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The Geek
08-23-2006, 07:47 PM
GARS 2.1.8m users see http://www.thevbgeek.com/showthread.php?t=3756

Make sure that after you import the package that you edit the snap module in your showthread AND forumdisplay page to make sure the new custom field is assigned correctly.

Also, edit the new Link Directory Type after the import to upload the default header image included with the zip.

Ill write some more copy here when I get a second.


Here are some URL settings that users have submitted for the snap module:

http://www.m-software.de/screenshot/Screenshot.png?url=http%3A%2F%2F
http://msnsearch.srv.girafa.com/srv/i?i=%204ac8babd1cf73ace&s=MSNSEARCH&cy=en-us&r=It is also worth checking out Girafa.com (http://www.girafa.com)


EDIT 22/5/07:

This package has been updated to work with GARS 2.1.8. In order for the images to upload, your URL to images folder (admincp->gars->settings) MUST BE the complete, full, URL (not relative). Otherwise the images will not upload.

HTHs!

trana
08-23-2006, 09:30 PM
What does this do? Can you provide a screen shot?

Thanks!

Ramses
08-23-2006, 09:38 PM
It's doing this one >>klick<< (http://www.thevbgeek.com/forumdisplay.php?f=51)

vitoreis
08-23-2006, 11:00 PM
Error in all templates:
Warning: implode(): Bad arguments. in /includes/adminfunctions_template.php on line 691
(StyleVars) (CSS) (Replacement Variables)
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /includes/adminfunctions_template.php on line 796
(Controlar) Concluido.

Thanks for the mod!

The Geek
08-24-2006, 12:56 AM
Did you import it into GARS or try to use it as a product? It should be imported via the GARS importer.
What version of vB are you on?

gothic
08-24-2006, 04:05 PM
I am really becoming very confused. When setting up the snap module I understand that I have to insert the URL of the thumbnail service MINUS the bit I am supposed to add (i.e. the URL I want a thumb of)
Well, the thumbshots URL to retrieve thumbs is
http://open.thumbshots.org/image.pxf?url=[LINK]
Where the [LINK] is the bit I omit in the snap module.
I have tried and tried and still get no image.
Please, please does anyone have any suggestions......:o

gothic
08-24-2006, 04:16 PM
Right then. Fiddled some more and at least it's trying to get an image, but safe-mode is on on my server (not by choice, I can assure you) so all I get now is
1. Got some freaky error while moving file from /tmp/geekf3rLf5 to /home/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/images/1156435768.jpg. Upload fine. Move=problem. error? #
2. Error generating image
I have checked the 'safe-mode on' in GARS settings, as I have in vB, I have created the /tmp folder correctly (all other scripts utilise it correctly), and have set permissions correctly to relevant folders... but still I get the above error.....


Anyone please??

jeez, forgot to obliterate my full path :o :o :o

The Geek
08-24-2006, 05:19 PM
Gothic - I dont get anything putting that URL in with another url. For example:
http://open.thumbshots.org/image.pxf?url=thenailgeek.com
or
http://open.thumbshots.org/image.pxf?url=www.thenailgeek.com
or
http://open.thumbshots.org/image.pxf?url=http://www.thenailgeek.com

The module comes with a configured snap URL as well?

hmmm... safe mode... er... Ill need to come up with a workaround for that and this module :(

gothic
08-24-2006, 05:25 PM
Thankyou for the reply Geek, will watch this space ;)

gothic
08-24-2006, 05:28 PM
Ah!! just had another thought. Is there a way that I could use images from the 'types' folder but have them linked(able) to the URL in question?
no pressure :rolleyes:

The Geek
08-24-2006, 05:47 PM
Possibly, I was going to think about making a dynamic option so it would pull each time it displays. Problem is, its time consuming and if youre charged each time, it could get expensive :(

vitoreis
08-24-2006, 11:40 PM
Did you import it into GARS or try to use it as a product? It should be imported via the GARS importer.
What version of vB are you on?
I import into GARS. My vB is 3.6

Apart this errors in install all work fine...

The Geek
08-25-2006, 07:28 AM
The current version of gars (rc4b) wont error out during that stage.

Damir
08-25-2006, 10:41 AM
Where Is The Zip File?

The Geek
08-25-2006, 01:59 PM
I took it down for a few. It will be back up tonight

gothic
08-26-2006, 09:48 AM
I took it down for a few. It will be back up tonight
Erm, which tonight are we on about :rolleyes:

The Geek
08-26-2006, 10:33 AM
Tonight for the Aussies, today for me :)

Ramses
08-26-2006, 10:41 AM
Geek, is ist possible to import the link directory again without blowing away anything? Thanks

The Geek
08-26-2006, 10:47 AM
It shouldnt blow anything away?

When you upgrade GARS, it wipes your custom field phrases and any templates that your imported packages might have made. Therefore you have to go through and save your custom fields again (just edit each one and click save). You must also reimport packages like this one. Currently, the importer tries to figure out if you already have its contents installed. It does a pretty good job, however it does almost too good of a job. If you changed a setting, etc... it doesnt find a match so it creates a new one for you.
Its not too big of a deal though as you can always delete the excess. However Im goign to dumb down the match a bit and also provide a package for the templates only.

The Geek
08-26-2006, 12:10 PM
Package updated (but of course you know that if you clicked 'install' ;) )

Ramses
08-29-2006, 10:45 PM
Hm, wanted to translate the phrases, but don't find them, can you give me a hint please?

The Geek
08-29-2006, 11:24 PM
AFAIK The only phrases are in the GARS_marked_main and GARS_marked_row templates

Ramses
08-30-2006, 07:24 PM
Thanks, this means there is no fully translation possible? For example category tools, comments, views, member rating etc.

The Geek
08-31-2006, 03:54 PM
Sorry, it is fully phrased. It does create a new Term Set called Links which you can translate.

Ramses
09-01-2006, 12:55 PM
Ok, maybe I was explaining it not so good, sorry.
I mean, reviews, articles and tutorials have an own phrase type (GARS_1_phrases, GARS_2_phrases, GARS_3_phrases). I added a screenshot to show better what I mean. Thanks

The Geek
09-01-2006, 05:04 PM
Not sure why they arent showing there. Just click save and they should appear (they may not be cached yet)

Ramses
09-01-2006, 06:12 PM
Saving doesn't help. Btw. in the links.xml import file are no phrases, should it not be so?

The Geek
09-01-2006, 06:36 PM
No phrases, but thats a good point. Create a new term set with the same info and save. Then edit the type and assign the new term set.

HTHs

Ramses
09-01-2006, 07:03 PM
Ah, now I got it, thanks. :)

mhc1576
09-03-2006, 04:15 PM
Geek,

Please reexport and update the zip cause now it will create an extra tools module because the setting is not the same.
The template cache is GARS_tools,GARS_mod_container in GARS but GARS_tools in Links package.

The Geek
09-03-2006, 04:28 PM
Thanks. Done it.

Loco
09-04-2006, 06:07 AM
very cool :)
might have a use for this one too

gothic
09-04-2006, 12:02 PM
Right then. Updated to GARS 2.0RC5 and configured. On my dev box here in my offices all works perfectly :D :D
When I do same on one of my active forums, GARS works perfectly, but the Link mod still gets in a huff because of 'safe-mode=on'
You thought about a workround yet Sam please??

The Geek
09-04-2006, 03:00 PM
Not yet mate. Sorry :(

gothic
09-05-2006, 07:27 PM
The way I understand it is that with safe-mode=on, the script itself has to own the folder/file for it to be able to manipulate it.
Would it be possible to just use a pre-formed folder (temp/tmp/etc) within the gars/images folder tree to upload the image to??

I'm not trying to teach ma to suck eggs, and it must be remembered I understand php not, but I have just spent almost 20 hours doing a study into the phenomena that is safe-bloody-mode :( Still don't fully understand it, but have a few documents here if they are of any use to you :o .. let me know.
Thankyou

The Geek
09-05-2006, 10:19 PM
If the geek/gars/images folder is owned by the same owner as the geek scripts, it should work without a problem. Im not sure about using a pre existing system folder. Sorry :(

gothic
09-06-2006, 04:49 AM
If the geek/gars/images folder is owned by the same owner as the geek scripts, it should work without a problem. Im not sure about using a pre existing system folder. Sorry :(
Nope, your script drags the image in to the global /tmp folder (owned by the user logged in, in my case 1) then it tries to copy, paste over to the gars/images/? folder then delete the original, it's during that stage it changes ownership.

