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Addon for forum_list template

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Richey, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Richey

    Richey Member

    Hey guys,

    I already created an addon for a custom page.
    For this addon I stored my php files under /library/Pages/addon.php (php class stuff) and /library/Pages/addonCode.php (the main php code). I call this addon by using {raw:addonblabla} .... there are no problems, it works perfect.

    Now I would like to create a "last activity addon" that I can include above the forum in the forum_list template. But it doesn't work. When I call my new addon in the named template, nothing happens. Do I have to store the php files in another directory or what's the problem?
  2. Arik

    Arik Well-Known Member

    It's not directory specific, so as long as your class names are set up correctly, that shouldn't be a problem.

    Post your code, there's likely a problem in there somewhere.
    Umit likes this.
  3. Richey

    Richey Member


    let's start from the beginning.

    I created a file called newActivity.php in /library/XenForo/Pages/
    That's the code of the file:
    class newActivity
        public static function 
    includeFile(XenForo_ControllerPublic_Abstract  $controllerXenForo_ControllerResponse_Abstract &$response)
    $newActivity ob_get_contents();

    $params = array(
    'newActivity'  => $newActivity

    $response->params array_merge(
    Now I created a new Addon called New Activity and a Code Event Listener with the following configuration.
    - Listen to Event: template_hook
    - Execute Callback: newActivity::includeFile
    - Addon: New Activity

    Now I get the following error: "Please enter a valid callback method."
    What's going on?
  4. Richey

    Richey Member

    Okay, new problem :)

    Instead of using the library/XenForo/Pages directory I created a directory called library/newActivity and I renamed the main file to Listener. Now I can create my event Listener without problems (newActivity_Listener::includeFile).

    But now when I visit my forum there's a LONG list of errors where I execute the newActivity-Hook. Here's the first one (I don't want to list them all):

    Template Errors: forum_list
      1. Argument 1 passed to newActivity_Listener::includeFile() must be an instance of XenForo_ControllerPublic_Abstract, string given in /blablabla...../library/newActivity/Listener.php, line 4:
          3: $__extraData['h1'] .= htmlspecialchars($xenOptions['boardTitle']);
          4: $__output .= '
  5. Richey

    Richey Member

    Ok, I finally was successfull .... after watching Kiers tutorial on how to create a hook/addon
    Now my visitors can see the newest posts on my forums home: http://www.vfxboard.de
    It's not final but it should be okay for now :)
    Arik likes this.

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