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Add-on Multiview

Valhalla

Well-known member
#1
As part of a personal project to become more familiar with the workings of XenForo and its development principles, I was considering creating an add-on.

This thread is almost entirely for my benefit. It is mostly to allow me to detail my progress, but anyone can post if they want to. I want to create an add-on, but I have been reluctant to do so because I'm concerned the idea is not very appealing.

The general idea of the add-on would be to enable users to view threads from more than one node, on a single page, or 'forum_view'. Nodes which are selected as "added to Multiview"' would be viewable from a separate page. This page would be accessible through a link added to the navigation bar.

It might be useful to users who are much more active on only a handful of boards, but less so on others. Having this option would stop them having to navigate back-and-forth between boards, and would focus their attention within only the boards they are interested in. It would all be accessible on only one page.

I have already made some progress with it.

Actually, now I've typed all of that, it doesn't seem like such a good idea after all. ;)

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Daniel Hood

Well-known member
#3
I like the idea, I don't necessarily like the name. I also think there could be a benefit of replacing the index route with it if the user has boards added. As a forum user, I would use it... here even. There's a few boards on this forum I never check, it'd save me a lot of scrolling.