The Geek
09-06-2006, 06:49 AM
but the copy should be owned by whoever is running the process. If you make 1 the owner of geek/gars/images that should be fine shouldnt it?

Lizard King
09-06-2006, 07:02 AM
Geek is there anything i need to do expect importing the xml and follow the steps after that ?

The thumbnails are not working correctly. I tried couple times but nop.

In the snap modules i changed the url to http://open.thumbshots.org/image.pxf?url= but no good unfortunately.

http://www.ayyas.com/citir-linkler/ here is the details

gothic
09-06-2006, 03:03 PM
but the copy should be owned by whoever is running the process. If you make 1 the owner of geek/gars/images that should be fine shouldnt it?
No, the way I understand it is that the global /tmp (as in the 'Safe Mode Temporary Directory' in vB settings) is automatically owned by the user (admin) or the STARTER of the script, therefore the first part, grabbing the image from the 3rd party server, works perfectly well. It's the next stage, GARS wants to manipulate the image, and copy/paste/delete original that the GARS script actually takes over ownership, which safe mode definitely frowns upon.

If you look at the error code generated:
Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: SAFE MODE Restriction in effect. The script whose uid is 533 is not allowed to access /tmp/geekn2zWUt owned by uid 48 in /geek/gars/mods/persist/snap.php on line 40

Warning: fopen(/tmp/geekn2zWUt) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /geek/gars/mods/persist/snap.php on line 40

Warning: copy() [function.copy]: SAFE MODE Restriction in effect. The script whose uid is 533 is not allowed to access /tmp/geekn2zWUt owned by uid 48 in /geek/gars/includes/gars_functions_image.php on line 208

The GARS script id (533) is trying it's hardest to steal ownership of the uploaded file (thumb) owned by me id (48)
I still feel that if we could dispense with the third person (the global /tmp folder) and shift the 'grabbed' image straight into the geek/gars/image/???? folder, it should work. In other words, keep it all 'in-house' so to speak, all under the GARS umbrella.
What do you reckon??

The Geek
09-06-2006, 07:20 PM
Scripts dont have their own uid, they generally take the ownership of who uploaded/created the script. Safe mode prevents scripts with different uid's from putting stuff in other uid's folders. Make the geek/gars/images folder the same uid (and maybe even geek/gars/includes/gars_image_functions.php) and bob is your uncle.
I cant upload an image, resize and copy over in that working directory. I could possibly do it for this situation, but not for the other GARS upload functions which means I would have to write a seperate image handler just for this add on. As much as I would love to, I simply don't have the time right now. I wish I was more of an expert on the safemode thing, I am sure there are solutions other than changing ownership of the destination folder.

Lizard: Why didnt you use the default? I tried the openthumb thing but didnt get it to work (although others have)

Lizard King
09-06-2006, 07:27 PM
Scripts dont have their own uid, they generally take the ownership of who uploaded/created the script. Safe mode prevents scripts with different uid's from putting stuff in other uid's folders. Make the geek/gars/images folder the same uid (and maybe even geek/gars/includes/gars_image_functions.php) and bob is your uncle.
I cant upload an image, resize and copy over in that working directory. I could possibly do it for this situation, but not for the other GARS upload functions which means I would have to write a seperate image handler just for this add on. As much as I would love to, I simply don't have the time right now. I wish I was more of an expert on the safemode thing, I am sure there are solutions other than changing ownership of the destination folder.

Lizard: Why didnt you use the default? I tried the openthumb thing but didnt get it to work (although others have)
Default image ? Shall i use that ?

The Geek
09-06-2006, 07:52 PM
No, the default setting for the snap module?

Lizard King
09-06-2006, 07:53 PM
No, the default setting for the snap module?
Edit : If i delete link directory module and custom fields , and then re import the xml ? will it work ?

The Geek
09-06-2006, 08:14 PM
yea, or just check my reply to your PM ;)

Lizard King
09-12-2006, 01:08 PM
http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=you can also use this one to get the screenshots. But this one requires a copyright info where the screenshot is used. But this has way more features like you can define the quality or the height/weight. For more information http://www.artviper.com/tools.php this is working better than the other one.

Ramses
09-12-2006, 03:17 PM
http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=you can also use this one to get the screenshots. But this one requires a copyright info where the screenshot is used. But this has way more features like you can define the quality or the height/weight. For more information http://www.artviper.com/tools.php this is working better than the other one.
Thanks Lizard, do I only need to replace this code in the snap module or is any additional needed?

Lizard King
09-12-2006, 03:52 PM
Thanks Lizard, do I only need to replace this code in the snap module or is any additional needed?
thats all you need to do.

soultrader
09-14-2006, 04:53 AM
Is there anyway to make this into a page and not in a forum? Thanks

The Geek
09-14-2006, 07:25 AM
Nope. GARS sits on top of vBulletin forums

Blackbeard
09-14-2006, 11:55 AM
what size are the screen shots of the webpages to be or does it resize them for you???

The Geek
09-14-2006, 12:18 PM
It takes the shot and resizes them for you. You can control the size via the settings.

erjavid
09-14-2006, 04:50 PM
link directory is very very nice, but i have a problem.

What must i do to show the thumbnail?

The Geek
09-14-2006, 05:54 PM
Do you have it installed or are you having problems with the test version?

soultrader
09-15-2006, 03:47 AM
Is it possible to add a category to the directory? Thank you

The Geek
09-15-2006, 07:37 AM
Just add a subforum :)

Blackbeard
09-16-2006, 03:44 PM
http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=you can also use this one to get the screenshots. But this one requires a copyright info where the screenshot is used. But this has way more features like you can define the quality or the height/weight. For more information http://www.artviper.com/tools.php this is working better than the other one.

where and how did you add the backlink as my sites not linking images at moment

Blackbeard
09-16-2006, 03:45 PM
Geek has i am very stupid when setting up these things just to make sure i have done it right , can you give me details on how to edit and setup the snap as at moment iam just getting red crosses.

thanks m8 great addon

Lizard King
09-16-2006, 03:58 PM
where and how did you add the backlink as my sites not linking images at moment
Inside GARS copyright

erjavid
09-16-2006, 06:05 PM
link directory is very very nice, but i have a problem.

What must i do to show the thumbnail?

Do you have it installed or are you having problems with the test version?

i have installed Link Directory for GARS 2.0 but the thumbnail not found.

Why?

I post link to google, yahoo, my site etc.... but thumbnail do not appare.

PS:sorry for my bad english

Blackbeard
09-17-2006, 04:59 PM
Inside GARS copyright

where's the copyright, i dont seem to be able to find it

The Geek
09-17-2006, 06:38 PM
The module settings should be fine out of the box although you need to edit the module to set the correct custom field entry (or if you want to change the URL for thumbnails).

If you're not seeing the thumbs... check to see if they are in your images folder: geek/gars/images/u/s/e/r/i/d

Lizard King
09-18-2006, 09:48 AM
where's the copyright, i dont seem to be able to find it
Check footer here :
http://www.ayyas.com/citir-linkler/

gothic
09-18-2006, 02:41 PM
Edited because I have sorted it

erjavid
09-20-2006, 03:40 PM
very sorru.
i have many many problem.
can i have a simple tutorial whit many screenshoot?
step by step.
I don't understend thumbnail preview.

The Geek
09-20-2006, 10:07 PM
Just follow the readme and the instructions that appear when you import it.

C.Birch
09-23-2006, 09:34 AM
Database error in vBulletin 3.6.1:

Invalid SQL:
UPDATE gars_custom_values SET gars1 = 'www.conceptmusic.com/main.html',gars5 = 'http://' WHERE custom_threadid=21894;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'gars5' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Date : Saturday, September 23rd 2006 @ 10:31:00 AM
Script : http://forums.lisascottlee.com/newthread.php?do=postthread&f=87
Referrer : http://forums.lisascottlee.com/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=87
IP Address :
Username : C.Birch
Classname : vb_database

The Geek
09-23-2006, 09:48 AM
You need to edit the module set's snap module and select the right custom field as per the readme.

HTHs

Blackbeard
09-25-2006, 03:36 PM
soon its going to be me or the computer, i just cannot get this to work, i've uploaded latest and now i get this,

http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=http://www.thevbgeek.com/ is invalid

iam about to cry whats going on here please

Lizard King
09-25-2006, 05:04 PM
soon its going to be me or the computer, i just cannot get this to work, i've uploaded latest and now i get this,

http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=http://www.thevbgeek.com/ is invalid

iam about to cry whats going on here please
that happens to me also , try couple times editing&saving the thread. that usually solve my problem.

