Extension for phpBB 3.2 to display recent topics.
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Recent Topics for phpBB 3.2

Extension for phpBB 3.2 to display recent topics. Based on NV Recent Topics for phpBB 3.0, by Joas Schilling (nickvergessen)


v2.2.8 (14/08/2018) Build Status stable



  • phpBB 3.2.0 or higher


  • Adds a list of recent (or unread) topics to the index page.
  • UCP permissions and settings so users can choose their own preferences to override ACP.
  • can view all recent topics on a special page /app.php/rt (as of 2.2.7)
  • ACP / UCP Options:
    • Screen location : Top, bottom or Right.
    • number of topics to show per page (as of 2.2.7)
    • sort by topic start time, instead of last post time
    • only show unread topics
  • ACP Options
    • Show all recent topic pages
    • max. number of pages
    • set minimum topic type level to display (normal/sticky/announcement/global)
    • exclusion of topics (by ID)
    • display parent forum name in the row
  • Inherits all styling from regular "viewforum" templates
  • compatible with
    • "Pre:fixed" Extension from imkingdavid
    • “Topic Prefix“ Extension from Stathis.
    • official extension "phpbb/topicprefixes"
    • Mchat 2.0.1 (as of 2.2.3)
    • Collapsible Categories (as of 2.2.6)
  • Tested on:
    • prosilver
    • we_clearblue (only non-cdb verion),
    • proflat
    • pbWow3
    • ComBoot (as of 2.2.7, only non-cdb verion)


Languages supported

  • English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Czech, Russian,
  • Portuguese, Arabic, Czech (as of 2.2.7)


  1. Download the latest release and unzip it.
    • cdb build = built for phpBB CDB
    • standard build = has extra features, support for styles not in Cdb.
  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/.


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