@kalihman A primer on writing plugins can be found here: https://docs.nodebb.org/en/latest/plugins/create.html 😄
Check Uploaded File Meta Data
Aleksei last edited by
Is there any way to get the uploaded files meta data and show it in the topic?
Ideally, I would like to create a sidebar which will show all the uploaded files from the current topic. And in this list I want to have:
- file name
- download link
- file size
- upload date
Is it possible to make purely as a front-end function which will get this information from the NodeBB API?
@aleksei Sounds like potentially a cool idea. But also potential for abuse. For e.g. many forum admins invest significant effort to foil file scrapers, etc. and this could facilitate/exacerbate. Maybe mitigated to some degree by permission restrictions to logged in users but..... then the bots just create a sock puppet account.
Another potential issue: long running threads sporting hundreds of images, etc. How to display? Could be a UX conundrum, eh?
Hmmmm... Still could be interesting for some situations.
Not a dev but will hazard a guess that this might should be a plugin rather than core front end function as you suggest. Sorry I cannot offer more targeted insights.