Blackbeard
09-25-2006, 06:07 PM
The following errors occurred when this message was submitted:

http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=http://www.abit.com.tw is invalid

it will not even let me subit the post

The Geek
09-26-2006, 06:19 PM
That link works for me... is it not supposed to?

Blackbeard
09-27-2006, 07:08 AM
it works fine when i post it here, but i cannot get it accept the link when trying to post it and when i could, get it to accept any link i just got red crosses no snap shot

The Geek
09-27-2006, 09:48 PM
is this in your settings? http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=

Also, does it save the URL correctly?

Blackbeard
09-28-2006, 04:00 PM
no it will not save the url @ moment keeps say invalid, yesthats the url iam using

joh
09-29-2006, 03:55 AM
I have a few questions.
1: can you set this so that a use group and or person go to the top?
2: can you set category?
That is it for now.

The Geek
09-29-2006, 07:24 AM
1 - Not sure what you are asking there.
2- Yes :)

blackknights
09-29-2006, 12:12 PM
Greetings fairly new to the out standing product you have to offer thumbs up by the way although have a few questions I'm hoping you may assist me with or perhaps one of the more knowledgeable members. Question are these.

(1) how do I set up link to display posters banner image as seen in live demo (how to have easy upload fuction for user)
(2) can categories be set up for various styles of links or is sub categories need.

I realize that this is more than likely out lined in how 2 although slightly confusing to a newbie such as my self. any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
If further info is needed please feel free to let me know. thanks in advanced.

The Geek
09-29-2006, 09:41 PM
Hey there,

1 - this package imports into GARS and sets it all up for you so it is just like the live demo here. The only thing you need to do is configure the module settings after importing (the readme covers this)
2- Yea, categories are nothing more than sub forums. Configure them as you see fit.

HTHs!

joh
09-29-2006, 10:10 PM
Hey Geek, you just answer a one more of my questions.
OK this is what i was looking for. let say that we have set of guys that we would want to show up on the top of the list, how would we do this? lets also say that we want people to look for our guys by state. for each state that we have a paid member, the name of that member will show up on the top and all the other free links will fall in under them. hell lets take it one more step. can we also give the non paid members a rank Base on the amount of post that they have made? the more post you make the higher to the top your link would be. sorry all I am making this up as I go.:)

joh
09-30-2006, 02:39 AM
I was looking into getting This for my site http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=127397&page=2 but something tells me your is better. is yours better and why?

The Geek
09-30-2006, 08:00 AM
to me, thats more of something for GAL 5.0's dictionary system. Much easier to impliment as well as you can use the wysiwg editor and set permissions on who else can edit/enter.

joh
09-30-2006, 10:59 PM
I would like to install the gal 5.0 but i need to get the other geek stuff working first.

thetraveler
10-01-2006, 12:51 AM
soon its going to be me or the computer, i just cannot get this to work, i've uploaded latest and now i get this,

http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=http://www.thevbgeek.com/ is invalid

iam about to cry whats going on here please

Having the exact same problem! :confused: Won't allow me to even save the link.

The Geek
10-01-2006, 10:54 AM
What is your URL setting for the module?

TheComputerGuy
10-01-2006, 11:58 AM
Thanks for this add-on.

Easy as pie :)

thetraveler
10-01-2006, 03:31 PM
Lizard King if u got yours to work please share what u changed. Thanx!

What is your URL setting for the module?

After the default didn't work I changed it to:
http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=

Neither of these work for me...just get http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=http://www.google.com is invalid

The Geek
10-01-2006, 08:38 PM
Ill run some tests with that setting as it should be working from here. I wonder if its an fopen restriction

Hoffi
10-03-2006, 09:07 AM
You must allow fopen that he accepts this to create the Thumb. That I find out. But it sis not Displays it yet. Why?

The Geek
10-03-2006, 03:54 PM
Hey Hoffi, yes - it turns out fopen must be availible fo rthis to properly work. Im not sure about your question though.

Thanks!

thetraveler
10-03-2006, 07:12 PM
Hey Hoffi, yes - it turns out fopen must be availible fo rthis to properly work. Im not sure about your question though.

Thanks!

Geek how do I know if fopen is available on my server--must I contact my host for this info?

gothic
10-03-2006, 08:48 PM
Geek how do I know if fopen is available on my server--must I contact my host for this info?
Go to AdminCP/Maintainance/View PHP Info, and it's normally quite near the top, under the PHP Core heading group; "allow_url_fopen=ON (or) OFF"
It is highly unusual for a host to have this turned off, but if that is the case then yes, they are the ones you have to make the request to.

thetraveler
10-03-2006, 08:57 PM
Thanks Gothic, yes it is turned on.

Anyone have any other suggestions on why I receive the "You have entered an invalid link" error when trying to post? Last time I checked http://www.google.com was a valid link. :D

The Geek
10-03-2006, 09:59 PM
PM me admincp url and account and ill check it out... most likely something else.

Hoffi
10-05-2006, 02:39 PM
Thanks Gothic, yes it is turned on.

Anyone have any other suggestions on why I receive the "You have entered an invalid link" error when trying to post? Last time I checked http://www.google.com was a valid link. :D
Maybe the Thumbnailer URL is wrong.

@Geek: I just figured it out. Day for Day and Hour for Hour I like the Hack more, and find out more things to do with it.

kevnj
10-12-2006, 11:17 PM
im also getting the thumbnail not viewable.

this thing is driving me nuts

kevnj
10-13-2006, 02:01 PM
k.. figured it out... im liking it ..

have it set up as a link directory for one section... and then a review section along with the quick jump... :D

kevnj
10-13-2006, 06:28 PM
how can you make rating the link/article/review required ?

The Geek
10-13-2006, 10:26 PM
You mean to post? Turn off 'tick to submit ratings' and most likely ditch the Quick Reply for the forum.

HTHs

catwezel
10-14-2006, 02:50 PM
it's nice :)

kevnj
10-14-2006, 10:36 PM
You mean to post? Turn off 'tick to submit ratings' and most likely ditch the Quick Reply for the forum.

HTHs

so with the tick to submit ratings turned off this will require a person vote on the questions for the review?

i dont want a person to be able to respond without rating the review but i also dont want them to leave a post and with the voting at the defaults of "1" thus lowering the score of the article.

The Geek
10-15-2006, 05:57 AM
Not totally, however everytime someone replies their rating will be recorded. If they skip over the rating boxes, it will record their score with the default values.

Hoffi
10-15-2006, 05:44 PM
I habe some (or Many?) Subforums in the Link-Direktory.

Is there a solution to Display them in a shorter Way?

Look: http://www.blutschwerter.de/linkverzeichnis-f335.html

The Geek
10-16-2006, 07:37 PM
Hmmm... you mean the subforums? Not exactly... What I would do is make an overlal category to house all sub forums. In other words, don't have sub forums AND entires in the same forum.

HTHs!

waltercat
10-18-2006, 12:06 AM
I am on 2.0.1 and vb 3.6 and the xml is not importing. It says:

Terms

* Term Set Link Directory has been imported

Cached terms

Built languages

Saved settings

Updating style information for each style

* Default Style ... (Templates) (StyleVars) (CSS) (Replacement Variables) (Controls) Done.


But that's it. I get no modules or types input. It just hangs on "Please Wait" but my browser has stopped, so there is nothing to wait for.

The Geek
10-19-2006, 12:14 PM
You must be ticking the 'only import phrases and templates' option ehich is for upgrades only. Try without.

HTHs

waltercat
10-19-2006, 09:24 PM
You must be ticking the 'only import phrases and templates' option ehich is for upgrades only. Try without.

HTHs

Duh... I thought that was the overwrite previous version like in the product import. I guess I should read this stuff...:)

artViper
11-02-2006, 01:56 PM
Hi,

could you please specify your problems with our thumbnail service? I might be able to help you out.

greets
Frank

Lizard King
11-03-2006, 01:05 PM
Hi,

could you please specify your problems with our thumbnail service? I might be able to help you out.

greets
Frank
It is pretty nice for you to visit here and trying to help us :)

My first question will be the copyright image doesn't show up. Here is an example http://www.ayyas.com/citir-linkler/ Check the footer please.

Also sometimes the system works and sometimes it doesn't. You can see the example links over there who doesn't have any image.

