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Featured posts

Featured posts 2.0

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Compatible XF 2.x versions: 2.0, 2.1, 2.2
Description:

Displays a random featured post from selected forums.

The first post of the thread is selected at random and will be displayed in the forum list or other widget location.

(Example of Featured posts)

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(Example of Options page)

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(Example of User group permissions)

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Features:
  • Cron Entry will rotate posts every minute.
  • All phrases start with featuredposts_ for your convenience.
Creating the widget:
  1. Admin Control Panel -> Appearance -> Widgets
  2. Widget definition = Featured posts
  3. Widget key = featured_posts
  4. Title = (leave blank)
  5. Display in positions = Forum list: Above nodes
  6. Click Save.
User group permissions:

Normally the following two groups are set to Yes:

Registered
Unregistered / Unconfirmed

Recommended add-on:

It's recommended that the following add-on be installed. This will allow attached images to show as thumbs in the Featured posts widget:

https://www.xf2addons.com/resources/remove-attach-limits.15/
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Author
Andy
Downloads
151
Views
1,263
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings

Latest updates

  1. See description

    Featured posts v2.0 changes: Now using finder for performing database queries.
  2. See description

    Featured posts v1.9 changes: Added Large header check box to options page.
  3. See description

    Featured posts v1.8 changes: Updated setup to use schema manager.

Latest reviews

Very good and helpful - shows a random posts of a special forum in the sidebar or other widget position.
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