This is an extension for phpBB 3.1 that will display a short excerpt of text from the first post in a tooltip while the mouse hovers over a topic’s title. It supports displaying user avatars and a preview of the last post's text.
This extension is a port of my MOD from phpBB 3.0.x.
- Let your visitors peek at what's inside a topic before they click on it
- Admin options to display user avatars and text previews from the first and last posts
- Admin option to set the length of text shown in the preview
- Admin option to define BBcodes whose contents you want removed from the topic preview
- Admin options to customize the appearance and assign different themes to board styles
- Ships with two themes. Additional custom themes can be added using css files.
- User option allows users to disable topic previews
- Previews are smart: They are aware of browser window edges and they are responsive
- The last word in the topic preview will be followed by an ellipsis and is not cut off
- BBcode tags and URL links are removed for a cleaner text-only appearance
- Smileys are displayed as text :)
- Supports right-to-left languages
- Does not significantly impact server load (no additional db queries)
- Built-in support for integration with the "Precise Similar Topics II" extension
- phpBB 3.1.0-RC2 or higher
- PHP 5.3.3 or higher
- Download the latest release and unzip it.
- Copy the entire contents from the unzipped folder to
- Navigate in the ACP to Customise -> Extension Management -> Extensions.
- Find Topic Preview under "Disabled Extensions" and click Enable.
Important: This Extension can only be installed on phpBB 3.1. Do NOT use this on a live board. It should only be installed for testing purposes or just to check it out. No support will be provided.