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: 1242)

- 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: 6,858
MyBB Compatibility: 1.4.x, 1.6.x, 1.8.x
Plugin License: GPLv3
Uploader: ZiNgA BuRgA
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RE: XThreads
(10-28-2014 03:00 PM)ZiNgA BuRgA Wrote:  There is an experimental version on GitHub with 1.8 compatibility fixes.
It's probably fine to use, although I don't officially recommend it at this stage.

Probably fine is good with me. Much better then, "Boy, you going to mess some shit up with this"
11-09-2014 04:58 AM
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RE: XThreads
I've decided to release the current GitHub version, as it generally seems to work fine.  Absolutely no changes have been made since the last commit about 2 months ago, so if you're already using the GitHub version, you don't need to update.

Changes:
  • support multipart extensions (eg .tar.gz) (thanks to DamYan for the suggestion)
  • make URI filtering regexes more accurate
  • use select boxes (instead of a text box) for Default thread filter option in ACP
  • disable JPEG interlacing as suggested by leefish
  • added support for MyBB 1.8; thanks to those that have tested and reported back!

Note for upgrading MyBB 1.6 to 1.8: if you have an existing XThreads install on 1.6, the showthread template is not updated when you move to 1.8.  This only affects the {$threadfields_display} variable that XThreads adds to this template - if you don't use it (I presume many of you don't), you don't have to worry about this note.  The MyBB updater runs separately from the XThreads updater, and this template has changed quite a bit from 1.6 to 1.8, so you'll need to manually put the variable back in.  You can either deactive and reactivate (NOT uninstall/install) the plugin (this may cause some loss to template changes) or insert the variable in the appropriate place.

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11-18-2014 05:44 PM
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RE: XThreads
Thank you very much,installing to my 1.8 build now (along with template conditionals Smile )


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MYBB1.6 & XThreads
11-20-2014 10:28 AM
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RE: XThreads
Oh yeah, realy nice, thanks.
11-22-2014 08:27 AM
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RE: XThreads
Option "Show first post on every showthread page", is there a way to set custom background for sticky first posts?
01-05-2015 07:30 PM
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RE: XThreads
Very Nice plugin! A lifesaver for sure!
01-06-2015 05:51 PM
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RE: XThreads
(01-05-2015 07:30 PM)wladan Wrote:  Option "Show first post on every showthread page", is there a way to set custom background for sticky first posts?
You'd need to exploit the postbit_first template.

Alternatively, Template Conditionals may be enable you to do that.
It in fact may be possible not to need any of these, by exploiting CSS classes - I can't remember off the top of my head if that's possible though.

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01-09-2015 03:53 PM
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RE: XThreads
Xthreads is working fine with 1.8.
brilliant plugin yumi
01-10-2015 03:26 AM
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RE: XThreads
I'm using XThreads v1.47 on MyBB v1.6.10. Shall I upgrade first MyBB to 1.8 or XThreads to v1.64?
01-11-2015 05:29 AM
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RE: XThreads
i asked the same question
zinga said
it same thing doesn't matter.
01-11-2015 06:27 PM
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