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"Highlighted Posts" for vBulletin

     
12:18 am on Nov 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I absolutely love Webmasterworld's Highlighted Posts feature. I would love to implement something similar for my vBulletin forum--something that just lets me add a post to the Highlighted Posts very quickly (versus editing HTML).

Any suggestions on how to do this with vBulletin?
4:01 pm on Nov 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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There have been several attempts to create a good "featured thread" mod. The most recent, I think, is this one [vbulletin.org]. Sadly, it's in the "mod graveyard."

I have seen a few vBulletin forums with variations on this feature. I had to have one custom coded when I needed one for a busy forum.

Has anyone encountered a supported free or paid mod for vB that does this?
9:20 pm on Nov 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I should add that the "mod graveyard" is where unsupported plugins and hacks go, not where WebmasterWorld moderators go to retire!
3:59 am on Dec 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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There are several 'front page' apps for vB, can't mention names here I guess. I haven't used them, so can't say if HTML editing is involved. I'm almost certain there are auto-gens for stuff like panel lists of 'most viewed', 'most replied' etc stuff--probably results of database queries.

If you can get a HTML framework page set up, it should be possible to use includes so that you would only have to edit a text file, and upload it to your server.