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Offline Nathaniel

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Recent Topics On Board Index
« on: August 04, 2008, 07:19:01 PM »
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Recent Topics On Board Index 1.03 by Nathaniel
Overview

This mod replaces the list of recent messages on the board index, with a list of recent topics. The formatting however remains completely the same. Please note that it only works if more than one posts/topic is being listed in the list, and if you have enabled the setting below.

SMF Version Support
This mod is officially supported for SMF 2.0 and above only. Below is a list of available versions of this mod and the previous versions of SMF that they supported. Use them at your own risk. The mod author will not be supporting or upgrading this mod in any way for versions of SMF below 2.0.

Version 1.02: SMF 1.1.x and versions of SMF 2 before SMF 2 RC2.
Version 1.03: SMF 2 RC2 and above.

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If this mod has helped you, then feel free to support the developer by Donating. Any amount of money is welcome.

Mod Usage
You can change the number of listed topics in the admin section:
For SMF 1.1.x: "Themes and Layout" section -> "Themes and Settings" tab -> Click on the name of the relevant theme.
For SMF 2: "Configuration" drop down menu -> 'Themes and Layout' -> 'Themes Settings' Tab -> Click on the name of the relevant theme.

You need to change the "Number of recent posts to display on board index" setting.

Custom Theme Changes
Find the code below from your '/themes/{themename}/BoardIndex.template.php' file:
For SMF 1.1.x:
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$txt[214]For SMF 2:
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$txt['recent_posts']
Replace all occurrences of that code with this code:
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$txt['RecentTopicsOnBoardIndex_recenttopics']
Version Changes
v1.03 - 27 May 2010
Changed package info to work with SMF 2 RC3.
Removed official support for SMF versions below SMF 2 RC2.
 
v1.02 - 19th November 2009
Cleaned the structure of the mod package.
Updated the 'version checking' to work around the SMF   package manager version bug for SMF 1.1.10.
Confirmed compatibility   with SMF 2 RC2 and curve.

v1.01 - 10 September 2008
Updated for SMF 1.1.6 and SMF 2 Beta 4.

v1.0 - 04 August 2008
Original Mod release.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2011, 01:47:43 AM by Nathaniel »
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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 09:02:49 PM »
Nice mod, mate.

A request;

Could you set it so you can switch between recent topics and/or recent posts in the admin panel? Would be useful that way. :)

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 09:51:29 PM »
Nice mod, mate.

A request;

Could you set it so you can switch between recent topics and/or recent posts in the admin panel? Would be useful that way. :)

I could, but why can't you just uninstall the mod when you want to change it? :P
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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 09:55:02 PM »
Nice mod, mate.

A request;

Could you set it so you can switch between recent topics and/or recent posts in the admin panel? Would be useful that way. :)

I could, but why can't you just uninstall the mod when you want to change it? :P

Some people are lazy.  :P

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 09:56:31 PM »
Nice mod man !! i need something like this.

Thanks!
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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 09:59:55 PM »
@4kstore,
I'm glad you like it. :D

@ccbtimewiz,
Its probably easier for you to install the mod, then find some random setting in the admin area. :P

And also, I'm lazy too. ;D
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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 11:59:03 PM »
Yet another good one! I love your work!
Why do i post alot? I am not a leecher.

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 06:10:31 AM »
Fantastic MOD, just installed at http://www.clanvmk.com/clanvmk/forum/index.php
Thank you very much.

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2008, 03:34:19 AM »
Thank you all, I am very glad that you like this mod. :D

Its basically just a simple hack from the ssi_recentTopics() function anyway.... ;)
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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2008, 12:33:23 PM »
I'm new to smf boards and would like to install this mod. Is it possible to install it thru the admin panel in the packages area? I tried it that way but got an error that the file compression was not a format it can use.  I think the file is compressed as a .tar  not a .tar.gz or something like that.

Or am i just dumb and this must be manually added?

Any help would be awesome..... I used to use phpbb and had a similar topics anywhere mod i used.....Love to use this one on my new and improved forum running smf

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2008, 07:19:54 PM »
Odd error, the package for this mod is definetly compressed as .tar.gz. so it should work with the SMF package manager. Its possible that the package may have been corrected or that you may have renamed it when you downloaded it, try downloading it again. ;)

You could also check that your 'packages' directory is writeable, or chmoded to 0777.
How do I chmod? / what is chmod?
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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2008, 08:38:02 AM »
Just changed to Beta 2/4 and using it on that.
It's now doing last 10 posts instead of topics, how do I set it to topics?

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2008, 05:22:38 PM »
@kith,
I am not sure about that issue. I am going to update all of my mods for SMF 2 Beta 4.0 and SMF 1.1.6 across the next few days, so I will adress any issues then. ;)
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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008, 03:33:55 AM »
Ahh thank you, I thought it was something I was missing.
I found your mod really handy when I get the annoying little glitch when I use view new posts button but for some reason some posts get missed, you can see as the NEW post light by the forum topics is still lit.
Your mod however meant if I scrolled to the bottom no way was I going to miss a topic.
However with 10 posts there is every chance I'll miss one if one particular topic is getting lots of posts which happens a lot on my board.
Thanks so much for your answerr and look forward to the update as and when it comes.

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2008, 12:55:46 PM »
Nice mod LHVWB.  I've just implemented it on my forum and it's much better than seeing 10 recent topic entries for the same topic.

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2008, 11:04:33 PM »
@mwmconsulting,
I am glad that you like the mod. :D

@kith,
I suggest that you install the lastest version of the mod. I had to make some changes so that it works with SMF 2 Beta 4.0.

v1.01
Updated for SMF 1.1.6 and SMF 2 Beta 4.
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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2008, 07:01:54 AM »
Thanks for the update although a link maybe from this thread to the file would be handy?

Tried the auto install which came up with an error straight away.
The manual install worked though despite being a bit hairy as that's my first time editing all this stuff and feared I may balls it all up.

Thank you very much, all good again and a top little MOD. Hats off to you sir!

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2008, 07:04:53 AM »
@kith,
There is a link to the mod download page, in the first post for this topic (as there is for every mod support/comments topic). I am happy that you managed to get it to work. If you need any more help with it then you can post here. Glad you like it! :D
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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2008, 07:31:08 AM »
LOl so there is, I was expecting the bold type bit to link me there, didn't see the "link to mod" bit :)
Love it!

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Re: Recent Topics On Board Index
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2008, 07:54:25 AM »
Okay, I have updated the first post so that the huge blue title now links to the mod download page (you can't miss it!) ;). I might do this for some of my other mod topics as well. :D
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