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1st line of the first post in a topic?


  • phollo
    Member

    @phollo

    Hi guys,

    Is there a way i can get the first “n” characters of the first post in a topic so i can make them appear in the forum main page, under each topic’s title?

    Thanks!

    :)phollo

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  • Null
    Member

    @null

    You mean you want the first X characters or words from a first post?

    This is possible. I am playing with this myself so users of my bbPortal plugin can use a read more button on the portal if they want to. It wil count the first 100 words and then ad a read more link.

    Think this is something you want (without the read more link). This can be done with a plugin and a new function. I haven’t got something working yet else I would post it here…


    so1o
    Member

    @so1o

    try this..

    create a plugin with this code..

    function your_function_name($where) {

    global $topic;

    return $where . ' AND topic_id = ' . $topic->topic_id;

    }

    function get_first_post_of_current_topic() {

    add_filter('get_latest_posts_where','your_function_name');

    get_latest_posts(1);

    }

    call get_first_post_of_current_topic in the loop where you show tipc name.

    let me know if works.. this is just a hunch

    cheers


    phollo
    Member

    @phollo

    so1o thanks for the hint, but unfortunately i don’t get any result..


    so1o
    Member

    @so1o

    ok..

    try this plugin

    <?php

    function your_function_name($where) {

    global $topic;

    if ($topic)

    return $where . ' AND topic_id = ' . $topic->topic_id;

    else

    return $where;

    }

    function get_first_post_of_current_topic() {

    global $bb_post;

    add_filter('get_latest_posts_where','your_function_name');

    $bb_post = get_latest_posts(1);

    if(count($bb_post) == 1 ) {

    $bb_post = $bb_post[0];

    post_text();

    }

    }

    ?>

    where you want call get_first_post_of_current_topic();


    Null
    Member

    @null

    Is there also a way to get a link to the first REPLY in a post? There is a link option to go to the last reply, but i wanta link ti the first reply. So the sec post (if you see them all as posts)


    phollo
    Member

    @phollo

    so1o, thanks, that looks better, but it grabs the last post of the topic, not the first one..


    phollo
    Member

    @phollo

    ..

    by declaring $bb_post = $bb_post[0]; i assume $bb_post is an array. now, since i see appearing the last post of a topic i tried to substitute that line with $bb_post = end($bb_post), thinking that maybe the actual first post stayed at the end of the array; i still get the last post though.. any other suggestion?


    phollo
    Member

    @phollo

    guys, any other suggestion? :s


    Nate
    Member

    @nateolson

    Sorry, phollo, can’t offer any meaningful help here, but I did just want to say that I’m interested in seeing your results.


    ardentfrost
    Member

    @ardentfrost

    $first_post = $bbdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $bbdb->posts WHERE topic_id = $topic->topic_id AND post_position = 1");

    That will give you the post OBJECT… from there you can pull out the text like this:

    echo $first_post->post_text;

    Or since it seems you want to pull out just the first little bit, just use a php string function to make it look and act like you want it to.

    It’s not the most eloquent method, but it’s certainly simple.

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