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 Oct 23rd, 2010 at 11:08pm
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Question about BoardMod
I want to use the boardmod program, so I downloaded it and a mod I want to try, but the boardmod program only goes up to Yabb 2.2, not 2.5.

Is this "good enough" for modding the new 2.5 boards?
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 Reply #1 - Oct 23rd, 2010 at 11:36pm
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Hi,

Yep, it certainly is "good enough" - it will actually work with any folder, but for your own benefit you might just want to create a new folder called '2.5' and place your 2.5 Mods in there.

Simply create a new folder for your 2.5 Mods and you should be good to go...
 
 
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 Reply #2 - Oct 24th, 2010 at 12:30am
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Ok thank you.

I am having some trouble figuring out what exactly to do with this boardmod program. I understand that you need to modify the files on your computer then upload them, but do you have to download your ENTIRE forum, then re-upload the whole thing again after your mod is complete?

Sounds like it will take a very long time.
 
 
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Hi again,

Not at all no, you only need to modify and upload the files that BoardMod edits.

These links are a little old, but hopefully they'll explain it better than I can:

http://www.boardmod.org/docs/boardmodforthebloodynovice.html

http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/?num=1190677475

Have a read through and you should get the idea. Like anything else, it can seem a little daunting for a start, but once you get the gist, you'll realize how simple it is.

I hope those links help you a little more, but if you're still confused about anything, feel free to ask...

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No worries... I hope you get on okay...
 
 
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I got it figured out I believe but I still can't get any of the mods for Yabb 2.2 to work on 2.5. Even when doing a manual install the strings to be modified are not found... odd
 
 
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Oh yeah, sorry... YaBB 2.2 Mods will not work with YaBB 2.5 - Only YaBB 2.5 Mods will work with YaBB 2.5.

Unless you know what you're doing with the code, then you need to stick to the Mods for your version of YaBB.

I guess maybe I misunderstood your original post...

« Last Edit: Oct 24th, 2010 at 1:35am by Derek Barnstorm »  
 
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I know some of the BoardMod folders seemed to come with some mods already included in them ... which could be where the issue came from.

As Derek mentioned in his last post, you will need to download the mods that have been written or updated for 2.5, and install those.

A rare few of the 2.4 mods may install with no issues what-so-ever, but the further back you go, the more issues there are going to be.

With some practice and experience with BoardMod, mods, and YaBB, it becomes easier and easier to tweak some of those earlier mods to work with the latest version ... I use many older mods on my forum, because I've learned how to tweak them ... but when I wanted to use Carsten's Member List/ Member Map mod, I still had to ask him for an update, because it is just more advanced than what I could tweak through on my own.

Any mods you discover that are for earlier versions that you want to use on the current version, you can give it a try, but if it doesn't work, ask around, and maybe the author will update it for you ... on the other hand, a few mods are gone for good.

Still, though it can take a little bit of work, it is well worth it for some of the great customizations you can get.
 
 
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Out of interest, which 2.2 Mod were you trying to install? Quite a few 2.2 Mods were built into YaBB and most other's have been updated to newer versions... Just curious...
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I tried one for inserting advertisements, one for extended profile options.
 
 
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The other thing is that I do not see any boardmods for YABB 2.5, it seems as they only go up to 2.2:

http://www.boardmod.org/mods.php?cat=0&searchfor=&sortby=yabbversion&start=560&v...
 
 
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TheNelson wrote on Oct 24th, 2010 at 2:24am:
The other thing is that I do not see any boardmods for YABB 2.5, it seems as they only go up to 2.2:

http://www.boardmod.org/mods.php?cat=0&searchfor=&sortby=yabbversion&start=560&v...

Yeah, this can be a bit confusing to new users. Unfortunately, BoardMod doesn't seem to be updated in that way anymore. What you need to do is check the forum:

http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl

You'll find relevant sections there for your version of YaBB, so all you need to do is download the mod file that you want from the forum - You're guaranteed to get the latest version that way, and you'll also be able to get support from the Mod author.

TheNelson wrote on Oct 24th, 2010 at 2:22am:
I tried one for inserting advertisements, one for extended profile options.

Extended Profiles is now part of the default YaBB package, so there's no need to install a Mod for it. See this in Admin Center => Forum Settings => Members:

Quote:
Use Extended Profiles?
If enabled, an additional item called "Profile Fields" will be shown in the sidebar to the left. There, you can add functions to the users' profiles.
Leave this unchecked if you don't use this feature to save server load!

The advertisement Mod hasn't been updated for 2.5 yet, but there is a 2.4 version here:

http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1240070942

I haven't tried it to know if it runs with 2.5 though.

It's getting late now, I hope that made sense...
« Last Edit: Oct 24th, 2010 at 3:30am by Derek Barnstorm »  
 
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I have good news for you ... today I downloaded the advertising mod for 2.4, (probably linked in Derek's post above) and installed it on my 2.5 forum.

It installed in BoardMod without a single conflict.

I don't use advertising on my site, so I can't test it in depth, but usually if it installs without a problem, it works just fine!

So the two mods you showed an interest in, one is already in the main program now, and the other, the 2.4 version will work. Congratulations!
 
 
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Re: Question about BoardMod
haha, congratulations...  Smiley

I have installed the topic description mod and the calendar mod. They both seem to have installed properly but they do not actually do anything in my forum...  Undecided

The topic description is shown when posting a topic but it does not allow you to input anything.

The calendar displays on the page, but no birthdays are listed.

I gotta get this figured out! Smiley

Thank you guys for your help. This is a lot of fun.

http://www.clubredline.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
 
 
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