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Anyone wants to get things appear there and there real quick? Here is a dirty solution

vorapoapvorapoap New
edited April 2013 in General Banter

This is not recommended for novice user (hack core) and well.. but I am Vanilla newbie. so if anyone want to pierce me here it is ok. I just want something to get the job done quickly.

  1. Open /library/core|class.pluggable.php
  2. Find "public function FireEvent($EventName)"
  3. Replace the whole function with this code....

           public function FireEvent($EventName) {
              if (!$this->ClassName) {
                 $RealClassName = get_class($this);
                 throw new Exception("Event fired from pluggable class '{$RealClassName}', but Gdn_Pluggable::__construct() was never called.");
      if ($_GET['DEBUGEVENT']) echo $EventName.'<br>';
      if (function_exists("On".$EventName)) {
        call_user_func("On".$EventName, $this, $this->ClassName, $EventName);
      // Look to the PluginManager to see if there are related event handlers and call them
      return Gdn::PluginManager()->CallEventHandlers($this, $this->ClassName, $EventName); }

^^^ sorry for bad indentation, I am not get used to this [C] button

  1. Now open /index.php
  2. Find "require_once(PATH_ROOT.'/bootstrap.php');" (should be on line 41)
  3. Insert this code one line after
  4. Of course x-viewlib.php can be any name. In this file you will declare any OnXXXXX where XXXXX is the EventName

For this example, I do something like this

function OnAfterComment() {
    static $render = 0;
    if ($render) return;

    $render = 1;


So you wonder how to find out the event name you want?
Get to your forum URL and add ?DEBUGEVENT=1 at the end of URL (must before hashtag symbol '#') for example

So here.. you find out immediately what function name to declare.


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    KasperKasper Scholar of the Bits Copenhagen Vanilla Staff

    Or just install Eventi: http://vanillaforums.org/addon/eventi-plugin ;-)

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    this is reinventing the wheel

    you would use


    or simply



    Pleas read the docs how to write plugins or themehooks.

    grep is your friend.

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited April 2013


    perhaps "pierced", but interesting and creative. thx for the idea. Keep the ideas coming, don't let a minor piercing stop you.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New MVP


    I agree with peregrine, very creative :D

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    To do that I will have to create a class and register as a plugin? I may have done that when things are more settled on my side. But well.. I was moving some code out of the default.master.php .. so trying to do it real quick without plugin.

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    It is hardly more complicated that what you are doing.

    I recommend themehooks too.

    Modding the core is not the way to go unless it is a pull request, or you are maintaining a fork, you want something that is update friendly.

    grep is your friend.

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