New Posts customization?

When I select “new posts,” is there a way to prevent certain forums from showing up? I really don’t want to see, for example, Elections or Great Debates.


I don’t think you can customize New Posts like that.

You can go to advanced search, select posts since your last visit, and click on which forums you want to search, which accomplishes the same thing, though it does require a few more clicks on your part.

I believe there is a switch that admins can turn on to allow users to customize what New Posts shows.

See this pic from another board that uses VBUlletin.

Interesting. This board is running off of an older (more stable) version of vBulletin though. You might want to work out which version that other website was using.

It’s the same exact version.

What I’d like (sorry for the hijack, but it’s close in spirit to the OP) is a little icon on the envelope icon at the far left which tells me if I’ve posted in that specific thread. Other boards using this software have that feature, no idea why we don’t…

Is like to be able to hide/ignore specific threads. I know that’s a vbulletin feature on some versions. Wish we could have it here. Sometimes you don’t want to ignore a poster always, but not get sucked into specific drama. Sometimes the thread title is disturbing.

It’s not quite a single click, but it’s pretty simple to implement all the same. It’s a two step process:

  1. Go into the AdminCP / User Profile Fields page and create a new field (single-line text box, default value is the current New Posts link). It will be associated with a variable, e.g. field5.

  2. Edit the navbar template, replacing this:

<td class="vbmenu_control"><a href="search.php?$session[sessionurl]do=getnew" accesskey="2">$vbphrase[new_posts_nav]</a></td>

with this

<if condition="$bbuserinfo[field5]">
<td class="vbmenu_control"><a href="$bbuserinfo[field5]" accesskey="2">$vbphrase[new_posts_nav]</a></td>
<else />
<td class="vbmenu_control"><a href="search.php?$session[sessionurl]do=getnew" accesskey="2">$vbphrase[new_posts_nav]</a></td>

Save it and you’re done. Users can then set a custom link in the New Posts field in their UserCP, which allows them to only include/exclude a subset of forums in their New Posts searches.

(And while you’ve got the navbar template open, go ahead and delete the Calendar and maybe add a Vanity Search link:

<if condition="$show['searchbuttons']">
	<if condition="$show['member']">
              <td class="vbmenu_control"><a href="search.php?$session[sessionurl]do=process&titleonly=0&searchuser=$bbuserinfo[username]&searchdate=30&exactname=1&showposts=1" accesskey="2">My Posts</a></td>

The only way I know how to do it is the mod mentioned in the previous thread on this topic. Tuba did indicate that they weren’t interested in installing it, though, so I think you’re out of luck.

Yup, I remember asking about it then (pretty tricksie linking to my own thread, aren’t ya ;)). But since this thread became a wish list, and that was almost two years ago, thought I’d try again, but didn’t want to be too much of a jerk about it. Hope springs eternal and all that jazz.

So is there any chance that an admin would like to tackle this beast?

Not allowed to. It’s up to Jerry and Jerry only and he has indicated he doesn’t do custom work.