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XF 1.4 Purge threads older than X days

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Tiscan, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Tiscan

    Tiscan Member


    One feature I very much would like to see is being able to set forums to purge threads older than a admin defined number of days.

    This is awesome for news forums, event forums etc that don't want thousands of posts that have no relevance or search value.

    I swear I saw a mod to do this once but I can't find it now. Regardless it would be preferred for it to be in the base package as a feature.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It can be done manually using the Batch Update Threads tool in the Admin CP.

    Just select the date depending on what criteria you wish to use:

    It will find a list of threads and give you options to delete them, soft delete them or move them.
  3. Tiscan

    Tiscan Member

    Interesting. Is there way for me to cron this to happen daily? Basically I would want to set a number of forums to purge and have it delete anything X number of days or older.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That would require an add-on or custom development.
  5. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Did you discover this? I'm looking for something similiar.
  6. Tiscan

    Tiscan Member

    Nope, never did. I try to avoid add-ons as much as I can so I am just manually doing it every once in a while.

    I still think it would be a good feature to have included in the base package though.
  7. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

  8. Skylined

    Skylined Active Member

  9. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

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