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: 1270)

- 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: 6,943
MyBB Compatibility: 1.4.x, 1.6.x, 1.8.x
Plugin License: GPLv3
Uploader: ZiNgA BuRgA
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RE: XThreads
Thank you very much, Yumi Smile

07-30-2010 06:41 AM
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RE: XThreads
updating this won't mess up any current mods with xthreads, correct?
07-30-2010 08:12 AM
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RE: XThreads
yeah Its Work!, Thanks =D
07-30-2010 12:21 PM
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RE: XThreads
(07-29-2010 10:12 PM)Pirata Nervo Wrote:  I've never tried to do fread and then echo it to "split" the download into various segments.
That should be the standard way of processing large files for any language though...
MyBB's echo file_get_contents is hopeless for larger files, since file_get_contents reads the whole thing into memory.  Weirdly enough, PHP's fpassthru also reads the entire thing into memory...

(07-30-2010 08:12 AM)Shemo Wrote:  updating this won't mess up any current mods with xthreads, correct?
Yes, you are correct.


Thanks for the other comments Smile

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RE: XThreads
(07-30-2010 07:20 PM)ZiNgA BuRgA Wrote:  
(07-29-2010 10:12 PM)Pirata Nervo Wrote:  I've never tried to do fread and then echo it to "split" the download into various segments.
That should be the standard way of processing large files for any language though...
MyBB's echo file_get_contents is hopeless for larger files, since file_get_contents reads the whole thing into memory.  Weirdly enough, PHP's fpassthru also reads the entire thing into memory...
I know but since I had never coded anything to output large files, only to download files (using fwrite) in C, I didn't really know how exactly it worked.
07-30-2010 07:58 PM
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RE: XThreads
Is xthereads compatable with 1.6?
08-02-2010 06:24 AM
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RE: XThreads
Yes. You can the compatibility in first post. It is compatible with 1.4.x and 1.6.x.

08-02-2010 06:49 AM
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RE: XThreads
Updated to v1.27:
  • fix handling of blank templates with template prefix overrides (thanks to RateU/leefish for finding this one) - fix applied to forumbits, search results, portal and postbit templates; in other words, you should now be able to use blank templates (eg blog_portal_announcement which is blank) to override default templates, rather than having to insert " " into the template
  • fix a bug in handling forumbit_* template prefixes with nested forums

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08-03-2010 10:56 AM
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RE: XThreads
Thanks ZingaBurga, updating.


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08-03-2010 11:39 PM
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RE: XThreads
Even though "only" two bug fix, but this new version "fixed" some "problem" I found:

1. Hide Forum feature can hide Category forum type.
2. Category forum type can use forumbit_depth1_cat template.
3. Hiding a forum which has the last forum order in a category will not hide the Category.
Example:
(07-30-2010 06:30 AM)RateU Wrote:  
(07-30-2010 05:30 AM)RocketFoot Wrote:  Second, when I try to hide the forum in the edit forum settings, the entire category disappears.
(should be visible to guests)

Try to set the forum order, so, the forum order is not the last forum in that category. I think you have 7 forums under the Tech Forums category, and the The 7173 Wiki forum is the last forum there (the 7th forum). Try to set it to lower order, e.g: 6. Just make the The 7173 Wiki forum not the latest forum in the Tech Forums category. I don't know why this happens if we hide the latest forum in a category.

4. Hide Forum feature can hide a forum which has sub forums.
5 A forum which has sub forums can use forumbit_depth2_forum template.
6. Hiding a sub forum which has the last forum order in a forum will not hide the forum.

I think it is what Yumi meant by "fix a bug in handling forumbit_* template prefixes with nested forums" ?

I can eliminate some of my own plugins now with this update Smile
Thank you very much for the update, Yumi Smile Heart

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