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XF 1.5 Link Forum with "Latest Message" possible?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by t0daY, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. t0daY

    t0daY Member

    Helly Everyone,

    I got a small question :) Is it possible to display the Latest Message on a linked forum in the node tree?
    I am quite new to all of this, hope my question is not too dumb :/ Maybe we can work something out with dark black vodoo magic?


    Best regards and greetings from Germany,
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It is not possible for link forums to display that data.
  3. t0daY

    t0daY Member

    Oh okay. Thanks for the fast answer! Any reason why not?
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    A link forum is just a redirect to an arbitrary URL. There isn't any data like that available.
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  5. t0daY

    t0daY Member

    Ah okay I understand. Is then possible to place a thread on the top page of the forum? Or is that something which is not possible to do?
  6. t0daY

    t0daY Member

    I guess that is a no :'(
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, it's not possible to have a standalone thread on the forum index without an add-on.
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  8. t0daY

    t0daY Member

    Is there a specific add-on you would recommend? Sorry for those stupid questions, I am just not good at those things :/
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not familiar with any which will just add a single thread to the forum index.

    There is the widget framework which may do it but I haven't used it so can't confirm.

    I have an add-on which allows threads to be 'featured' and displayed on the forum index, amongst other things, but it's not free and is likely overkill for what you want as it includes portal functionality, etc.

    There may be others - you can try searching the resources.
  10. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I can confirm that it can be done with widget framework however I don't know if a renderer is included for a single thread (there is one for a thread with a poll which I believe only grabs the poll).

    I myself made a renderer for a single thread myself long before many of the new/current stock widget types were included but have not touched it for a while.

    That said, I never uploaded mine anywhere and am in the middle of a move so mine is off the table for now and custom development is expensive so it might be worth trying Brogans featured threads addon if you can make use of any other part of it as well.
  11. Xon

    Xon Well-Known Member

    I've got a free add-on which implements this; Proxy Link-Forum.

    Please don't create a cycle, where the parent points to the child, and the child points to the parent!
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  12. t0daY

    t0daY Member

    Thanks for the answers guys! I think Brogan was talking about CTA Featured Threads or? I was thinking about it but we are not a big community and the plugin is another 40 pounds :O
  13. t0daY

    t0daY Member

    Cool! Will try out the next couple minutes! :)

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