[ABD] Flashchat Online List v0.2.2

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[ABD] Flashchat Online List v0.2.2

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Modification Name
Flashchat Online List

Author
James78

Modification Description
This MOD will show who is currently logged into Flashchat, within phpBB.
I got tired of seeing MOD's for this, that simply used an iframe to show who was online. I thought it was rather cheap, so I set out to make my own, which truly does show it inside phpBB, iframe free.

Modification Version
v0.2.2

Features
  • Flashchat BBCode displays how many users are in a room
  • Flashchat block at bottom of forum displays how many users are in chat, the most that have been inside chat ever, and what users are inside chat (full with username coloring and linking to users profiles)
Requirements
  • Flashchat v5.0.10 (6.0.x broken...)
  • phpBB v3.0.4
This mod assumes you are using Flashchat with a CMS system, specifically phpBB v3.0.4 and above (above reported NOT working). The CMS file for this, is phpBB307CMS.php, which can be found in chat/inc/cmses/

This mod has not been tested on Flashchat installations below v5.0.10, or on 6.0.x. As such, compatibility with older/newer versions is not (yet) supported by the MOD author.


Progress
Legend - Finished - In Progress - Not Started
  • Display logged in usernames - 100%
  • Color and link usernames - 100%
  • Most users ever in chat - 100%
  • Install instructions - 100%
  • Config file for MOD, allowing to use different named chat directories - 100%
  • Make compatible with language system - 100%
  • Flashchat BBCode - 100%
  • Admin Panel Interface - 0%
    • Turn MOD on or off - 0%
    • Reset the most users in chat - 0%
    • Miscellaneous - 0%
Known Bugs
Legend - Fixed - In Progress - Not Fixed
  • Using the bot in chat breaks your forum, until the bot is removed (may never be fixed)
  • Users logging in and out repeatedly breaks forum. This shouldn't ever be a problem however. (May never be fixed)
Screenshots
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MOD Demo
Demo down, maybe permanently, at least for now...

MOD Format
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Modification Download
Flashchat v6.0.x
Download link is down...

Modification History
v0.2.2
  • Added new Flashchat BBCode
v0.2.1
  • Db_update security issue resolved
  • Added feature to allow different named chat directories
  • {CHAT_STRING} broken into 2 parts - Total users online, and rooms
  • Added place holders to language variables; they can now be switched around safely
  • Added German language - translated by chiana
... Read the MODX installation file for full changelog.

A note: Unfortunately I do not have much time anymore to continue development on this project. I will however still try to provide support for your problems, although this may also be very limited. This has been reported to NOT work on phpBB above 3.0.5 and Flashchat 6.0.x. You should NOT downgrade phpBB just to install this, as that would get rid of security updates that could leave your board vulnerable otherwise. If you have a problem you really need support with, send me an email (email button underneath the user details) and I should reply much faster.
Last edited by James78 on Tue May 04, 2010 11:05 am, edited 62 times in total.
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

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Demo not working:

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Language file /common.php couldn't be opened.
I am done with phpBB

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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

Post by zaio »

Demo is not working

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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

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stokerpiller wrote:Demo not working:

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Language file /common.php couldn't be opened.
It was working fine yesterday..
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

Post by James78 »

Yes, that is unfortunate. My board broke yesterday (not due to my MOD). The screenshot will have to suffice for now. I'm working on fixing the issue on my board.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

Post by Sunka »

Why are you doing this mod?
Something like that allready exist!

Look on my forum...near the footer

www.pijanitvor.com/forum

Code for that:

OPEN:

styles/prosilver/template/index_body.html

FIND:

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<!-- INCLUDE overall_footer.html -->
ADD BEFORE:

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<!-- Flashchat Who is -->
<h3>Who's Chatting</h3>
<p><iframe height="100" frameborder="0" src="chat/info_embedded.php" style="width: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0; border: 0; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" border="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></p>
<!-- End Flashchat who is -->
My apologies if your MOD is doing something better

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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

Post by James78 »

As stated in the MOD description, all the other Flashchat Online MODs usually use iframes to get this type of functionality. My MOD does not use an iframe, but actually uses PHP to show the data. So, iframe free.

In my opinion, iframes are cheap and useless lol. If I don't have to use one, I rather wouldn't, as they can cause many problems in different browsers, especially with CSS overflow rules and whatnot.
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

Post by mtrs »

I believe this new mod will be much better in comparison to use of info_embedded.php, I saw this mod has a nice and phpbb3 friendly view at index page.
However, I think, James78, you may also take a look at the feautures of ajaxchat blumei integration.
It gives only a star to users who are online, James78* means, he is in chat, no need to have duplicate field of who is in chat list, while we already have who is online list. This way, it can save space, if possible.
Also, the chat link in ajax chat, has an on-mouse list of chat users inside.
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

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The reason I do not do it that way, is because, not all users that are logged into chat are actually active on the forum at that time, so the list of who's in chat, would not always be shown with that method. Some of us actually idle the chat a little, and wait for others.
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

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The forums are back online. Demo is working again.
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

Post by stokerpiller »

Cool, this mod could be a reason for using this chat again 8-)
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

Post by bonelifer »

Are you going to add the users default group color?

Never mind I just went back and reread what the first post said. Oh, I don't know how I missed it.
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

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Ya, I'm working on that feature right now.
James78 wrote:
  • Color and link usernames - 10%
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Re: [DEV] Flashchat Online List v0.1.0

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Displaying Usernames, coloring, and linking of them is now complete!

I may give out a release after I add a few new features.
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Re: [BETA] Flashchat Online List v0.2

Post by James78 »

MOD has been released. There should be no bugs, other than ones listed in the bugs section on my first post.

I believe that bots sometimes follow the links into the chatroom, and create a annoying filled space in your "Who is chatting" block. To disallow them from getting in, follow these instructions.

Make a new text file, insert this into it.

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User-agent: *
Disallow: /forum/chat/
Save the file as robots.txt, and upload it to the root directory of your site.

Enjoy my MOD! :D
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