Thread Participants

Thread Participants 1.2.1

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Compatible XF 2.x versions: 2.1

Additional requirements: PHP 7.2+

License: Purchasing this add-on entitles you to one installation on your live site and one installation on a password protected test site. This add-on can not be repackaged or redistributed in any form.

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This add-on allow members, with the permission, to view who has participated in a thread. Clicking the avatar/user name of a listed participant will display all posts that member has made in the thread. When viewing the users posts, the thread title can be clicked which take you back to the normal thread view. In forum view, the threads reply count can now be clicked to open an overlay that lists who has participated in the thread, clicking the user's post count on the right will take you to the thread and display that user's posts.

See update 2 for a new option.
See third update for new feature added and new permissions.

  • display list of participants as user names or avatar. If avatar is selected you can select from three different avatar sizes: 24 x 24 (default), 32 x 32, or 48 x 48
  • display the list of participants above messages or below messages
  • admins can select which fa-icon will be displayed (if any) before the list of participants
  • admins can control how the list of participants are displayed via style properties. See screen shots for two different looks
  • displayed post counts are for view-able posts only. For those members that can view soft deleted/moderated posts may see a higher count when viewing a member's posts as the soft-deleted posts are listed as well
  • When viewing a member's posts, clicking the post number will take you back to the post in the thread. This is handy if you want to see why a members made that post (context)
  • You can not reply or quote when viewing a member's posts, but for those with the permissions can report, delete, check the IP, compare edit history, and warn (without leaving the page). Undeleting a post will take you back to the normal thread view. If you want to reply to a post, click the post number

Setup->Options->[EAE] Thread Participants
  • Maximum participants to display when viewing a thread. Defaulted to 8. If there are more a 'view more' link will be displayed, and clicking it will open an overlay. Set this to suit your forum. A setting of 0 will not display anything related to thread participants.
  • Fetch the total number of participants when a thread is viewed. Used to replace the 'view more' link with '... x more'. Defaulted to checked. Unchecked will save one query when viewing a thread.
  • Sort thread participants by. Defaulted to thread post count. If there are a lot of inactive members listed in the thread participants list, you may want to select 'latest activity', so that members that are active will be displayed first.
  • Thread participants location. Defaulted to above content. Select 'below content', if that is your preference.
  • Display participants by. User name, or avatar. If avatar is selected, you can choose the size. Defaulted to 24 x 24 avatar.
  • Display a font awesome icon. Defaulted checked. You can also choose which fa-icon to display. Defaulted to 'fa-users'. The icon is used to the left of the participants list and on hover, displays the title.
  • Font awesome icon title. Defaulted to Participants. The title is also used for screen readers, so if you are using a fa-icon, it is highly recommended to not leave this blank. If you do not want to use a fa-icon, the title will appear to the left of the participants list (to show why those members are listed). If you do not want anything appear before the thread participants list, do not display the font awesome icon, and clear this field.

One new permission, defaulted to No.

To display thread participants for all forums:
Groups & permissions->User group permissions->Select a user group->Forum permissions->[EAE] View thread participants. Set this to Yes.​

To display thread participants for a few selected forums, leave the above permission to No, and:
Groups & permissions->Node permissions->Select a forum or category->Select a user group->Forum permissions->[EAE] View thread participants, set this to Yes.​

To display thread participants for most forums, set the User group permissions to Yes, and for the forums you do not want thread participants to be displayed:
Groups & permissions->Node permissions->Select a forum or category->Select a user group->Forum permissions->[EAE] View thread participants, set this to No.​


All phrases are prefixed with eae_tptip_

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Latest updates

  1. Bug fix

    fixed a bug that would not allow admin to set the permission to view members viewing a thread...
  2. New feature and new permissions added.

    Bug fixes: nil Features: added a new style property to allow changing the fa-icon size...
  3. New option, and bug fixes

    Bug fixes: - added noindex to the thread participant template. - added rel="nofollow" to the...