Again thanks for stopping by here :)

Loco
11-07-2006, 08:02 PM
This is Very cool.. I just set it up on a clients site and I like the directory.. I think I'll get gar's just for this :D

thank you for sharing

Loco
11-09-2006, 06:07 AM
where would I go to edit this area,, I want to put some text in

hope your able to see what I'm talking about by the pic

I would like to place some text in this area above center of one of the forums/link directory

thank you

gothic
11-09-2006, 07:50 AM
where would I go to edit this area,, I want to put some text in

hope your able to see what I'm talking about by the pic

I would like to place some text in this area above center of one of the forums/link directory

thank you
I think I understand what you mean. That white space is the break between the alphabar and forumdisplay, so if you look for ( in the 'GARS_forumdisplay' template)
<body>
$header
$navbar
<if condition="$show['alphabar']">
<table width="100%" align="center" class="tborder" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]">
<tr align="center">
$show[alphabar]
</tr>
</table>
<br /> this is that white space
</if>
<if condition="$show['forumslist'] && !$show['nosubs']">
<!-- sub-forum list -->
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center" style="border-bottom-width:0px">
<tr>
Problem is that it will almost certainly throw the table formatting out of sync and potentially cause problems. All I can suggest is if you have vB/GARS installed locally (as in testbed), experiment!

The Geek
11-10-2006, 04:25 AM
That shouldnt throw the spacing out... that would be the place I would stick it. Thanks Goth :)

gothic
11-10-2006, 04:37 AM
That shouldnt throw the spacing out... that would be the place I would stick it. Thanks Goth :)
:o last time I tried something like that the content I added there doubled the white space above and below that content :confused:
Thinking back, it may well have been the theme I was using.

Loco
11-10-2006, 09:07 PM
You know what would be great ? IMO have the forum description being able to show in that spot :)
I'll try what you posted right now.. thanks
oh, I think I figured out what I wanted to do.. Thanks again :)

MsJac
11-20-2006, 09:31 AM
I just installed the Link Directory and for some reason when adding a new site I keep getting the error message:

The following errors occurred when this message was submitted:

You did not specify a username for your post.


Any ideas? HELP!
Thanx,

Jacquii.

The Geek
11-20-2006, 11:12 AM
Sounds like a hack conflict. Can you disable other hacks you have and see if the problem persists?

MsJac
11-20-2006, 02:33 PM
Sounds like a hack conflict. Can you disable other hacks you have and see if the problem persists?

Well I have so many modifications installed.... Is there any particular hack that you know of could possibly cause this issue? Or possibly the Link Directory settings :confused:

Jacquii.

The Geek
11-20-2006, 08:12 PM
Not really... I thought most were fine however a couple in the past had bugs that sniped the username from GARS during processing. I think there was a problem with the AOE but I think that was fixed on their side

MsJac
11-21-2006, 02:25 AM
Hmmm - that's odd - Now since I've added the Link Directory (vB 3.5.6) All pages with GARS have the same message when posting:

The following errors occurred when this message was submitted:

You did not specify a username for your post.


EDITED:
Hey GEEK - it was indeed the Adv. Editing Options For Admins & Mods hack that was causing the conflict... Any work-around so that both modifications can be used?

Thanx,

Jacquii.

MsJac
11-21-2006, 07:42 AM
One more question LOL - Thanx very much for this modification though - It is really EXCELLENT - Now on to my question ;)

I want the thumbnails in the forumview to be clickable, meaning when someone clicks the thumbnail it takes them to the website...

Where can I find that setting please?

Thanx again - Fine fine work!

Jacquii.

The Geek
11-21-2006, 08:57 AM
Ms Jac - They are?

For the AEO fix... check out Pauls post here-> http://www.thevbgeek.com/showpost.php?p=7115&postcount=16

MsJac
11-21-2006, 11:28 AM
Ms Jac - They are?

For the AEO fix... check out Pauls post here-> http://www.thevbgeek.com/showpost.php?p=7115&postcount=16


Hey GEEK - Thanx for the AEO fix ;)
Now - I assume you say "They are?" because the links are supposed to automatically for the thumbnail...

Well.... Have a looksee: http://jpicforum.info/forumdisplay.php?f=58

Thanx again = http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/7/7_4_13.gif

Jacquii.

The Geek
11-21-2006, 03:08 PM
Is that the correct template set? I dont think that is the GARS_link_threadbit template. Check out the link directory in here to see the difference (there is a little icon next to the name to also jump to the web site)

MsJac
11-22-2006, 12:34 AM
I am indeed using the GARS_link_threadbit template for the threadbit... Just took a look at the template:

<tr>
<td class="alt1" rowspan="2" valign="top">
<if condition="$thread['header_image']">
<if condition="$show['gars_custom_snap']"><a href="$show[gars_custom_snap]" target="_blank"></if><img src="$thread[header_image]" border="0" style="border: 2px #000000;padding:2px;" alt="" /><if condition="$show['gars_custom_snap']"></a></if>
<else />
&nbsp;
</if>
</td>
<td class="alt2" valign="top" width="100%" id="af_status_$thread[realthreadid]" title="$thread[preview]">
<div >
<span style="float: $stylevar[right]">
<if condition="$show['paperclip']"><img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/paperclip.gif" alt="<phrase 1="$thread[attach]">$vbphrase[x_attachments]</phrase>" /></if>
<if condition="$show['subscribed']"><img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/subscribed.gif" alt="$vbphrase[you_are_subscribed_to_this_thread]" /></if>
<if condition="$show['sticky']"><img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/sticky.gif" alt="$vbphrase[sticky_thread]" /></if>
<if condition="$show['threadratings'] AND $show['threadrating']"><img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_rating]/rating_$thread[rating].gif" border="0" alt="<phrase 1="$thread[votenum]" 2="$thread[voteavg]">$vbphrase[thread_rating_x_votes_y_average]</phrase>" /></if>
$thread[openclose_editable]
<img class="inlineimg" id="af_icon_$thread[realthreadid]" src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/post_<if condition="$thread['gar_feature']">new.gif" alt="Feature"<else />old.gif" alt=""</if> />
<if condition="$show['inlinemod']"><input type="checkbox" name="tlist[$thread[realthreadid]]" id="tlist_$thread[realthreadid]" value="$thread[checkbox_value]" <if condition="$show['disabled']">disabled="disabled"</if> /></if>
</span>
<if condition="$show['gars_custom_snap']"><a href="$show[gars_custom_snap]" target="_blank"><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/exlink.gif" alt="visit $thread[threadtitle]" border="0" /></a></if>
<if condition="$thread['gars_marked_date']">$show[markedprefix]</if> <a href="showthread.php?$session[sessionurl]t=$thread[threadid]$thread[highlight]"><if condition="$show['gotonewpost']"><strong>$thread[threadtitle]</strong><else />$thread[threadtitle]</if></a>
<if condition="$thread[byline]">
<div class="smallfont">$thread[byline]</div>
</if>
</div>
<if condition="$thread['synopsis']"><div class="smallfont" style="padding-top: 2px;" ><hr>$thread[synopsis]</div></if>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2" style="padding: 0px" valign="top">
<table border="0" width="100%" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" >
<tr>
<if condition="$thread['member_rating']"><td class="alt1" style="white-space:nowrap;" ><span class="smallfont">Rating</span></td></if>
<if condition="$show['replies']"><td class="alt1" align="center" style="white-space:nowrap;" ><span class="smallfont">Comments</span></td></if>
<if condition="$show['views']"><td class="alt1" align="center" style="white-space:nowrap;" ><span class="smallfont">Views</span></td></if>
<if condition="$show['markedtitle']"><td class="alt1" align="center" style="white-space:nowrap;" ><span class="smallfont">$show[markedtitle]</span></td></if>
<td class="alt1" align="$stylevar[right]" style="white-space:nowrap;" colspan="$show[columnspan_left]">
<span class="smallfont">Last activity</span>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<if condition="$thread['member_rating']"><td class="alt2" ><img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_rating]/gars_$thread[member_rating].gif" border="0" alt="Rated $thread[member_rating_percent]% by $thread[rating_count] member<if condition="$thread['rating_count']>1">s</if>" /></td></if>
<if condition="$show['replies']"><td class="alt2" align="center" style="white-space:nowrap;" ><span class="smallfont"><strong>$thread[replycount]</strong></span></td></if>
<if condition="$show['views']"><td class="alt2" align="center" style="white-space:nowrap;" ><span class="smallfont"><strong>$thread[views]</strong></span></td></if>
<if condition="$show['markedtitle']"><td class="alt2" align="center" style="white-space:nowrap;" ><span class="smallfont"><strong>$thread[gars_marked]</strong></span></td></if>
<td class="alt2" align="$stylevar[right]"><span class="smallfont">
$thread[lastpostdate] <if condition="!$show['detailedtime']"><span class="time">$thread[lastposttime]</span></if>
<span style="white-space:nowrap;"><phrase 1="member.php?find=lastposter&amp;t=$thread[threadid]" 2="$thread[lastposter]">$vbphrase[by_x]</phrase> <a href="showthread.php?$session[sessionurl]<if condition="$show[vb36]">p=$thread[lastpostid]$thread[highlight]#post$thread[lastpostid]<else />goto=lastpost&amp;t=$thread[threadid]</if>"><img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/lastpost.gif" alt="$vbphrase[go_to_last_post]" border="0" /></a></span></span>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="tcat" style="padding:0px;" colspan="2"><span class="smallfont">&nbsp;</span></td>
</tr>

It seems correct - the exlink.gif is in the template. I'm not quite sure about the link though = <a href="$show[gars_custom_snap]" target="_blank">

Is there a setting that I'm missing here?

