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[ABD] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by Boardtalk.net » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:45 am

Modification Name: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs
Author: Boardtalk.net

Modification Description: Place the forum Categories into Tabs on the index.php page. This modification takes advantage of the Tabs system already installed in the phpbb User Control Panel (UCP) and as a result the Tabs should match your current theme.
The Category Tabs on the index page will load the contents one by one when clicked, just like the Tabs in the UCP.
To install this modification successfully you should be comfortable with manual coding as it is NOT possible to install with Automod. Additionally you should take into count small computer screens when adding additional Tabs - too many Tabs may distort the look of your forum.

Modification Version: 0.0.2

Requirements: Prior to installing the Tabs, take note of the Category number and its corresponding name as you will need to add these later.

To find the Category number; Click on the desired Category and the URL will have the number at the end e.g; http://webaddress.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=1

UPDATING from version 0.0.1 to version 0.0.2:
If you were using the previous version of [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs 0.0.1 you should completely uninstall it prior to installing this version.

[BETA]
This modification is in BETA stage and may be completely rewritten at any time.


Screenshots:
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Demo URL: Boardtalk

Modification Download: DOWNLOAD
View Install File: install_mod.xml

Special Note: I can't really take credit for this modification as the various solutions came from a selection of posts throughout the community here on phpbb.com


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Older Versions: Older versions are no longer supported
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Modification Name: Forum Categories in Tabs
Modification Version: 0.0.1b
Screenshots:
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Demo URL: Boardtalk
Modification Download: Download HERE
View Install File: View install_mod.xml

Know Issues/limitations in version 1.0.1b :
1.) With page refresh, the page returns to default Tab
2.) Forum breadcrumbs; when a user enters any Category list (not a forum list) the Tabs will be visible but will not work.
3.) Will not install with Automod

Note:
This mod was requested by darocker077 in this topic.

The original file comes from dhtmlgoodies.com and I have just tweaked it to work with phpbb.com forum software.


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Last edited by Boardtalk.net on Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:59 pm, edited 9 times in total.

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Re: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by Dakin Quelia » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:00 am

Hello,

Interesting MOD. Good Work. :)

Best regards.

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Post by Boardtalk.net » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:01 am

Thanks Dakin Quelia

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Post by Jessica » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:26 am

looks awesome. but I don't really like the look of the tabs. can't you make the tab look like...maybe the tabs in the mod "Index Tabbed"?

oh well *shrugs* This is exactly what I wanted for a long time
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Re: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by darocker077 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:31 am

First of all I would like to thank Boardtalk.net for coming up with such a solution.. also to Mick for pointing out the script where it actually came from..

I'm looking forward to this mod so eagerly.. once again thank you so much to Boardtalk.net making this mod.. :)

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Re: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by vytiokas » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:32 am

waiting for download :D
annyway sry for me bad english

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Post by Boardtalk.net » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:41 am

Jessica wrote:looks awesome. but I don't really like the look of the tabs. can't you make the tab look like...maybe the tabs in the mod "Index Tabbed"?

oh well *shrugs* This is exactly what I wanted for a long time
Thanks :-) The look of the tabs is a styling issue not yet explored. Currently the mod is a direct 'plugin' from the site mentioned above. When we get it to function as desired, the styling of the tabs can then be looked into.

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vytiokas wrote:waiting for download :D
I hope to have it ready ASAP, tonight at the latest.

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Re: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by Boardtalk.net » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:40 pm

Download Added: Version 0.0.1b

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Re: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by Neo » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:19 pm

Great work looks really good!Bud it would be greater if all members could set the order of category's themselves in the Control Panel that they wish to display by default.Then it would be the best add-on for phpbb this year for me!

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Post by Ashley.S. » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:59 pm

Nice to see someone has managed to find a solution to doing this on phpBB3 as MyBB for example has had a plugin to do it with their categories for quite some time. Keep up the great work :D
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Post by Boardtalk.net » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:01 pm

FDCP_NEO (NL) wrote:Great work looks really good!Bud it would be greater if all members could set the order of category's themselves in the Control Panel that they wish to display by default.Then it would be the best add-on for phpbb this year for me!
Thanks FDCP_NEO (NL), the sorting of tabs in the User Control Panel could be done but I would need help with this but a very interesting idea ;)

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Thanks

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Re: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by Dakin Quelia » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:49 pm

I have a suggestion: Manage Tabs via ACP (add / modify / delete) and manage via forums. :)

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Re: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by Boardtalk.net » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:56 pm

Dakin Quelia wrote:I have a suggestion: Manage Tabs via ACP (add / modify / delete) and manage via forums. :)
I agree but I would need help with coding this. ;)

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Re: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by master412160 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:58 pm

Bless you man!

I once informed myself about this here:
http://phpbbcommunities.com/forum/viewt ... =24&t=4166

If it was possible to get that done,

now after a long time it seems to be possible!

Good luck with further development of this. :D

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Re: [BETA] Forum Categories in Tabs

Post by Boardtalk.net » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:52 pm

@master412160
Thanks ;)

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