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Comment addon for non XF pages

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by MGSteve, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Just out of interest, is there an 'addon' (in the loosest sense as its not really an addon into XF) that enables you to embed comment style functionality into non XF pages?

    Think about any number of websites these days that enable comments on news items - say, Yahoo!, Engadget etc.. It would be great if you could link a story to a thread and then the posts from that thread are used as the comments section below the news item.

    Make sense?
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah it kind of does make sense.

    This is what we did though, instead.

    www.valvetime.net

    So the home page is XenPorta and this pulls news stories from our news forum and articles from our articles forum.

    We then restyled the threads that appear in this forum differently to make them look like more traditional news stories with comments instead of normal forum thread with posts.

    You can see one such news story here: http://www.valvetime.net/threads/pu...kshop-built-into-portal-2-game-client.187198/

    I know that isn't exactly what you've asked for, but it works well for us and made use of existing add ons only :)
     
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  3. Fighter1405

    Fighter1405 Active Member

    An alternative to the above is to work through Wordpress. If you're willing to make your article pages within Wordpress then you can use a plugin like my one (shameless plug - here) to sync the comments on the WP article with the XF thread.
     
  4. ragtek

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  5. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I thought of facebook comments, but at the moment articles link to forum threads, it just made sense to put the comments on the article page as well.

    Can't use Wordpress as we have our own CMS, but nice idea.
     
  6. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

  7. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    wow
    just seen that ipb is also providing this
    http://www.invisionpower.com/services/remote-commenting/
     
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


    Great site.
    I loved the use of [Show full quote] and [Show Spoiler] on the XenPorta homepage.
    going through the pages was a bit slow, but not too bad.
    Do you think article categories would be helpful for you ?
    Would people use them ?
     
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Thanks.

    The quotes thing is an add-on. It's my Quote Collapse add-on that you can find in the Resource Manager. The spoiler tags are just the default ones that came with BBCode Manager.

    We use the default XenPorta category system

    http://www.valvetime.net/articles/steam/
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    OOOOOhhh .... I see the categories now.
    I guess I was looking for a categories cloud.
     
  11. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah we want something like that.

    I haven't yet had time to customise it - but everything else is pretty much default functionality.
     
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You could probably get lots of CODE from Xenmedio's category cloud.
    DEMO: http://8wayrun.com/media/
    See the spinning thing ? :)

    EDIT or maybe XenCarta's ?
     
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Like I said before, great site.

    IDEA ?
    If all the articles for your XenPorta HomePage are from one forum .... (which I think they are) ...
    You could use Jake's Nodes as Tabs to highlight an Articles Tab. As it is now, when you click on an article, the FORUMS tab highlights.
    Not sure this works, but I think it should.
     
  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's a good idea, I'll throw it into the mix of our ideas thread.
     
  16. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    You should also remove the border from the Sign up button, it looks absolutely horrible (sorry for the strong words) in Chrome:
    signup.PNG

    You can do it via style properties, Buttons -> Sign-up Now Button Container, or in the siderbar.css (#SignupButton).
     
  17. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I should visit my own site as a guest more often. It shouldn't even be that - it should contain the sidebar login form like the forum index does.
     
  18. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    That button inherits the CSS from the sidebar button, so my guess that both are similar, unless you have specified the sidebar one in extra.css or something...

    EDIT:
    Indeed it does, I could not find another instance of the button without the border...
     
  19. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We have something entirely different on the forum home page, and this is how it should be on the main home page too:

    sidebar_login.PNG
     
  20. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    I saw that, but my screenshot is actually directly from the link you submitted above. It is the same at the homepage as well. I would switch it up, I would have the login form on the home page and just the button at other pages, to reduce visual noise on content pages.
     

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