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Looking for a few beta testers: What's New Block add-on

Discussion in 'Resource Discussions [Archive]' started by Floris, Oct 8, 2011.

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  1. Floris

    Floris Guest

    This plugin turns this:

    Screen shot 2011-10-08 at 5.05.10 PM.png
    into this:

    Screen shot 2011-10-08 at 5.04.54 PM.png

    browser will have a title, there will be breadcrumbs, there will be a title + description, and there will be a nicely marked up page design with options for users to choose from.

    Settings are in acp > options > settings:

    Screen shot 2011-10-08 at 5.03.29 PM.png

    This plugin is the first (and kinda unfinished) build of the XenFans.com - What's New Block.

    I hereby invite you to give this a try on your board. This is the version I currently run live on XenFans.com

    Just upload the files, import the .xml and go through the settings.

    Known Issues: Friendly URLs might need to be turned on for all links to work. Not all plain text are moved into phrases yet, and don't turn on the sidebar - it isn't working yet.

    This should work on 1.0 and 1.1 of XenForo.

    Looking for: Typing errors, broken links, settings that don't work, missing links / images, general or specific feedback, complaints, and suggestions.

    It was intended to release this to only premium users, this won't be the case, it will be a free download to everybody.

    If you're interested in helping test this release, give some feedback/suggestions, please let me know.
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I like it!
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  3. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Great idea Floris.
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  4. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I'm not really in the position to test it right now but I really like the idea, good luck! :)
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  5. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    Really good idea. I like love it, :)
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  6. Fuhrmann

    Fuhrmann Well-Known Member

    This is nice! Good ideia.
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  7. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Thanks, more progress has been made, and once I have enough feedback I will process it and release it.
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  8. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I may not test it but nice idea Floris. A suggestion; random threads could be shown from forums that can be selected through admincp.
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  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I really like this idea - keep people on your forums even when they've read the latest posts - I might get chance to install this on my 1.1 beta 2 test site sometime this week. :)
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  10. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    This is a great idea for a mod :D
    My feedback would be that maybe at some point in the future it could aslo revamp the error page.
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  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Thanks everybody, you should have all received a .zip in a PC.
    Enjoy, and let me know how it goes.

    Internally there's a more ready-to-release version 1.0.2 build,
    which I will try to update with some feedback before making public as a release.

    All the feedback is much appreciated.
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  12. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member


    I run this mod, but its not in my list of add-ons, I have had it for a few months though..
    Any suggestions?

    Also can you send me the zip, as this version has some better functionality than I remember,
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  13. Floris

    Floris Guest

    You perhaps installed the phrase modification version of it?
    This is not released before October 8th.
  14. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member

    Yeap, thats it.. I install the phrase one.
    How to undo that one and get the new one?
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  15. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Revert the phrase from English, so it will be the default again.
    And I will PC you the link to the beta build.
    I expect an updated public release of it some time next week, depending on the amount of feedback.
  16. masterchief

    masterchief Well-Known Member

    I would love to install this on my site Floris!!!
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  17. Floris

    Floris Guest

    A separate plugin will be released to do custom error pages. It's very alpha at this point.
    But the 404 one (this route does not seem to exist) is basically looking like the what's new -not found- page.
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  18. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    Thats GREAT news Floris, It really is prime real estate that by default has not been built on. (just another empt block)
    I always look forward to seing what You/XenFans come up with next, Keep powering ahead.
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  19. MarcosPreviato

    MarcosPreviato Active Member

    I like it!
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  20. Wulfspider

    Wulfspider Active Member

    Still need anymore beta testers? :)
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