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
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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: 6,853
MyBB Compatibility: 1.4.x, 1.6.x, 1.8.x
Plugin License: GPLv3
Uploader: ZiNgA BuRgA
ashkir Offline
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Post: #871
RE: XThreads
Actually just an input field! We do things like "medieval" or "alternate future" etc there.
10-25-2015 06:54 AM
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RE: XThreads
Try it first here (I've just set up a quick demo):
http://mybb.xp3.biz/newthread.php?fid=3

Since I don't have the rating images, so the rating is just displaying the name of the rating image should be loaded.

Is that what you want?

10-25-2015 09:32 AM
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RE: XThreads
YES! This is exactly what I want!
10-25-2015 11:46 AM
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RE: XThreads
hi, i'm using xThreads on my new site http://www.automotonet.com

i have a question.I want to display a field (newthread template)  only if a condition is true.

For example i have 2 custom fields....fieldA and fieldB

i want to create a code to check....if condition1 is true then i want to display fieldA and if condition1 is false then i want to display fieldB


*** by the way i have another question: is it possible to use calculation into fields? for example i want to add a number X to field1 and the field2 calculate and store automatically the X*2 .

thanks
10-25-2015 09:09 PM
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RE: XThreads
@ashkir: I'll create the tutorial soon.

(10-25-2015 09:09 PM)tempo Wrote:  i have a question.I want to display a field (newthread template)  only if a condition is true.

For example i have 2 custom fields....fieldA and fieldB

i want to create a code to check....if condition1 is true then i want to display fieldA and if condition1 is false then i want to display fieldB
The condition is based on what?

(10-25-2015 09:09 PM)tempo Wrote:  is it possible to use calculation into fields? for example i want to add a number X to field1 and the field2 calculate and store automatically the X*2 .
So you want to store (save to db) the calculation result into field2?

10-26-2015 03:27 AM
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RE: XThreads
(10-25-2015 09:09 PM)tempo Wrote:  *** by the way i have another question: is it possible to use calculation into fields? for example i want to add a number X to field1 and the field2 calculate and store automatically the X*2 .
If field2 is calculated from field1, is there any need for field2 at all?  Just perform the calculation when displaying the output.

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10-29-2015 11:41 AM
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RE: XThreads
The only downside on displaying the field on output is that it isnt possible to use sorting/filters on that value as it isnt in the database.


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10-30-2015 01:25 AM
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RE: XThreads
Updated to v1.67:
  • add workaround for HHVM generating bad evalcache file (thanks to Sir Tempest for reporting)
  • fix for MyBB's new 'All Forums' option for pulling portal announcements (thanks to ollie2015 / RateU for finding)
  • fix issue with XThreads trying to build threadfield cache before installation (thanks to RateU for finding)
  • fix filterxt causing SQL error in MyBB 1.8.6 (thanks to Shane777 for finding)
  • fix "Click to edit" message showing up if no post is entered for a thread (thanks to RateU for finding)
  • fix for moderator tools' threadfield options not saving (thanks to chas for finding)
  • add missing postbit templates for postbit_first redirection (thanks to RateU for the fix)
  • no longer show non-threadfield options in the modtools field (since it's unnecessary and doesn't work anyway)

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11-05-2015 06:24 PM
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RE: XThreads
Thank you for the upgrade.


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11-06-2015 02:08 AM
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RE: XThreads
EDIT: Nevermind, missed a template edit!

Works great, thank you!


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