I've often looked upon Flarum's built-in sticky extension with envy, seeing it display excerpts on the discussions listing page for all its stickied topics. I've wanted to replicate the same for my flarum install, but just hadn't gotten around to it....until now.
Introducing Summaries, a way to show excerpts on your discussions page.
Now you can show summaries from your discussion's starting posts without needing to sticky every topic. This extension will give you and your users a preview of what the topic is about before you even jump in, and makes your home page come alive.
Install via composer:
composer require jordanjay29/flarum-ext-summaries
Features in version 0.2.0:
- Summary excerpt of starting post displayed on discussion listing
- Configurable excerpt length in extension settings (defaults to 200 characters)
Links for the nerds and curious:
Special Thanks: This extension wouldn't be possible without the encouragement and aid of @luceos.