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[3.1.x] Topic Preview Extension

Mouse-over topic titles to preview the post text.
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[3.1.x] Topic Preview Extension

Post by VSE » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:12 am

This is an extension for phpBB 3.1 that will display a short excerpt of text from the first post in a tooltip while the mouse hovers over a topic’s title. It supports displaying user avatars and a preview of the last post's text.

This extension is a port of the MOD for phpBB 3.0.x.

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  • Let your visitors peek at what's inside a topic before they click on it
  • Admin options to display user avatars and text previews from the first and last posts
  • Admin option to set the length of text shown in the preview
  • Admin option to define BBcodes whose contents you want removed from the topic preview
  • Admin options to customize the appearance and assign different themes to board styles
  • Ships with two themes. Additional custom themes can be added using css files.
  • User option allows users to disable topic previews
  • Previews are smart: They are aware of browser window edges and they are responsive
  • The last word in the topic preview will be followed by an ellipsis and is not cut off
  • BBcode tags and URL links are removed for a cleaner text-only appearance
  • Smileys are displayed as text :)
  • Supports right-to-left languages
  • Does not significantly impact server load (no additional db queries)
  • Built-in support for integration with the "Precise Similar Topics II" extension
Languages supported:
  • English
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
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Default Browser Tooltip
topic_preview_1.jpg (38.18 KiB) Viewed 29279 times
Light Theme
topic_preview_2.jpg (35.58 KiB) Viewed 29279 times
With Avatars Enabled
topic_preview_3.jpg (35.18 KiB) Viewed 29279 times
With Avatars and Last Post Options Enabled
topic_preview_4.jpg (56.43 KiB) Viewed 29279 times
Dark Theme
topic_preview_5.jpg (86.87 KiB) Viewed 29279 times
topicpreview_acp.jpg (73.56 KiB) Viewed 28615 times
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