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Is there a latest forum topic widget?


  • rossagrant
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    @rossagrant

    Would love a sidebar widget displaying the latest 5 or so forum topic titles? Is this available anywhere?
    Cheers
    Ross :)

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  • finni3
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    @finni3

    It´s included in the BuddyPress Forums Extras plugin.


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    correct, under the forum index sub-plugin. (you can set the max topics)

    it calls bp_has_forum_topics so if viewed from a group page or profile page – it will filter for those components as well.


    rossagrant
    Participant

    @rossagrant

    @nuprn1 Great stuff! This is exactly what I need but I only need the widget and not the index. The index is a great idea but I have 2000 groups so isn’t really suitable.

    I’m a bit of a numpty when it comes to extracting code but would really like to hear how I can use just the widget without the index! I’d even pay for this to be made into a standalone widget.
    Cheers
    Ross :)


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    well the easiest way is to just extract the snippet and replace a line of code

    open up
    bp-forum-extras-index.php

    place this class BP_Forum_Extras_Index_Latest_Topics_Widget extends WP_Widget into the bp-custom.php file

    then replace the line
    if ( bp_forum_extras_blogs_component() )
    with
    if ( $bp->forums->slug == $bp->current_component )


    rossagrant
    Participant

    @rossagrant

    @nuprn1 Sorry for having to ask such simple questions but I am exactly that… Simple!

    Wen you say ,’place this class BP_Forum_Extras_Index_Latest_Topics_Widget extends WP_Widget into the bp-custom.php file’

    What am I actually placing in the custom php file?
    I’m not sure how much of the code I am cutting and pasting?

    So sorry, I’m just learning!
    Thanks so much!


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1


    rossagrant
    Participant

    @rossagrant

    @nuprn1 Thanks so much.
    So I have pasted that code into my bp-custom.php file.

    So should the widget show up or do I need to activate the sub plugin. Will that not activate the forum index with it? I just need the widget. We’re nearly there!


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    wp-admin > appearance > widgets


    rossagrant
    Participant

    @rossagrant

    @nuprn1 Hmm… maybe I have done something wrong but I have pasted the code in and yet I can’t see a widget?


    finni3
    Participant

    @finni3

    thanks rich!


    rossagrant
    Participant

    @rossagrant

    @nuprn1

    So sorry, I just can’t get this to work.
    I have copied the code from your post to my clipboard and pasted it between php tags in my bp-custom.php file but no widget is showing. Do I have to activate any of the forum extras plugins for it to work?
    I just need this widget and not the forum index.

    I have other code in my bp-custom.php file that works so not sure why adding this code in there doesn’t.
    Apologies once again as I’m clearly doing something wrong but I just don’t know what.
    Thanks for your patience!


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    you have to activate the widget under wp-admin > appearance > widgets (drag it to the sidebar)


    abcde666
    Participant

    @erich73

    @nuprn1
    looks like your Forum-plugin is working nice, but I am also having a huge number of Groups (around 2k), so is there a chance to get this Plugin without the Forum-Index included in the Widget ?
    Or is there a chance to activate / deactivate the Forum-Index in the backend ?

    I am not a programmer so I am not able to fiddle around in any code.

    Many thanks,

    Erich


    rossagrant
    Participant

    @rossagrant

    @nuprn1 thats the only thing, it isnt showing in the widgets section. There isnt a latest topics widget to drag across.


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    oh sorry, i forgot to include the register widget hook

    function my_register_widgets_init() {
    add_action(‘widgets_init’, create_function(”, ‘return register_widget(“Whatever_You_Named_It_Latest_Topics_Widget”);’) );
    }
    add_action( ‘bp_register_widgets’, ‘my_widgets_init’, 15 );


    rossagrant
    Participant

    @rossagrant

    @nuprn1
    Ahhh, that must be it then! Does this go in the bp-custom.php file too or elsewhere and if it does go in custom.php should it be before or after your code?
    Thanks!


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    yep same file, below – make sure to change “Whatever_You_Named_It_Latest_Topics_Widget” to the name of the widget class


    The Fertility Blogs
    Participant

    @tfblogs

    I’ve installed and activated this. Widgets are showing up nicely in my “members” sidebar, but it will not show in my homepage sidebar. Any idea of why?


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    the only pages it won’t load on is forum component index || bp_is_register_page() || bp_is_activation_page() || bp_is_user_blogs()


    The Fertility Blogs
    Participant

    @tfblogs

    the only pages it won’t load on is forum component index || bp_is_register_page() || bp_is_activation_page() || bp_is_user_blogs()

    Sorry, is ^^^^ in response to my post? I do’t understand what that means. I have the widget placed on my blog index page and it’s not showing.


    rossagrant
    Participant

    @rossagrant

    @nuprn1
    When you said ‘make sure to change “Whatever_You_Named_It_Latest_Topics_Widget” to the name of the widget class’

    I don’t think Im doing this right. I have just copied your original code you supplied so what class do I need to put in the function?
    I keep getting a white page when I try.

    Cheers,
    Ross :)


    The Fertility Blogs
    Participant

    @tfblogs

    HI,

    No matter what I do, the widget won’t appear on my home page. Can you please point me in the right direction?
    Thanks.


    rich! @ etiviti
    Participant

    @nuprn1

    @tfblogs Like I mentioned above – those are the only pages explicitly where the widget won’t load up. If you grab just the widget code off my demo site – then you can modify it to suit your needs. (hard for me to know what is causing your problem – tested with frontpage set as activity stream or blog posts and it works fine here)

    @rossagrant – i updated the code on my demo site with a different naming schema – just grab all the code from there again. (as the same name with the forum extras plugin would cause a WSOD)


    rossagrant
    Participant

    @rossagrant

    @nuprn1

    thanks for the new code! I have this working now!
    the only thing that is happening now is that the widget is displaying a ? in a black diamond before the title of each topic in the widget.

    I am using WP 3.0.

    Is this something to do with an unrecognised character or something?
    Cheers.

    I give up. As much as I like this plugin, I can’t get it to appear on any sidebar outside of the members sidebar. :(

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