Jacquii.

The Geek
11-22-2006, 03:46 PM
Did you assign the web address custom field to the snap module?

JohnBee
11-23-2006, 12:16 PM
Database error in vBulletin 3.5.5:

Invalid SQL:
UPDATE gars_custom_values SET gars1 = 'http://www.linksite.com',gars5 = 'http://' WHERE custom_threadid=774;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'gars5' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Date : Thursday, November 23rd 2006 @ 05:13:20 AM
Script : http://www.mysite.com/forum/newthread.php
Referrer : http://www.mysite.com/forum/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=45
IP Address : 112.142.11.201
Username : JohnBee
Classname : vb_database

:confused:

JohnBee
11-23-2006, 01:47 PM
All fixed.
Didn't resave both the showthread and forumdisplay snap settings.


Database error in vBulletin 3.5.5:

Invalid SQL:
UPDATE gars_custom_values SET gars1 = 'http://www.linksite.com',gars5 = 'http://' WHERE custom_threadid=774;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'gars5' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Date : Thursday, November 23rd 2006 @ 05:13:20 AM
Script : http://www.mysite.com/forum/newthread.php
Referrer : http://www.mysite.com/forum/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=45
IP Address : 112.142.11.201
Username : JohnBee
Classname : vb_database

:confused:

waltercat
11-23-2006, 05:09 PM
Why do so many websites not allow screenshots to be taken of their homepage. Is there any way around it?

The Geek
11-23-2006, 05:12 PM
Not to my knowledge. Some sites that takes the snaps arent very good at it. You may want to try another.

waltercat
11-24-2006, 01:19 AM
Is the msn one in the default not a good one?

Is there anyway to override the default image or to be able to upload another image instead of the screen grab. I don't want certain vendors in my resource list to be bothered by the fact that they do not have a website graphic while others do.

MsJac
11-24-2006, 08:59 AM
ISSUE RESOLVED
Thanx Geek AND Thanx JohnBee (inadvertently your issue helped solve mine ;) )

ALSO @ waltercat: Try http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=

Really nice screens from them ;)

Jacquii.

The Geek
11-24-2006, 01:19 PM
Walter - try the URL msJac put up - I have found it to work a bit better so far. As far as overriding the image - its not really possible to do without tweaking the module. I would suggest just having a good default instead of site unavailible.

HTHs

JohnBee
11-24-2006, 01:30 PM
I am having a great time with this module and I think it will make a wonderful addition to our site.

While I am formatting things I realized something.
The forumdisplay is great, it offered everything our members need to effectively post and share resource on the web. The threadbit is also useful because it allows our members to post comments and rate the site. (thumbsup!)

However I noticed that the title and site thumbnail display are none dynamic under the thread display. I added the $show[gars_custom_snap] hoping it would allow me to link those areas to the original sites but it doesn't look as though the vars are d over to this area. Is there a way to pass those variables over into the threadbit or... an altenrate method to link the title and site thumbnails to the originating sites?

This issue has been resolved - thx

JohnBee
11-24-2006, 02:36 PM
Got it - thanks :)

gothic
11-24-2006, 06:16 PM
However I noticed that the title and site thumbnail display are none dynamic under the thread display. I added the $show[gars_custom_snap] hoping it would allow me to link those areas to the original sites but it doesn't look as though the vars are d over to this area. Is there a way to pass those variables over into the threadbit or... an altenrate method to link the title and site thumbnails to the originating sites?

This issue has been resolved - thx

I would be very interested to know how you managed to resolve this please.
:D

waltercat
11-24-2006, 08:10 PM
ISSUE RESOLVED
Thanx Geek AND Thanx JohnBee (inadvertently your issue helped solve mine ;) )

ALSO @ waltercat: Try http://www.artviper.net/screenshots/screener.php?&url=

Really nice screens from them ;)

Jacquii.

Perfect! Thanks.

waltercat
11-25-2006, 02:45 AM
Perfect! Thanks.

Take that back. This site creates less thumbs than the default. The thumbs are nicer, but now I am getting a totally new default thumbnail that appears about 60% of the time.

I think I may just do it all manually. Pain in the but since I have 220 entries to fix, but worth it in the long run cuz it'll look nicer.

Chad Beattie
11-30-2006, 03:12 PM
What I would love is the option to just use the gallery or the ability to upload your own for that particular Link. I was able to get these to show up by changing the settings in the snap.php file for 'edit'. However, looks like more is needed than that. Any tips would be great to get the rest of it working after enabling the upload. I believe it just needs to somehow store the module type or something in the thread or post and then the image it is using? Then edit the template to use that instead?

Thanks and I understand this is Beta and Free :D

The Geek
11-30-2006, 03:48 PM
If I recall correctly, the edit module turns on the supress image setting so users dont get a chance to do it themselves. A guess a small tweak to prevent that and a tweak to geek/gars/mods/persist/snap.php (which downloads the image and puts it as the header) would sort you out. Sorry I cant be more specific. If you get it working think about sharing it with others :)

vnjporg
12-02-2006, 02:35 PM
I got this error:

Unable to add cookies, header already sent.
File: /home/something/public_html/forum/includes/class_core.php
Line: 3036

Ramses
12-02-2006, 05:52 PM
I got this error:
same error here

vnjporg
12-03-2006, 12:52 AM
hehe i am sure this does not work with vbulletin 3.6.5

The Geek
12-04-2006, 05:35 PM
Have you tried it here on this site? Hmm... then again Im working with a patched 3.6.4 but I cant see why it wouldnt work. Ill run some tests and see if I can repro

vnjporg
12-05-2006, 10:46 AM
I can even let you login to my server to do the installation to see if it works or not!

JohnBee
12-05-2006, 06:04 PM
I just checked out links directory today and fuond that our thumbnails have all disappeared :( anyone have this problem before? and if so how did they fix it.

The Geek
12-05-2006, 08:20 PM
Are they just showing as red crosses? Have you recently upgraded GARS but didnt reimport the templates and phrases for the link directory?

JohnBee
12-06-2006, 06:50 PM
Are they just showing as red crosses? Have you recently upgraded GARS but didnt reimport the templates and phrases for the link directory?
No, no red crosses just empty spaces....
Okay I take it back Firefox is great at hidding webpage errors :(
yes red X's instead of placeholders.

JohnBee
12-06-2006, 06:52 PM
Another interesting anomaly.
When I edit and submit a link/post the page goes blank. (very odd)

The Geek
12-06-2006, 10:06 PM
Somethings flubbed up. Can you post a link

waltercat
12-06-2006, 10:10 PM
I tried to upload a new one, and it shows in the preview of my type and when I create a new thread. However if a website does not generate a thumbnail, my default image does not appear. The one that came with GARS still does.

mhc1576
12-08-2006, 06:04 PM
Hi,
Is it intentionally to store all picture from Links in Forum root with names like:
geek5HDWXe

Is it possible to store them in another catalogue??

The Geek
12-08-2006, 06:19 PM
?!? It doesnt store them there. It stores them in geek/gars/images/u/s/e/r/i/d

None of the scripts even have access to write in the forum directory folder. Saying that, this is the second time someone has mentioned something similar.

waltercat
12-09-2006, 03:23 PM
Hi,
Is it intentionally to store all picture from Links in Forum root with names like:
geek5HDWXe

Is it possible to store them in another catalogue??

