3 Plug-ins you can't live without



  • Let's see what everyone says and see if we can turn each other onto plug-ins we might normally use.

    For me it's more than 3 actually. The series of SSO (Single Sign On) plugins so users from other social networks can quickly join. It also brings an air of professionalism when you are connected with the big boys.

    Which are your favorites, and why?


  • GNU/Linux

    I love the widget system more than plugins . Just that someone can volunteer to make a widget pack so that we can have more options to handle.



  • A plugin I can't live without has not been written yet. And it is the one that will make it easy for me to add display ads automatically to any part of the forum, such that every ajax event registers as a page refresh for the ad.


  • Global Moderator

    For my board, Soundcloud Embedding, Youtube embedding & Imgur uploading.

    I'll be back when ghost blog comments supports wordpress and multiple blogs to replace all 3 votes with that 1 plugin. 👍


  • Admin

    For my board, Soundcloud Embedding, Youtube embedding & Imgur uploading.

    These exist already btw! I might be misinterpreting the topic of this discussion 😛

    I'll be back when ghost blog comments supports wordpress and multiple blogs to replace all 3 votes with that 1 plugin.

    You know, I can't wait till I figure this out because my own personal blog is WP and its ridiculous that I'm still using the default comments engine. I have a ton of stuff on my plate atm but I'd love to try and figure this out sooner than later 🙂



  • @psychobunny I'm talking about existing ones so when new people come to the forums here for info, they can see which plug-ins various admins prefer and why.


  • Admin

    Ah I gotcha. Well three plugins I can't live without?

    one http://goo.gl/qpxa0u
    two http://goo.gl/VZuy8S
    three http://goo.gl/dUMy0s



  • @psychobunny that RPG game looks boss. must installlllll


  • Admin

    haha the original mod (for phpBB) was pretty great, we even had a flash version kinda like final fantasy. full-on exploration mode thing going on. One of these guys actually ended up going big time, everytime I see the gift cards in the 7/11's I get all jealous 😛



  • @psychobunny said:

    haha the original mod (for phpBB) was pretty great, we even had a flash version kinda like final fantasy. full-on exploration mode thing going on. One of these guys actually ended up going big time, everytime I see the gift cards in the 7/11's I get all jealous 😛

    ahhh I like the look of this one better that guys site looks like it's from the mid 80s lol. keep it nodebb specific so us flag bearers get a little traffic love for being the gateways to the game 🙂 Glad to lend a hand on the non-code stuff if needed just shout.


  • Admin

    Haha well I appreciate the compliment 🙂 It might be mid 80s but they're still selling game cards in 7/11s and Best Buy's. I think for us in general we never really had a good designer to take us to the next level so it may have been cool but it was always just limited to just a forum RPG, gain XP from posting a lot or battling your friends and that's it.



  • @psychobunny said:

    Haha well I appreciate the compliment 🙂 It might be mid 80s but they're still selling game cards in 7/11s and Best Buy's. I think for us in general we never really had a good designer to take us to the next level so it may have been cool but it was always just limited to just a forum RPG, gain XP from posting a lot or battling your friends and that's it.

    For vBulletin there is Forumon RPG http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/product/76-forumon-rpg/

    I never paid for it on my vB sites because the audience on those car sites just won't spend time in an RPG style environment. Supernerdz on the other hand.. is NodeBB so they must be crushed!


  • Admin

    Wow! Okay, is this new? Have a link to a working version of this? Am interested to see. Seems closed source you would think it's a detriment in general because you'd never get the kind of backing from plugin authors as you would from open source stuff.

    Back in the days phpBB dominated when it came to forum RPGs. There were a few RPG mods for vB and IPB but none compared to the stuff phpBB was churning out, ex. Moogie's RPG MOD, Zarath's Shop MOD and Nuladion's customizable avatar MODs - if you saw an XP bar underneath an avatar in a forum you know which forum it was powered by.

    I seriously doubt any of the modern players in the forum space gives a crap about this but I guess I do, so hopefully I can release a plugin that's a modern equivalent of all of the above some day 😉


  • GNU/Linux



  • Our forum relies heavily on the shoutbox plugin ❤ @Schamper
    Lately we have been making use of the youtube embed.
    3rd is a toss between widgets and user mentions.



  • @psychobunny said:

    Wow! Okay, is this new? Have a link to a working version of this? Am interested to see. Seems closed source you would think it's a detriment in general because you'd never get the kind of backing from plugin authors as you would from open source stuff.

    Back in the days phpBB dominated when it came to forum RPGs. There were a few RPG mods for vB and IPB but none compared to the stuff phpBB was churning out, ex. Moogie's RPG MOD, Zarath's Shop MOD and Nuladion's customizable avatar MODs - if you saw an XP bar underneath an avatar in a forum you know which forum it was powered by.

    I seriously doubt any of the modern players in the forum space gives a crap about this but I guess I do, so hopefully I can release a plugin that's a modern equivalent of all of the above some day 😉

    No idea, I played it once I think on their own site's demo but that was it. They churn out a lot of plugin's for vB and have a few debs working it. I've got a couple of their plug-ins for the car sites.

    I think the trick today is mobile accessibility so people can rock a few turns on the cell between classes, chat about things they like, etc. Forum integration still can be viable but finding a way to make $ from it will be hard unless setting up a way to buy gold and turns like all the other browser based games do now.


  • Anime Lovers

    @psychobunny said:

    Ah I gotcha. Well three plugins I can't live without?

    one http://goo.gl/qpxa0u
    two http://goo.gl/VZuy8S
    three http://goo.gl/dUMy0s

    I second this. 👍


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    Shoutbox, username mentions, maybe Poll soon? 😛



  • Mentions, sso plugins, image/youtube embed. Lots more but those are 3 off the top of my head 🙂


  • Admin

    For me, it's the GitHub embeds plugin that I recently released (much better looking than pasting github urls everywhere) -- very handy for projects hosted on github.

    I'm also very impressed by @psychobunny's RPG plugin, and I like me my emoji 😄


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