Follow User

Follow User allows users to follow one another and get notifications when the member they follow complete certain actions.

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Follow User allows users to follow one another and get notifications when the member they follow complete certain actions.

Email and private messaging notifications, usergroup permission controls, and privacy options are all included in this product.
Major Features
Ability for users to follow each others posts / threads with a pm or email notification.

Privacy: Users can make it so their following is private.

General Settings:
  • Option to toggle the Navtab on/off for vB v4.1.x
  • Option to toggle the Quick Links and Community menu links on/off for vB v4.1.x
  • Option to toggle plugin on or off.
  • Ability to enter the closed reason if you turned the mod off via the above option.
  • Option to hide the version number in the footer.
  • Option to define who sends the PM notice.
  • Option to show the PM senders signature in the pm sent to followers.
  • Ability to choose which usergroups are allowed Private Follows.
  • Option to show the users follow/following stats in the postbit.
  • Ability to choose seven different locations to show the follow/following stats in the postbit.
  • Option to show the users avatar on the Follow User settings page in the usercp.


Usergroup Permissions:
  • Can Be Followed
  • Can View User Follow
  • Can Follow
This mod displays a copyright notification in all modification pages, which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • v1.5.0 - 17th January 2017, 01:49
    Feature: The profile tab is now a single tab with AJAX switching between Following and Followers, rather than two separate tabs
    Fix: If you unfollowed someone you recently followed, the vBSocial notification would not be removed
  • v1.4.0 - 9th January 2017, 23:21
    Feature: Profile Block: Following
    Feature: Profile Block: Followers
    Fix: It was possible to trick the mod into changing other users’ following lists in certain scenario
  • v1.3.0 - 2nd January 2017, 22:27
    Feature: Notification Type: vBSocial - Members can now use vBSocial as a method of notification instead of Private Message or Email
    Fix: Resolved an issue where Mixed Content / Unsafe Scripts warnings could display when running the site via HTTPS
    Fix: If the follower had a different language setting than the person making the post or thread, the email would parse in the wrong language
    Fix: In certain scenarios, user group permissions would not apply correctly when checking whether notifications should be sent
    Fix: If one follower no longer had permission to follow anyone, no subsequent followers would receive notifications for new threads
    Fix: Fixed a PHP 7.1 compatibility issue
  • v1.2.0 - 20th December 2016, 00:01
    Feature: vBSocial 10 integration - sends a vBSocial notification when someone follows you
  • v1.1.4 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Fixed a issue where the link in the email was showing wrong, thus not redirecting you to the post / thread.

    Fixed a issue if you selected Private Message for the notification type you would get a email and visa-verse.
  • v1.1.3 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Added missing affiliate settings in vBoptions.
  • v1.1.2 - 3rd February 2013, 03:08
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Fixed a issue where you could not deselect notifications in the Notification Menu on the Follow page in the usercp.
  • v1.1.1 - 2nd February 2013, 02:48
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Fixed a issue when you selected email as the notification type, it would not save.
    • Fixed a issue when you navigated to General Settings in your usercp you would get a db error.
  • v1.1.0 - 28th January 2013, 00:32
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Fixed a issue where you would get a notification on posts when type is set to thread.
    • Fixed a issue when you updated your following settings, you would not get a re direct message informing you of successful changes.
    • Fixed a issue where users could be followed if they were in a usergroup that was not allowed follows.


    Changes To Existing Features:
    • Removed the setting Is Manager from Usergroup Permissions as it was really a defunct setting.
    • Added html markup support for usernames on the Follow User settings page.


    Additions To Product From Feature Requests Or Just Something Else Added:
    • Option to show signature in the pm sent to users who are following someone.
    • Option to show users avatars now show on the Follow User settings page.
    • Clicking on users name on the Follow User settings page, will now re direct you their profile.
    • Ability to select which usergroups can have "Private" follows.
    • Ability to show the users follow / following count in the postbit.
    • Option to choose seven different locations in the postbit to display the users follow / following count.
  • v1.0.1 - 21st January 2013, 04:15
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    Fixed: References to wrong product in the readme file.
    Fixed: Missing phrase in Admin Permissions page for Can Administer Follow User.
    Fixed: Missing navigation links, including Quick Links, Community and a NavTab, is supported in 4.1.x and 4.2.x
    Fixed: Removed unnecessary Manage Content Types link in the ACP.
    Fixed: The footer for the product as it was not there and none of the settings to control it did nothing.
    Fixed: Uncached templates in the usercp.
    Fixed: Display issue on the Followers Block that added a space in between the blockhead and block subhead.
    Fixed: Display issue on the Followers Block where the Content Type was showing the date instead of the Content Type.
    Fixed: The size of the Notifications column in the Following block.
    Fixed: A display issue in IE with the contents of the Following block going outside the block.

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 4.x.x

Version: v1.5.0
Release date: 17th January 2017

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