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Mod Version: 2.20, by Null Parameter (Member) Null Parameter is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (31 votes - 4.45 average) Installs: 258
Released: 28 May 2009 Last Update: 09 Apr 2010 Downloads: 2053
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Thread Thumbnails
Created By: Null Parameter

This mod is officially tested with 3.8.1, but has been reported to work with many other versions.

Please leave any comments, suggestions or bugs.


This mod allows a user, when creating or editing a thread, to specify a Thumbnail image to be used for display next to the thread in the Thread Listing.

With this mod you can define a set of forums that have thumbnails enabled, then in those forums whenever a user creates or edits their thread they can change their thumbnail, based on the method that you choose to allow.

This image is then shown in the Forum Display, in place of the Thread Icon.
The image also appears in Search & Tag Search, and I can add it to the regular Search if somebody requests it. And possibly have options for displaying in each area.

Forum Display:
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ACP Options:
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Install the Product XML File. That's it!

All Template Edits Are Now Automatic.

If you are Upgrading from the older version, see directions in the README file on how to undo the template edits.


Possible Future Features (With Request)
  • Additional column instead of replacing Thread Icon
  • Displaying Thumbnail within thread
  • Edit thumbnail through Thread Edit
  • Thumbnail Preview in Edit Window
  • Version 2.2
    • Fix Attachment + Default Thumbnail Option Combo
  • Version 2.1
    • Fix DB Error when using First Attachment option
    • Fix issue with New threads not saving thumbnail
  • Version 2
    • Added Features:
      • Automatic Template Edits
      • Thumbnails in Search
      • Thumbnails from First Image/First Attachment
      • Thumbnails on Sticky Threads
    • Fixes:
      • Miscellaneous Fixes

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Old 27 Jul 2013, 14:15
cakirts cakirts is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
thank you very much.
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Old 21 Aug 2013, 23:00
lasalle6969 lasalle6969 is offline
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Great!!! Gracias!!
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Old 23 Aug 2013, 06:58
SBlueman SBlueman is offline
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How do you get this to work with search results and topic tag pages?
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Old 22 Jan 2014, 03:46
Powerlynx Powerlynx is offline
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instead of having the icon on the left side of the thread list replaced with an image, can I keep that the way it is and have this thumbnail positioned in the middle of the thread in the index inbetween the thread starter info and the green subscription button? or to the Replies/Views column?
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Old 14 Feb 2015, 02:53
alghaamdi alghaamdi is offline
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thanks ........
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Old 16 Apr 2020, 09:57
webnsn webnsn is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009

I have install but not working so uninstalled again
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Old 27 Apr 2021, 13:57
webnsn webnsn is offline
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Originally Posted by webnsn View Post

I have install but not working so uninstalled again
I have tried again and it is working.

Demo @

Few questions
1. It is not taking from first pic but only if any link is added in the pic then only it is taking.
2. Size is also need to adjust manually.
Thank you,
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Old 19 May 2021, 13:51
webnsn webnsn is offline
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I am back, Just one question.

I am able to see this in Desktop versions.

But for MOBILE I have a new Style for that this change is not able to display. Please suggest
Thank you,
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Old 08 Sep 2021, 17:23
webnsn webnsn is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009

Please help me. how to add for MOBILE Version??
Thank you,
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