I have the same problem. I deleted all of mine and it didn't affect anything (so far as I can tell). They are starting to build up again in my forum root. Still not sure what causes it, but I have this add-on as well.

mhc1576
12-09-2006, 05:08 PM
Well Geek,

Trust me when I download them and give them extension jpg they show up as the same pictures as the sites present in the links module.

Probably some temorary storage that is pointing to the wrong path.
My host runs phpsuexec so yes the script has permissions to write in the forum root.

The Geek
12-09-2006, 05:34 PM
Is your forum root your tmp directory by chance?

mhc1576
12-09-2006, 07:11 PM
No it is in /home/ACCOUNT/tmp

The Geek
12-10-2006, 10:05 AM
OK. I have put in some additional code to try and prevent these situations for next update.

THanks

beernuts
12-20-2006, 09:33 AM
I've installed this and followed the instructions to a T (I'm fairly certain).

Whenever I try to add a new link, I get the following error:

"Please complete both the subject and message fields."

Both the Title and Message have text in them when I try and submit the new link. Please tell me I'm just being stupid and there's an easy fix. ;)

Thanks much,

-Nick

ETA: I don't want my members to be able to rate the links, so I disabled ratings for the links type. After enabling them again, just trying to tinker to get something to work, I get the following error when trying to post a new link:

1. Got some freaky error while moving file from /tmp/geekfw39g3 to /home/jferman/public_html/vb/geek/gars/images/3/1166611909.jpg. Upload fine. Move=problem. error? #
2. Error generating image

The Geek
12-20-2006, 10:41 AM
make sure your GARS templates are the latest versions and are reverted. Also make sure that geek/gars/images and all subfolders are chmodded to 0777

HTHs

Crow
12-20-2006, 05:33 PM
make sure your GARS templates are the latest versions and are reverted. Also make sure that geek/gars/images and all subfolders are chmodded to 0777

HTHs

Fresh GARS install and all the folders inside /geekgars/images are set to 0777 but still getting this error. Server has safe mode off just incase you ask.

gothic
12-20-2006, 05:41 PM
Fresh GARS install and all the folders inside /geekgars/images are set to 0777 but still getting this error. Server has safe mode off just incase you ask.
Ah, safe mode off, ignore that last PM :rolleyes:

Crow
12-20-2006, 06:35 PM
Ah, safe mode off, ignore that last PM :rolleyes:
I have to keep safe mode off as other sites on my server need this setting.

The Geek
12-20-2006, 06:44 PM
So Im confused - is safemode on in your server settings?

Crow
12-20-2006, 07:12 PM
So Im confused - is safemode on in your server settings?

sorry, Safe mode is off on my server and I'm having the :

Got some freaky error while moving file from geekt252A8 to /var/www/html/geek/gars/images/1/1166639083.jpg. Upload fine. Move=problem. error? #
Error generating image

error

The Geek
12-20-2006, 07:37 PM
Is the file there? Is the path valid?

Crow
12-20-2006, 07:55 PM
Is the file there? Is the path valid?


Dir's I have are :
/www/htdocs/geek/gars/images - has folders "1" and "types"
/www/htdocs/geek/gars/images/1 - only has index.htm
/www/htdocs/geek/gars/images/types - has folders "1 thru 5"
all folders images, 1-5, types, etc are 0777

The Geek
12-20-2006, 08:14 PM
Whats the chmod on geek/gars/images/1 and what is in that folder?

Crow
12-20-2006, 08:16 PM
Whats the chmod on geek/gars/images/1 and what is in that folder?
1 folder - 0777
the only thing in that folder is index.htm and thats 644

gothic
12-20-2006, 08:23 PM
Sam, if Crow's (virtual) site has safe mode=off, but the box (main installation) has safe mode on, will he be able to see this?? and if it is on globally then even if his own site has safe mode off it will be ignored??

p.s.
If you understood that then you really do walk on the water :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Crow
12-20-2006, 08:24 PM
Sam, if Crow's (virtual) site has safe mode=off, but the box (main installation) has safe mode on, will he be able to see this?? and if it is on globally then even if his own site has safe mode off it will be ignored??

p.s.
If you understood that then you really do walk on the water :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
lol, I understood it, I tried what you did tho the 'safe_mode_include_dir' path and still no go.

The Geek
12-20-2006, 10:25 PM
Regardless of if safe mode is off on vB and GARS, safe mode on his server will cuase the problem. There really shouldnt be a problem turning GARS safe mode on if his server has it on. In fact, it will have to be on or errors will occur.

Crow
12-20-2006, 11:18 PM
Regardless of if safe mode is off on vB and GARS, safe mode on his server will cuase the problem. There really shouldnt be a problem turning GARS safe mode on if his server has it on. In fact, it will have to be on or errors will occur.

So what should I do here?
I turned Safemode upload on? = Yes and still get the error.
is there something I'm missing here?

The Geek
12-21-2006, 07:34 AM
can you pm me admincp access?

Crow
12-21-2006, 09:46 PM
can you pm me admincp access?
PM Sent, Please let me know once your done so I can remove that user.

vBHacks-G
12-26-2006, 11:48 AM
Hello and Merry Xmas :)

Who i can change the Image Size for Webside Thumbs ?

Best regards :D

The Geek
12-28-2006, 09:07 AM
There are settings in the type as well as the gars global settings for image size.

HTHs

vBHacks-G
12-28-2006, 11:17 PM
There are settings in the type as well as the gars global settings for image size.

HTHs

Hello,

thank you :)

Best regards

regina64
01-08-2007, 04:36 PM
I just download and installed the zip for links. I am using VB 3.6.4, I got the Header Image to link inside my showthread (by deleting the snaps.php in mods/edit) , however, it is not linking on my forum display (links directory). I would like them to be able to click on the image to open the url, like you have on your sample link directory (also to show exlink.gif with link to it). Mine is not showing up.

Also, how can I import another forum inside my thread. Example:

Link to google, and another forum with threads regarding google (related items) to show up inside the showthread? Or can I add multiple categories inside the display?

The Geek
01-08-2007, 06:52 PM
Dont delete the snap.php file, its required for the module. The link directory here is a vanilla installation. No modifications made so it should work like that out of the box so to speak.

Im not totally sure what your last question is about... If you are asking about categorizing, just do that via subforms like here: http://www.salongeek.com/link-directory

HTHs!

vBHacks-G
01-08-2007, 08:22 PM
http://www.artviper.net for Thumbs is down.

Alternatives ?

Best regards :D

regina64
01-08-2007, 09:24 PM
Dont delete the snap.php file, its required for the module. The link directory here is a vanilla installation. No modifications made so it should work like that out of the box so to speak.

Im not totally sure what your last question is about... If you are asking about categorizing, just do that via subforms like here: http://www.salongeek.com/link-directory

HTHs!

I removed it because of the following:

As an FYI, I was just installing this on a vb3.6 site and there is oddness with the header suppression the snap module does. If you try to submit a link and it doesnt see your subject field, delete your geek/gars/mods/edit/snap.php file. That turns on supression of the headers. which I copied from: http://www.thevbgeek.com/showthread.php?t=1969


However, I reloaded snap.php but now I cannot do the following (I have version 3.6.4):


Change the default image - there is no longer an entry box for it (it worked without mods/edit/snap.php)

My forum display page does not show the exlink.gif image and it does not have any link to the url I specified to visit, but it does work on the showthread page.

As far as what I was trying to describe with adding similar threads - I am looking to add/select forums I would like to include on my showthread page, simliar to the News Options when creating a new page in vBa CMPS.

The Geek
01-09-2007, 02:47 PM
http://www.artviper.net for Thumbs is down.

Alternatives ?

Best regards :D
Huh, Ill have to look for another. There are a few more out there.

Regina - huh. I remeber that now. Ill go look into it and get back to you

MrD
01-09-2007, 09:58 PM
Hi,
M-software.de

http://www.m-software.de/screenshot/Screenshot.png?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thevbgeek.com

The Geek
01-09-2007, 10:31 PM
excellent - so this as the setting should work:

http://www.m-software.de/screenshot/Screenshot.png?url=http%3A%2F%2F

Ramses
01-11-2007, 02:41 PM
sorry, Safe mode is off on my server and I'm having the :

Got some freaky error while moving file from geekt252A8 to /var/www/html/geek/gars/images/1/1166639083.jpg. Upload fine. Move=problem. error? #
Error generating image

error
Is there a solution for this? Got the same now. Thanks.

The Geek
01-11-2007, 04:20 PM
Hey Ramses, are you using 2.1.4?

