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Global Topics 1.0

Always wished you could sticky a single thread across all of your forums?

  1. LennardF1989

    LennardF1989 Member

    LennardF1989 submitted a new resource:

    Global Topics - Always wished you could sticky a single thread across all of your forums?

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  2. Case

    Case Active Member

    If the announcements forum is hidden to normal users, can they still see the global topic in other forums?
  3. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Great! I have to try this!
    This should have been in the core a long time ago - that is, what we used to call "announcements" across all forums. Sure, the notices are there, but IMHO people don't read them like they do threads.
  4. LennardF1989

    LennardF1989 Member

    Only if you uncheck "Display in the node list" in your Announcements forum. Otherwise, if you make it a private node using permissions, people won't be able to read the topic.

    There are ways around this limitation though, but it would kind of affect the no-nonsense thing I'm after.
  5. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    I really liked the setup of my old forum where there were announcements first, then stickies and then regular threads - with a separation and clear border between them.
    It would be really neat for the stickies to be able to be, by default, an expandable view - that is, maybe three of them showing and you click and the whole list shows.

    I know this is past the scope of this add-on, but I think a lot of forums would like something like this circa 2003 view (enclosed)
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  6. LennardF1989

    LennardF1989 Member

    It's something I have attempted, but it required a lot more code and template work than how I did it now. However, I think you can get pretty far with some CSS magic. If that's not enough, there's always the thread_list template.
  7. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I installed this.....and if I understand correctly, it makes the stickies from one forum then be added to the stickies in every other forum?

    So, since I want to separate my announcements from my stickies, I need to create a new node (public) called announcements and make that node ONLY for announcements. Maybe I would put it at the bottom of the list of nodes since there would be no need for most people to read it, since the same content would be at the top of every forum.

    Does this sound right? I want my announcements to be both public and members - that is, anyone can see them.
  8. LennardF1989

    LennardF1989 Member


    1. Create a new forum node or pick an existing node (optionally uncheck "Display in node list" to hide it from view).
    2. Click said node to edit it and look in the URL for an ID, for example.
    3. Go to your options and navigate to "Global Topics" and set "Announcement Forum ID" to the ID (in above examples case: 15).

    Now whenever you sticky a topic in the announcements forum, it shows up everywhere else as well.
  9. dan_mail

    dan_mail New Member

    Unfortunately It doesn't work under 1.2.1
  10. LennardF1989

    LennardF1989 Member

    I have installed a seperate clean 1.2.1 and installed the add-on on that and I can assure you it worked fine. Do you have any other add-ons installed and did you follow the instructions to the letter?
  11. dan_mail

    dan_mail New Member

    1.JPG installed add-ons
  12. KCGaming

    KCGaming Member

    Just installed on 1.21 works fine thanks
  13. cyry

    cyry Active Member

    An update for 1.3 ?
  14. Falkor

    Falkor Member

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  15. LennardF1989

    LennardF1989 Member

    I can upgrade, but it works out of the box for any version higher. I upgraded the forum I manage and haven't had to touch a single line of code!
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  16. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member


    While installing, the add-on returns the following error message:
    Any ideas how to make it work in 1.5? Thank you
  17. lms

    lms Well-Known Member

    This sound like a bad upload (invalid class). Please, re-upload all files to correct site.

  18. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    Lol, by the time i posted, i already figured out that i uploaded on a different server... thanks anyways... on to testing it...
  19. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    Works in 1.5 flawlessly! (y)
  20. Travis

    Travis Active Member

    Can we make them only show in certain forums?

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