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Featured posts

Featured posts 1.9

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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)

pic001.jpg


(Example of Options page)

pic002.jpg


(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.
Installation:
  1. Download Andy-FeaturedPosts-1.9.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/FeaturedPosts directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
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

Optional CSS:

If you would like to limit the size of images and media, you can add the following code to the andy_featuredposts.less template:

Code:
.bbImage {
    max-width: 200px;
}

.bbMediaWrapper, .bbMediaJustifier {
    width: 200px;
}
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Author
Andy
Downloads
109
Views
256
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings

Latest updates

  1. See description

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

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

    Featured posts v1.7 changes: Added ability to enable/disable showing header title and avatar.

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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