Alert Improvements by Xon

Alert Improvements by Xon 2.7.4

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
Additional requirements
php 5.6+
XF 2.0.10+
License
MIT Licence
Visible branding
No
A collection of improvements to the XenForo Alerts system.

This add-on requires php 5.6 or newer.
This add-on requires XF 2.0.10 or newer.

Do not use MySQL statement-based replication with this add-on

Features
  • For threads/conversation/profile pages, automatically marks alerts as read from content on a given page when viewed.
  • Mark unread link for individual alerts on the Alerts page.
  • Supports the following add-ons:
    • Content Ratings 1.3.x
  • Global Optional, Alert summarization by selected content type or user
  • User Option to prevent marking as read when accessing /accounts/alerts page.
  • User Option to prevent summarization when accessing /accounts/alerts page.
  • User Option to adjust summarization threshold
Supported content types for alert summarization
  • Posts, Conversation, Profile post, profile post comments Likes
  • Ratings (From Content Ratings)
  • Various conversation related alerts from Conversation Essentials for XF2
Performance impact
  • Adds an extra column to xf_alert.
    • Code:
      alter table xf_user_alert summerize_id add int(10) unsigned DEFAULT NULL
  • 1 extra SELECT query per thread page request when the user has more than zero active alerts.
    • If there are alerts to mark as read, then an extra UPDATE is required.
Alert Summarization Performance impact
  • On accessing alerts above the summarize threshold, fetches all unread alerts and attempts to group them in PHP.
  • On successfully generating summary alerts, 2 queries are done. 1 insert to add the summary alert, 1 updating summarized alerts.
Contributing features or bug fixes
Please create a Github Pull request via the "More Information" link.

Contributions

If you appreciate this add-on, please consider a contribution via PayPal. Details will be provide via private conversation.

Please contact me if you wish for different licencing arrangements.
Related resources
Author
Xon
Downloads
432
Views
8,994
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 4 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. 2.7.4 - Maintainance update

    When pruning alerts; Reduce maximum batch size, and back-off by 1 second between prune attempts
  2. 2.7.3 - Maintainance update

    Fix unexpected extra queries when a user doesn't have unread alerts
  3. 2.7.2 - Maintenance update

    Even if "Alerts pop-up skips mark read" is set, mark alerts with the content type "user" as read...

Latest reviews

As a forum owner, you want to give your users as much flexibility as possible. This is one of those addons that fills the void and solves many of the "are we able to ...." questions regarding the notifications system.

We aren't using this with Conversation Essentials, but are with Content Ratings and it works great.

The ability to adjust and customise summarization of alerts is brilliant.

Well worth adding to your forum this one!
Xon has some of the most useful addons and this is one of them. He also has unrivaled support. Literally fixing bugs within a day.
Very nice to see this add-on updated to version 2.0. It was one of the add-ons I really liked with the old xenforo version, and has been missed by our members until now. Great work Xon!
Thank you for this free XF2 version, it is one of the essential addons before I can migrate. Xon is one of the most trustworthy XF developers, all his addons can be installed blindly, as everyone knows: it will work and it is safe.
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