Making a link for unread posts

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DougMPhoto
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Making a link for unread posts

Post by DougMPhoto » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:17 pm

I have a forum for a local guild and people are asking how to see just the new Unread posts.

I know there is a drop down list for "Unread Posts". But I have to explain to them where to find it.

I am using Prosilver in phpbb version 3.2.2

I have another forum that has a link showing under where "Notifications" and "Private Messages" are located.

I would like to add a link for "Unread Posts" in that area to make it easier for people to find?

I am not real programming savvy so step by step would be helpful.

Thank you in advance to anyone who might help.

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Re: Making a link for unread posts

Post by KevC » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 pm

If you wanted to do it without any coding you could make a link forum and put it at the top of the index list (like the one on the index here for the area51 dev site). Just make the link for it the same one as in the quicklinks menu.

Although surely once people know it's there they don't need to be reminded again. You could make a global announcement explaining where it is and be done with it.
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Re: Making a link for unread posts

Post by DougMPhoto » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:20 pm

I wouldn't mind coding...have done it in the past, but need direction on how to do it.

I have tried link extensions, but they did not work for some reason

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Re: Making a link for unread posts

Post by KevC » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:25 pm

Not a link extension. A link forum

Create a forum
Type: link
Make the link the one to the unread posts.
Position it at the top of the index page list.
Easy, no coding and a nice big link they can't miss!
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Re: Making a link for unread posts

Post by DougMPhoto » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:09 am

Thanks KevC, I got it now. Works fine. I was having problems because I put a space between unread and posts (**=unread posts instead of **=unreadposts)

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