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able to or idea?

Greetings,

This is a curious question of mine, and one that I've seen used on other sites that seems useful. That is, a page where all of the forum topics are displayed via order of last posted time, without the categories and forums. Vanilla Forum and the Kunena Forum for Joomla are two pieces of software that do something like this.

So my question is, is this possible with ocForum? Is there a way I could, i dunno, create a page or zone that pulls all of the topics only, based on order of last post? Please note that this isn't the same thing as Posts Since Last Visit, or whatever. It is basically seeing the topics without the categories and forums, arranged chronologically based on last post. 

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Hi Mythus!

I have almost exactly the same need. As I recall, Kunena comes with an optional (uninstalled) plugin "module" (="block" in ocP) named "Kunena latest" that can be added to any single Joomla page's side panel. Handy in principle, but it wasn't suitable for my particular purpose - to give guests a teaser as to what topics members have been posting. Unfortunately, the plugin is permissions or ACL tied, thus preventing those topics from displaying in the module to guests. Dang.

ocP does actually have an equivalent - the "main_forum_topics" dynamic block (under "Main blocks miscellaneous" in the block construction assistant list) - which you can add to any individual Comcode page or side panel. It allows you to select one or multiple forums, and whether or not to check permissions - so it's one up on the Kunena plugin. Am I right in guessing it's escaped your notice?

Unfortunately, even this isn't what I'm after. It links to the whole topic and its replies. What I actually want is for guests to be able to read the topics' OP only, minus the replies. No doubt that could easily be achieved by writing a script (or perhaps a template), but I've not tried that to date.

For my ocP forums I solve the problem manually - I've a guest-viewable forum on which I paste just the OP of topics in members-only forums. For guests it's read-only, but registered guests can post replies in the normal way.
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Hi RichT

I know of that block. It doesn't quite give me what I'm after - though I imagine I can use it if I find no other alternative.

This is what the ocPortal block gives me...



But what I want is something that looks more like this...



Notice how the later is in a more, easy to read, forum format? IOf course the ocPortal equivilant should look more like ocF and not Kunena, but hopefully you know what I am after?

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Hi Mythus,

I see. Only other block that might come a bit closer is main_multi_content. You'd have to theme it, of course (I'd opt for making a dedicated custom CSS file for that) but for a simple clean forum design that ought to be pretty straightforward. Or possibly call up the ocf_forum.css? Just an idea.

Regards, Richard.
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Thats something I'll have to consider I suppose. For now I just made a link to what the other gave me. Members might find it useful, and surely so will webcrawlers lol.

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Have you tried the Forum topics listing (main_forum_topics) or Forum News display (side_forum_news) blocks they might give you what you're after

Just Jarv
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