the Fiddler's picture

Replace the "Active forum topics" block with one that can track all types of content

Project:The Open Toolkit library
Assigned:the Fiddler

The new block should be able to display recently updated forum topics, issue reports, news items and polls. Other types of content (book pages, static pages) would be nice but non-essential.

The "Recent Posts" link already displays this content - ideally, the new block would display the 5 first items from this list.


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the Fiddler's picture


Assigned to:Anonymous» the Fiddler
Status:open» fixed

Added "Recent site content" block in place of the "Active forum topics".

Inertia's picture


1. How about renaming "Recent site content" into "Recent activities"?

2. How about removing the "who's online" block completely and rather increase the "recent activities" to 10 items? Since the list who is online is being cached, it's not really meaningful.

the Fiddler's picture


1. What do you think about "Recent activity" or "Recent posts"? I don't know, but the word "activities" sounds a little odd.

2. The block actually refreshes whenever one logs in or out, or every minute otherwise (so what it shows is actually correct). Not saying it's terribly useful, either (right now you can hide it through your account preferences).

Another idea would be to expand the "recent site content" block with the type of the content (bug report, forum post, book page etc). How does that sound?

Inertia's picture


1. Even better ;)

2. Not sure what difference the type of content would make. I read everything anyways. A bigger list would imho be useful, because it doesn't only track forum posts, but also book pages/issues etc. now. The intent is to give a quick overview about updates, similar to "Recent posts" in a more compact form, right?

Anonymous's picture


Status:fixed» closed

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for two weeks with no activity.