[MODDB] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

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[MODDB] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by austin881 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:27 pm

Modification Name: ModernDignity Flash Movie Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud
Author: austin881

Modification Description:The ModernDignity Tag Cloud is a animated wordgraph that displays your choice of forum titles, common search words, or usernames in 3D by placing them in a rotating sphere on your index page using Adobe Flash. It works just like a regular tag cloud, but is more visually exciting. This is based on a popular wordpress plugin by Roy Tanck and has been adapted for phpBB3. People like to be visually stimulated, and this is the perfect instrument to attract prospects and eventually convince them to join your forum. It has several options to customize your tag cloud via the ACP module which include: enable/disable, cloud mode, cloud size, font size, bg color, tag color, transparent background, speed, and more.

A demo can be found at http://phpbb.moderndignity.com

Now includes an install file! :D UMIL makes installing the Mod a breeze!
No SQL to run. No ACP module to create and activate. This is all done for you!
3 easy steps: Run the install file, make minor edits to only a few files, and then copy all the files to your site. Piece of cake!


The cloud is set up to display one of 3 modes:
  • All of your Category, Forum, and Subforum titles.
  • Common search words pull from the SEARCH_WORDLIST_TABLE.
  • All of your Users pulled from the USERS_TABLE.
Clicking any of the tags takes you to the appropriate page.

Modification Version: 1.0.6

Requirements: >=PHP5, >= Flash Player 9, Javascript

Features:
  • Animated flash movie tag cloud wordgraph for your forum index page.
  • Ability to displays all categories, forums, and subforums as a clickable link to their respective location. (Forum Title mode)
  • Ability to displays common search words as tags. (Search Wordlist mode)
  • Ability to display usernames (colored appropriately) as tags. (All Users mode)
  • Can modify the height and width of the flash video.
  • Ability to alter the rotation speed of the cloud.
  • Can change the background to colored or transparent.
  • Can decide whether to randomly place or distribute tags evenly on sphere.
  • Ability to customize colors and size of different tags.
  • Customize color and size of forum types as a group (ie. Cat, Forum, Sub)
  • You can even demo this right from the 'contrib' folder. All the necessary example files are included so you can tweak the options, play with colors, and see all the different options.
  • ACP module giving admins the ability to select cloud options (ie. color, size, speed, behavior.)
  • XHTML Strict 1.0 compliant
Features slated for the future:
In upcoming version I hope to have:
  • [PROGRESS - 50%] Option to add other internal links (ie. Board index, Search, FAQ, etc.) This is currently possible but it has to be manually hard-coded not added through the ACP module.
  • [PROGRESS - 50%] Option to add external links (ie. http://www.google.com, http://www.example.com, etc.) This is currently possible but it has to be manually hard-coded not added through the ACP module.
Files to edit
* index.php,
* adm/style/admin.css,
* includes/constants.php,
* styles/prosilver/template/index_body.html

Included files
* root/install_cloud_mod.php,
* root/adm/style/acp_cloud.html,
* root/includes/functions_cloud.php,
* root/includes/acp/acp_cloud.php,
* root/includes/acp/info/acp_cloud.php,
* root/language/en/mods/cloud_lang.php,
* root/language/en/mods/info_acp_cloud.php,
* root/language/en/mods/install_cloud_lang.php,
* root/styles/prosilver/template/tagcloud.swf,
* root/styles/prosilver/template/swfobject.js,
* root/umil/*.*

Screenshots:
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Demo URL: http://phpbb.moderndignity.com
Demo Username: Not applicable
Demo Password: Not applicable

Modification Download:
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Last edited by austin881 on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:43 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: [BETA] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by Br33zer » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:43 pm

I would need something like this for images :D
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Re: [BETA] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by imkingdavid » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:27 pm

Sounds like a good idea for a MOD. :) Nice job
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Re: [BETA] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by mjimeyg » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:25 pm

I am definitely interested in this module.

Is there an option for having a sort of main menu cloud that allows the whole thing to be in one box e.g:

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I hope thats not to complicated. I always have trouble with Flash and Actionscript so I am very impressed with this and will use it regardless.

