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Recent Topics for phpBB 3.1

Extension for phpBB 3.1 to display recent topics.


Based on NV Recent Topics for phpBB 3.0, by Joas Schilling (nickvergessen)


  • Adds a list of recent (or unread) topics to the index page.
  • ACP module to change:
    • number of topics to show
    • max. number of pages
    • set minimum topic type level to display (normal/sticky/announcement/global)
    • exclusion of topics (by ID)
    • display parent forums in the row
    • only show unread topics
    • sort by topic start time, instead of last post time
  • UCP permissions and settings so users can choose their own preferences
  • Inherits all styling from regular "viewforum" templates
  • Tested on:
    • prosilver
    • subsilver2
    • PBWoW 3
    • PBTech
    • we_universal


  • phpBB 3.1.0 or higher
  • PHP 5.3.3 or higher

Languages supported

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Greek
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Swedish
  • Estonian
  • Persian
  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Polish
  • Romanian

To do list

  • Add compatibility for topic prefixes and allow exclusion/inclusion based on predefined prefixes.
  • Add option to have stickies/announcements at the top


  1. Download the latest release and unzip it.
  2. Copy the entire contents from the unzipped folder to /ext/paybas/recenttopics/.
  3. Navigate in the ACP to Customise -> Manage extensions.
  4. Find Recent Topics under "Disabled Extensions" and click Enable.


  1. Navigate in the ACP to Customise -> Manage extensions.
  2. Click the Disable link for Recent Topics.
  3. To permanently uninstall, click Delete Data, then delete the recenttopics folder from /ext/paybas/.


GNU General Public License v2

© 2015 - PayBas

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