Ramses
01-11-2007, 06:44 PM
No, I can't upgrade my 2.1.3 because my license expired and at the moment it's not possible to renew. :o

wrang
01-11-2007, 07:17 PM
where can i download this!?

The Geek
01-12-2007, 08:18 AM
From the first post if you are a licensed GARS user :)

HTHs

ragtek
01-21-2007, 11:50 AM
what das the modul snap do?
i cant see any change when i activate snap

The Geek
01-21-2007, 08:12 PM
Its the module that takes a snapshot of the URL and also provides the www link.

Ohiosweetheart
01-21-2007, 09:21 PM
Can this links directory be set up to look somewhat like this?
http://www.eaglegraphix.com/links/index.php

I like the "directory look" that that one has... but like your features better

ragtek
01-22-2007, 06:05 AM
but i dont see that?!

The Geek
01-22-2007, 08:14 AM
Not exactly like that, but close (and IMO nicer looking). Just set up sub forums accordingly.

ragtek
01-22-2007, 04:45 PM
by me nothing looks like the linklist on vbhacks or here :(
i dont know whats goint wrong

mac27
01-22-2007, 09:35 PM
Geek I got this SQL error when I tried to import the XML file.

Invalid SQL:
ALTER TABLE language ADD phrasegroup_GARS_5_phrases MEDIUMTEXT NOT NULL;

MySQL Error : Duplicate column name 'phrasegroup_GARS_5_phrases'
Error Number : 1060
Date : Monday, January 22nd 2007 @ 05:33:04 PM

mac27
01-22-2007, 09:37 PM
Forget it. I re-imported it again and it worked this time.

ragtek
01-23-2007, 07:51 AM
so my showthread looks like:
no box with the link; just like a article :(

The Geek
01-23-2007, 02:26 PM
I can hardly make that out - however Im wondering if you got a chance to read the update in the first thread?

ragtek
01-23-2007, 03:53 PM
ive deleted the file and no differenc
now theres a error in the acp
Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in /home/www/doc/11759/ragtek.org/www/forum/admincp/gars_admin.php on line 1645

The Geek
01-24-2007, 09:12 AM
OK - put that file back now! It appears that the thumbnail service you are using (and I was using) is down. I have updated the first post with some examples of 2 settings. It is worth trying those out. You can test them by pasting the url into a browser and then tag the domain name at the end of it

thetraveler
01-29-2007, 01:17 AM
Geek I am exhausted with trying to get this to work. Still, no matter what thumbnail service I use I get the default image. Spoke with my hosting co. and they said they have increased their firewall coverage...it affects certain incoming ports etc. Could this be what the problem is?

Regardless, I'm sending you login info. so when you get some time you can have a look. Maybe u can work a geek miracle. :0

gothic
01-29-2007, 04:36 AM
Spoke with my hosting co. and they said they have increased their firewall coverage...it affects certain incoming ports etc. Could this be what the problem is?
Do you know if 'Safe Mode' is turned on, this is known to cause an issue.

Marius
01-31-2007, 04:36 PM
how im i gunna import the xml file i cant find the gars import menu anywhere in admincp can u help me please

Lizard King
02-01-2007, 11:56 AM
how im i gunna import the xml file i cant find the gars import menu anywhere in admincp can u help me please
if you are using gars lite , that version doesn't have that option , also not supported anymore

Serendib
02-02-2007, 08:18 PM
Hi vB Geek,

is there a simple way to restrict the the "featured links", "most active links" etc. to the forum (or better Link Directory) displayed at that moment.

I have several different link directories and showing links from one directory in another one doesn't make sense on my site.

Jan

EDIT: I found a way

frosch68
02-03-2007, 11:48 AM
Hello,

firstable i would like to say sorry for my bad english ;)

i have one question:

i would like to allow the users uploading own banners into the linklist, if they post a link.

is it possible and how can i do this ??

thanks for answers.

yours
volker

The Geek
02-03-2007, 12:41 PM
If I understand you correctly, you can simply add a thubnail custom field to your type.

HTHs!

frosch68
02-04-2007, 07:26 AM
If I understand you correctly, you can simply add a thubnail custom field to your type.

HTHs!

hmm.. how can i do this ? sorry, but i am a newbie with gars

The Geek
02-04-2007, 11:15 PM
try this tutorial-> http://www.thevbgeek.com/showthread.php?t=1558

stomph
02-13-2007, 09:03 PM
If you don't get thumbnails from an external service, it could also be due to the PHP-setting 'allow_url_open' which needs to be set to ON. This was what worked for me..

Don't know if this was already mentioned somewhere. It didn't show up in the search.

And thanks for GARS! Looks really nice :-)

ragtek
02-14-2007, 07:40 AM
does someone know a way to make this pix "meself"?

masons
03-12-2007, 04:00 AM
Please can someone tell me how to do a few things,

1) how do I add a URL field so that people can actualy link their website
2) Can someone place a screenshot of the settings perhaps?

3) I will pay $20 if someone can make the changes to my install so that everyone can post links and their thumb shows. I will pay a little more if it also has a box with a code they can cut and paste to link back to my site.

The Geek
03-12-2007, 10:19 AM
This module will take the url of their site already?

I use http://www.m-software.de/screenshot/Screenshot.png?url=http%3A%2F%2F as my thumbnailer option. Sounds like all you really need is a mod that will show the page location in a text box which should be easy enough (heck, the template module in the add on section will most likely do that nicely for you :) )

masons
03-12-2007, 12:11 PM
Then please do it for me for $25

tweakmonkey
03-13-2007, 08:40 AM
Hi, first of all: great product. I just purchased GARS earlier today and I'm very excited about its potential. I'm running VB 3.6.5 and just setup GARS 2.1.5. There were no problems and everything works fine with reviews, articles, and tutorials.

However, this Link Directory is giving me issues. I followed the Readme carefully and read most of the 22 pages here, but no matter what I do I am getting the same issue. As soon as I submit a link, it loads a blank white page with URL: http://www.mysite.com/forums/newthread.php?do=postthread&f=39

The link does not appear in the listing. The only way I've found to change this at all is to intentionally change the Snap URL to an invalid one in Module Settings, such as ttp://msnsearch.srv.girafa.com/srv/i?i=%204ac8babd1cf73ace&s=MSNSEARCH&cy=en-us&r= (missing the h in http) -- this gives the error: The following errors occurred when this message was submitted:

1. ttp://msnsearch.srv.girafa.com/srv/i?i=%204ac8babd1cf73ace&s=MSNSEARCH&cy=en-us&r=http:// is invalid
(also notice this URL, it doesn't append the link to the end when it gives this error which may be a clue)

Any valid address and it gives the blank white page mentioned. I've tried reinstalling everything, I have caching turned off of the Snap module and have selected Web Address from the dropdown. Any other ideas?

The Geek
03-13-2007, 09:10 AM
Have you chmodded the geek/gars/images folders correctly and are there any images appearing in there? Can you also double check there isnt another hack conflict via disabling other hacks?

@masons, I will do if I can make the time :)

tweakmonkey
03-13-2007, 09:30 PM
Double checked the chmod and its subfolders, they are all 777.
I created 1-4 folders just to test and chmodded those 777.

Gars works fine, but the Link Directory does not (giving the problems mentioned above). I don't really know exactly how to check if another hack is having conflicts but the way other Types work makes me think there's something wrong w/ my Links Directory only.

What should I try next?

The Geek
03-13-2007, 09:46 PM
A blank page generally means an error that is conking out php. You can check your apache logs as that will give you a good idea. Only reason why screwing up the URL does anything is because the wrong URL is getting caught BEFORE the error is occuring.

Check other hack conflicks by going to your product manager and disabling all other hacks. THen try to duplicate. If it suddenly goes through, enable 1 at a time until you find the one.

Are the images of the website getting uploaded?
Also, what version of vB are you using?

tweakmonkey
03-13-2007, 10:10 PM
I'll play around with the hacks a bit. I'm running 3.6.5 and VBSEO 3.0

The header images are showing up if uploaded for articles/reviews, but I'm not seeing any of the thumbnails being uploaded for the links directory.

tweakmonkey
03-13-2007, 10:32 PM
I disabled all plugins and products (then re-enabled only GARS) and was unable to post still. With GARS disabled I created a thread in that forum then re-enabled GARS, edited the "link" and added the URL -- but when I hit save for the edit it gave the same white screen w/ no results.

tweakmonkey
03-14-2007, 08:06 AM
I disabled all plugins and products (then re-enabled only GARS) and was unable to post still. With GARS disabled I created a thread in that forum then re-enabled GARS, edited the "link" and added the URL -- but when I hit save for the edit it gave the same white screen w/ no results.

