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Latest Posts mod that works?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by JamesBrown, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. JamesBrown

    JamesBrown Well-Known Member

    Is there such a thing? Thanks
     
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  2. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    What do you mean a latest post mod? I assume that you've found one you're not happy with, if so could you post a link to it?
     
  3. JamesBrown

    JamesBrown Well-Known Member

    Recent posts/latest posts to go in a sidebar and show the latest posts.

    Its a simple enough add-on available for every forum software I can think off, there is one in the add-on section by ragtek but it has 8 pages of problems/additions/ammendments/discussion and I have no idea whether it would work at all. Is there another? How many installs etc I really am looking forward to a decent resource section for xF, at the moment, looking for add-ons, that are confirmed to work with the latest version of xF etc. Using a regular forum for that just sucks:(
     
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  4. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Looking for this as well.
     
  5. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

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  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    As a sidebar on which page ?

    Why does [What's New?] not work ?

    what about recent activity ?

    http://xenforo.com/community/recent-activity/
     
  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I got a standalone one custom made because I didn't want the frameworks interfering with other blocks in the sidebar. The latest two blocks I have have options to not include sticky or closed topics in the latest x list. the add-on didn't take long to make so I'm sure somebody may create a standalone w/o framework.

    The only issues we had with it is that you can only place the latest blocks (without trickery) to the start or end of the blocks since there are no hook placements introduced in between which I've requested to be added in the hook thread.
     
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  8. madmartigan

    madmartigan Active Member

    I need a Latest post Adon but i cant find any i only now about ragtek but that one is outdated.
     
  9. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    Widget framework provides the latest threads, which I think is a better traffic builder for forums that are getting some traffic. If you restrict it to just the posts, you may have a bunch on one thread, but other busy threads don't get enough attention and may be ignored.
     
  10. madmartigan

    madmartigan Active Member

    I use Tenshi - Latest Thread for threads so they are no latests posts adon besides ragtek?
     
  11. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    I tried that one, and found it inflexible and buggy. Indeed, my complaints were voiced in the thread devoted to that add-on back in November, and it doesn't seem as if anyone bothered to respond. With widget framework, you have full flexibility of positioning in the sidebar, the title for the feature, and the number of recent threads you want to display. As I recall the Tenshi - Latest Thread was locked in a single position towards the bottom of the sidebar, not to mention that problem with Alerts.
     
  12. madmartigan

    madmartigan Active Member

    I tryed widget now and latest Threads work verry god but i dont really understand this is it only latest threads that work for widget and not latests post?
     
  13. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    Ragtek has a Latest Posts add-on. My experience, though, is that members prefer to see the Latest Posts. :)
     
  14. madmartigan

    madmartigan Active Member

    Ok no i understad right there is now "latests post" besides ragtek outdated :( I would say latests post is one of the most importent adons for a forum.
     
  15. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    I disagree. My experience indicates, with our forums least, a recent threads display is a better traffic builder. But to each his/her own.
     
  16. madmartigan

    madmartigan Active Member

    Yes latests thread is important to but for my forum i use both and im not uppdating my forum until there are a working latests post (y)
     
  17. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    is there really no stand-alone add-on for Latest Threads / Latest Posts block in the sidebar?
    I mean the sidebar at the Homepage.
     
  18. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

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