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News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

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News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by luchianull on October 28th 2011, 10:50 pm

Greetings,

Happy with the services, yet a bit of customisation would be even nicer Smile.

References:
link: http://racing-league.forumers.ro/
phpBB3

The problem:
We are running a racing league, and for each round I create a specific topic with basic data for the race (date, track, number of laps, etc). I wish that this appears on the main page, therefore I have added a "NEWS" widget. All is great, only thing is that the moment someone posts in another topic that the last, well.. that "another" topic becomes active and shows the data.

The wish:
Is there a way to customize the NEWS widget in order to always show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one.

Backup:
If widget cannot be modified, anyone has another suggestion on how to obtain the effect I wish ? (For example to look into the calendar, and display the next event, maybe.. ?)

Thank you in advance for your input.

Lucian


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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by FrozenX on October 28th 2011, 10:53 pm

The easiest way, is to create a HTML page, and edit it, every time, you want to add something to it, and you can just post a link to that HTML page on you're forums, so you're members can see the data of the race.


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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by luchianull on October 28th 2011, 11:00 pm

Thank you for your suggestion Frozen. The thing is that:
1. I like the way news show information in a small window in widget area (is it possible to put the HTML in it's place ?)
2. I'm not really that good with coding Embarassed
3. I need to create the topics of each round anyways.. so the widget would automatically do the "showing" work for me. With the HTML solution, I would need to creat the topic, and then each time edit an HTML page.. We have a round each week.. I would like to avoid manually html edit if possible. Smile

Don't get me wrong, I still appreciate your post; just not the answer I would wish yet Smile. Thanks.

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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by Mike on October 28th 2011, 11:02 pm

Hi there...

Add the recent topic widget. It will show about the 10 most recent posts. Smile

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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by luchianull on October 28th 2011, 11:54 pm

Hi Drogba (How's life at Chelsea these days ?) Razz
Actually, I already use it but it's not the effect I want. Please take a look at the forum, and you will understand what I would like.
Who knows, maybe you already have the solution in your pocket and you don't know it yet.

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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by FrozenX on October 29th 2011, 5:38 pm

Do this:

ACP --> Modules --> Forum Widget Management --> Create Widget -->

Widget Title:

Code:
Sunday, 30 Oct 2011


Widget Name:

Code:
Sunday, 30 Oct 2011



Widget Source:

Code:
<div class="h3" style="text-align:left;">Season IV: Round 09</div><div class="content"><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><br />
<strong><font color="orange"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal">Sunday, 30 Oct 2011</span></font></strong><br />
<strong><font color="olive"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal">ASTON - Grand Prix (AS5)</span></font></strong><br />
<font color="white"><br />
<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal"><strong>Qualify: 15 minutes<br />
Quick Race: 5 laps<br />
Main Race: </strong><strong>10 laps</strong></span></font>


Click add!, and replace the news widget, with this one.

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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by luchianull on October 29th 2011, 5:45 pm

Thanks to Frozen I now have a "temporary" solution; the effect for readers is the same, only for me it means a bit more work, as I'd have to update it manually (instead of the automatic solution news widget knows).
If anyone has a solution to my original request, I'll still be happy to hear it.

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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by Mike on October 29th 2011, 6:20 pm

Oh I see what you mean now. I think the only way to do that is manually. Unless you set a countdown to count every week to the same day.

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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by luchianull on October 29th 2011, 6:34 pm

That could be a solution, if do-able, because every round "consumes" every week, in the same day, same hour.. so if, for example, it would be possible to say : every Monday morning, display next round info, that would make me happy also.

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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by luchianull on October 31st 2011, 1:06 pm

So, can someone say for sure you cannot "customize" an existing widget ? Or you can ?

In any case, I am still waiting for the good solution to my original request.

Thank you.

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Re: News widget: How to show the last CREATED topic and not the last ACTIVE one ?

Post by luchianull on November 11th 2011, 11:37 pm

Bump. Still looking for the solution

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