filter: URL (HTTP/S)
  2. Textbox for Site Description:
    Create a Custom Thread Fields with this settings:
    • Title: Site Description
    • Key: xtlddesc
    • Applicable Forums: 'select all forum above'
    • Input Field Type: Textbox
    • Editable by / Required Field?: Everyone (required)
    • Display Order: 2
  3. Textbox for Redirect Delay:
    I think we need to bump the clicker to show thread page first, so we can use {$thread['views']} variable, then, redirect the clicker to the website url.
    Create a Custom Thread Fields with this settings:
    • Title: Redirect Delay
    • Key: xtldrd
    • Applicable Forums: 'select all forum above'
    • Input Field Type: Textbox
    • Editable by / Required Field?: Not editable
    • Display Order: 3
    • Blank Replacement Value and Display Format:

      Code:
      <if $mybb->user['usergroup'] == 4 then>21<else>2</if>

      This is our redirection delay time for Administrator and regular user (in seconds). In this example, we set the redirect time 21 seconds for Admin,  so, we have enough time to click the edit button if we want to edit it. The redirect time for regular user is 2 seconds. After 2 seconds, they will be redirected to the Website URL. Modify it as our needs.

    • Hide Input Field: Yes
  4. Textbox for Back:
    We will create a back url to the forum id. This link can be viewed by Administrator only. I think we need this link because we will use the showthread template as redirection page. So, after we submit a link, we have a link to get us back to the thread list. I think it is better than hitting the browser Back button.
    And, we will use this fields to add edit post link for each thread in our threadlist (viewable by Admin only).
    Create a Custom Thread Fields with this settings:
    • Title: Back
    • Key: xtldback
    • Applicable Forums: 'select all forum above'
    • Input Field Type: Textbox
    • Editable by / Required Field?: Not editable
    • Display Order: 4
    • Blank Replacement Value and Display Format:

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      <if THIS_SCRIPT == 'forumdisplay.php' && $mybb->user['usergroup'] == 4 then>
      	<span> - <strong><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/editpost.php?pid={$thread['firstpost']}">Edit</a></strong></span>
      </if>
      <if THIS_SCRIPT == 'showthread.php' && $mybb->user['usergroup'] == 4 then>
      	<div style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="{$forumurl}">Back</a></strong></div>
      </if>

    • Hide Input Field: Yes


New templates in Global Template.
Admin CP -> Templates & Style -> Templates -> Global Templates:
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    <html>
    <head>
    <title>{$mybb->settings['bbname']} - {$lang->edit_post}</title>
    {$headerinclude}
    <script type="text/javascript" src="jscripts/post.js?ver=1400"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
    {$header}
    {$preview}
    {$post_errors}
    {$attacherror}
    <form action="editpost.php" method="post" name="editpost">
    	<input type="hidden" name="my_post_key" value="{$mybb->post_code}" />
    	<table border="0" cellspacing="{$theme['borderwidth']}" cellpadding="{$theme['tablespace']}" class="tborder">
    		<tr>
    			<td class="thead" colspan="3"><strong>{$lang->delete_post}</strong></td>
    		</tr>
    		<tr>
    			<td class="trow1" style="white-space: nowrap"><input type="checkbox" class="checkbox" name="delete" value="1" tabindex="9" /> <strong>{$lang->delete_q}</strong></td>
    			<td class="trow1" width="100%">{$lang->delete_1}<br /><span class="smalltext">{$lang->delete_2}</span></td>
    			<td class="trow1"><input type="submit" class="button" name="submit" value="{$lang->delete_now}" tabindex="10" /></td>
    		</tr>
    	</table>
    	<input type="hidden" name="action" value="deletepost" />
    	<input type="hidden" name="pid" value="{$pid}" />
    </form>
    <br />
    <form action="editpost.php?pid={$pid}&amp;processed=1" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="input">
    	<input type="hidden" name="my_post_key" value="{$mybb->post_code}" />
    	<table border="0" cellspacing="{$theme['borderwidth']}" cellpadding="{$theme['tablespace']}" class="tborder">
    		<tr>
    			<td class="thead" colspan="2"><strong>{$lang->edit_post}</strong></td>
    		</tr>
    		<tr>
    			<td class="trow2"><strong>{$lang->subject}</strong></td>
    			<td class="trow2"><input type="text" class="textbox" name="subject" size="40" maxlength="85" value="{$subject}" tabindex="1" /></td>
    		</tr>
    		{$extra_threadfields}{$posticons}
    		<tr style="display: none;">
    			<td class="trow2" valign="top">
    				<strong>{$lang->your_message}:</strong>
    			</td>
    			<td class="trow2">
    				<textarea name="message" id="message" rows="20" cols="70" tabindex="3">{$message}</textarea>
    			</td>
    		</tr>
    	</table>
    	<br />
    	<div align="center"><input type="submit" class="button" name="submit" value="Update Link" tabindex="3" /></div>
    	<input type="hidden" name="action" value="do_editpost" />
    	<input type="hidden" name="posthash" value="{$posthash}" />
    	<input type="hidden" name="attachmentaid" value="" />
    	<input type="hidden" name="attachmentact" value="" />
    </form>
    {$footer}
    </body>
    </html>

