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
That will work just nicely...thanks RateU!

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10-27-2010 03:53 AM
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RE: XThreads
Updated to v1.337:
  • fix XSS exploit in xtattachment
  • fix glitches with edit->preview post
  • fix small glitch in creating a new thread where it may be possible for the subject to disappear
  • support for multiple template prefixes on a forum; specify a list of prefixes you want, separated by commas.  XThreads will try the prefixes in the order specified until it finds a template.  Note that this does not work for the search_* and portal_* templates - only the first prefix in the list will be used.
  • use template prefixes (and enable $forumurl variables) in announcements (which are applied to a specific forum), and forum rules page; also fix the same thing with polls.php
  • fix hide forum and forumbit_* template prefix handling with deeply nested forums
  • fix variable scope with variables in strings for "template" (display format) conditionals
  • incorporate changes in v1.3 of Template Conditionals plugin
  • support tabindex property for custom thread field inputs on editpost/newthread; there's a new "tab stop" option for custom thread fields to allow admins to control this
  • xtattach URL fetching will now error out if the response code is not 200
  • ping DB after URL fetching
  • improve URL fetching with PHP's fopen wrapper; also fixed some issues with socket based fetching
  • added basic Javascript listbox next to Text Mask Filter textbox in add/edit threadfields screen to perhaps make things easier for people who don't know PCRE by supplying some presets
  • export internal defines to cache file (allows them to be modified and changes retained in upgrades)
  • display threadfields on editpost (not just only when preview post option is used)
  • fix some type juggling checks
  • add ability to filter threads by uid/lastposteruid/prefix/icon - edit forum settings to enable; for the $filters_set array, it's the same as with regular threadfield filters, except use {$filters_set['__xt_uid'][...]}, {$filters_set['__xt_lastposteruid'][...]} etc instead; note that this also adds to the {$filters_set['__all'][...]} array (also, nullactive/active still set to "filtertf_active" when necessary)
  • always pull postbit_first* and showthread_noreplies templates, even without First Post at Top forum option enabled
  • add forum option: hide in breadcrumb path - this will hide the forum in the forum breadcrumb path, but will still be shown if it's the active forum

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11-04-2010 02:06 PM
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RE: XThreads
(11-04-2010 02:06 PM)ZiNgA BuRgA Wrote:  [*]improve URL fetching with PHP's fopen wrapper; also fixed some issues with socket based fetching

fopen itself is a wrapper?
or
PHP's fopen wrapper = a wrapper created for the fopen functions?


EDIT:
Probably already found the answer:
PHP comes with many built-in wrappers for various URL-style protocols for use with the filesystem functions such as fopen() ...
ref=
fopen — Opens file or URL
http://us.php.net/manual/en/function.fopen.php


Thanks for the update.
11-04-2010 04:15 PM
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RE: XThreads
Whooo yeah! Thanks for the update.


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11-04-2010 09:21 PM
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RE: XThreads
Thank you Thank you Thank you...Now we can finally filter by thread prefix.
I never really understood why this isn't core MyBB anyway. Would make the core thread prefixes much more powerful.

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11-04-2010 10:51 PM
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RE: XThreads
Great update, thank you very much zinga !

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11-05-2010 12:06 AM
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RE: XThreads
Thank you very much for the update, Yumi Smile

11-05-2010 03:23 AM
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RE: XThreads
This plugin just keeps getting better and better.
The customization possibilities are endless. Can't imagine not using this !

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11-05-2010 03:34 AM
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RE: XThreads
I have an idea, Yumi.
How about having a link like « Next Oldest | Next Newest » default MyBB link in show thread, but has a different behavior?
I mean, the link will lead us to the next newest/oldest thread, not to the next newest/oldest lastpost.
So, I think we can use it for something like Previous Stuff | Next Stuff, depends on our application.

12-05-2010 06:19 AM
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RE: XThreads
I'll think about it - thanks for the suggestion.

My current thought is that it's an idiocy of MyBB's design, so better belongs in a separate plugin.

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12-05-2010 10:38 AM
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