For those of you who don't know what it is or does, see the resource here: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/cta-featured-threads-portal.2599/
It has come a long way from a simple block on the forum index back in December 2013 to what it is today: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/cta-featured-threads-portal.2599/history
This add-on is different from other portals in the sense that it was never originally intended to be one.
The original purpose of it was to simply feature specific threads (hence the name) on the forum index, but over time it has evolved into a fairly complex, robust, and comprehensive add-on, with portal functionality included.
See here http://support.cliptheapex.com/ and here http://cliptheapex.com/ for live examples.
(More here https://xenforo.com/community/threads/cta-featured-threads-portal-paid.64261/#post-678212)
This thread is to gather ideas and suggestions from existing and potential new customers as to what features and functionality you think can be improved or added.
Doing it as a separate thread helps to keep it all in one place, rather than scattered throughout the main resource thread.
Various bits of code will have to be rewritten for XenForo 2 anyway, so I could take the opportunity to refine existing features or add new ones at the same time.
I have read comments in various places about how it doesn't quite cut it as a portal; so what does it currently lack?
What aspects of the featured threads functionality could be changed, enhanced, or improved?
What limitations are there which make it unsuitable for you to use as a home page? Or even the original intended use?
I do still have some things on the short list which I am undecided on but I'm not going to say what they are (just yet).
I would rather read everyone's comments, suggestions, and ideas.
Before you post though, please take the time to check out the current functionality which is explained in detail in the resource and updates; the bullet pointed feature summary has links to the various updates for more information on each one.
Feel free to register on the support site and test the manual and automatic featuring.
I am not guaranteeing that anything discussed in this thread will be implemented, changed, or added, I just want to get some feedback and see what it is people are looking for in a portal, as well as the other functionality which currently exists.