@scottalanmiller How unfortunate!
In a nutshell, perhaps something like this?
would be great!
I have a rather large update coming, should be done by tomorrow.
Featured Topics are now added to
Topic Lists. The
/featured page is used to add, remove, and manage lists. Admin and Global Mods can use the
/featured page. The
/news page now uses the unremovable
News topic list. Old featured topics should be automatically moved to this list.
Widgets can use any
Topic List. Widgets can now be set to use specific topics within a list rather than the most recent section of the whole list.
The News widget was added. The news widget displays a topic list using one of the news templates, but without a paginator. Using the specific topics option, for example, will allow you to set some topics as "pinned" on any page.
Users can now create featured topics lists as well. Users feature topics by using the post tools menu on the first post of a topic. The routes
/user/slug/blog were added to the user profile menu.
/featured allows users to manage their lists, while
/blog is a public route where topics from their
Blog list are displayed.
nbb 1.3.0 and up required
@yariplus Just updated, the old featured list did not move over but I'm fine with that. Thank you.
@evoixmr Sorry about that. The import worked for me, not sure what could have happened...
Just updated while moving to 1.4.0, everything works just a small theme issue
Porta shows "Invalid Date" next to the username, fixed it with a custom theme for now
@yariplus Thanks for this great plugin. I have an idea, but I don't know if it will work. Could you give your thoughts on this?
Goal: Lists topics lists that include a thumbnail picture, snippet of text, topic author, topic date, number of comments.
Most of this can easily be done. The only thing in question is making the thumbnail. I thought of the following process:
Step 1: Topics always start with an imgur url image file
Step 2: That imgur url is then pulled out of the topic content using regular expressions and resized using this plugin https://community.nodebb.org/topic/2677/nodebb-plugin-image-sizer-image-resizing (this is done within a custom template inside featured topics extended). This would allow anyone to control the image shape - it could be a square, wide rectangle, tall rectangle, etc
Does this make sense? Do you think this is doable?
@phit Perfect, but there's one problem. I don't see that option. Do I need to change something in the control panel?
I am running Nodebb v1.4 and using Persona Theme with no skin.
Settings => Uploads => Allow users to upload topic thumbnails
@yariplus This is a really good idea, and the initial introduction says lots of things do not work and it is WIP, with that said, Is this still being developed.
I found an issues where only stuff you feature under news list works, if I create a new list and feature things in there, it does not display the featured articles, could be just my usage of it. I can see the my featured article in my new list in admin, but when you click the menu button, nothing displays. You can only see featured articles in the default list.
@letsdothis Absolutely still being developed!
If I'm understanding you correctly, this is intentional. Only the
News list will appear on the home/front page. Any additional lists you make are featured in
Widgets which you must place on a page from the
admin=>extend=>widgets menu after creating the list.
When does the new update come in?
@yari Unfortunately, I have little free time lately. Putting in a lot of overtime at my "real" job.
Updated to v0.3.0
content-between, widgets now properly render between each post.
There is no page title set for /news page created by the page. It just shows the URL i.e https://mywebsite.com/news instead of any title.
How do I add a title?
@ceezed Could you open an issue on GitHub?