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Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:56 am
by Extensions Robot
Modification name: Users Choose Displayed Forums
Author: Thatbitextra
Modification description: Lets the user decide which forums he/she would like displayed on the index and viewforum. Also adds a forum permission dictating whether or not users are allowed to hide each forum.
Modification version: 1.0.1
Tested on phpBB version: 3.0.5

Download file: users_choose_displayed_forums_1.0.1.zip
File size: 57.98 KiB

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Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:56 am
by DavidIQ
Modification validated/released

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Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:56 am
by Thatbitextra
This post has been reserved for the MOD author.

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:43 am
by MichaelTunnell
is this done with javascript and cookies like vB?

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:46 am
by ChriZathens
RottNKorpse wrote:is this done with javascript and cookies like vB?
I suppose you're talking about collapsing / expanding forums...
I don't thing that this is what this mod does....

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:35 am
by Thatbitextra
RottNKorpse wrote:is this done with javascript and cookies like vB?
Hi,

No, this stores the data in the database for each user and hence as well as categories, it also allows you to choose not to display individual forums and subforums :)

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:23 pm
by olalavui
Nice mod with new version phpBB 3.0.5 :D

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:07 pm
by bobble21
Sounds very useful.

Does it affect the display for each user on the Active Topics page (e.g. http://www.phpbb.com/community/search.p ... ive_topics) and View New/Your Posts?

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:00 pm
by Thatbitextra
bobble21 wrote:Sounds very useful.

Does it affect the display for each user on the Active Topics page (e.g. http://www.phpbb.com/community/search.p ... ive_topics) and View New/Your Posts?
No, it only affects places that use the display_forums() function i.e. index.php and viewforum.php.

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:48 pm
by bobble21
Thanks for the quick reply. :D

Would it be fairly easy for someone experienced in phpbb developing (not me) to modify your hack so that it worked on the active topics pages as well? Nice that selected forums can disappear from the forum index page and subforums from the view forum pages but some users prefer to browse via the active topics pages etc.

Also, if a new forum was added to the forum index by admin would it appear on everyone's forum index display until users chose to hide it?

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:03 pm
by titanicfan
Great mod been looking for this type of mod for a while bit of a shame subsilver2 not supported as that my main style.

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:35 pm
by Thatbitextra
bobble21 wrote:Would it be fairly easy for someone experienced in phpbb developing (not me) to modify your hack so that it worked on the active topics pages as well? Nice that selected forums can disappear from the forum index page and subforums from the view forum pages but some users prefer to browse via the active topics pages etc.
Not at the moment, but I'll look into having the option to hide certain forums from active topic pages and/or searches for a future version :)
bobble21 wrote:Also, if a new forum was added to the forum index by admin would it appear on everyone's forum index display until users chose to hide it?
Yes.
titanicfan wrote:Great mod been looking for this type of mod for a while bit of a shame subsilver2 not supported as that my main style.
I'll work on subsilver2 integration later today :)

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:29 pm
by PinoyEngineâ„¢
wow! Congratulations my friend!

I will install this as soon as possible.

Good day!

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:25 pm
by Edrondol
Great mod...I think. :D

On my test board all I get is: "You cannot choose to not display this forum" for every category. What simple, stupid thing have I missed?

Re: Users Choose Displayed Forums

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:39 pm
by Thatbitextra
Edrondol wrote:Great mod...I think. :D

On my test board all I get is: "You cannot choose to not display this forum" for every category. What simple, stupid thing have I missed?
You have to set the permission for each forum to allow registered users (or whomever you like) to hide the forum.