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XF 1.3 Start New Discussion button on sidebar

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Markos, May 6, 2014.

  1. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    I want to have a "Start New Discussion" button on sidebar like this forum.

    I post an image to be more clear:

    How i can do that? I hope that @TheBigK can help me.
    Last edited: May 6, 2014
  2. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    It's a custom mod that puts it on the sidebar. I'm not very satisfied with the way it works though. Could be a lot better.
  3. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    Why you are not satisfied? As i see, it work well on your board.

    Anyway, have you intention to release?
  4. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Well, it was supposed to be a lot better. Custom text on the button (easy to do), changing button title depending upon the post count of the user etc. Plus I'd have loved to see a better layout for the category and forums. I'll release it only if it achieves a state where I feel proud to release it.
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  5. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Could always add this to the bottom of forum_view

    <xen:if is="{$canPostThread}">
       <div class="section">
         <div class="secondaryContent">
           <label id="SignupButton"><a href="{xen:link 'forums/create-thread', $forum}" class="inner">{xen:phrase post_new_thread}</a></label>
    Uses the signup button for styling, result:


    Then maybe use the widget framework to control what else shows there.
    Last edited: May 6, 2014
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  6. TerryP

    TerryP Member

    Using the widget framework add-on, I've added options like that to my forums.

    In the first image that's the location where I used to have the "Post New Thread" options you see in the second image.

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  7. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    My moderator helped me to create these. Soon we will share the code. :)

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