Featured posts

Featured posts 1.6

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
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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 post every 10 minutes.

The post is selected from a forum defined in the Options page. The first post of the thread is selected at random and will be displyed 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 10 minutes.
  • All phrases start with featuredposts_ for your convenience.
  1. Download Andy-FeaturedPosts-1.6.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:

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:

.bbImage {
    max-width: 200px;

.bbMediaWrapper, .bbMediaJustifier {
    width: 200px;
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Featured posts v1.6 changes: Improved snippet function.
  2. See description

    Featured posts v1.5 changes: Added utf8_substr support.
  3. See description

    Featured posts v1.4 changes: Fixed issue with soft deleted threads.

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!