[8WR] XenPorta (Portal) PRO

Unmaintained [8WR] XenPorta (Portal) PRO 1.2.2b

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  • Added a layout option for disabling pre-existing sidebars. Now you can choose to completely disable an existing sidebar on a page. In the past, you had to overwrite the sidebar with your own widgets, so the sidebar could never actually be "removed". Now it can.
  • Added a timestamp check to feature images, to help those who use CDNs.
  • Added a timestamp check to author images, to help those who use CDNs.
  • Widgets will now reparse and rebuild templates after installing. This is the reason why some widgets (UsersActive) were not displaying correctly.
  • The TopPosters widget now allows you to select a source forum.
  • The UsersActive widget will now properly handle user permissions.
  • BUG FIX: fixed a bug where a server error would be thrown if someone used the "More Options" add-reply page.
  • BUG FIX: fixed a bug that would prevent the usage of custom excerpts in articles and features.
  • BUG FIX: fixed a bug that prevented the displaying of tags in article list bits.
  • BUG FIX: fixed a bug with the TabThreads widget that broke it when not using SEO friendly URLs.
In previous versions of this addon, I forgot to delete the file "library/EWRporta2/Widget/XML/Articles.xml". This widget will not function as it was replaced with "ArticlesMain.xml". You should delete the file so you dont install it by accident.
  • I removed the requirement for XF 1.3.5 for this addon. However, this addon still requires XF 1.3.0, as it requires several helpers and checks that do not exist in previous versions of XF.
  • KNOWN BUG: The included "Status Updates" widget with this addon is designed for XF 1.4.0. While this addon will work with XF 1.3.0, the status updates widget will not.
  • Support for "Infinite Scrolling" has been added in this version. Infinite scrolling is when a paginated page automatically loads the next page when you scroll to the bottom. Users can disable this feature on the settings screen if they don't like it.
  • Support for Desandro's "Masonry" has been added. Masonry allows you to easily make columns for your content. By default, Masonry is not configured for columns, so you wont notice a different just by enabling it. To create columns, you must add some code to your EXTRA.css; an example follows:
    .articlesGrid { margin: 5px -5px -5px; }
    .articlesGrid .articleItem { display: inline-block; width: 50%; }
    .articlesGrid .articleItem .sectionMain { margin: 5px; }
    As stated, this is an EXAMPLE that gives a simple 2 column grid to your news page. Naturally, you may have to make some small changes to make sure it fits with your skin. The code I have listed here works for my website and the default XenForo skin.

    The content for width: 50% is what needs to be changed to change the number of columns. You can set it to what you want. You can do 33.33% for a 3 column layout; or do a set width such as 400px. In addition, you can even do a max-width setting for more responsive designs.
  • Custom Articles List Widget Arrangements will now be applied to ANY page that uses the default "articles_list" layout. That means if you use the fallback layout for your forum_list, article_view and author_view, users will see their customized arrangements on those pages too. However, if you have a different layout for these pages, they wont be able to arrange them.
  • Support for external images on promotion icons has been supported. This option will allow you to select any image included with an IMG tag in your post as the promotion option for an article instead of just attached images. I HIGHLY recommend not using this option; but people asked for it anyways.

    The problem I have with this option is places like Imageshack delete their images after a year. In addition, they reuse their image codes over time. So not only is it that after a year your images will be broken; but they may be replaced by something else... like porn.
  • Both Categories and Tags are now accessible from within the article list bit (instead of just tags). By default, only categories will be shown to the viewer, so this feature is mainly for administrators who want to edit their templates.
  • Added a widget for XenAtendo: Upcoming Events.
  • Added a class for categories on category bits so that you can customize them through CSS.
  • BUG FIX: fixed the article view template, where the "comments" title bar would show up, even if no comment modes have been enabled.
  • BUG FIX: fixed the Articles Random widget that would return an error if no articles were found.
  • BUG FIX: fixed some alerts for when threads are promoted/featured by the user who created said thread.
This is just a small hotfix that makes some PHP edits. It does NOT require you to upgrade the addon; just upload the files.
  • Fixes a bug with the alert system for when someone promotes their own thread.
  • Fixes a bug with the alert system for when someone features their own thread.
  • Fixes a bug with the install widget xml files; the list is now alphabetically sorted.
  • Fixes a bug with the Article Random widget that fails if no articles are found.
  • You can now install this addon on XenForo below version 1.3.5.
This version changes the way layout parameters are setup. If you were using the 1.0.0 version released to beta testers, you will have to go through your layout parameters and update them for the new formats. Check the FAQ to see some examples.