Recent topics / mechanisms

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Recent topics / mechanisms

Post by MagnusB » 14. June 2011 18:16

I like the new release so far, but I have a few questions, as I can't really figure it out.

Recent topics block is something that I really need for my site, and right now I am trying to get it to behave as I want it to / have in 1.x. But right now, only recent topics appear, I also need popular topics to appear, but I have no idea how to get them to appear. I am testing it now on a fresh phpbb3 install, with only a few topics being made for testing, and I keep replying to one, but no such luck.

I also tried to boost the view counts, but still no luck.

Additionally, I need to change the headers for each column, while this was easy in previous release, it seems to have changed a bit. Is there a way to change them in the language file, instead of changing the HTML after each upgrade? E.g. recent topics become recent news, popular topics become popular news, or similar. I only want to change them in that block though. Other blocks will be used differently.

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Re: Recent topics / mechanisms

Post by MagnusB » 20. June 2011 09:29

I figured the last part out, and managed to change the language files as I wanted.

However, my initial problems still exists. I am using a demo forum, with 2 users. I am trying to spam post a bit, but no luck getting any posts into Popular / Hot topics in the recent block. Any help on this / tips on how it works?

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Re: Recent topics / mechanisms

Post by MagnusB » 4. July 2011 10:50

Is there any update on this?

I can not get any topics to appear in the Popular topics table, though the config for this block lets me set how many I want included. Is this just a placeholder for future release, or does the block support this right now?

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Re: Recent topics / mechanisms

Post by Marc » 4. July 2011 11:39

phpBB decides if a topic is "hot"/popular. There is not much we can about this without a lot of database queries.

If you do not have popular topics the portal can't display any.

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Re: Recent topics / mechanisms

Post by playagiron » 4. July 2011 11:49

But you can change the threshold for Hot Topics:
ACP => Posting => Post Settings => Popular topic threshold:

Standard is 25, but if you set it to a lower number, you will have some hot topics and they should show up!

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Re: Recent topics / mechanisms

Post by clight77 » 8. April 2014 17:12

Thanks,I was looking how to fix this also :)

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