Thread Preview Text?


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Is there any way to grab the thread preview text in "thread_list_item"? I've tried a few methods, but can't find one that works.

It's currently using an external URL for the thread preview popup:

{xen:if $thread.hasPreview, {xen:link threads/preview, $thread}}
I'm trying to get the preview text to appear under the thread title, so I need to grab that data as a variable.

The search code uses this string to display it, but I don't have the post data available in thread_list_item:

<a href="{xen:link threads, $thread}">{xen:helper snippet, $post.message, 150, {xen:array 'term={$search.search_query}', 'emClass=highlight', 'stripQuotes=1'}}</a>
Is there any way round this in templates?


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The preview is fetched through ajax so I guess XenForo doesn't include it in the template variable to save up memory. I guess it would be possible to make the preview available with a small addon.