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Inserting Viglink Script into index.template.php file?

Started by NewbTube, September 15, 2021, 08:42:36 PM

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NewbTube

Hi all,

I'm hoping someone will be able to help me insert the Viglink script in the proper location in the index.template.php file. I've done some research and learned I need to add \ before every ' but still errors.

Here is the script I need to add:

<script type="text/javascript">

    var vglnk = {key: 'b27c327a33221fbd44a77db81ff6b4d1'};

    (function(d, t) {

        var s = d.createElement(t);

            s.type = 'text/javascript';

            s.async = true;

            s.src = '//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js';

        var r = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0];

            r.parentNode.insertBefore(s, r);

    }(document, 'script'));

</script>


And here is the section in the file where I think I am supposed to be inserting the script:

// Show the load time?
if ($context['show_load_time'])
echo '
<p>', $txt['page_created'], $context['load_time'], $txt['seconds_with'], $context['load_queries'], $txt['queries'], '</p>';

echo '
</div></div>', !empty($settings['forum_width']) ? '
</div>' : '';
}

function template_html_below()
{
global $context, $settings, $options, $scripturl, $txt, $modSettings;

echo '
</body></html>';
}

// Show a linktree. This is that thing that shows "My Community | General Category | General Discussion"..
function theme_linktree($force_show = false)


Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.

shadav

i'm not sure what all you have done already and that you can undo, there is a mod for that to make it easier ;)
https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=2817

Mick.

Try this and add it before the closing body tag.

Open index.template.php and find:
function template_html_below()
{
// Load in any javascipt that could be deferred to the end of the page
template_javascript(true);

echo '

Add your code after echo '

<script type="text/javascript">

    var vglnk = {key: \'b27c327a33221fbd44a77db81ff6b4d1\'};

    (function(d, t) {

        var s = d.createElement(t);

            s.type = \'text/javascript\';

            s.async = true;

            s.src = \'//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js\';

        var r = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0];

            r.parentNode.insertBefore(s, r);

    }(document, \'script\'));

</script>

Antechinus

This is for 2.0.x (I can tell from the markup in the OP) so template_javascript(true); does not exist, but the same general idea will work if the apostrophes are all escaped in the javascript.

This runs without syntax errors on a test site (although I have not actually tested it for VigLink functionality):
function template_html_below()
{
global $context, $settings, $options, $scripturl, $txt, $modSettings;

echo '

<script type="text/javascript">

    var vglnk = {key: \'b27c327a33221fbd44a77db81ff6b4d1\'};

    (function(d, t) {

        var s = d.createElement(t);

            s.type = \'text/javascript\';

            s.async = true;

            s.src = \'//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js\';

        var r = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0];

            r.parentNode.insertBefore(s, r);

    }(document, \'script\'));

</script>

</body></html>';
}

Mick.


NewbTube

September 18, 2021, 08:32:37 PM #5 Last Edit: September 18, 2021, 08:43:14 PM by NewbTube
Okay, thanks guys! I really appreciate the direction. I'll give it a try and let you know.

Yeah.. I'm still on older software I guess. To be honest, I may be the most uniformed and least technically inclined forum owner here! Lol. I really need to work on that. I only own this one site and only because it was a topic I was interested in and saw a need for a community.. so I stumbled my way through installing simple machines 7 years ago and have been pretty much hands off since.

Fast forward to today, and my site is getting 150k pageviews a month and growing pretty fast and might actually produce me a bit of side income. I download manual backups through cpanel but that is the extent of my abilities. I don't know how to check the backups or even re-upload them should I ever need to. I don't even want to try installing that mod bc if something happened, I wouldn't know how to fix it. I can however make a copy of the index.template.php file and replace it if there are errors. Foolish, I know.

Now I need to upgrade to the latest software release, install SSL certificate, and be able to manage backups more effectively since I have a community depending on me to keep the information they've worked so hard on alive. Any advice on where to start? I would be willing to pay someone to help me out and get me up to speed if need be.

Thanks again.

NewbTube

Okay so I installed the script as Antechinus described with no errors and the "check your installation" tool on Viglink said it detected the link and install was successful. Awesome. Thanks a lot.


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