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Change log

  • Miscellaneous
    • New feature - Add image overlays to article thumbnails, with optional FontAwesome icon!
    • Style image overlays separately, depending on article title position (over or below image)
    • Specify FontAwesome icon for category links (leave blank to show no icon)
    • Improved labels and ordering of various settings
    • Added useful links (FAQ, Product Page, Support) for the addon at Admin -> Addons
  • Article view
    • New feature - Add useful user links below the author block bio (follow, send PM, etc)
    • Option to style the author image like Xenforo avatars (uses avatar border radius, size, border etc)
    • New feature - Display an author block using original thread author / member profile info instead of the XenPorta author
    • Choose whether to always show the XenPorta author block, thread author block, or to use the thread author block as a fallback if no XenPorta author has been created/defined

Release notes

This update brings even more free features - including new article image overlays and alternate author block!

Article Image Overlays
You can now enable overlays for article thumbnails (enabled by default in current version), with full Style Property customization. What's more, you can style thumbnail overlays separately depending on whether the article title has been set to the default (over the image) or inline (below the image) position! Further, you can display a FontAwesome icon in the center of the overlay, complete with hover over transition:





Author Block Settings
In default XenPorta, you must manually create an author for the author block to appear on your front-end. However, if you have a large amount of authors or even open submission access (requiring countless authors to be created!), this may not be ideal.

You can now choose to show an alternative author block, using the original thread author and member profile info instead. What's more, you can even choose the mode priority:
  1. Always show XenPorta Author
  2. Always show thread author block
  3. Show thread author block if no XenPorta author is available


You can also optionally style the author image like Xenforo avatars, and display useful user links below the bio (Follow, Send PM, More posts). The new thread author block will use the user avatar and About section from their member profile.

FAQ
Q: Where can I change the author block mode?

A: This setting is in Admin -> Options -> XenPorta 2 (Portal) PRO, not in Style Properties like other settings. Visual changes like user links and avatar styling are found in the XenPorta Style Property group.

Q: Which type of author block should I use?
A: If you've already created XenPorta authors for all your contributors, you can make no change. If you'd like to always show an author block and don't wish to create XenPorta authors, you should enable the thread author block or to use it as fallback if you have several XenPorta authors.

Q: How can I style the image overlays?
A: These are customized via the following Style Properties in the XenPorta 2 property group:

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