Thread starter reply only

Thread starter reply only 1.8

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Compatible XF 2.x versions: 2.2.6 and newer.

Allows only the thread starter and selected user groups to make replies.

(Example of Options page)


(Example of Template modifications)


  • Only the thread starter and selected secondary user groups are allowed to reply.
  • All phrases start with threadstarterreplyonly_ for your convenience.
Template modifications:

By default the Moderating and Administrative user groups are allowed to reply. If you want to allow another user group, you will need to edit the Template modifications. In order to edit Template modifications, you need to enable Development mode.

Add the following code to your config.php file:

$config['development']['enabled'] = true;

Once you have enabled Development mode, edit the Template modification. Look for this code:

<xf:elseif is="{{$xf.visitor.isMemberOf([3,4])}}" />

add additional user group IDs after the 3,4. Be sure to separate each number with a comma. Do this for both Template modifications.

Note: be sure to remove development mode line in your config.php file once you finished editing your template modifications.

Questions and Answers:

Q: How can I alert users they need to be the thread author to reply?
A: Create a Notice.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Thread starter reply only v1.8 changes: Now compatible with XF 2.2.6 and newer.
  2. See description

    Thread starter reply only v1.7 changes: Updated for XF 2.2 or newer.
  3. See description

    Thread starter reply only v1.6 changes: Updated Template modification to work with XF 2.1.4.

Latest reviews

Great add-on for controlling post padding.
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