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You can find the Frontpage settings via menu option"Tinyportal > Settings > Frontpage".
Here will will find many settings that are also available in the Panel and Article settings. All settings here are only applicable to the frontpage and override similar settings for an for article if set differently.

Here you find the following settings:


What to display on frontpage: Here you can choose what you want to include in your frontpage.
To effectively de-activate the frontpage set this to Go directly to forum index
Options:
  • Only forum-posts:  lists forum posts from the boards selected below
  • Selected topics only:  only topics
  • Forum-posts and articles - sorted on date:  combination of forum-posts from selected boards and selected articles
  • Selected topics+articles:  combination of topics from selected boards and selected articles
  • Only articles:  selected articles
  • Featured article with front panel:  article set as 'featured' in combination with blocks assigned to the frontpanel
  • Frontpanel:  show only blocks assigned to the frontpanel
  • Go directly to forum index:  skips the frontpage
  • TP module:  at this time only TPShout can be chosen
How frontpanel will be shown with content: The frontpanel can only display on the frontpage and nowhere else. Where other panel blocks can display anywhere, even the front page.
Options: [Radio button]
  • Hide frontpanel, unless otherwise selected:
  • Frontpanel will be added before content:  The front panel will show above other content, (content being) promoted posts, or articles.
  • Frontpanel will be added after content:  The front panel will show below other content, (content being) promoted posts, or articles.
Upper, Lower, Top, and Bottom blocks will all show as normal if enabled.

Additional panels to display on frontpage: Select the panels you want displayed on the front page
(For frontpage only, this overrides any panel that has been turned on, but is also overridden by an article's "single page" option.)
Options: [Multi-selection]
  • Display left panel
  • Display right panel
  • Display top panel
  • Display upper panel
  • Display lower panel
  • Display bottom panel
  • Display userinfo/news at the top




Articles layout for the frontpage: Choose one of the pre-defined layouts available. Experiment what options fits best with the information in your articles.
Options: [Different layout options with radio button]

Layout types:
Options:
  • normal articles
  • 1st normal + avatars
  • 1st avatar + links
  • articles + icons
  • normal + links
  • just links
  • use custom template
  • articles + icons2
Custom layout: In this code block you can completely define your own layout according to your requirements. Some understanding of HTML coding is required though. To activate this code block it is required that you select "Use custom template" option for Layout.
(To reset custom layout, clear all text below and save)
Options:[text block with code]



Allow guests to see news from the news board - even if guests are not allowed to see the board?
Options: [Yes] / [No]
[Yes]: user's will get to see it, regardless of your SMF setting.
[No]: user's will "not" get to see it, regardless of your SMF setting.

Number of posts/articles to display on frontpage: This is related to the setting below. Whatever number you decide, is the number of posts that will appear on your frontpage from the boards you select.

Sorting order for articles on frontpage: define how articles will be sorted when included in the frontpage

Display forum-posts on frontpage from: There will be 5 "dropdown lists" of boards to choose from. Selection of any of the boards will make the latest topic of that board appear on your frontpage.

Number of characters to display per forum-post: This setting controls the length of your forum posts on the frontpage from the previous 2 settings. This way, the posts on the frontpage don't get outrageously long if the original post is long.

Show avatars in forumposts?: Only effective when forum-posts are included in the Frontpage
Options: [Yes] / [No]

Use first post attachment preview as illustration: Currently only works using Category layout 4
Options: [Yes] / [No]

Once you have finished with your frontpage settings, just click save and you're done!

Doc Written By: Xarcell
Doc Updated 12/05/2015 By: Ken.
Doc Updated 12/05/2015 By: Skhilled
Updated 12-10-2018 by @rjen

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