Featured threads

Featured threads 1.5

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
  4. 2.3
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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.

The reason for the Admin permission and the Prefix ID in the options page is to create a thread prefix called Featured, that way you can add the Featured thread prefix to any thread you want to be selected randomly and show in the Featured threads widget. You will be able to view which threads have the Featured thread prefix by clicking the Featured threads link in the visitors drop down menu.

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.
First release
Last update


5.00 star(s) 1 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Featured threads v1.5 changes: Fixed issue with soft deleted posts.
  2. See description

    Featured threads v1.4 changes: Added 'Show attachment' to options page.
  3. See description

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

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!)
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