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Birthday thread 2.2

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1

Automatically creates birthday threads for your members.

(Example of Birthday thread)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)



  • Automatically creates birthday threads for your members.
  • Alert is sent letting the member know about the birthday thread.
  • Follows "Show day and month of birth" privacy settings.
  • All phrases start with birthdaythread_ for your convenience.

  1. Download Andy-BirthdayThread-1.8.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/BirthdayThread directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Cron entry:

In order to change the Cron entry, be sure to add this to your config.php file:

$config['debug'] = true;

Set the Birthday thread cron entry to run once a day at 3:00 AM.


Options setting:

Select next day

The following option needs to be selected if your cron entry runs the previous day of members birthdays.

User group permissions:

Normally all you need to do is set the Registered user group to "Yes".

Questions and Answers:

Q: Is it possible to have all birthdays put into a single thread?
A: No. The idea of a birthday thread is to spot light a single member and have a place to share nice comments directed solely to the one member.
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    Birthday thread v2.1 changes: Now using finder for performing database queries.
  3. See description

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    Birthday thread v1.9 changes: Updated options page. Now uses easier to use Destination forum...
  5. 1.8

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