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Farewell

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

Hovercards 1.3

25 Feb 2017 Edited
#1
Hovercards is a plugin which shows a delightful preview of your users when they hover on usernames around your board. You can customize Hovercards as you wish, fine-tuning what users data to show inside cards and their visual aspect as well.

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Minimum requirements


PHP 5.4
MyBB 1.8.0
PluginLibrary
664 chmod permissions on inc/functions.php

Main features


Hovercards is not a complicated plugin. As such, it does not come with many hardcoded options, but it does what it's supposed to do: display cards on hover.

Extensibility


You decide what data to include in a card: once a data point becomes available, you can reference it in Hovercards' unique template, which is then packed and built upon every single hover on an username. Hovercards adds 1 stylesheet you can play around with to customize the visual aspect of the card. A minimal style is included by default.

You can also use JavaScript conditionals to adapt each data point's display. For example, you might want to display a different label when an user hasn't posted yet. You can use the buildTemplateCallback(html, user) function to manipulate the template accounting for each user's values every time it is displayed. The base example is included in the hovercards_script template.

Adaptive colors


Every card can hold an unique background color which is chosen upon the dominant one from the user's avatar. Text color is adjusted to be readable accounting for the background contrast. This is available as an option. Adaptive colors uses a nasty technique which absolutely demands the image data; cross-site scripting blocks is circumvented by using Google's public image proxy, which helps gathering the image data.

All-in-one query


Hovercards queries the database just the first time you hover on a username, gathering all the users available in the page with one query. This adds an extra layer of trust when it comes to properly assign an user's data to the respective target on screen, and it also saves resources by avoiding too many queries over time.

Installation


Upload the files maintaining the same folder structure as they come in the package and click the button Install & activate within your board's plugin list.

Settings


Hovercards adds 4 settings.

Adaptive colors has already been explained above. If you disable it, you can manually choose and add a default background color for all cards in HEX format.

Fields to use lets you select the available data points. The more data points you will select, the more intense and slow the query will be (although you shouldn't notice the difference most of the times). A FIELD is then available within Hovercards' template with the following, simple syntax: {FIELD}. For example, if you activate the field "username", you will be able to use {username} into Hovercards' template and it will be replaced with the user's formatted username when watching his card.

Card positioning lets you decide the orientation of cards relative to their attached object out of 9 possible vertical/horizontal placements. The default orientation is "bottom left".

Templates and stylesheets


Hovercards adds a CSS file named hovercards.css to every theme of your board. You can customize the card's appearance by editing the stylesheet's CSS rules. It also adds 2 templates which you can customize to change both the appearance and data points to show in a single card, as explained above.

Reporting issues


If you encounter an issue, feel free to open a new thread in this forum with detailed instructions on how to reproduce your issue. Suggestions and feature requests are appreciated as well.

Availability


Hovercards is available for free. WARNING SIGN Support is discontinued due to my departure from programming. Read more why here.


This project is licensed under

MIT


A simple license with little to no use restrictions, except for author's crediting. Read the provided LICENSE file for more informations.

Permissions

Commercial use
Modification
Distribution
Private use
Limitations

Warranty
Liability
Conditions

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kbilly 15 Dec 2019
#31
I'm not able to see the small icons in front of informations displayed.Please help.
Shade 15 Dec 2019
#32
Icons are not included. You can customize cards by editing Hovercards' main and only template to your preferences.
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sappy#1570 4 Jan 2020 Edited
#33
Will this work with php7.3+?
Shade 4 Jan 2020
#34
I don't see why not. You might get some warnings which may be logged in your error.log file (and which I am glad if you could report as I do not have yet a 7.3 test suite), but otherwise you are safe to run all my plugins on PHP 7.3.
Hugo 9 Jan 2020
#35
@Eldenroot Hi! have you found a solution for the MentionMe plugin? I can't get it to work. Thanks!
Shade 10 Jan 2020
#36
He doesn’t have access to the plugin so he can’t know how. Anyway, MentionMe should be already supported as you can see here on MyBBoost. I’d be happy to help if you can provide your board url.
Hugo 10 Jan 2020 Edited
#37
He doesn’t have access to the plugin so he can’t know how. Anyway, MentionMe should be already supported as you can see here on MyBBoost. I’d be happy to help if you can provide your board url.
Shade (10 Jan 2020)
I can see MentionMe working here, however it doesn't work on my forum, using the latest version of hovercards and mentionme (3.2.12). I'll PM you my board details.
Shade 10 Jan 2020
#38
The latest version of MentionMe introduces its own parser which does not use standard MyBB functions. Therefore you will need to edit it and add the data-uid attribute yourself to let Hovercards detect links.

I am not home at the moment but will provide a quick search and replace tutorial as soon as I get home.
Hugo 10 Jan 2020
#39
The latest version of MentionMe introduces its own parser which does not use standard MyBB functions. Therefore you will need to edit it and add the data-uid attribute yourself to let Hovercards detect links.

I am not home at the moment but will provide a quick search and replace tutorial as soon as I get home.
Shade (10 Jan 2020)
Thanks! I thought it would be that as I read that that was the case with DVZ mentions, I tried to look but couldn't quite find what to replace. Looking forward to the tutorial! Thanks. :)
Shade 10 Jan 2020
#40
Well shame on me, I am using DVZ Mentions and not MentionMe. Anyway, find line 140 in inc/plugins/MentionMe/forum.php:

{$mybb->settings['mention_display_symbol']}<a id="mention_{$user['uid']}href="{$url}class="mentionme_mention" title="{$title}"{$target}>{$username}</a
Replace with:

{$mybb->settings['mention_display_symbol']}<a id="mention_{$user['uid']}data-uid="{$user['uid']}href="{$url}class="mentionme_mention" title="{$title}"{$target}>{$username}</a