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display new pm in header.tpl

Posted by artisites 
display new pm in header.tpl
September 13, 2007 01:34PM
hello phorum community!

i have added some forum menus to the header of my website, and im having some difficulty displaying if a user has "new" private messages.

i have added the code

{LOOP PM_FOLDERS}{/IF}{IF PM_FOLDERS->new} ({PM_FOLDERS->new} {LANG->newflag}){/IF} {/LOOP PM_FOLDERS}
to the end of the "private messages" menu item, however it only seems to work in the browser when we are on the pm.php page.

what do i have to include in my header.tpl so this information will display as soon as the user logs in?

many thanks for your time!
Re: display new pm in header.tpl
September 13, 2007 04:53PM
You would need to put a *lot* of code from the pm.php script into a module, to fill all that data on pages other than the PM page itself. Phorum itself does not fill that data for every page.


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
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Re: display new pm in header.tpl
September 14, 2007 03:51PM
Looking at the templates I believe this variable might help you:
{IF NEW_PRIVATE_MESSAGES}{/IF}
It is populated in common.php so it should appear for any page.


Joe Curia (aka Azumandias)
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Re: display new pm in header.tpl
September 14, 2007 05:27PM
Azumandias is right. Based on the fact that you were looping the folders, I asumed that you were adding a list of PM folders to the menu dynamically. But for only adding a new flag if the user has any new PM messages, the variable that Azumandias mentioned is the one to use.

In Phorum 5.1
{IF NEW_PRIVATE_MESSAGES}
  {LANG->newflag}
{/IF}

For future reference: in Phorum 5.2 (current development release)
{IF USER->new_private_messages}
  {LANG->newflag}
{/IF}


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
my blog linkedin profile secret sauce
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