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File Name: Topic Slider

File Submitter: Grant B

File Submitted: 19 Feb 2014

File Category: User and Social Engagement

Supported Versions: IP.Board 3.4.x, IP.Content 2.3.x



Elegantly showcase forum topics with the powerful Topic Slider.
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The never ending (and regularly updated) feature list...

  • Style your slider with a selection of web safe fonts.
  • Built in colour picker allows you to customise your slider on the fly.
  • Style the Topic title: colour, font size, and alignment.
  • Style the Description: colour, font size, and alignment.
  • Style the Caption which holds your content.
  • Style anything to do with the slider.
  • Position the Slider across your global template, board index or Index sidebar.
  • Select Member groups that will have permission to view the Slider.
  • Select Forums to which the Slider will retrieve your Topics.
  • Effects, from totally random to box effects.
  • Auto advance, change Slide Pausing, and timings.
  • Edit slide Topic titles and Descriptions. Their length, and whether they should display.
  • Post count on slides - perfect to show the popular topics.
  • Enable Read More, Topic Ratings, Pinned, Views and Best Answer Topics.
  • Set a View count in which you are able to create a Topic Featured badge.
  • Languages are editable - allowing you to change everything you see. E.g, 'Featured' 'Views' 'Read More' etc.
  • Control the Image Height, Width.
  • Control the Caption Height.
  • Control the Slider wrapper width.
  • IP Content Block included to use across your IP Content Site.
  • Ability to select number of topics to display.

Don't need a Topic Slider? See IPC Slider - Specifically designed for IP Content.
Have a question or request? Post in the Topic Slider support.


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Hmm... Testing internally.... getting a blank page when forum is large. Plus very long page loads. Too many queries?

How do you limit the number topics displayed?

Ah very good spot, I will add a limit in tonight.

Thanks,

Grant

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Much better - thank you.

I am confused as how it picks up posts to display.

I choose most all of the forums (in my very active forum) and it only showed one post in the slider.

Are these latest posts over the minimum number and with an image or ?

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that answers question I was going to ask too, can you show the sidebar block on your demo board please?

I suspect it will work fine or me, just waiting on credit union to replace my hacked visa before I buy it.

also on demo board the rt-lt arrows seem to have issue with the sidebar X, they overlap a bit.

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I installed this on my forum but it doesn't show and when I activate the sidebar option I get an error...and yes I have been in the settings to try making it work

Thanks for the details. You didn't have any topics (with images attached) created. I created two test topics and uploaded an image in each for you to see. Everything appears to be working fine now.

Hope this helps,

Grant

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figured it out, when using the alternative theme and the post does not have an image it just displays the titles/descriptions under the slider position causing forum to drop lower.

swap to normal layout its all fine.

the spinning was I had a bunch of forums chosen but many had no image attached, so slider seemed like it was examing each one and hanging.

limiting to forums that I KNOW has attachments on the first post fixes it.

I wonder if I can make the IPC article image get attached to the forum post thats generated, this would help a lot for me.

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I've been using

<img src="{value}"/>

to put the image in the forums post (article image field settings) for a bit but it presents as an embed and not an attachment, is there way to make this hook recognize that and post photo?

been trying to make system also post the article image as an attachment in post (as mentioend in prior post) but not having much luck and trying to avoid needing to create the article and using the article image twice. I can do that if needed, just also attach it to the article as well as use as image, but its inefficient.

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Hello,

Certainly.

The next version will include these updates:

  • I will look into adding some greater flexibility with adjusting the padding/height of the caption container.
  • Removal of H1 in slides - for SEO, as a page unless in html5 sections should only have one <h1>.
  • Opacity option for the caption container.

Hope to have this released tomorrow evening.

Thanks,

Grant

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Updated to 1.0.2
  • H1 tag change to h2
  • Ability to change opacity of caption container

Less padding of caption container needs a further look into how this can be accomplished without too many settings doing the same function. Will apply a solution to this in the next update.

Suggestions

Feel free to post your suggestions, of features you would like to see and I will pick the best one to feature in the next update.

Many thanks again for your patience over the past few days.

Grant

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New Feature, requested by Elite Tan.

Introducing 'Post date'. Enable the topic dates to appear on your slides in 1.0.3

This feature includes:

  • Post date enable/disable options.
  • Post date format settings, short or long.
  • Ability to style.

See attached screenshots.

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topic_slider_date_3.png' alt='' class='i" alt="topic_slider_date_3.png">

Updating to 1.0.3

Its important to take the following steps when updating.

  1. Re-upload the contents of your 'upload' folder included in the download.
  2. Re-import your hook into your system.

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