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    	<td class="{$bgcolor}">
    		<strong><a href="{$forum_url}">{$forum['name']}</a></strong>
    		({$threads}{$unapproved['unapproved_threads']} Links)
    		{$forum_viewers_text}
    		<div class="smalltext">{$forum['description']}</div>
    	</td>
    </tr>

  3. Template Name: xtld_forumdisplay_inlinemoderation_col

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  4. Template Name: xtld_forumdisplay_nothreads

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    	<td colspan="{$colspan}" class="trow1" align="center">
    		<strong><em>Sorry, but curently no links in {$foruminfo['name']} category</em></strong>
    	</td>
    </tr>

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    <table border="0" cellspacing="{$theme['borderwidth']}" cellpadding="{$theme['tablespace']}" class="tborder">
    <tr>
    <td class="thead"><strong>Links Categories</strong></td>
    </tr>
    {$forums}
    </table>
    <br />
    <div style="text-align: center;" class="smalltext">
    	Link Directory<br />
    	Powered By <a href="http://mybbhacks.zingaburga.com">XThreads</a> - <a href="http://mybbhacks.zingaburga.com">MyBB Hacks</a>
    </div>
    <br />

  6. Template Name: xtld_forumdisplay_thread

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    	<td align="center" class="{$bgcolor}" width="1">
    		<img src="{$theme['imgdir']}/{$folder}.gif" alt="{$folder_label}" title="{$folder_label}" />
    	</td>
    	<td class="{$bgcolor}">
    		<strong><a href="{$thread['threadlink']}" target="_blank" class="{$inline_edit_class}" id="tid_{$inline_edit_tid}">{$thread['subject']}</a></strong>
    		({$thread['views']} {$lang->views}){$GLOBALS['threadfields']['xtldback']}
    		<div class="smalltext"><strong>Submitted By: {$thread['profilelink']}</strong> - <em>{$thread['threaddate']} at {$thread['threadtime']}</em></div>
    		<div class="smalltext">{$GLOBALS['threadfields']['xtlddesc']}</div>
    	</td>
    	{$modbit}
    </tr>

  7. Template Name: xtld_forumdisplay_threadlist

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    <table border="0" cellspacing="{$theme['borderwidth']}" cellpadding="{$theme['tablespace']}" class="tborder" style="clear: both;">
    	<tr>
    		<td class="thead" colspan="2">
    				<strong>Links - {$foruminfo['name']}</strong>
    		</td>
    		{$inlinemodcol}
    	</tr>
    	{$threads}{$nullthreads}
    </table>
    <div class="float_left">
    	{$multipage}
    </div>
    <div class="float_right">
    	{$newthread}
    </div>
    <br style="clear: both;" />
    <br />
    <div class="float_right" style="text-align: right;">
    	{$inlinemod}
    	{$searchforum}
    </div>
    <br style="clear: both" />
    <div style="text-align: center;" class="smalltext">
    	Link Directory<br />
    	Powered By <a href="http://mybbhacks.zingaburga.com">XThreads</a> - <a href="http://mybbhacks.zingaburga.com">MyBB Hacks</a>
    </div>
    {$inline_edit_js}