I look forward to updates.
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Re: [BETA] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by austin881 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:42 pm

I'm not sure I totally understand what functionality you are requesting but I'm almost positive it won't be included. Right now I'm just focused on getting an ACP Module created for it. http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1865035
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Re: [BETA] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by mjimeyg » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:30 pm

austin881 wrote:I'm not sure I totally understand what functionality you are requesting but I'm almost positive it won't be included. Right now I'm just focused on getting an ACP Module created for it. http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1865035
Don't worry, it was very much an additional feature as opposed to a necsessity.

This is still a great mod as it stands now.

Oh, and I replied to the topic you linked. Hope it helps.
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Re: [BETA] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by mjimeyg » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:54 pm

Just installed this on my testing board.

Installed perfectly.

Runs beautifully

The only thing I think it could do with is maybe an automatic center or being able to add it to a side bar... unfortunately I can't think how that works but I will be having a look anyway.

Look forward to updates.

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Re: [BETA] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by austin881 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:42 pm

Thanks for testing it out for me! Glad you like it.

I also believe it looks great in a sidebar. In fact on one of my phpBB sites I've done just that... check this out... SilveradoSierra.com.

You can also see where I did a pretty cool standalone implementation (without phpBB) here: MaddoxSpace.com
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Re: [RC1] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by austin881 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:53 am

I've made some significant changes to this Mod. Please re-read the first post for the full description and features. There is now full control of the Tag Coud via the ACP. I've moved this Mod to [RC1] status and I would like to have a few folks try it out. I think it is almost ready to submit to the ModDB.

It passes the Mod Pre-Validator(MPV) and installs well with AutoMod. Please give it a try! :P
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Re: [RC1] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by Midlands bassline » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:07 pm

ive installed this mod on my site ... but on my portal page ... but it seeems that no other keywords are goin on it ?

only the ones that u can manually put in shows up

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cud sum1 suggest how to fix ?

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Re: [RC1] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by austin881 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:17 pm

Like I said, this mod has been significantly changed since you installed it. You are running the older version which doesn't even have the capability of using search words in the cloud.

Install the latest version and you'll have a plethora of options. ;)

May I also remind you...
Do not install this Mod on a Live site.
I am a strong believer in the mod validation process here at phpbb.com and to ensure the security, functionality, and usability of this mod it is recommended that in this phase of development you only use this Mod in a test environment. This mod has not yet passed the required validation procedures so please do not use it on a live site. I'll be submitting it to the Mod Database as soon as I get some good feedback from those who have tried it out.
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Re: [RC1] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by shotgunelvis » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:17 am

Will this work on board3 portal? Cool stuff but sneaking your site links in is just a little shady.

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Re: [RC1] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by survivalbill » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:36 am

I have this for wordpress love it been hopeing someone would do the same for phpbb3 thanks cant wait till its aproved....

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Re: [RC1] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by austin881 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:14 am

shotgunelvis wrote:Will this work on board3 portal? Cool stuff but sneaking your site links in is just a little shady.
I'm not sure if it will work with Board3Portal or not. I haven't tried. If there is enough demand I suppose I could make sure it plays nice.

I don't consider it sneaking my site links in, I consider it a clever way of preventing the “copyright thieves” that appear fairly rampant. It is acceptable in the eyes of phpBB, in fact, the hash was inspired from the Advanced PayPal Donation MOD 1.0.B4 written by Highway of Life, a member of our own phpBB.com team. ;)

You'll also be pleased to know that removal of the extra links in the cloud will be an option once it is finalized and released. Those were placed in the cloud to help demonstrate the Mods features and capabilities as well as give respect to the large amount of time given freely by the developer. While in the development phase of this project it also helps build interest, traffic, and use of the Mod. Thanks for participating in the development life-cycle! :mrgreen:
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Re: [RC1] ModernDignity Flash Animated Cumulus Tag Cloud

Post by keith10456 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:41 am

Great, great mod! I look forward to the final release 8-) :lol:

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