Support » Plugin: bbPress - Mark as Read » [Plugin: bbPress – Mark as Read] Feedback and feature requests

  • Resolved Erlend


    Wow, this one slipped by me entirely. Thanks so much for making this! Read/unread posts is just about the only feature missing for bbPress 2 to reach feature parity with our legacy BuddyPress forum, which we’re very anxious to upgrade.

    First some quick quirks I ran into:
    – In the user profile there’s a link that reads “Mark all as topics read”. Shouldn’t it be “Mark all topics as read”?
    – There’s no changelog for 0.3

    As for features, what I’d love to see is:
    – Automatically mark posts as unread when user views them. (I’d much rather be without the “Mark as read” link in post view)
    – Optional visual indicator of each post’s read/unread status in post lists, e.g. an icon.

    Put simply, what BP Unread Posts does.

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  • Plugin Author Pippin Williamson


    Thanks for noticing the typo and lack of changelog. I’ll get these updated.

    There is already a feature for automatically marking topics as read. What happens is the moment you view a topic, a timer of sort starts. Once the user has been on the page for a long enough period of time, the topic is marked as read.

    There is a class name added to the topic to indicate its read/unread status. You could easily style it via CSS with this. At some point I would like to add some sort of default indicator, or at least an option to color the topics in some way.

    Oh wow, I didn’t realize it was that advanced. Very nice work, thanks a lot.

    Plugin Author Pippin Williamson


    It’s getting there! There is definitely more to do, but getting closer 🙂

    Hi Pippin,

    Regarding the CSS class name functionality, I was just curious to know if it works similar to how the plugin bbPress Pencil Unread does it?

    Plugin Author Pippin Williamson


    Yes, very similar.

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