  8. Template Name: xtld_newthread

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    <html>
    <head>
    <title>{$lang->newthread_in}</title>
    {$headerinclude}
    <script type="text/javascript" src="jscripts/post.js?ver=1400"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
    {$header}
    {$preview}
    {$thread_errors}
    {$attacherror}
    <form action="newthread.php?fid={$fid}&amp;processed=1" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="input">
    	<input type="hidden" name="my_post_key" value="{$mybb->post_code}" />
    	<div style="width: 600px; margin: auto auto">
    		<table border="0" cellspacing="{$theme['borderwidth']}" cellpadding="{$theme['tablespace']}" class="tborder">
    			<tr>
    				<td class="thead" colspan="2"><strong>New Link</strong></td>
    			</tr>
    			<tr>
    				<td class="trow2" width="30%"><strong>Link Title</strong></td>
    				<td class="trow2">
    					<input type="text" class="textbox" name="subject" size="40" maxlength="85" value="{$subject}" tabindex="1" />
    				</td>
    			</tr>
    			{$extra_threadfields}
    			{$modoptions}
    			{$captcha}
    		</table>
    	</div>
    	<br />
    	<div style="text-align:center">
    		<input type="submit" class="button" name="submit" value="Submit Link" tabindex="4" accesskey="s" />
    	</div>
    	<input type="hidden" name="action" value="do_newthread" />
    	<input type="hidden" name="posthash" value="{$posthash}" />
    	<input type="hidden" name="attachmentaid" value="" />
    	<input type="hidden" name="attachmentact" value="" />
    	<input type="hidden" name="quoted_ids" value="{$quoted_ids}" />
    	<input type="hidden" name="tid" value="{$tid}" />
    	{$editdraftpid}
    </form>
    {$forumrules}
    {$footer}
    </body>
    </html>

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    {$ignore_bit}
    <a name="pid{$post['pid']}" id="pid{$post['pid']}"></a>
    <table border="0" cellspacing="{$theme['borderwidth']}" cellpadding="{$theme['tablespace']}" style="{$post_extra_style} {$post_visibility}" id="post_{$post['pid']}" width="100%">
    	<tbody>
    		<tr>
    			<td class="post_content {$unapproved_shade}">
    				<div style="margin: auto auto; width: 600px;" align="center">
    					<table border="0" cellspacing="{$theme['borderwidth']}" cellpadding="{$theme['tablespace']}" class="tborder">
    						<tr>
    							<td class="thead">
    								<strong>Redirect To {$post['subject']}</strong>
    							</td>
    						</tr>
    						<tr>
    							<td class="trow1">
    								<div class="post_body" id="pid_{$post['pid']}" style="text-align: center;">
    									<img src="images/spinner_big.gif" alt="" title="Redirecting to {$post['subject']} ....." />
    									<p>Redirecting to {$post['subject']} .....</p>
    								</div>
    								{$post['button_edit']}{$post['button_quickdelete']}
    							</td>
    						</tr>
    						<tr>
    							<td class="trow2" align="right">
    								<a href="{$GLOBALS['threadfields']['xtldwww']}"><span class="smalltext">{$lang->click_no_wait}</span></a>
    							</td>
    						</tr>
    					</table>
    				</div>
    			</td>
    		</tr>
    	</tbody>
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    <html>
    <head>
    <title>{$thread['subject']}</title>
    {$headerinclude}
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="{$GLOBALS['threadfields']['xtldrd']};URL={$GLOBALS['threadfields']['xtldwww']}" />
    <script type="text/javascript">
    <!--
    	var quickdelete_confirm = "{$lang->quickdelete_confirm}";
    // -->
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="jscripts/thread.js?ver=1400"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
    {$GLOBALS['threadfields']['xtldback']}
    <div id="posts" style="margin-top: 200px;">
    	{$first_post}{$posts}
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>

  11. Template Name: xtld_forumdisplay_threads_sep

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    <td class="trow_sep" colspan="{$colspan}">Normal Links</td>
    </tr>

  12. Template Name: xtld_forumdisplay_sticky_sep

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    <td class="trow_sep" colspan="{$colspan}">Important Links</td>
    </tr>



We still have moderation tools for each "Link" (thread), like unapproved, delete and edit.

Change Log:
#1 - #2 - #3 - #4 - #5

Screenshoots:

New Links Form:
   

Links Directory Categories
   

Links In Categories - Admin View:
   

Links In Categories - User View:
   

Redirect Page for Admin
   

Redirect Page for "regular" clicker.
   

Live Demo:
http://www.14.mynie.co.cc/forumdisplay.php?fid=46
http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-link-directory
http://leetlink.com/Forum-Directory

(This post was last modified: 10-08-2012 02:22 AM by RateU.)
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RE: link directory...can someone make this?
I really like how you did the redirect there, also using a hidden field.  Clever clever RateU Smile

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RE: link directory...can someone make this?
oh wow..this is excellent.

really appreciate this man!

I'll get it up on my site tonight and drop a link so you can use it as another working example.
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RE: link directory...can someone make this?
ok so for xthreads everything is manual editing? This would take me forever to do but from the pictures it looks awesome Wink
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RE: link directory...can someone make this?
rateu, I think the link categories should be a category, not a forum.

if you set it as a forum, it'll look like this:
   

if you make link directory and link categories as a category then set up sub forums under link categories it looks fine!

http://www.pazrt.com/forum/forum-link-categories
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RE: link directory...can someone make this?
That looks awesome RateU!
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