Some relevant extensions
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:55 pm
After using the forums a few days, there are some PHPBB extensions that we might want to consider at some point. I'm posting them here for future reference.
- Board Rules: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/boardrules/ . Manage a list of forum rules. Can require all members to accept the rules during registration, and can email members when the rules are updated. This might be a good way to make sure that we've notified everyone of HIPPA, COPPA, etc. (whatever's relevant for protecting privacy, etc.).
- External links open in new windows: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/elonw/ . By default, clicking on an URL opens it in the same window, so you lose the forum (until you "back arrow" to it).
- Advanced BBCODE: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/advanced_bbcode_box/ . Mainly makes it easy to embed videos (YouTube, etc.).
- Precise Similar Topics: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/precise_similar_topics/ . On each topic page, shows other similar topics based on matching words. This helps tie new discussions to previous ones on the same topic, etc.