XF 1.5 Improvements to notices

Today, we're showing you some exciting changes to Notices that we're bringing to you in XenForo 1.5:

Displaying an image
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With the introduction of the above option it is now possible to display an image on a notice. You can either display the current visitor's avatar or provide a path or URL to one:

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This addition should help draw more attention to your notices.

Visibility options
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It is currently possible to hide notices with relative ease using some custom CSS. You can still do this to have tighter control, but the new option makes it even easier.

The exact breakpoints will depend on the properties set on the style used.

Floating notices

In XenForo 1.5 there are now two types of notices. Block notices behave in the familiar way as pictured above. Floating notices are a completely new way to display your notices.

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Floating notices will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. In addition to the usual options, floating notices also support some new options:

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There are four colour styles, two of which derive from your Color Palette. You can also provide a custom class name to style the floating notice however you like. You can see all five of these options pictured below (the last one being a custom class created manually):

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You can also control how long the floating notice will display for, and fade the notice in after a period of time.

Guest dismissal
We now give guests the opportunity to dismiss notices. For guests, the mechanism for dismissing a notice is to set a cookie in their browser.

The cookie that we set is valid for the current browsing session. To restore dismissed notices a guest can clear their cookies, move to another device or restart their browser.

Resetting notices
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Sometimes it may be necessary to re-use a notice. For example, you may wish to create a similar notice without reconfiguring the criteria.

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Once reset, the notice will begin to display to any registered member meeting the criteria, even if they previously dismissed it.

That's all for today, until next time... :)
 
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Myke623

Active member
With the introduction of the above option it is now possible to display an image on a notice. You can either display the current visitor's avatar or provide a path or URL to one:
Will the positional attributes for the image be controllable (CSS?) on a per-notice basis? Or are they always floated left (assumption based on screenshot)?
 

erich37

Well-known member

Alluidh

Well-known member
Only a short question. Will it be possible to use empty fields as a criteria now?
Example: Give a notice to all members who don't have an entry for ICQ

I made this as a suggestion long time ago and it's needed ;)
 

tommydamic68

Well-known member
Should have the option to "disable" when viewing with a small mobile device like a cell phone. When I had a similar add on - that was the biggest complaint from mobile users, it blocked the screen on their phone, hence why I have disabled that add on.
 
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Martok

Well-known member
Should have the option to "disable" when viewing with a small mobile device like a cell phone. When I had a similar add on - that was the biggest complaint from mobil users, it blocked the screen on their phone, hence why I have disabled that add on.
There is this option of you read the Visibility options bit in the first post. ;)
 

wedgar

Well-known member
Again.....Summary of all new features: (XF 1.5)

  1. Responsive admin control panel
  2. Profile post comments can now be reported
  3. Soft deleting profile post comments
  4. They can be undeleted (if soft deleted)
  5. The Ability to like profile post comments
  6. The Ability to search profile post comments
  7. They also appear in the news feed
  8. They can be approved/unapproved
  9. Profile post comments have always been subject to spam checks, but now they have support for the moderation queue rather than blocked completely.
  10. Moderator actions on profile post comments are now logged in the Moderator Log
  11. Warnings can be issued on comments
  12. And you can trigger the spam cleaner from a comment and the comments can be soft deleted (and restored) via the spam clean process.
  13. Ability to disable trophies globally
  14. Threads with the latest posts in the sidebar
  15. Independent language selector for the Admin CP
  16. Resend a user's email confirmation from the Admin CP
  17. Additional Moderator Log logging
  18. Bulk add-on toggle
  19. Two-Step Verification
  20. Password andEmail Change Notifications
  21. PasswordReset Process Changed
  22. Notices: Displaying an image
  23. Notices: Visibility options
  24. Notices: Floating notices
  25. Notices: Guest dismissal
  26. Notices: Resetting notices
Definitely some cool stuff being released...
 
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