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Plugin Nodes 1.2.1

Embed Flash, Java, CometChat/ArrowChat rooms, and other apps in the node tree alongside your forums.

  1. Bloodcinder

    Bloodcinder Well-Known Member

    Bloodcinder submitted a new resource:

    Plugin Nodes - Embed Flash, Java, CometChat/ArrowChat, and other apps in the node tree alongside your forums.

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  2. Bloodcinder

    Bloodcinder Well-Known Member

    Bloodcinder updated Plugin Nodes with a new update entry:

    Example integration with ArrowChat

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  3. KCGaming

    KCGaming Member

    This could be very handy don't need it yet but the customization this offers is great
     
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  4. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I can surely see the usefulness of applying this to cometchat/arrowchat chat rooms. That still leaves their chat bars unaffected by usergroup permissions. But that's another story.
    I am interested to see different applications of plugin nodes. Does this allow you to add plugin nodes with multiple entries under the node, similar to threads?
     
  5. Bloodcinder

    Bloodcinder Well-Known Member

    Regarding permissions, that does have more to do with how the applications themselves choose to integrate into XF's permissions system. You can, however, set node permissions to keep them from being visible to specific groups. Things like the chat bar... To be honest, I don't use CometChat or ArrowChat because the integration is so shoddy. I'm working on my own fully integrated, XF specific chat solution.

    As far as multiple entries under the plugin like threads, I'm not entirely certain how you mean. Can you clarify? You can put as much in one plugin as you want, or you could list several plugins one after the other.

    Help me understand what you mean. I'll be happy to implement feedback on this if the features suggested can make plugins more useful.
     
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  6. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I can much relate to your statement about shoddy integration. I have been working with cometchat developers for a year, but have not yet got it to work on my active big board. I would love an advanced alternative that fully integrates and has quality code. So please tell me more.

    In regards to multiple entries under the plugin node, what I mean is this: A chat room is basically one entity. The node basically has one page with a chat room. A forum is a node which holds multiple entries: threads. So I wonder if your addon can be used to show a node with multiple entries. This is a little bit theoretical, but I am trying to grasp the possibilities of your addon.
     
  7. Bloodcinder

    Bloodcinder Well-Known Member

    My chat add-on is going to be an all-in-one solution for IM, chat rooms, and shoutboxes, with its options and permissions fully integrated into XenForo (not an app-specific admin panel), fully templated in XenForo and styled to match your active style (no external templates or stylesheets). Everything will be completely integrated, modern, and efficient. I've still got a lot of work to do, but I'm hoping to finish it this year.

    In fact, Plugin Nodes is a stepping stone to what I've just talked about (and will probably be a prerequisite add-on), because Plugin Nodes will allow you to insert chat rooms (or even one-on-one IM boxes with specific members) into the forum list as shoutboxes.

    As for multiple entries within a node, not per se. I suppose if you wanted more than one thing inside a node, you could include HTML or template code that would provide a set of tabs inside the node that could be switched between, or a scroll box, or a collapsible/expandable tree, or some other organization. For the most part, what goes inside the node is entirely up to you and you can put as much or as little as you want, including multiple different functional elements. You can think of this add-on as a framework that can help you to integrate anything you can imagine, but actually implementing those things is outside the scope of the Plugin Nodes release.
     
  8. Bloodcinder

    Bloodcinder Well-Known Member

    Bloodcinder updated Plugin Nodes with a new update entry:

    Compatibility with Rellect's Nodes Grid add-on

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  9. Bloodcinder

    Bloodcinder Well-Known Member

    Thanks to @rellect for helping me to get Plugins Nodes compatible with his excellent Nodes Grid add-on.
     
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  10. Bloodcinder

    Bloodcinder Well-Known Member

    Does anybody want to share how they're using Plugin Nodes? So far I don't know how it's actually being used in the field, so I don't know what experience people are having with it. Without knowing that, I can't do much to address user concerns or improve features.
     
  11. Bloodcinder

    Bloodcinder Well-Known Member

    Bloodcinder updated Plugin Nodes with a new update entry:

    Template variable arrays now use JSON for legibility and efficiency

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  12. Bloodcinder

    Bloodcinder Well-Known Member

    Bloodcinder updated Plugin Nodes with a new update entry:

    Bug fix for plugins in subforum menus

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