User Mentions Improvements by Xon

User Mentions Improvements by Xon 2.9.0

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.2
Additional requirements
php 7.2+
Standard Library by Xon v1.18.0+
MIT Licence
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Improvements to XenForo's user mentions system.

This addon is does not handle super-large group membership well.

  • Mentionable user groups.
    • Customizable icon per group (small + large).
    • Membership can be viewed on the front-end.
    • User group may be private, at which point only members can tag or view that group.
    • Permission to tag taggable groups.
    • Admin privilege to view all taggable groups.
  • User group mentions supports the following:
    • User profile posts/comments.
    • Posts/Threads.
    • Reports
  • Opt-in, send an email to the user who is mentioned/quoted:
    • global option to enable/disable.
    • permission to receive mentioned emails.
    • configurable default for users on account creation.
  • Editor integration. Copying & pasting a user group tag link is transformed into @usergroup
  • User mentions can be disabled per forum per user group
See the add-on Username Restrictions to prevent users signing up using a usergroup name.

New Permissions
  • Enable User Mentions
  • Receive Mention Alert Emails
  • Receive Quoted Alert Emails
  • Mention User Group
  • View Private Groups

  • Allow mention alert emails
  • Allow quoted alert emails
  • Send quote emails only on unreplied threads
  • Mention/Quote Snippet length
  • Default usergroup avatar (small)
  • Default usergroup avatar (large)
  • Block mention rendering if the user has no permissions to use mentions
  • Return permission denied instead of not found if lacking permissions to view a user group
  • Public user group - users per page


Group Icons licensed under CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivate 4.0

Contributing features or bug fixes
Please create a Github Pull request via the "More Information" link.


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Latest reviews

If i could give more stars, I would! Love the add-on, and the developer is extremely helpful. A must have for any online communities, in particular gaming communities like ours. Thanks Xon, and keep up the great work! :)
Something I'm surpised isn't added by default.

Invaluable addon this one that solves issues with users wanting to bring items to the attention of your staff (or allows a moderator to flag something for fellow staff to look into).

Superb addon that should be on your "must have" list.

Given it's developed by the highly skilled Xon, you know you can trust it!
Great addon for anyone running a website with staff that you need to mention in important threads. It took me a little bit to figure out that I needed to click on "is mentionable" in the usergroup - but that was about all the difficulties I had setting it up.
Most useful addon for our forum. When we upgraded to XF2 I didn't realise how much our staff relied on this addon. It's seamless and the developer Xon is VERY helpful. I made the payment to get this addon ported and Xon worked closely with any issues I had and fixed them all nearly instantly. Very great to work with, also very much appreciate his work! Thanks a billion Xon. You Rock!
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