Just an update - I removed the Link directory from AdminCP -> GARS and removed the Web Address custom field. I then re-uploaded the Link directory ZIP file contents and imported the product again, then re-configured. This did not fix the issue unfortunately.

The Geek
03-14-2007, 08:45 AM
Were you able to check your apache logs?

tweakmonkey
03-14-2007, 09:07 PM
There is no error in the apache log for this, or anything with the forums' PHP. Was there something else I could check?

tweakmonkey
03-14-2007, 11:33 PM
I found something else that I imagine relates directly to this problem.

I can upload GIF images fine for reviews and articles, but JPEGs give the same white screen w/o error we had for the link directory. So it seems whenever I use JPEGs (including those thumbnails which I'm going to assume are JPEGs) the problem occurs. Avatar uploading works fine on our site though for JPEGs and GIFs. We also have an image uploader service that works okay with these image types. Any suggestions?

The Geek
03-15-2007, 08:01 AM
hmmm. What image system are you using? I am assuming its not GD?

tweakmonkey
03-15-2007, 09:18 AM
I've tried both ImageMagick 6 and GD. Both present the same problem.

Should I file a ticket or use a different forum? Now I think the problem is with GARS not the Link Directory add-on (or something on my server more likely causing the issue with GARS). I imagine the link directory would work fine if it was pulling GIFs from those servers.

Using GD or ImageMagick 6, Avatars and the image gallery (VB IMAGE HOST VER 1.0.0 By Waiel Eid http://www.waieleid.com/) work fine with JPEGs and GIFs. I'm lost here. :)

The Geek
03-15-2007, 02:10 PM
If you can verify uploads of jps are not working in GARS, then open a new thread/ticket. WHat is the image package that vB is set to?

tweakmonkey
03-15-2007, 06:29 PM
I opened a thread here (http://www.thevbgeek.com/showthread.php?p=17276#post17276) so this one doesn't stray too far off-topic - I've tried both image packages mentioned above.

masons
03-17-2007, 02:11 PM
Ok I got this going for a week now.. but the links thing I just cannot get it to work!...

Here are the screen shots.. please help me! I have no idea what to do.. and there is no clear explenation at all..

FOr example

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
1- Upload all files in the forum folder into your forums (replace existing files).
2- Browse to admincp->gars->import/export->import
3- Browse to the Links.xml file included with this package
4- Import

So far so good!

5- Edit your Links Directory Module Set

There is no Links Directory Module set, but I created one! (see pic)

6- Edit the Snap module.

Sorry but what in G-name is a snap module??

7- Set the custom field to 'web address' and click save (even if it points to web address)

What custom field and where> and do I if I ever find this just type 'web address'??

8- Click the forumdisplay page of the Links DIrectory Module Set

Ok... I know where this one is!.. but thats only after I created my own module, not edit one that was already there.

9- Edit the snap module as above (dont worry about the thumbnail URL setting here)

Sorry..but I am totaly lost again.. snap?

10 - Edit your Link Directory Type

There is no link type, see picture.

11 - Upload the default.jpg image included with this package as the types default image

where?

12 - Go to admincp->gars->settings and set whatever forums you want to be Link Directories

My dream,... oh if only I could do this!

I know I am super thick and stupid.. but I simply DO NOT GET IT!

723

724

725

The Geek
03-19-2007, 12:34 PM
Hi there. Are you POSITIVE that you used the admincp->gars->import ability? It creates all these entries for you.

The snap module is a module that comes with this add on. You will need to register it via admincp->gars->modules->Register new module. Then it will be availible to your module set.

Do that and we will take it from there!

Webmist
03-25-2007, 06:58 AM
I was having the same issue with thumbnails not showing. I took out the / and just entered the site by www.site.com or sub.site.com and behold my thumbnail showed up. Anyone having issues might try it and see if it works.

-=BFC=-Tekram
03-27-2007, 03:55 PM
Ich denke hier haben alle diese Probleme. Kann denn keiner ernsthaft helfen hier?

The Geek
03-27-2007, 04:40 PM
Hi my friend, can you use English? My German is worse than my French (which says something!)

-=BFC=-Tekram
03-27-2007, 06:05 PM
Yes of course. Look i´ve installed the GARS and now i´ve installed the Link Directory from yor Website. Everythink is ok, but the Picture / Thumbnail is not showing up.

I´ve everythink do what you write in the install order, but the Thumbnail the fu... hell will not show ;)

I´ve tested all the links, but nothing ........

http://www.m-software.de/screenshot/...=http%3A%2F%2F
http://msnsearch.srv.girafa.com/srv/...CH&cy=en-us&r=

-=BFC=-Tekram
03-28-2007, 06:11 AM
Sorry i´ve checked the install order more then 10 times , but no thumbnail will be show.

i´ll deinstall this product, its to silly works not 90% :(

The Geek
03-28-2007, 07:34 AM
Double check the first post again... it looks like you copied a shortened version of the URL.

THe two I have there are:

http://www.m-software.de/screenshot/Screenshot.png?url=http%3A%2F%2F

and

http://msnsearch.srv.girafa.com/srv/i?i=%204ac8babd1cf73ace&s=MSNSEARCH&cy=en-us&r=

-=BFC=-Tekram
03-28-2007, 08:49 AM
Hy Geek;

I´ve found another domain, thx for helping hand

MsJac
03-29-2007, 08:29 AM
Hy Geek;

I´ve found another domain, thx for helping hand

and which domain might that be please?

Jacquii.

MsJac
04-05-2007, 12:49 PM
1. Easiest question: is there a tutorial guide online to help with making custom modules for GARS? I've tried creating an adsense module for our Links Directory and can't get it to actually show...

2. See screencap:
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/3673/linksdirectoryxl1.gif

I've been trying all kinds of settings to get the left module width to be smaller than as shown in the pic... Help please! What settings would I need to change to make the module width about half what it is now? The link to my Forum: http://jpicforum.info/jpic-link-directory/

Thanx,

Jacquii.

The Geek
04-05-2007, 01:02 PM
Have you tried simply using the template add on (in this forum). Seems like it would be the easiest?

MsJac
04-06-2007, 11:41 AM
Thanx GEEK - I did find the template module - Appreciate that. Now is there any suggestion for the Link Directory module width. It's odd really, as the Link Directory is our only GARS page with such wide widths.

If you look at our contests page: http://jpicforum.info/contests/ as opposed to the Link Directory: http://jpicforum.info/jpic-link-directory/ you'll notice the difference ---- Any help will be appreciated.

Thanx in advance ;)

Jacquii.

ps - Any news on when the Gazette will be released - Kinda excited about that one.

The Geek
04-06-2007, 02:06 PM
Hi Jacqui,

A couple things... change the type settings module container width to 200px (its 100% right now).
Secondly, check the template your google code is in... it needs to look like:
<tr><td>GOOGLECODE</td></tr>
if using the module containter

Gaz will be out soon (I hope) :)

waltercat
04-10-2007, 02:40 AM
I'm getting the http://msnsearch.srv.girafa.com/srv/i?i=%204ac8babd1cf73ace&s=MSNSEARCH&cy=en-us&r=http://www.yahoo.com is invalid

problem as well. Ever since I upgraded...

The Geek
04-10-2007, 06:38 AM
you sure all files are up to date? That link works fine?

Lufter
04-11-2007, 06:37 AM
Now Gars acquired and instaliert and in addition the link module. Everything goes so far well only if I a left enters and wants then on www offering clay/tone will press I wrongly passed on, because it sets the forum address of me before the left again. Thus only forum left and then also/separated the actual address. Unfortunately my English is not so good which I in the Greek forum ask oneself could.

The Geek
04-11-2007, 11:01 AM
Hi mate, sadly I don't follow what you are saying :(

Loco
04-14-2007, 05:15 PM
I upgraded the gar's and re imported the link dir

http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com/f42/

and it's all F'd up :(

any thoughts ? this directory was a big part of my site and I sold featured links..
I don't have anything up now.. please let me know any suggestions you have

thank you

JonnyF
04-18-2007, 06:43 PM
There is an Error when trying to create a new link:

Database Error in vBulletin 3.6.5:

Invalid SQL:
UPDATE xxx_qgars_custom_values SET gars1 = 'www.test.de',gars5 = 'http://' WHERE custom_threadid=3194;

MySQL-Error : Unknown tablefeld 'gars5' in field list
Error-No. : 1054