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How to get my theme to always show who started the thread

edited December 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I need my forum to always display who started the thread and the latest response at all times at the all discussions page and category page. How do I do this on the default theme?


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    Did you ever figure that out @kjaonline ?

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    I figured out a way to add the thread starter's avatar to each thread. It is pretty complicated but works in Version You have to copy /discussions/helper_functions.php into your site's custom theme, and then add this to the WriteDiscussion function:

    ?php echo UserPhoto($First, array('LinkClass'=>'ProfilePhotoCategory','ImageClass'=>'ProfilePhotoSmall')); ?>

    Presumably there are other functions/variables that you can use to expose the username, but I haven't got that far yet. If you do, please post here.

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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP
    edited February 2014


    For such an old thread (2+ years...), it would have been better to start a new one, with details of what you actually want to achieve.


    This plugin: adds the author and poster avatar.

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited February 2014

    authortimeview plugin also works on the discussion page and there is another plugin I can't recall that also does something similar.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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