MOD Description: Hovering over topic links will show text from the first post of that topic.
MOD Version: 0.7.1
MOD Download: http://www.paulgarvin.net/code/topic_preview_0.7.1.zip
Demo Board: http://www.paulgarvin.net/forum/
I have taken over development of the mod from the previous author fryed_1. The old thread is here:
Topic Preview 0.5.4
- Works in searches as well as topics.
- Can show first or last post in preview.
- Prosilver & Subsilver2 templates supported.
- ACP config module with the following options:
- Board wide on/off
- On/off for guests
- Allow/disallow change settings in UCP
- Default fist or last post in preview Affects guests if enabled and all users if UCP settings are turned off.
- Configurable character limit
- UCP options (if enabled): on/off and first/last post
This MOD assumes you have phpBB 3.0.2.
The Topic Preview installs OFF by default. You will need to go into the ACP and enable it. After this the MOD will still be OFF for each user if they are allowed to change settings in the UCP. Users (including yourself) will need to go into the UCP and turn it ON. I have developed a script that will query the database and enable Topic Preview for all your users. The script and instructions have been moved to the contrib directory of the MOD. Also in the contrib directory is instructions for making Topic Preview enabled by default on new user accounts. These features will be incorporated into the base version in future releases.
A common issue when installing, or upgrading to version 0.7.0 or higher is the Topic Preview Text will show up as back text on a transparent background. This is because your browser is still using an old, cached, version of the CSS stylesheet. First of all if you have not refreshed you theme in the ACP please do so now. Then force your browser to download the updated stylesheet by pressing Refresh or Reload while viewing your forum index. Some users have stated that IE has taken several refreshes to update. PRoxy servers may also be at play here.
- Add the script that turns Topic Preveiw on for all users to the ACP.
- Provide integration with NV Recent Topics.