Hey there, thanks for checking out my plugin. Please be aware this plugin is still in it's early stages. While many features do work, many more features have yet to be implemented. I decided to make an official topic for it now because I get so many other posts/topics/messages on it and wanted to centralise discussion into one place.
Source: (MIT license)
Featured Topic Lists
This plugin lets users add topics to a list, and feature them on different areas of the forum. There are two types of lists; User Lists which are available to every user, and Global Lists which are available to Admins and Global Mods. Topics can be added to a User List by using the
Post Tools menu on the first post of a topic. Topics can be added to a Global List by using the
Topic Tools menu of a topic.
/news page is created which displays the topics from the Global List
News in a blog-like style.
The style of the news page is very customisable from within the ACP settings page. You can also select from a list of styles that mimic popular blogging sites.
Like the news page, a page is created for users at
/user/username/blog, which displays the topics from the User List
Widgets are the core of
Featured Topics Extended. With widgets, you can place a
Featured Topic List almost anywhere on your forum. Widgets are available that match parts of your forum's theme exactly or that mimic widgets from other plugins such as widget-essentials.
The news page itself is also available in widget form. In this way, you can have any page display blog-like topics using their own list and their own style.
New Widget Functionality
Per-user widget settings. User repositionable widgets. Enhanced widget GUI.
- Better templates for blog widgets.
- Style editor maybe.