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[CDB] Topic Description

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:47 pm
by RMcGirr83
Extension Name: Topic Description
Author: RMcGirr83

Description: This is a port of the phpBB version 3.0.x Topic Descriptions that adds the possibility of being able to describe topics, in posting page. Based on permissions per forum. Descriptions are displayed in viewtopic, viewforum, search results (only display results as topic) and MCP forum.

Version: 1.0.0

Download: https://github.com/rmcgirr83/topicdescr ... girr83.zip

Installation:
  1. Extract the zip rmcgirr83 to the ext directory of your forum
  2. Navigate in the ACP to Customise -> Extension Management -> Extensions.
  3. Click Enable on "Topic Description"
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Github Repository: https://github.com/rmcgirr83/topicdescription

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This extension requires at least phpBB version 3.1.3

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Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:09 pm
by spello
Thank you!! :o :D Will you let descriptions be searchable? (to deal together with "Topic titles only" / "First post of topics only" search field)

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:27 pm
by RMcGirr83
There is no event in the fulltext_native.php to be able to split and search for the description so no.

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:36 pm
by Mauron
I saw so many times this extension in development; I hope this time will get to CDB.

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:37 pm
by Rhino.Freak
How about you merge this with Vinny's extension? Or he merges with you? Just save each others time I mean.

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:14 pm
by RMcGirr83
Rhino.Freak wrote:How about you merge this with Vinny's extension? Or he merges with you? Just save each others time I mean.
I have no idea what Vinny's version is.

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:58 pm
by Rhino.Freak
RMcGirr83 wrote:
Rhino.Freak wrote:How about you merge this with Vinny's extension? Or he merges with you? Just save each others time I mean.
I have no idea what Vinny's version is.
viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2348611
This?

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:25 pm
by RMcGirr83
Not sure what good merging one into the other will do. I have submitted this one to the CDB for validation.

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:45 am
by Joyce&Luna
Hello
I find that quite well ext. Only I think should not a member may fill this but only an admin or a moderator. Then the whole thing should only be allowed to read out bots and remain invisible to members and guests.
Here, since the translation English - German not just good, it's all reads for me here very difficult.
Visually I do not like that, however, the description will appear behind the Topic. The whole thing is just too long.
Yet another question is how the whole looks then in google and what effect the whole? Would behind the Topic and the description are or underneath?
The idea but I like that, just the type of execution does not appeal to me.
I would a sign rich that this thread has a description.

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:57 pm
by spello
It'd be nice if descritpions would be put into html (inside <head>): <meta name="description" content="Topic Description" /> because sometimes it is used by bots and crawlers (e.g. Google) ;)

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:33 pm
by Louis7777
spello wrote:It'd be nice if descritpions would be put into html (inside <head>): <meta name="description" content="Topic Description" /> because sometimes it is used by bots and crawlers (e.g. Google) ;)

What if the user types a not so relevant description (regarding the post's content)?

For example,

Title: "Topic Description Extension"
Description: "Can someone please make one for me?"

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:55 am
by RMcGirr83
First post updated with pics.

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:42 am
by Mauron
RMcGirr83 wrote:Image
Hi Rich,
Did you choose to append the description to the title to make it searchable or because there is no template event to put it between title and topic informations?

Re: [RC] Topic Description

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:57 am
by RMcGirr83
Mauron wrote: or because there is no template event to put it between title and topic informations?
this

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:08 pm
by Mauron
Would you mind to request that template, please?
I think topic description should go under the title, like it happens in the mod you're porting.
I'm sorry if I look pretentious about this.