[drupal-devel] [feature] Flexiforum modifications

pyromanfo drupal-devel at drupal.org
Mon Apr 11 17:12:05 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/20295

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    forum.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  pyromanfo
 Updated by:   pyromanfo
 Status:       patch

One UI issue I know of with this patch is I hardcoded the "Post a new
topic" link to link to Quickpost, since that's the only easy way I knew
of to do node-type independent content creation when specifying a term
id.  As a part of the content creation overhaul they're doing if they
allow people to specify a term id for any node type then it could link
it to that instead.


Previous comments:

April 11, 2005 - 05:07 : pyromanfo

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/flexiforum.patch (10.01 KB)

When I saw what was planned for the 4.6.0 forum improvements I was
intrigued and a little disappointed.  On the one hand, it really did
make things easier.  On the other hand, it was moving the forum module
further away from what I wanted to use it for, making it a little less
useful for me.
The main thing I wanted the forums for Drupal to do was allow me to use
any node type in the forums, following the generic node-based design of
Drupal itself.  This actually pushed it further away from that goal,
having a specific walled-off section of the site that only forum posts
are allowed in, and now it's seperate from the other categories as
So I got to looking at the forum.module code and realized how easy it
would be to modify it to use any node type.  That, combined with my
Quickpost project would allow me the node-generic forum posting I
wanted for my site.
Enough rambling, here's the goods.
Patch Description
This patch takes the CVS forum.module and allows users to see any node
types in the forums, such as stories, images, book pages, blog entries
and flexinode types.  It's a suprisingly simple little patch, and if
you're like me wanted the forums to be a little more flexible, this
patch helps in that regard.
It's fairly simple, and I only did preliminary testing so let me know
what you think.
I don't think this'll get accepted into core, but I didn't know where
else to put it.  It's too simple to be it's own module and I don't know
where else I'd put a patch.  If this should be in the forums or
something, I'll put it there.


April 11, 2005 - 11:20 : moshe weitzman

a pat ch which givces this functionality has a pretty good chance at
landing in core. an analogous patch for blog has been submitted and
well received .... i haven't looked at this one in particular.
the UI issues here are just as important as the geek issues (i.e. any
node can be part of the forum)

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