News Cast for Forumhome

A News Caster which grab the latest threads in forum X, listing them on Forumhome page, just below the navbar.

This was very popular for InvisionBoard since the begining, and as there is none on vB, as i needed one, i coded one… 🙂

Here are the settings, in: AdminCP >> vBulletin Options >> Nexia’s Forumhome Newscast Settings

nex_news_forumhome_options.jpg

This engine will list all the latests threads, based on which forumid you put in the list. It generate only a single additional query on forumhome to grab the news, it have a simple display you can modify at will from the templates.

Here is the result:

nex_news_forumhome_demo.jpg

the engine is without template or file or database edits, just import this product file.

note: on june 30th 2009, i added a missing setting to enable the display of the thread status icon… it was configured in the engine but not active… sorry! version 1.0.1
note: on december 30th 2009, version 1.5.0, added BBCode Parsing in the settings so you can show images/links or not.

27 réponses sur “News Cast for Forumhome”

  1. @nexia 21569 wrote:

    you can easily modify the template and its css to make it so, as the template « nex_news_forumhome_bit » is the one to deal with, it can have a different css if you want.

    cool..thanks.. i think i have an idea…not much of a coder but i can manage…lol

  2. @nexia 21569 wrote:

    you can easily modify the template and its css to make it so, as the template « nex_news_forumhome_bit » is the one to deal with, it can have a different css if you want.

    here is an example it needs to be adjusted but just an idea

    nexiaw.th.gif

  3. @nexia 21932 wrote:

    on june 30th 2009, i added a missing setting to enable the display of the thread status icon… it was configured in the engine but not active… sorry! version 1.0.1

    first post edited, screeny too…

    thanks for the update

  4. in the product file, search for [html] $vbulletin->templatecache = str_replace(‘$navbar’, ‘$navbar $newsblock’, $vbulletin->templatecache);
    [/html]

    change to [html] $vbulletin->templatecache = str_replace(‘$footer’, ‘$newsblock$footer ‘, $vbulletin->templatecache);
    [/html]