Archive for November, 2009

How to display posts and topics on external pages

Posted by battye in Modifications with the tags on November 9th, 2009

A very common question about phpBB is how to display recents posts or topics on a separate page, such as a website homepage. It can be very handy to do this, as it allows visitors to your website a chance to quickly see recent activity.

This blog post details how displaying a list of recent posts and topics externally can be done. There are a couple of different formats that are covered:

  • The latest topics (including only from specified forums)
  • The first post of the latest topics (including from specified forums)
  • The latest posts from specified topics
  • The latest posts from the entire forum

Everything displayed is subject to the users forum read permissions.

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