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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Post: #461
RE: XThreads
The forumbit_* templates are a bit special.
It's even possible to have two prefixes applied to them - they can pull the prefix from the forum they represent, as well as the forumdisplay page's forum.

This is somewhat to facilitate using prefixes on the index page (but will propagate to the forumdisplay page) - I guess the note can be a little misleading in this case, although it going down into child forums isn't exactly correct either.

Hope that helps.

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08-12-2011 10:47 AM
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RE: XThreads
OK, thanks for clarifying it.
08-12-2011 10:55 AM
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RE: XThreads
Hey Zinga Biggrin
can you add some thread field like it will fetch users from the database? or sumthin like auto highlight of the text inputted to the field if that text exists as a username of a user in the database? just like in vBulletin's Download plugin in the Author's field

because i want something like that author field xD
08-29-2011 11:21 PM
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RE: XThreads
Did you look to see how it was accomplishes here? http://mybbhacks.zingaburga.com/showthread.php?tid=293

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08-30-2011 08:52 AM
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RE: XThreads
^ I don't think he means that.
Custom vocabulary was an idea I had (in this case, you'd have a username vocab) so it may be implemented in the future.

Updated to v1.46 - just a simple bugfix:
  • fix bad pre-defined URL regexes for Text Mask Filtering in the ACP thread fields editor - it wouldn't allow numbers in the URL host (thanks to Shemo for pointing out); note that the upgrader will try to automatically fix these bad regexes - this should not be a problem but if you've got some special hand crafted regex that deliberately acts bad (lol rly?) you may wish to act like a madman

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08-30-2011 07:28 PM
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RE: XThreads
This is probably a very simple question, but how do I take out the users avatar from the announcements shown in the portal?
08-31-2011 02:36 AM
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RE: XThreads
Thanks for the update, Yumi Smile

(08-31-2011 02:36 AM)thepilotguy Wrote:  This is probably a very simple question, but how do I take out the users avatar from the announcements shown in the portal?
Not quite sure why you post it in this threads? Assuming you use XThreads to create a prefix portal template, you can remove the {$avatar} from your prefix_portal_announcement template (depends on what prefix template you use).

08-31-2011 07:26 AM
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RE: XThreads
I'm considering using Xthreads for a project (gotta wait til I get an appropriate theme for it first), in lieu of having to ask for two plugins to be made - cookbook and ratings (for restaurants). I think I saw a thread on how to make recipes, but I don't know if I can modify one of the two reviews to work.

Update: I decided against using it, as I use My Advertisements (but I think I had it and that plugin both activated with no problems at one point at one of my sites) and am not a good programmer. I was wrong about the recipes, so I'd have to figure that out myself (probably would fail due to me knowing very little PHP), and I don't think I could modify the book review enough to fit. Oh well, MyTabs organized it good enough for now.

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(This post was last modified: 09-03-2011 06:04 AM by WhiteEagle.)
09-01-2011 07:04 AM
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RE: XThreads
are there any ways to use {$ratethread} in postbit_first ?? i would like just to move the ratings template inside the postbit_first template Oh

oh nvm {$GLOBALS['ratethread']} is working Biggrin
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09-04-2011 10:53 PM
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RE: XThreads
I've just encountered an error whilst using this plugin after having setup a new custom field of type File. Here's the error:

Code:
PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined function xthreads_evalcache_article_image() in /var/www/xboxgeneration.com/public/inc/plugins/xthreads.php on line 501


And here are the field settings:

   
   


This only happens when there's another custom thread field applied to the same forum for some reason. When it's the only field, it's perfectly happy.

09-11-2011 10:31 PM
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