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Building Online Communities with phpBB 2 by Stoyan Stefanov, Mike Lothar, Jeremy Rogers

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Recent Postings MOD

This final section of the chapter is about creating a custom phpBB script called "Recent Postings" (or "What’s Up") MOD. This script uses the techniques discussed earlier in this chapter and is designed to wrap up your knowledge on phpBB programming and the use of templates.

The Challenge

The script we’re about to create will list the 15 most recent postings in all forums of the board. It can be very useful for you and the other forum junkies to have an overview page of what’s happening in the board, without having to browse each forum individually. The same goes for moderators and administrators, the people that need to be up to speed with everything that’s going on in the board.

The recent postings listing will respect user ...

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