Newest thread above forum list.

Tattooed Theist

Active member
So this may already be an add-on, although I haven't found it yet if it is.

I have attached a poorly photoshopped picture of what I have in mind.

If a newest thread preview appeared where the "Forum Title" text usually is, would be a wonderful addon
It would be similar to the newest post list in the sidebar, but much more "in your face" and noticeable by users, would also bring more attention to new threads.

If it was customizable to decide which forum the threads would generate from or if just whatever the absolute newest thread on the board was.
 

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Digital Doctor

Well-known member
Just one ?
I mean, just "THEE" latest post ?

This type of functionality would be available via the Featured Threads addon.
Plus, with Featured threads, you can pick the best threads.

I'll bet Xenforo 2 has widgets (eventually) and you'll be able to drop a "Latest / Recent" posts widget right where you suggest !
 

Tattooed Theist

Active member
Yes!
I believe the first link would fit into what I'm looking for, although I dont require really ANY of the bells and whistles that have it priced at $40.
The first screenshot I attached is all I'd want out of the add on. Simple, clean, no fancy stuff. I cant see myself spending $40 on that, although It looks like a very very nice add on.

I suppose I'll wait until Xenforo 2 to see what they muster up in terms in script widget work.

the second link (also my second attachment) is much too large for what I'm looking for.
 

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Tattooed Theist

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Maybe this addon has a recent threads widget
https://xfrocks.com/resources/bd-widget-framework.19/

Not sure if you can place widgets above the forum home list.
Nah, unfortunately it doesn't do what I'm looking for.
It also interrupts Andy's sidebar plug ins. :(

I appreciate your help!

I think i'll either have to fork up $40 or start planting seeds in the xenforo 2 demo for the capabilities to be implemented into the next version ;)
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
xenforo 2 demo
XF2 has lots of widgets.
if there isn't a widget that does what you want ... there likely will be one.

What about this one ?
https://xenforo.com/community/resources/recent-posts-by-siropu.4150/

Recent Posts (1.5.0)
Feature rich recent posts widget that allows you display a list of your latest thread posts.

Compatible XF Versions: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

This Add-on allows you to display a list of recent posts in the forum sidebar (or all sidebars) or above/bellow the forum list. You can also embed it using Widget Framework.

Features

Set to display recent posts within x days
Set the maximum posts to display
Exclude forums (list with sellectable forums)
Exclude threads by thread ID
Set thread title length for both sidebar and forum
Set to display user avatar
Set to display user color
Set to display thread prefix
Set to display thread stats (views & replies)
Set to display thread author (Forum list only)
Set to display thread date (Forum list only)
Set to display post excerpt
Set post excerpt length for both sidebar and forum
Set to display forum name
Set display position (Sidebar Top, Sidebar Below Visitor Panel, Sidebar Bottom, Above Forum List, Below Forum List, Custom - For Widget Framework integration)
Set to display on all sidebars (members, conversations, etc)
Enable cache (to improve performance if you have a very busy board)
Cache refresh time (Seconds)
Set to use "nofollow" for post links
Set to highlight unread posts (does not work with cache enabled)
Set to link thread title to first unread post instead of last post (does not work with cache enabled)
Enable "Show More" button to dynamically load more posts
Enable Preview Tooltip
Node view permissions are taken into consideration
User Permissions
 

Tattooed Theist

Active member
XF2 has lots of widgets.
if there isn't a widget that does what you want ... there likely will be one.

What about this one ?
https://xenforo.com/community/resources/recent-posts-by-siropu.4150/

Recent Posts (1.5.0)
Feature rich recent posts widget that allows you display a list of your latest thread posts.

Compatible XF Versions: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

This Add-on allows you to display a list of recent posts in the forum sidebar (or all sidebars) or above/bellow the forum list. You can also embed it using Widget Framework.

Features

Set to display recent posts within x days
Set the maximum posts to display
Exclude forums (list with sellectable forums)
Exclude threads by thread ID
Set thread title length for both sidebar and forum
Set to display user avatar
Set to display user color
Set to display thread prefix
Set to display thread stats (views & replies)
Set to display thread author (Forum list only)
Set to display thread date (Forum list only)
Set to display post excerpt
Set post excerpt length for both sidebar and forum
Set to display forum name
Set display position (Sidebar Top, Sidebar Below Visitor Panel, Sidebar Bottom, Above Forum List, Below Forum List, Custom - For Widget Framework integration)
Set to display on all sidebars (members, conversations, etc)
Enable cache (to improve performance if you have a very busy board)
Cache refresh time (Seconds)
Set to use "nofollow" for post links
Set to highlight unread posts (does not work with cache enabled)
Set to link thread title to first unread post instead of last post (does not work with cache enabled)
Enable "Show More" button to dynamically load more posts
Enable Preview Tooltip
Node view permissions are taken into consideration
User Permissions

Hm, this one looks like it just might work.
I will investigate further!
 

Chernabog

Active member
In XF2 I have yet to see a widget location to put items above or below forums, unfortunately. Hopefully this is in the update pipeline.
 
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