Is there some way to configure the site so that users can get email notifications when, say, someone replies to a topic they’ve posted in the forum? I’m wondering if that functionality is available somewhere (and I’ve been unable to find it)…
No, that’s currently not possible. Xoops has that functionality, but it’s currently disabled. Maybe I will include it in PVB. For now, you could use the Forum RSS feed which you can find on the Forum’s main page.
Well, keep it mind for whenever you upgrade. Good to know that it’s not there so I stop looking for it like crazy! 🙂
I miss it too, as I’m used to having new posts served as e-mails from other forums – so I never miss a thing in a thread I’ve written in.
Next best thing is a “show all new posts”-button and a “show all unread (by the user who uses it) messages”-button
I can’t find any of those.
Is browsing for new posts the best thing to do if you don’t use RSS?
Currently, yes, you can only look for new posts “manually”. Normally, the “new posts” box on the fron page is sufficient, though, due to the low number of posts. 😉
Anyway, I’ll look into the notification thing as soon as I find some hours for it. The functionality is there, I guess I’ll just have to adjust the theme a bit to make them work.
“new posts” box?
Can’t find it…
PMs, Profile, Account, Submit, Logout, search box, news, games, hardware, features, communit, extra, english, german…
It doesn’t seem to be in the top picture.
I meant “Recent Posts” on the front page. 😉
The notification feature is now implemented and ready for testing. Subscription boxes can be found at the bottom of pages in the forum, news section and marketplace. You can turn on notifications by clicking “Edit Profile” in the User Menu. “Account” > “Notifications” shows up your currently subscribed notifications.
Give me some feedback and let me know if it’s working as it should. 🙂
The subscription boxes are not there if you enter the thread from the “recent posts” from the main page…
It required a little hack to get the topic id included in the link from the “recent posts” box, which the notification box seems to be depending on. Should work now.
I already got an email notification, so at least part of it is working…
Great! Anything still not working?
I don’t think so, but it’s hard to tell without getting responses on the forum. Still, it was kind of fun to get an email in German that wasn’t spam! 😀
Heh… I’m not sure I’ve ever gotten an email in German that WAS spam 😉 . That seems like a waste of time… if I can’t read it, how would I buy anything from them? 😛