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[fgX] Clean and Simple Thread Lists 2.8.0

Keeps the thread lists simple and clean.

  1. farang
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.5
    Visible Branding:
    A good forum software like XenForo must provide lots of features to the users. But have You ever given a thought to how many of your forum visitors that are using all these functions? Probably very few... The users that are actually even aware that they can sort the discussion listings in various ways are rare.

    This add-on aims to remove or hide features that are seldom used in favor for a simpler user interface, allowing your website visitors to focus on the content by unbloating the graphical user interface.

    This add-on will affect the appearance of all thread listings. (Including new-posts, unread posts, watched threads etc). It will also add blocks in the thread listings telling search engines that certain phrases should not be indexed (Words like: "Replies", "Threads", "Views" etc) .

    Thread listings:
    • The pink sectionheader can be removed.
    • Some columns can be removed while some of the information is moved into remaining columns.
    • <!--googleoff: index--> and <!--googleon: index--> tags are used to inform search engines that some phrases are not relevant for your site nor important to index.
    • An additional CSS file, fgx_cstl.css is being used.
    • Profile pictures optionally gets circle shaped. This can be turned off in the options if desired.
    This is how a thread listing might look like without using [fgX] Clean and Simple Thread Lists


    This it what it may look like using this add-on:
    (Note that the look may vary a lot depending on the options that You set)


    Here is another example, showing the thread starters avatar and post data on top of the main column:


    This add-on is fully compatible with [fgX] Discussion Preview
    Below is an example what it might look like using this add-on in combination (previewing both the message text and thread images)


    As You can see below, the Poster Avatar and Timestamp can be moved into the Main Column" it may look like the following. (This example is also combined with the [fgX] Discussion Preview ) It will look a bit like a well known social networking website.


    There are quite a few configuration options available for the add-on:

    This add-on has its own Style Property in Admin Control Panel-> Appearance -> Style Properties -> [fgX] Clean and Simple Thread Lists. You can customize the style and it will be persistent after an upgrade.


    For better support smaller-screen devices such as mobile phones and tablets, this add-on uses a responsive design. Some elements are only shown when there is enough width.
    Jarod, IPF, imno007 and 7 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. SEOmers
    Version: 2.7.2
    Haven't got the paid add on but I will I think. This add on can make either subtle changes or completely change it. simply awesome.

    Makes my site look loads better and members seem to be loving it
  2. imno007
    Version: 2.4.0
    Great, easy-to-apply formatting options. I'm surprised that with all the people on the XF2 thread bemoaning a lack of Facebook/social media options, more of them aren't grabbing this and farang's Discussion Preview addon. Between the two of them you can at least get a lot of the LOOK of a social media site going on. The latest 2.4.0 update of this addon has allowed me to have the best of both worlds, more compact thread listings with all the necessary relevant info (thread starter and last replier), as well as an easier to read format.
    1. farang
      Author's Response
      Thanks for Your review @imno007. It really inspires me to continue my work and add further improvements. ;)