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Read/unread icons instead of user avatars in thread list

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Jon Snow, May 8, 2013.

  1. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow Member


    I've just bought a license for Xenforo after running vBulletin for the last 5 years or so. Overall, I am very impressed with Xenforo an it's capabilities and my plan is to move my community from vB to Xenforo later this year.

    There is however one feature that I don't like: The use of user avatars in the thread list.

    Is there any way to disable this feature and use "Read/unread" status icons instead?

    I'm thinking of traditional thread list icons such as these:

  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The avatars don't mark thread status, they mark if you've posted in a thread. If you'd like to replace them with different icons, you can do so via CSS/Template Edits.
  4. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow Member

    I would ideally like to see the avatars replaced with traditional thread list read/unread status icons and the small indicators disabled.

    Any pointers on how I might be able to do this or if it's possible?
  5. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I think you can use {$thread.isNew} to check if threads have new posts.

    So: remove the user avatar, remove the mini-avatar, replace with something like:
    <xen:if is="{$thread.isNew}">
    <img src="path/to/unread/icon" />
    <xen:else />
    <img src="path/to/read/icon" />
    All in the thread_list_item template.
    Jake Bunce likes this.

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