Featured posts

Featured posts 2.3

No permission to buy ($35.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $35.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:



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)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)


  • 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:

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:

First release
Last update


5.00 star(s) 1 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Featured posts v2.3 changes: Updated code to prevent possible null condition error.
  2. See description

    Featured posts v2.2 changes: Fixed issue where widget occasionally returned empty.
  3. See description

    Featured posts v2.1 changes: Fixed issue where widget occasionally returned empty.

Latest reviews

A decent little app, I know that not every forum may find this useful, we have an A to Z forum that acts like a bit of a wiki, we use this app to randomly display facts from this forum at the bottom of the forum and it's fun to scroll down and see the random post picked. If your forum has an area like this, then this widget might work for you too!
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