Vanilla 2.6 is here! It includes security fixes and requires PHP 7.0. We have therefore ALSO released Vanilla 2.5.2 with security patches if you are still on PHP 5.6 to give you additional time to upgrade.
Provides #Hashtag support (Automatic creation of Vanilla Tags, side panel display, auto-links and meta area display).
The Hashtag plugin automatically adds tags from hashtags embedded in the discussion title and optionally from the discussion and comment contents.
Several options are controlled via the configuration screen:
Optionally set embedded hashtags as links to all discussions with the same hashtag.
Display of hashtags in the meta area of discussion lists
Display a side panel with links to discussions with the same hashtag set (e.g. if the current discussion is hashtagged with #plugin and #test then the side panel will display discussions tagged with both hashtags)
The plugin requires the official Vanilla Tagging plugin.
User permission to add Vanilla tags must be set in Roles and Permissions.
Additionally Permission to add hashtags must be set in Roles and Permissions.
The dual permissions provides Administrators the ability to retrict automatic hashtagging to a subset of the users allowed to tag discussions.
The plugin honors the Vanilla security model - the side panel will only show discussions in categories the user has access to.
See the included screen shots.
Tested under Vanila 2.2 as well as Vanila 2.3b1.
Added hashtag display in the meta area
Minor code formatting
Annotated screen captures
-Decreased setting for minimum number of letters in a hashtag from 4 to 2
-Fixed the bug that marked html tags with an hashtag as true user-intended hashtags
-Tighten up the validation of hashtags
-Limit the maximum number of hashtags processed per discussion to the 'Plugin.Tagging.Max' settings of the Tagging Plugin (the Vanila default maximum value is 5).
-Added verification that the taggin plugin was not disabled after the hashtag plugin was enabled.