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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: 1398)

- 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: 7,193
MyBB Compatibility: 1.4.x, 1.6.x, 1.8.x
Plugin License: GPLv3
Uploader: ZiNgA BuRgA
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Post: #511
RE: XThreads
It is right now, dunno what the problem was, it just get fixed by itself, maybe not.

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RE: XThreads
Do you plan to add group permissions check in attachment downloads file?

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RE: XThreads
(03-10-2012 02:09 PM)Sama34 Wrote:  Do you plan to add group permissions check in attachment downloads file?
No.
Is there any reason why you need this?

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RE: XThreads
I know your opinion about privatizing files for guests and so, but that doesn´t seen that good for example, when sharing private stuff in private forums.

I know once the users has downloaded the file, they can redistribute it again as much as they want, but, even so I wouldn´t like knowing anybody can download private files without restriction.

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RE: XThreads
Fair enough.
Would randomising URLs every so often work for you?

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(03-12-2012 09:59 AM)ZiNgA BuRgA Wrote:  Fair enough.
Would randomising URLs every so often work for you?

That sounds better that nothing, to be honest Tongue

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RE: XThreads
Well, you can try applying changes from this commit.
https://github.com/zingaburga/XThreads-M...7bfdfbb5a3

After that, edit cache/xthreads.php, and add to the bottom:

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/**
 * Expire attachment links after a certain period of time.  This may be useful if you wish to prevent users distributing direct links to attachments.
 * If non-zero, attachment links will change every n seconds (where n is the value below).  Note that actual link expiry will range from n to n*2 seconds.
 * Setting this value too low will cause links to be broken frequently.  You should also take into consideration download pausing, which may break if the download is resumed after the link expires.  A recommended number would be 43200 (12 hours)
 *  - if set to 43200, this means that links will expire 12-24 hours after the user sees it
 */
define('XTHREADS_EXPIRE_ATTACH_LINK', 43200);


/**
 * Tie download links to IP networks.
 * If non-zero, download links will vary depending on the IP address used to access the link.
 * The IP will be masked by the number of host bits you specify below.  For example, a value of 8 would mean that all 224.0.0.0/8 would get the same download link, which would be different to the link accessible from 225.0.0.0/8
 * A recommended number would be 16.  Do NOT set a value above 32.
 */
define('XTHREADS_ATTACH_LINK_IPMASK', 16);


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RE: XThreads
It is working very nicely. Thanks one more time.

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RE: XThreads
I don't quite undestand how the *postbit_first template works.

For example, doing this:
>Create/edit a forum
>Use some prefix (news_ for this example)
>Force postbit classic visual style for that forum
>Edit templates, add "news_postbit_first" and "news_postbit_classic". Leave "news_postbit_first" empty.

Now, in showthread, {$first_post} will show the first post, and {$posts} the rest. But both will use the news_postbit_classic" template, not the "news_postbit_first" and when you delete the "news_postbit_first" template, {$first_post} stop working and {4posts} will be used for all posts instead.

Maybe I don't understand how it works, but adding the ability to use "news_postbit_classic_first (and news_postbit_classic_*)" may help.

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RE: XThreads
Are you using a conflicting plugin?

You just replace "postbit_" with "postbit_first_", so it's "news_postbit_first_classic", not the other way around.

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