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XF 1.4 I need a slider on homepage

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Muhtefi, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Muhtefi

    Muhtefi Member

    Hello,
    I am new to XF and just bought the script. I will install a forum for our travel company.
    The forum will be on subdomain. So I need a slider to promote our tour packs and ideally
    each photo will redirect to either an inner page or to a reservation page.

    So I need a slider. Is there such a functionallity or an addon?

    thanks
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not aware of a silder only add-on.

    However, if you have the ability, you could create your own: http://bxslider.com/

    You could also use the Notices system.
     
  3. Muhtefi

    Muhtefi Member

    how about xenporta?
    is it an addon, a slider?

    and how can I find it? I couldnt find it in resources
    and what is notices system? is it a functionality that comes with XF?

    isnt there a plugin for this?
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2014
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Notices are default functionality, yes.

    https://xenforo.com/help/notices/

    Search the resources for xenporta and you will find it.
    Make sure you read the last few pages of the discussion thread as some people have reported issues with it.
     
  5. Muhtefi

    Muhtefi Member

    isn't there a slider plugin for XF?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

     
  7. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    I believe [bd]image has a slider that works with widget framework. Or as a standalone with several options.

    I'm only going by what I've read and have not tried or tested the product. So I'm not really entirely sure what it does.
     
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  8. Muhtefi

    Muhtefi Member

    I could not understand this when reading about notices.
    will they never see that notice again?

    [bd]image looks like a good solution but I guess its not compatible with 1.4

    nd for your info, it is impossible to navigate the site.
    you cant easily find what you are looking for.
    resources could be more organized
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2014
  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Members can dismiss notices, if the option is enabled when you create a notice. If they do that, then they will never see them again. Your only options with notices are to not allow members to dismiss them (which could be annoying) or to re-create the same notice if you want to use it again in the future.

    XenPorta does have a slider but I personally wouldn't recommend that portal solution as it doesn't fully work and is unsupported. There is another add-on, Featured Threads and Portal, which does have a slider. The add-on is for featuring threads though, which may not be exactly the functionality that you require. Best you search for it in the Resources section and read about it to see for yourself.
     
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  10. Muhtefi

    Muhtefi Member

    Thanks,
    But I dont know which sources topic to look for a slider? there is a lot of resources topics there
     
  11. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You've been told the Resourses. XenPorta. Featured Threads and Portal. Use the search in Resources to find them.
     
  12. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    According to the discussion thread it is...
     
  13. Muhtefi

    Muhtefi Member

    last but not least,

    I will use this slider on forums page, on top. Featured Threads and Portal looks like a good solution
    but is this for homepage only?
    can I replace it on top of forums page?
     
  14. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Featured Threads allows the slider to go on the forums page and some others too (anywhere that you can feature a thread).
    I believe that for XenPorta you can also put the slider on the forums page, best thing it to ask that question in the XenPorta discussion thread for that add-on.
     
  15. Muhtefi

    Muhtefi Member

    I will not use the portal page. I just want to use the forums page for XF.
    So all the featured threads will go to the slider on forums page to the top

    can I unfeature the feautured threads and vice versa to show on the slider if I use Featured Threads and Portal?
     
  16. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You can choose which featured threads are also shown in the slider. You can unfeature threads too and these will be removed from the slider.

    Any further questions about this add-on should be posted in the Featured Threads discussion thread (the one attached to the add-on in Resources).
     
  17. Muhtefi

    Muhtefi Member

    Ok, thanks
    another question if you guys dont mind
    what if I migrate from vbulletin, do I lose all my slider and settings?
     
  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Anything related to the slider would not be imported.

    The pre-sales FAQ in my signature lists what is imported.
     
  19. oO5 Dynasty

    oO5 Dynasty Active Member

    how would you put this into your board?
     
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It would require custom development.
     

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