File Name: (DDK33) Board Index Face
File Submitter: Ibragim Pupkevich
File Submitted: 03 Jul 2012
File Category: User and Social Engagement
Board Index Face is a panel for your index page that will change user experience of your visitors completely! This hook is not just "one more recent topics hook", this hook is completely new approach to board index page design, that will bring amazing user experience to your forum. I've focused on the following key points:
Note: this hook is using generic CSS colors, so UI will always match your skin color guidelines (even dark)! I attached few screenshots of different skins look&feel below.
Note: This hook can be compatible with hook (by Michael). Enjoy!
I also attach webvizor screenshot in order to prove, that this hook will become most clickable on your forum.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO UPDATE HOOK: Please kindly make sure, that you have uninstalled previous hook version completely before installing new one. Otherwise some part of hook (templates) wil not be updated and you may get confused with hook look & feel.
SQL optimization query to recommended to be run (unfortunatelly, table index can not be altered during hook installation automatically):
[*]The real face of each forum are users. They make a forum alive. Lets show few of them on index page, show their faces!
[*]Everybody want to watch the the topics it has participated or started to check those topics for new replies quickly.
[*]Sometimes user is getting bored and its wondering to read something new. Recent topic titles! Lets show less graphic, but more data! Lets show, that your forum is alive!
New Topic Button on Board Index Useful tool for updating: ddk33_bif_savelangandsettings.php script will preserve hook settings values and translation you made for hook language strings!
[*]Go to [AdminCP -> Support -> SQL Toolbox -> Run query frame]
[*]Run query (make sure that table prefix ibf_ match your actual tables prefix, change prefix if needed):
ALTER TABLE `ibf_profile_portal` ADD INDEX `photo_thumb_size` ( `pp_thumb_width` , `pp_thumb_height` );
This will not impact any data in your DB.
(DDK33) Board Index Face - IP.Content block
(DDK33) Board Index Face - Portal Plugin (Compact mode added in v2.0.4)How to reduce hook height (example)
Feel free to donate!
(DDK33) Board Index Face hook is free now!
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Just look at the screenshots and you will love this hook.