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Feature Requests? Downloads Block for XenPorta?

Discussion in 'Resource Discussions [Archive]' started by Jaxel, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    With the next version of XenPorta, it now has reach across all of XenForo... as can be seen here:

    With this, it is now possible for there to be a "Downloads" block. I am going to be making this block. However, unlike XenPorta, this block will not be free. It will be the first "premium" block.

    So I'm asking, what sort of features do you guys want to see in this block?
    eod, Daniel Thomann, Saeed and 2 others like this.
  2. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    One thing I was missing is to show a video player with the recent videos that has been added to XenMedio in sense like the sliders are working. Demo

    Markos and Itworx4me like this.
  3. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Maybe a terminology thing but by block do you mean just one that sits at the side of the portal or an entire downloads system?

    I don't quite see how a Downloads block would work as there's no downloads system for it to tie into.
  4. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    There is already a downloads system built into XenForo... its called attachments. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, you can simply extend it. By block, I mean one that sits at the side of the THREAD.
  5. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    From a technical point of view I see what you mean about extending the attachment system but from a use point of view I'd see them as quite different, at least to the end user.

    For example, with a downloads system you'd need to upload into categories, rather than uploading into threads. Now the category might just be a fancy thread, styled differently, etc which is I assume along the lines your thinking?
  6. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Well-Known Member

    +1 for this module block :)
  7. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Well-Known Member

    I would really like to see a tabbed module that can have multiple recentsthreads or news articles.
    Fuhrmann likes this.
  8. masterchief

    masterchief Well-Known Member

    categories for file downloads, ability to specify multiple file storage locations
    multiple tagging
    access control, with ability for subscription level access
    how about file transfer progress bar for each file transferred...

    ..thats it for now, just off top of my head.

    thanx again jaxel.. sign me up good buddy. I want the premium download block for sure.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    what is a "Downloads Block" ? Same as Resources-Manager?
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    No it's not a resources manager as in xenforo's future resource manager.

    Demo: http://www.minatica.be/downloads.php
    erich37 likes this.
  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Can this "Downloads Block" be used without using XenPorta?
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Highly unlikely.
    FYI, it seems like Robbo (MercDownloads guy) may have resurfaced.

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