XenForo update

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
One has been released and includes this:

Article threads
We've had one or two requests for article support in XenForo over the years. Maybe three.

As with articles published elsewhere on the web, article threads appear as a major piece of content followed by far less emphasised comments.

The first post is given an alternative styling to make it stand out from the comments, and we automatically allow more characters and images to reflect the fact that articles will often be longer and more complex than your average forum post.

Article thread

As with question threads, articles pin the first post to the top of each page of the thread, though on subsequent pages we automatically collapse the article into a more compact form so it doesn't take up too much space, though it is easily expandable.

Article pinned and collapsed on page 2

We've seen various sites turn XenForo threads into articles with a combination of extensive styling and a handful of add-ons, and now we hope that the new article thread type will make this job significantly easier.
So can do like a miniblog or a newsletter with much more control over layout.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
So if you have a favorite subject—could be cooking—with an article thread the OP could have photos/videos of the food from raw materials to prepared to cooking to the meal served up. Plenty pictures etc with text flowing around them, not a small picture in a big rectangle of space.
 
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