XF 1.3 Start New Discussion button on sidebar


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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.


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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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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.
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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.