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What'd be the right approach to scheduling a thread in XenForo?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by TheBigK, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I'm planning to create an addon (for learning purpose) that would let the user schedule thread in XenForo. I'm however totally stuck at what approach should I take to do it.

    All I can think is this:

    1. Add option "Post Thread After: [ x ] () Minute () Hours to the thread_create template using template modification.

    2. If the user has specified a schedule, then I should save the entire thread into my own table (and not XF's default).

    3. Run a CRON to simply copy the thread to its original table so that it looks like a regular thread to the visitors.

    All I could do is add the options to the template; but that's no brainer. I'm totally confused about how should I proceed with Step #2.

    PS: Another option could be to extend the data-writer and set the thread state to 'moderated' and then run a cron every minute and change the state to 'visible' at scheduled time.

    PPS: I've already spent several days on this without making any real progress. I'd appreciate some hand holding.
  2. RDR

    RDR Well-Known Member

  3. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Well, it's super-difficult to understand. I'm coding it so that I can learn XF coding.

    Anyway. I've decided to get my mind off this. Not my cup of tea, yet.

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