I agree with this. Also, what would I call to display the date/time of the last post in a forum? This would be so I could say: Latest post at TIME by USER
Look for the block of code that makes the forums in
front-page.php and in
forum.php. Add this in there.
<td class="num"><?php topic_auther(); ?></td>
<td class="num"><?php topic_start_time(); ?></td>
topic_start_time() expects the format to be MySQL time. They do not need an argument to work but they can have one for whatever reason, I don’t know. I just found these by going into
What do I call in the forum section of those pages so I can make a column to show who posted and when before I open a forum?
Woops, rather nasty typo above. Author is spelt with an o, so make that
<td class="num"><?php topic_author(); ?></td>
You already have those columns, dlevy, or do I misunderstand? By default it shows the last poster and when.
Sorry fel64. I am not being very articulate and I appreciate your replies. There are two tables on the main page. One with latest discussions and below that it says forums. There are three columns on the forums section: main theme, topics and posts. I want to add another column that tells you who lost posted in that forum and at what time.
I don’t believe that that is something you can do without a plugin. It’s not information written in the forums table in the database (possibly a good thing; not sure what I think of the incredibly non-Normal Form tables) and I can’t find a template tag to do it. To do this sort of thing I think you’d need to do a database query or two, not hard but possibly not the best thing to start off making plugins with.