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New posts and Recent posts

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by TsuChi, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. TsuChi

    TsuChi Member

    What is the difference?
    is there any?
    I think the name should be merged - assuming the functionality is the same.
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    optional improvement
    it would be nice if the Recent posts worked for the selected forum - showing only unread posts in that forum node and name was changed to Unread posts.
     
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    They perform similar, but not identical functionality.
     
  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    New posts are posts that are new and unread.
    Recent posts includes both read and unread posts which have been made recently.
     
  4. TsuChi

    TsuChi Member

    ok, but I am logged in so why do I need Recent posts?
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    They perform a different functionality, and will display recent posts that have been read where New Posts shows just that, new and unread posts.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Some people like to see a list of all posts, even ones they have read.
    Members on my site went crazy when I removed the link from the nav bar.
     
  7. TsuChi

    TsuChi Member

    understand that now :)
     
  8. PyroM

    PyroM Active Member

    It's essential to find threads which one has read before. I even plan to put the link "recent posts" into the navbar, just near the "new posts" link, because my users and me are so used to it.
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  10. TsuChi

    TsuChi Member

    @PyroM yes, it is important
    but if you do not know how each search works it is confusing
    in addition both searches are for all posts in the forum, yet they are put in different places
    adding to that, Recent posts show only when I click New posts so it is even more confusing for common user
     
  11. PyroM

    PyroM Active Member

    That's why I plan to put that link in the navigation bar, close to "New Posts". The people will understand, when the links stand together. Thank you Brogan, your words in the resource describe it perfectly! My users an me feel as if we were blind without "Recent Posts", only with "New Posts".

     
  12. 1BJK903

    1BJK903 Active Member

    Is there a way that I can use the find_new_posts for the "Recent Posts" functionality only? Because I am using it as a widget template, but it doesn't show anything... If I click on "Recent Posts" however, I am getting the posts. What am I doing wrong?
     
  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You'll need to ask the resource author for proper instructions.
     
  14. 1BJK903

    1BJK903 Active Member

    Which resource author? This is default Xenforo functionality?
     
  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You imply using a widget framework to change functionality. That is the author you'll need to contact.
     
  16. 1BJK903

    1BJK903 Active Member

    Ah, alright. Yes, but what about Recent Posts?

    If I use find_new_posts as a template, it does not show the contents, but if I click on Recent Posts, it does. Why is that?
     
  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Do you have any unread posts?
     
  18. 1BJK903

    1BJK903 Active Member

    Yes, I have. It is working correctly as I click New Posts or Recent Posts, but not with the widget and that's very frustrating.
     
  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It may be frustrating but only the resource author can help you with that. You'll have to post in the relevant resource discussion thread.
     
  20. 1BJK903

    1BJK903 Active Member

    I already did. Am waiting for his response for a day now. Let's see when he responds.
     

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