I’m wondering if there is any good “thread prefix” plugin for bbpress?
It would be similar to the support plugin, but the admin would be allowed to make their own prefixes for threads.
I have a forum titled “Site Info & Feedback”
Site News, Site Info, Site Feedback <—Each would be a thread prefix that the user would be required to select before making a post in the forum “Site Info & Feedback”.
So it would look like this :
[Sticky][Site Info]Before You Post: Rules!
[Site News] Teamspeak Update
[Site News] Website Update
[Feedback] Add Thread Prefixes
** Now if I clicked on the prefix, it would then display all of the threads with that prefix. So it would also work like a tag system as well.
Before I switched to bbpress, I used MyBB and it had this feature built into the forum. It allowed me to keep my forums tidy and I didn’t have to create a 10000 subforums.
This might be a very good premium plugin. I’m sure that many other users would love for a plugin like this.
- This topic was modified 7 years, 10 months ago by Erich199.
I see it was sort of done here:
This guy has the prefix as the forum title. When you click on the prefix, it takes you to that forum. It would be very similar to this, but with the admin making their own custom prefixs.
I just had a look. It is easily doable.
Do you want it to be per forum setting?
We can use post meta to define the label/keys and show it on the front end post screen for thread. When a Thread is posted, The key can be added as the tag(as in the other site) and the label will be prefixed to the topic title.
Do you think that is something that will help you?
That would be exactly what I am looking for.
Here is an image of a buy/trade system I set up in Mybb. The prefixes are colored differently (I did that via css). I made it so that when a user posted a “Sell” offer, that the prefix would show up and if you clicked on that prefix, it would pull up all “Sell” offers. I also made some buttons at the top so that if a user visited the forum, the could click on the prefix they wanted to sort by and it would only show them those threads with that prefix attached. It allowed me to rely less on subforums that would clutter up my website.
I did the same thing for my other forms. I had one form titled “The Games We Play” and inside of it, I made prefixes for each game that my community was playing at that time. If a user visited the forums and saw that we played “Battlefield”, they could click on that prefix and only show topics that had the thread prefix “Battlefield”.
I’m actually shocked at some of the basic forum features that are missing in bbpress. While it is very lightweight, it lacks some pretty basic features. I mean, they didn’t even have a “make new topic” button. I did share the method to do that with the community and they were a little shocked at the simplicity of it. Why this isn’t included in the core…I will not understand.
Thanks again, I hope that you can make this a premium plugin for the community. I think it will be very valuable for forum users who want to organize their forms a little better.
So in the admin of the site, I could tell the software what forum I wanted to have the prefix. Then I could make my individual prefixes and tell the software which forms to use those prefixes in.
Introductions, Feedback, General Chat – prefixes would be [Intro] [Feedback] [General]
Site Info, Suggestions, Feedback – prefixes would be [Site Info] [Suggestions] [Feedback]
Games We Play – prefixes would be [Battlefield] [Archeage] [Other]
I could make my prefixes and then say “I want to use these in this forum”
Some of my other forums didn’t have any thread prefixes at all, but I could tell the software which forum I wanted to make the user use a thread prefix. In the forums I had thread prefixes, I made the user use a prefix. They weren’t allowed to post unless a prefix was attached.
After going through the requirement I believe It is a little bit complx than what I had originally post.
Here is what I understand now.
1. We need to create multiple boxes(dropdown items)
2. We need to allow associating these dropdown(s) to specific forums
3. Show & save it.
The first step means we need to create some type of repeatable field.
When do you need this functionality?
Thanks for getting back with me.
I think what I’m looking for is:
1.) Ability to make my own thread prefixes in the admin area. A simple text field to input the name of the prefix will do perfectly.
2.) Tell BBpress that I want “Forum X” to use those prefixes.
3.) When a user clicks on the thread prefix, it will show all threads with the attached prefix.
I’m in no big hurry for it. Hopefully other users will find it useful and it can be used as a premium plugin.
Thanks for your help as always.
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