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Birthday thread

Birthday thread 1.8

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Automatically creates birthday threads for your members.

(Example of Birthday thread)

(Example of Options page)

(Example of User group permissions)

  • Automatically creates birthday threads for your members.
  • Alert is sent letting the member know about the birthday thread.
  • Follows "Show day and month of birth" privacy settings.
  • All phrases start with birthdaythread_ for your convenience.
  1. Download Andy-BirthdayThread-1.8.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/BirthdayThread directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Cron entry:

In order to change the Cron entry, be sure to add this to your config.php file:

$config['debug'] = true;

Set the Birthday thread cron entry to run once a day at 3:00 AM.

Options setting:

Select next day

The following option needs to be selected if your cron entry runs the previous day of members birthdays.

User group permissions:

Normally all you need to do is set the Registered user group to "Yes".

Questions and Answers:

Q: Is it possible to have all birthdays put into a single thread?
A: No. The idea of a birthday thread is to spot light a single member and have a place to share nice comments directed solely to the one member.
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 2 ratings

Latest updates

  1. See description

    Birthday thread v1.8 changes: Added user group permissions to make it easier to select with...
  2. See description

    Birthday thread v1.7 changes: Add-on now properly updates thread watch so thread starter will...
  3. See description

    Birthday thread v1.6 changes: Added Prefix ID to options page.

Latest reviews

Superb, Had this on vb and its nice for users to have a happy birthday thread, makes them feel wanted.

Thank you Andy.
Love this addon works great. it would be nice if I could select a thread prefix also in options. Thank you ! Great addon.