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: 1736)

- 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
(This post was last modified: 12-25-2015 12:46 PM by ZiNgA BuRgA.)
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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: 7,491
MyBB Compatibility: 1.4.x, 1.6.x, 1.8.x
Plugin License: GPLv3
Uploader: ZiNgA BuRgA
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Post: #951
RE: XThreads
Please better to report here:

https://github.com/zingaburga/XThreads-M...gin/issues
02-05-2019 06:55 AM
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Post: #952
RE: XThreads
Hi Zinga!, i have a doubt , i created a template "sidebar_content" how i can call a custom template in postbit_first with {$custom_sidebar}? i added this code in xt_sthreadhooks.php but not working

PHP Code:
add eval('$custom_sidebar ="'.$templates->get('sidebar_content').'";'); 

05-07-2019 03:42 PM
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Post: #953
RE: XThreads
I don't know in which part you add the code in xt_showthread.php.
If you already globalized the $custom_sidebar, try using {$GLOBALS['custom_sidebar']} in your postbit_first template.

Personally, I prefer to use separated plugin to do that than sticking it inside XThreads files.

05-08-2019 11:05 PM
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Post: #954
RE: XThreads
Hello everyone ,

I did the installation ,the folder "upload" is on my server , then i found the in ACP (plugins) and activate XThreads .
Should I open any php page (for example --->myforum.com/forum/xthreads_attach.php and i have a msg "No parameters specified.")

Which is my next step ?

Thank you very much!
07-19-2019 05:37 AM
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Post: #955
RE: XThreads
Hi. An update to MyBB 1.8.22 broke the filtering feature for xThreads.
https://github.com/mybb/mybb/commit/b356...f31431d5e0

xThreads relies on hijacking queries on the fly and these have been modified in the last version.

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Post: #956
RE: XThreads
Hi Zinga Burga.

I have a Formatting Map List set for a field like so:

Code:
1{|}Espantoso
2{|}Horrible


Now within Display Format we can use {VALUE} and {RAWVALUE}, but could there be a way to display the mapping value? So instead of "1" or "2" it would output "Espantoso" or "Horrible"?


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RE: XThreads
Hi.

I was recently updating some file image fields and I noticed that the "Rebuild XThreads Attachment Thumbnails" tool isn't working as intented or I misunderstood its purpose.

I updated the "Image Thumbnail Generation" to update some resize thumbnails that weren't working as intended. However, running the tool after updating these didn't rebuild the thumbnails and I had to directly edit each thread so that the script would update them.

I tried directly updating one thread to be sure the thumbnail specs were as desired, after achieving so I ran the tool expecting for all necessary threads to update their thumbnails. However that wasn't the case and I had to update each individually.

Any ideas about this? I may be confusing the tool expected behaviour.

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Post: #958
RE: XThreads
When guests try to fill in X-Threads they tend to get this error message:

Code:
Warning [2] Attempt to modify property 'data' of non-object - Line: 121 - File: inc/xthreads/xt_updatehooks.php PHP 7.2.29-he.0 (Linux)


This seems to be this line in the named php:

Code:
$ph->data['xthreads_'.$k] = $v;


Has anyone had the Problem and found a solution?

Or was the solution in this case to add the default value of NULL in the threadfields (or threadsfields_data) table?

EDIT: The value NULL was set. It's still not working though and I still get the error message....

(This post was last modified: 04-30-2020 11:14 PM by Raylan.)
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Post: #959
RE: XThreads
It seems like MyBB adds a string if the post message is empty so the "Allow blank post messages" setting no longer works as expected I suppose.

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