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History 1.7

No permission to buy ($25.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $25.00 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:


Note: all my XF1 add-ons are still 100% free and are supported by donations.


Displays a history of previously viewed threads.

As you browse different threads, how many times have you struggled to get back to a recently viewed thread? The History add-on makes it really easy to located previously viewed threads. Your members will love this add-on.

(Example of History link)


(Example of History page)


(Example of User group permissions)



All phrases start with history_ for your convenience.

User group permissions:

Normally you will set the Registered user group to Yes.

  1. Download Andy-History-1.7.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/History directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Database creation:

This add-on will create a table called xf_andy_history in your database.

Questions and Answers:

Q: Can I change to another computer and still see the most recent threads viewed?
A: Yes.

Q: How long are last viewed threads history retained?
A: 30 days.

Q: What is the maximum number of results that will be displayed?
A: 50.
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    History v1.7 changes: Now shows threads which have new posts since last visit in bold.
  2. See description

    History v1.6 changes: Removed a couple of phrases no longer used.
  3. See description

    History v1.5 changes: This new version has many changes. If you have a previously installed...

Latest reviews

This is one of the most useful addon I've ever had on my forum. My users are now able to come back quickly to a thread they've seen a minute ago or some time ago without using the back button. This one should be in the XF core.