bbPress Thanks is a WordPress plugin that works with bbPress forums. It places a text area field in the forms used to create a new topic or reply or edit an existing one. Content entered here is hidden from users and only visible when they thank the content, click a Thanks button. The user who authored the content and moderators can always see the content.
Basically, the flow is as follows:
- A user enters hidden content using the topic or reply forms
- Another user sees the topic or reply. Content is not directly shown in the topic or reply, but instead, a message stating that there’s hidden content plus a Thanks button is shown.
- User clicks the Thanks button
- Content is revealed for this user
- User is added to the list of thanking users
See the screenshots for more details.
- textarea element for topic and reply forms to enter the hidden content
- hidden content entered by users is only visible to themselves, moderators and other forum participants that show appreciation by clicking the Thanks button
- option to load the page with any hidden content initially collapsed and an arrow to expand and view it
- display a few user names and put the rest in a collapsible area
- or show only how many users thanked the content, without user names
- name displayed is what users select in User Profile > Display Name
- meta box in topic or reply editing screen in WP Admin to edit the hidden content
- customize colors from plugin settings page using visual controls
- enter Custom CSS in settings page to closely match your site’s appearance
- font icons that look great in normal and high density displays like Retina display
- support for Right-to-Left (RTL) languages
- complete documentation
- friendly and experienced support
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If you need help with customization, come to the support forums!