Featured threads

Featured threads 1.3

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
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Displays featured threads.

The first post of the thread is selected and will be displayed in the forum list or other widget location.

(Example of Featured threads)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)


  • 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:

Allows viewing the Featured threads widget.

If the prefix ID function is used, selected threads can be viewed by clicking the link in the visitors tab called Featured threads.

Remove attach limits add-on:

The Remove attach limits add-on is required in order to display images.


Questions and answers:

Q: How often are Featured threads rotated?
A: Featured threads are randomly selected every minute based on search criteria selected in the Options page.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    The "Prefix ID" option in the options page now works with other options. Added "Show post date"...
  2. See description

    Featured threads v1.2 changes: Added "Include message" in options page.
  3. See description

    Featured threads v1.1 changes: If featuring multiple threads, widget results are now sorted by...

Latest reviews

1.3 is a nice upgrade; now I can use an admin-only prefix ('like "Featured") to truly feature threads of interest, and they can be time-boxed for the past X days so that they're always relevant (and with timestamp!)