Reader engagement is important to all publishers. The information overload of the internet makes website readers become lazy. If they can't find what they’re looking for instantly they'll head off in another direction. As a reviewer said ''People used to Facebook won't spend their time clicking on titles to see your content.''
- Compatible XF Versions:
- Each installation requires a separate license.
- Updates Duration:
- Unlimited for XenForo 1.x
- Visible Branding:
Give them better reasons to click and they’re more likely to keep browsing your forum.
This add-on shows a preview of the first post alternatively the last post (individually selectable per thread listing type) of threads in various places of your forum.
Below is an example of how this add-on can be used together with the free add-on [fgX] Clean and Simple Thread Lists (As You see, it will help the discussion list look more clean, here all data in a single column)
Below is an example of this add-on used without the add-on [fgX] Clean and Simple Thread Lists
Optionally this add-on can also show thumbnails for images attached to the thread. (The whole thread or from the previewed post only). It will for sure attract your visitors attention immediately. Clicking a thumbnail will open up the full sized image in a Lightbox overlay.
Supported thread listings:
You can choose in what positions of your forum discussion preview shall apply. You may also exclude certain forums from discussion previewing (in single forum view only) if you wish.
- Forum list (When listing threads for a specific forum)
- New posts/Recent topics
- Watched Threads
The discussion preview text is stripped from message quotes, URLs (optionally), ATTACH, IMG, MEDIA and SPOILER tags. Smilies will show.
This add-on introduces the following options (set within Admin Control Panel => Options => [fgX] Discussion Preview:
This add-on also introduces a user option so that individual users can opt out from having discussion previews.
Below is an example what discussion previews may look like (without image previewing):
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This add-on has its own Style Property in Admin Control Panel-> Appearance -> Style Properties -> [fgX] Discussion Preview . You can customize the look of the preview text and it will be persistent after an upgrade.
- Related Resources:
- Many customers use this add-on together with [fgX] Clean and Simple Thread Lists (which is free).
[fgX] Discussion Preview 3.8.0
Shows a preview of the first or the last post of a discussion/thread. Now supports previewing images