InfoPanels (vB5) [Beta]

Major feature updates are currently not possible due to design decisions taken by Internet Brands.

InfoPanels allows you to display useful and interesting information in a much more user friendly way, allowing your members to access important areas of the forum, and important information, without having to go through different menu screens.

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Major feature updates are currently not possible due to design decisions taken by Internet Brands.

DragonByte Technologies are proud to present InfoPanels v2: The most feature-packed Welcome Panel system for vBulletin, and the first Welcome Panel system for vBulletin 5!

Why InfoPanels?

Info Panels is another product from DragonByte Technologies, creators of vBActivity and vBShout. Info Panels allows you to display useful and interesting information in a much more user friendly way, allowing your members to access important areas of the forum, and important information, without having to go through different menu screens.

The Welcome Panel displays all the information your users may want to see instantly when they log on, without having to go searching for it. A handy Module format means you don't have to fiddle with complex code in order to drop it on ANY page, you simply use the Site Manager natively in vBulletin 5!

The Top X Stats portion of the software allows your users to keep track of whats going on in the forum almost in real time - perfect for boards with many forums which are hard to keep track of!

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Major Features
Welcome Panel: A block above your normal forums, the Welcome Panel provides a range of stats important to your members such as their post count, % of total forum posts they have, new posts, new PMs etc.

Top X Stats: This block lets you see a continuously updated feed of links to the latests posts made by your members, and many other things that users can choose between. This fits perfectly above a Shoutbox, for instance, to give people an easy view of new posts while they chat.

vBulletin Cache Integration: Further reduce the load from the Top X Stats by integrating InfoPanels with vBulletin 5's cache, ensuring that manual refreshes don't cause additional server load.


Complete Feature List
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Welcome Panel

  • The user's picture with link to the profile where they can edit their User Picture
  • New posts and threads since the user's last visit
  • Time and date
  • # unread PMs (# total PMs)
  • Forum Stats: Total Members / Total Threads / Total Posts
  • Top Poster with link to their profile, showing number of posts and threads they have
  • Own Posts / Threads
  • # Posts Per Day (# Posts Today)
  • % of forum's total posts
  • What forum the user is most active in (# posts and # threads)
  • Latest News ticker with fade between news items (settable in vBulletin Options)
  • Link to User Settings page


Top X Stats
  • Choose "X"
  • Disable each individual block
  • Set various options per block
  • Create new blocks with different options based on each Block Type
  • User Stats
    • Newest Members
    • Top Posters
    • Top Thread Starters
  • Forum Statistics
    • Newest Replies
    • Most Viewed Threads


Caching
  • Fully integrated with vBulletin 5's new Cache functionality using the "Standard" cache type
  • Settable Time-To-Live in vBulletin options to balance stale content with resource savings
  • "Global" stats such as the Forum Stats in the above list are cached user-agnostic
  • Per-user stats like # Posts Per Day are cached per-user


Easy Setup

  • A hassle-free Module setup lets you drop the Welcome Panel on literally any page via vBulletin 5's Site Builder!
  • Configurable Module title lets you rename the "Welcome Panel" header should you choose
  • Fully integrated with the Site Builder under the "Display" grouping


vB4 / vB5 Differences

Upgradable: Yes


Currently Missing Features

Top X Stats
  • "Detached" Top X Stats
This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of Forum Home and pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • 1 Link to Hivelocity Hosting (Lite Version only)
  • v2.0.6a8 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • The widgets will now display titles for its settings fields
    • Fixed an issue with guests first loading of the Top X Stats
  • 2.0.6 Alpha 7 - 9th August 2013, 14:16
    Change: 5.0.4 is now the minimum required version
    Change: Changed module wrapper to use the built-in template
    Fix: Fixed various other CSS change issues
    Fix: The avatar for the Welcome block is now the correct size
    Fix: The Top X Stats now correctly displays the title / collapse object
    Fix: The "Newest Replies" block now works as intended
    Fix: Fixed the missing drop-down icons on the columns
  • 2.0.6 Alpha 6 - 13th May 2013, 14:37
    Change: Now requires vBulletin Connect 5.0.2 to run
    Change: Reduced memory usage by reworking the way the mod caches things to take advantage of vB5's built-in long-term cache storage
    Change: Modules in the Site Builder are now grouped under the "DragonByte" category rather than the "Display" category
    Fix: Modules in the Site Builder now once again have titles
  • 2.0.6 Alpha 5 - 2nd November 2012, 19:29
    Fix: Perma-fixed the copyright notice <br /> tag
    Fix: Fixed block links to posts on page 2 or further into the thread
    Change: Improved the display of the Top X Stats widget. It no longer has the "widget border" but instead has a border around the table itself.
    Change: Improved some back-end code to give vBulletin less work when executing certain queries
    Change: Reduced number of executed queries
    Change: Removed some unneeded code for DataManagers
    Change: Slightly improved performance on the dedicated vBulletin Options page for this mod
    Change: Renamed the JS files for consistency
  • 2.0.6 Alpha 4 - 18th October 2012, 16:06
    Fix: URLs would show replacement string text on AJAX refresh
    Fix: Newest Replies block would return invalid data if the thread had no replies
    Change: Compatible with Beta 14 and newer only!
    Change: The copyright notice has moved to the new footer_copyright template hook
    Change: Changed the way user info is fetched to be compatible with 3rd party addons
    Change: Replaced calls to $vbphrase (legacy code) with the new vB_Phrase class

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 5.x.x (5.0.2+)

Version: v2.0.6a8
Release date: 12th May 2014

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