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Simple Portal 1.1.0 RC1

A Portal for XenForo

  1. Dan
    Simple Portal
    by ExtraLicense

    First of all, this is a free addon. Keep things fair and do not remove the copyright at the bottom of the Portal Page. If you want to do that, you can purchase the branding free option for Simple Portal here. The Branding Free option costs $20.

    What does Simple Portal do?
    Simple Portal is actually, as the name says, very simple. Simple Portal allows you, the admin and/or your staff, to choose what is (and what is not) displayed on the portal. There are 2 options to promote a thread to the portal:
    1. When creating a new thread, tick the option on the bottom of the page to promote to portal, or
    2. Promote an existing thread to the Portal using Thread Tools dropdown.
    promote_create.png promote_thread.png
    Simple Portal is not "linked" to a specific forum. All the content which is to be displayed on the portal is individually controlled, showing only what you want and how you want it.

    Layout Options
    There are currently 3 default layouts to choose from:
    1. 1 column
    2. 2 columns
    3. 2 columns with a featured item (1st thread will span 100% over 2 columns)
    And yes, pagination is supported.

    layout.png

    Display Options
    • If you only have 1 column, the Display Order shall be 1 - 2 - 3 - ...
    • If you have 2 columns, you can give 2 Portal Posts the same number, they shall appear next to eachother. 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - ...
    • If you have 2 columns and a featured item, you must have 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - ...
    Which Message Components can I control?
    You can choose to display certain info regarding the thread to further customize the look. Here is a list of them:
    1. Show Avatar (+ option to make it larger)
    2. Show Author
    3. Show View Count
    4. Show Date
    5. Show Comment Count
    6. Show Attachment image and control the position and size of the attachment
    7. And limit the amount of characters that are shown for each thread as well as how many threads are shown per page.
    The first 6 items can be changed in the style poperties, the last one in the options menu.
    Can I see a demo?
    Yes! You can choose between the normal layout and the 2 columns layout. Just change the style.
    http://demo.extralicense.com/

    How to Install?
    1. Upload the content of the ZIP file to your XenForo Installation.
    2. Install the provided XML
    3. Go to the Admin Control Panel and set the Permissions (Users -> User Group Permissions -> General Permissions -> Promote to Portalpage)
    4. Start promoting threads and enjoy Simple Portal!
    Credits:
    • @Steve F for helping us with the design of the portal page!
    • @jonsidneyb for helping with the fund
    This is the first release of Simple Portal, and expect many, many more to come with a lot of new features.
    If you find any bugs, come and report them as soon as possible!
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Recent Reviews

  1. pjfry
    pjfry
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.0 RC1
    Hi. Im very happy with Simple Portal. It just works! It easy to use and fast. Thats all I need thanks for this great addon!
  2. MasterPiece
    MasterPiece
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.0 RC1
    Thanks Love this Portal, Simple clean and AWESOME
    1. Dan
      Author's Response
      thx for the feedback:)
  3. Matthew Hawley
    Matthew Hawley
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.1
    Awesome
  4. Robert F Schmitz
    Robert F Schmitz
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.0
    Fantastic add-on. As noted, a simple portal yet provides a great deal of display flexibility. Thank you.
  5. resonansER
    resonansER
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.0
    Thank YOU SO MUCH!
    AWESOME feature!
    I'm a fan of your hack!
  6. The Forum Heroes
    The Forum Heroes
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.0
    Been testing this for a few weeks now. It is really great.
  7. Biker
    Biker
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.0
    Been waiting a long time for something like this. AWESOME!
  8. Matthew Hawley
    Matthew Hawley
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.0
    Excellent addon! Thanks for all your hard work in making this addon!