Topic Autotools

This documentation applies to ZetaBoards only.

The Autotool Explained

Topic Autotools are used to apply many commands to a single topic, or to a selection of topics when selected from the topic list. When using an autotool, you are able to move a topic into another forum; add a pre-written response; and then close the topic, without the need to perform three tasks manually.

With an Autotool, you can achieve the following:

  • Close topics
  • Pin topics
  • Move topics to another location
  • Add a prefix and suffix to topic titles
  • Add a prefix and suffix to topic descriptions
  • Add a pre-written response to the topics
Only designated forum moderators are able to use Topic Autotools.

How to Create an Autotool Category

Autotool categories are useful for large lists of Autotools, which you may wish to categorize to make the list more organized. :acp:autotools:autotools.png
Within the Autotool menus, category names are shown in bold italic.

To create a new category:

  • Firstly, when viewing your AdminCP, navigate to AutoTools - Topic AutoTools at the bottom of the left menu.
  • Under Create new AutoTool category, type in a name for the new category
  • Lastly, click the Submit button

Your new category will now be listed under the AMT Categories section. From there, you can edit or delete existing categories.

How to Create a New Autotool

Firstly, when viewing your AdminCP, navigate to AutoTools - Topic AutoTools at the bottom of the left menu, and select Create new topic AutoTool from the new page.

You should now see the following form:

  • AutoTool Name Type in a name for the new Autotool.
  • Category Select the category (if any) for the Autotool to appear under.
  • Can use AMT in: Select the forums you wish the Autotool to be available in.

Basic Actions

  • Open/Close If you wish to open or close the topic, select your preferred option. Leave as No change if you don't wish to do either.
  • Pin/Unpin If you wish to pin or un-pin the topic, select your preferred option. Leave as No Change if you don't wish to do either.
  • Move topic to: If you wish the topic to move to another forum, select the forum from the drop down menu. Check the box underneath if you wish to have a re-direction link remain in the original forum.

Post Actions

  • Prefix topic title with: If you wish to add a prefix to the topic title. The prefix will appear before the topic title. E.g [Solved] Topic Title
  • Suffix topic title with: If you wish to add a suffix to the topic title. The suffix will appear after the topic title.
  • Prefix topic description with: If you wish to add a prefix to the topic description. The prefix will appear before the topic title.
  • Suffix topic description with: If you wish to add a suffix to the topic description. The suffix will appear after the topic title.
  • Add reply: If you wish to add a pre-written responce, enter it here. If you want an additional post to be added to the user's post count, check the box underneath.

Lastly, click the New Topic Autotool button to submit your choices.

Once created, the new Topic Autotool will appear in the main autotool list (AutoTools - Topic AutoTools) and from there, you can edit existing tools; or delete them if you desire.



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