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Nulumia

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A new product by Nulumia is available: XenPorta Improvements 1.0.0 Beta - Adds various improvements and tweaks to XenPorta 2 Pro by 8WayRun


XenPorta Improvements 1.0.0 Beta

Description



** You MUST have a valid purchased license of XenPorta 2 for this addon to work! **
You can check out XenPorta 2 PRO here.
A collection of awesome new features for the widely popular XenPorta 2 Featured Threads addon by 8WayRun! Adds a new horizontal list layout, widget enhancements, animations and more.

Feature list:
  • New horizontal list layout
  • New FontAwesome UI controls for the Feature slider
  • You can now set articles-per-row setting (grid) to individual widgets, overriding the default option!
  • Move article titles below thumbnails
  • Show author avatars on articles, lists and widgets
  • Image hover effects (zoom, rotate, or both)!
  • Set max characters (with ellipsis..) for article titles
  • Change the Category and Continue links below articles to plain buttons or inline text style
  • Changes the Categories widget to use the Xenforo accordion menu appearance
  • Display the Featured Banner or first attached image above article content on the article view page! (Similar to Wordpress blogs.) If a Featured Video has been assigned, it will display above the article!
  • ... Set the priority to check first and display the Featured Banner (if assigned), or the first attached image. If the priority image is not found, the remaining option will be used.
  • ... Set full width and alignment to Featured Banner on the article view page
  • ... Set ratio (16:9, etc) for Featured Video on the article view page
  • Numerous handy style properties to customize your layouts!





Extended Product Information

Feature list:
  • New horizontal list layout
  • New FontAwesome UI controls for the Feature slider
  • You can now set articles-per-row setting (grid) to individual widgets, overriding the default option!
  • Move article titles below thumbnails
  • Show author avatars on articles, lists and widgets
  • Image hover effects (zoom, rotate, or both)!
  • Set max characters (with ellipsis..) for article titles
  • Change the Category and Continue links below articles to plain buttons or inline text style
  • Changes the Categories widget to use the Xenforo accordion menu appearance
  • Display the Featured Banner or first attached image above article content on the article view page! (Similar to Wordpress blogs.) If a Featured Video has been assigned, it will display above the article!
  • ... Set the priority to check first and display the Featured Banner (if assigned), or the first attached image. If the priority image is not found, the remaining option will be used.
  • ... Set full width and alignment to Featured Banner on the article view page
  • ... Set ratio (16:9, etc) for Featured Video on the article view page
  • Numerous handy style properties to customize your layouts!


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Nulumia

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There was a small issue with the download files after adding the product to the shop. If you added XenPorta Improvements to the cart and checked out, you should now find the download link at your Downloads page.
 

Nulumia

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Staff member
A new update is available for XenPorta Improvements by Nulumia.


XenPorta Improvements 1.0.0 RC1

Update highlights

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:




Complete 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


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