First post only

First post only 1.3

No permission to buy ($35.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
Premium upgrade:

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:


Show first post only to guests.

This add-on encourages visitors to register to your forum to see replies.

(Example message seen by visitors when viewing a thread)


Example of Options page)


  • All phrases start with firstpostonly_ for your convenience.
  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/FirstPostOnly directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Questions and Answers:

Q: Will search engines be able to index the full thread?
A: I suggest selecting only a few forums in the Options page because those forums selected will only have the first post of the thread indexed by search engines.
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Latest updates

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    First post only v1.3 changes: The 'Latest posts' block now have links which go to the first...
  2. See description

    First post only v1.2 changes: Updated second template modification.
  3. See description

    First post only v1.1 changes: Added Options page which allows selecting forums that are...

Latest reviews

You have got a winner with this one, Andy. This is exactly what I have been looking for. Well done!
A great addition, allowing you to hide messages from the thread which may encourage guests to register :) Great support from AndyB!