(V88) Custom Forum Blocks 1.5


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Update [12/26/12] - Custom Forum Blocks 2.0 for IPB 3.3, 3.4 Has been submitted Please Read!
With this modification you will be able to add custom blocks that will display certain information in them that you will decide.
Each block will have it's own title and content, You will be able to set which groups can see each block, What place you would like to place the
block (Top, Right, Left, Bottom), In what pages you would like And/Or wouldn't like to display the block, The ordering of the blocks that will be displayed to the user.

What kind of template the block will use (Blank, Category Template, Hook Template), Turning each block on/off, Being able to parse both PHP & JS code inside the content of the block along with regular HTML, Or using the IPB full editor (or mixing between the two), Being able to set the width of each column (Middle, Left, Right).

Which columns will be displayed, If members can hide the left and right columns (using JS) and what groups of members if that setting is allowed, Importing & Exporting of all blocks or just some of them, Automatically get notified when ever there is an update available for the modification.

A tool is also available to help you solve SEO urls into regular $_GET['...'] variables to add them into the include/exclude block exceptions area, Previewing the block from the ACP before actually putting it online and Drag & Drop reordering.

With this you can display the blocks any were you would like.

Quick Feature List
  [*]Turn block on/off [*]Drag & Drop ordering [*]Split blocks into columns around the entire forum layout [*]Display blocks any were in the board [*]Group visibility per block [*]Select the block position in the page (Top, Left, Right, Bottom) [*]Block template style (Blank, Category, Hook) [*]Include block in certain pages [*]Exclude block in certain pages [*]Parse PHP inside block [*]Parse JS inside block [*]Switch between simple editor and IPB full editor [*]Preview block from ACP [*]Import blocks [*]Export blocks [*]hide certain blocks as a setting [*]Change the width of each block and the middle layout of the forum [*]Allow certain groups to toggle the visibility of the left and right columns [*]JS based toggle right and left columns visibility [*]Link resolver - From SEO links to a sanitized links to use in the block include/exclude exceptions [*]Update checker

Pre-made Blocks

In addition to the entire system there are dozens of pre made blocks that come with this modification for you to just import them with a click of a button and you will have all the blocks you had before and more.

A quick list of the available blocks that come with the modification [*]MetaCafe Videos - Example of using the metacafe videos inside a block [*]Youtube Video - Example of using the youtube videos inside a block [*]Who's Chatting - Display who is chatting block (Parachat, etc...) [*]Top Posters - Display top posters [*]Mini Calendar - Display a mini calendar [*]Displayed Only inside forums - A custom block that uses the include exception to be displayed only inside any forum [*]Custom Block - A custom block that uses IPB Editor [*]Watched Items - Watched items (Forum, Topics) [*]Latest Status Updates - Latest members status updates [*]Recent Topic - Recent topics [*]Google ads - An example on using google ads
In order to install them just import the XML file that came with this modification using the import tool in the custom forum blocks application.


Before purchasing this modification be sure to read the following: [*]All sales are final. There will be no refunds after the mod was shipped. [*]I can't promise that every single feature request will be added to the next release so keep that in mind. But i will try to do my best. [*]If you bought a modification from be before you will get the product in less then 24 hours (usually less then that). If you are a premium member here you will also get it in less then 24 hours. If you are a new customer and a regular member you will need to wait for at least 48 hours before receiving the modification. That's just a precaution i have to take in order to reduce the fraud to as low as i can. [*]If more then 48 hours have passed and you did not receive anything yet then PM me with your email addressed you used when purchasing it and i will look into your case. [*]Since this is a premium modification redistribution and transfers are not allowed! If you would like to resell the modifications then contact me by a PM and we will see what we can do. [*]Each purchase represents a license, Each licenses is valid for one domain so if you need this modification on several sites you will need to purchase several licenses for the usage or purchase a multi license at a lower cost.

User Feedback

I purchased this app a long time ago back in 2009 I believe on the invision modding website, I recently purchased it again last year through this market also in the hope I could get it converted to work with the more recent IP.Board.


I must confirm that back in the day (2 years ago) this application was great!

Now though, Don't buy this application.


Vince (the developer) no longer supports this application, he no longer replies to support topics on this website as well as his own website (invision modding).

He shows no signs of life or interest in developing this application further so you will be wasting your money if you decide to purchase it.


This will NOT work on any of the recent IP.Board versions, please note: Supported IPS Software Version: 3.0.x

That's back in the stone age in terms of IP.Board versions.


So the summary of my review: It was a fantastic application, sadly no longer developed though. Stay clear until he rises from the ashes and returns to the scene, if ever.

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