XThreads
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XThreads is one of my larger plugins which I have been working on for a while.  Originally planned to release it inline with MyBB 1.6, but who knows when that'll be out.  It perhaps doesn't include everything I wanted it to, but does have most of the things (plus I want to move onto other projects).

What does it do?
Take a look at RateU's forum for some nice ideas of what it can do.  I also have some more basic examples here of what can be done with XThreads.  I'm pretty sure there are many other applications of this plugin, but those examples just give you some simple ideas.

The basic idea is giving you the ability to define custom fields for your threads, and providing methods to give you a lot of flexibility with customising forums.

Warning: I'm not going to bother with "beta" labels and so on.  I've done some testing on this myself, but it's by no means extensive.  Use this at your own risk.

Installation Instructions: standard installation procedures apply - you can find them in the announcement here.
You may need to CHMOD the uploads/xthreads_ul/ folder to 0777 after uploading the files (probably won't though).

Upgrade Instructions: unless stated otherwise, the general procedure for upgrades is to simply upload the new files, then visit your AdminCP.  In there, you'll be presented with a notice to run the upgrade - just follow what it says from there on.

Usage Instructions: this is a complex plugin, and unfortunately, you're probably going to have to figure this out yourself, depending on what you want to achieve with this plugin.  HTML and CSS knowledge is strongly recommended; you should also be familiar with MyBB's template system.  Some demonstrations can be found here - hopefully these will give you a good idea of how things work.  I suggest looking at the thread descriptions example, as this is fairly easy to understand (IMO).  If you can understand how everything works, there, perhaps try out the gallery example.

Known conflicting plugins
- MyPlaza Turbo -
If you are using MyPlaza Turbo, note that the author decided to use a particularly odd method to implement certain functionality, practically destroying compatibility with any plugin which hooks into the forum add/edit routines.  I've included a patch to address this issue - you need to replace inc/myplaza/myplaza_admin_plugin.php with the following file (it's unlikely that this will be committed as the author has decided to discontinue development)

.php  myplaza_admin_plugin.php (Size: 56.27 KB / Downloads: 1476)

- PL9 Forum Icons -
Affects certain functionality.  See here for a solution.

- PHP in Templates, v1.4 or older -
Similar to PL9 Forum Icons - solution is just to update to the latest version.

- MyAdvertisements - (update: older versions only, later versions may not conflict)
Affects some thread functionality, see here for a solution.

- Group Post CSS -
See here http://mybbhacks.zingaburga.com/showthre...17#pid5917

All bug reports, suggestions, criticisms are appreciated (though I may not always implement suggestions) so please feel free to post them.
If you find this plugin useful, I would be grateful if you could give some token of appreciation for the work that has gone into this, and perhaps post some example usages you've come up with in the XThreads forum to help others get an idea of what can be achieve with this plugin (and for my own interest's sake Tongue).


Github: https://github.com/zingaburga/XThreads-MyBB-Plugin
Note: do NOT use the Github version, unless you know what you're doing
Changelogs: v1.10, v1.20, v1.21, v1.22, v1.23, v1.24, v1.25, v1.26, v1.27, v1.30, v1.31, v1.32, v1.337, v1.40, v1.41, v1.42, v1.43, v1.44, v1.45, v1.46, v1.47, v1.50, v1.51, v1.52, v1.53, v1.60, v1.61, v1.62, v1.63, v1.64, v1.65, v1.66, v1.67, v1.68
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Download: xthreads-1.68.7z (114.53 KB)
Plugin Version: 1.68
Last Updated: 12-25-2015, 12:46 PM

Downloads: 7,273
MyBB Compatibility: 1.4.x, 1.6.x, 1.8.x
Plugin License: GPLv3
Uploader: ZiNgA BuRgA
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Post: #531
RE: XThreads
Ohh thats sad..

Btw.. Currently making a custom page
is the globals can be acquired if a thread id is already present? Like tid or thread['tid']?

Or should  i really fetch it from db?
If thats the case... Any sample code? Lol

u might also check out mybb 1.8 so if in case it is released... Yeaahh xthreads is compatible lol
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04-04-2012 01:06 PM
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RE: XThreads
(04-04-2012 01:06 PM)jim7777 Wrote:  Btw.. Currently making a custom page
is the globals can be acquired if a thread id is already present? Like tid or thread['tid']?

Or should  i really fetch it from db?
If thats the case... Any sample code? Lol
I don't know what your custom page is like or how it even relates to threads, so I can't give an answer.

(04-04-2012 01:06 PM)jim7777 Wrote:  u might also check out mybb 1.8 so if in case it is released... Yeaahh xthreads is compatible lol
I thought the plan was 1.6 -> 2.0.  In either case, it's pointless to think about a potential 1.8 since there's nothing available to look at.

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04-04-2012 02:29 PM
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RE: XThreads
According to the MYBB blog there will be a 1.8 version of MYBB. The main things seem to be a better post editor and it will run on jquery front and back end.

http://blog.mybb.com/2012/04/03/mybb-1-8...roduction/


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RE: XThreads
Fair enough.  Probably won't change much here then.

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04-04-2012 03:16 PM
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RE: XThreads
well i'm constructing a custom forumdisplay.php page
but it's just almost the same, but regarding the functions, its kinda different since it has its own tables, jscripts, templates and such..
plus a different new thread parser.. apart from the forum itself..

well i tried using forumdisplay as its plugin hook.. apparently, google seo seems to redirect me to forumdisplay.php instead of the page i want..

So that's how the main parts work so I will need the fields since most of the things i need to parse are in there...

did you get it? Oh
04-04-2012 05:59 PM
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RE: XThreads
If you want to use your own "parser" to "parse" XThreads data, you can find it in threadfields_data table. For XThreads attachments info, you can find it in xtattachments tabe.
Personally (only my personal opinion), I prefer to use XThreads "parser".

04-05-2012 07:54 AM
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RE: XThreads
Eh, if Google SEO is the only problem, disable it for that page?

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04-05-2012 09:26 AM
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RE: XThreads
(04-04-2012 12:44 PM)ZiNgA BuRgA Wrote:  A multi-file input field is somewhat more difficult to implement.
It's definitely something I've considered though, as there's plenty of places where it could be useful.

Ah, okay. If there's any way I can help implement that, I'd be glad to. Which files in the code are responsible for defining the field type definitions (the textbox, textarea, etc. stuff)?
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RE: XThreads
Near the top of inc/plugins/xthreads.php you'll find some constants which point to field types.  You can perform a file search on those.

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define('XTHREADS_INPUT_TEXT', 0);
define('XTHREADS_INPUT_TEXTAREA', 1);
define('XTHREADS_INPUT_SELECT', 2);
define('XTHREADS_INPUT_RADIO', 3);
define('XTHREADS_INPUT_CHECKBOX', 4);
define('XTHREADS_INPUT_FILE', 5);
define('XTHREADS_INPUT_FILE_URL', 6);
define('XTHREADS_INPUT_CUSTOM', 7);


But doing a multi-valued file input is a fair bit more difficult than just that - you'll not only need to change the database structure and some queries a bit, but you'll also need to consider how it maps to template variables.  If you're willing to do it though, by all means do so.


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RE: XThreads
I can't stop google seo from running through the plugin hooks and it doesn't have any settings for that

perhaps i might just edit xthread's files
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