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[8wayRun.Com] XenPorta (Module Add-Ons)

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by Jaxel, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I am making this as a separate thread where people can post their add-ons for my portal...

    XenPorta Base Package:
    Official Modules (written by Jaxel):
    1. Board Totals
    2. Online Users
    3. Status Updates
    4. Share this Page
    5. Facebook
    6. Twitter
    7. Recent News
    8. Recent Threads
    9. Recent Slider
    10. Recent Accorsion
    11. Google Adsense
    12. Countdown
    13. Cover It Live
    14. Donations
    15. Amazon
    16. XenHabla Chat Users
    17. XenAtendo Birthdays
    18. XenAtendo Calendar
    19. XenAtendo Events Upcoming
    20. XenAtendo Live Stream
    21. XenMedio Media Cloud
    22. XenMedio Media Recent
    23. XenCarta Wiki Navigation
    Unofficial Modules (written by other people):
    • none compatible with 1.5.0 yet.
    If you want a module added to the list, just attach it to a post on this thread and then send me a private message...
  2. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    This guide is no longer relevant... with XenPorta 1.5.0, there is a built in block creation system if you are running your forums in debug mode.
    haculic, Saeed, RobinHood and 7 others like this.
  3. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    Would be great to have a...
    1. Forum Listing Module (displaying a list of all available public forums).
    2. Activity Feed Module (a smaller briefer version of the activity feed page).
    3. Custom module (for putting your own stuff in there like advertisements or links).
    cornishman likes this.
  4. Gustavo Fernandez

    Gustavo Fernandez Active Member

    I need a portal where visualiser Last 5 topics for each category ...

    attached example (img)

    Lone Wolf likes this.
  5. jadmperry

    jadmperry Well-Known Member

    Would love a Recent Videos/Recent Media module. This would pull the most recent videos posted in XenMedio.
  6. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

  7. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Okay... I would like to remind people of how EASY it is to create custom modules... and here is a new guide on template design... The next version of of XenPorta will have FIVE different locations for modules: top, bottom, left, center, and right. Naturally, the "right" location is the actual sidebar system built into XenForo; so the remaining four blocks are part of XenPorta... With each of the 5 locations, there are essentially TWO types of templates you can create: "section" content (sidebar stuff), and "sectionMain" content (main stuff).

    First lets look at "sectionMain" content... In sectionMain content, there are several different types of containers you can use, the template below is an example of all four containers you should be using (you shouldn't use the "header" container, as that is a reserved container for the navbar and looks out of place in the default theme if used elsewhere)
    <div class="sectionMain">
        <div class="subHeading"></div>
        <div class="primaryContent"></div>
        <div class="secondaryContent"></div>
        <div class="sectionFooter"></div>
    Its actually very simple, subHeading is the top, sectionFooter is the bottom, and primaryContent/secondaryContent are alternating color schemes for content. Stick to this simple design and your sectionMain content will look fine no matter which location it is in; except for the "right". The "right" area is designed strictly for sidebar content.

    Next lets look at "section" sidebar content... sidebar content is a bit more restrictive as there is an exact formatting you must follow in order to get it to fit the look of a sidebar module. First lets lay the ground rules... sidebar content can be placed in any of the highlighted modules below. If they are placed outside of these locations, their formatting will not be retained...


    The following highlighted locations can NOT contain any "section" sidebar content. These are the spots in which formatting will not be maintained for sidebar content...


    the following highlighted locations are unique in that they can accept both "section" sidebar and "sectionMain" content. You can place any module in these spots, depending on how you wish to style your portal...


    Now lets look at the construction of a "section" sidebar module...
    <div class="section">
        <div class="secondaryContent">
            <h3>Sidebar Title</h3>
            <div>Sidebar Content</div>
    Notice how you don't really have any options here. There are not 4 types of containers that you get to pick and choose from... here there are two containers, and you must use both of them. H3 is the title bar to the module, while the div below it is the actual content. Every sidebar module, including the ones built into XenForo follows this basic construct format!

    Thank you for your time... I hope this makes it easier to create modules.
    rootsxrocks, Saeed, RobinHood and 2 others like this.
  8. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    I reckon I will try to make one.
  9. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    Creating a module for this was pretty easy, especially since I have no php skill.

    Here is a very simple Daily Horoscope script provided free by Albino Blacksheep and Lexiyoga. Examples: http://www.lexiyoga.com/free-horoscope-code
    The only problem with this script is that it doesn't offer any customization to it's colors or width.

    So attached is a zip with 4 variations of the same script. You choose which you want to use based on your needs. There is 2 wide for light & dark sites, and 2 narrow for light & dark sites.

    Let me know if I created this module properly or not. It seemed to work fine on my test site. The only thing that annoys me with it is that the title is displayed twice. Once by xF and once by the script itself. I cannot remove the header from the script, but I can omit it from xF.

    What do you think? Leave it or remove it?

    Next I plan to work on a random quote that pulls it's quotes from a text file.

    Install as any other porta module. You don't need to use all four, just one based on where you want to place it and if your site has a dark theme or light theme.

    If you like this script, please hit me with a "like".

    Thank You.

    EDIT: updated package

    Attached Files:

  10. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    Attached Files:

    Gabby, Morgain, Andrew and 1 other person like this.
  11. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    Jaxel I have a question. I'm working on a random quotes module. It will call the quotes from a txt file. What directory should the txt file be placed? For teh sake of keeping everything as clean & organized as possible.
  12. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    you should make a folder in /data or /js
  13. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

  14. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    Here is a Christmas Countdown. I don't know how reliable it is since it was free scripts I found on the net that I combined. It has an image, with a daily countdown until Christmas and add's a snow effect to your webpage. Looks best as a side module.

    Unzip the package and upload the ChristmasCoundown folder to your data directory. Then install as you would any other module.

    Please like this post if you like the module.


    EDIT: I didn't package my zip right. Please try this one.
    EDIT: I found a bug in the script. It messes up sites in FF & IE.Removing package until I find a solution.
  15. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Sweet, a christmas countdown :D Thanks for that.
  16. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    Here is a random quote module that pulls the quote from a text file. Open the package and upload the "RandomQuote" folder to the data directory. There is a quotes.txt to get you started so you can see how it works.

    To create a random quotes file, simple add a quote and end the line with @. After each quote @ should be used to end the line or quote, EXCEPT FOR THE LAST LINE.

    For example:
    The sky is blue, the grass is green - unkown@
    Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get. - Forest Gump@
    This is the last quote, so it doesn't need a @.

    Also, look at the quotes.txt file to see an example. Also, the file must be named "quotes.txt" in order for it to work. Everyone is welcome to share their quote files.

    To be truthful, this can be used for a number of things. Like Random facts, etc...

    If you like this module, please like this post.

    Thank You.

    EDIT: spruced up a new package, version 1.1 screenshot_rq-1.png . See screenshot.
    EDIT #2: updated package.
    EDIT #3: updated package.

    Attached Files:

    rootsxrocks, irwancihuy, avi and 14 others like this.
  17. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Xarcell, I'd like to spruce up the RandomQuote module text. How can we make the text larger, the author part in bold and add some small quote images around the text?
    Peggy likes this.
  18. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    I'll see what I can do.
    ArnyVee likes this.
  19. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    I spruced it up a bit, but not completely happy with it. NOTE: I cannot put author's name or piece of the text in bold.

    Look at the screenshot and tell me what you think of the font?

    Attached Files:

    Rich and Peggy like this.
  20. Travis

    Travis Active Member

    I love it!

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