Post by Brian Ordonez on Feb 11, 2014 21:32:52 GMT -8
Allows you to post under an NPC alias and change any posts on your forum by any user to NPC character account posts at any given time.
Uses 1 Post Key.
- NPC selection dropdown in post controls in thread and posting page
- NPC auto-select button in the PBN bar
- Replaces display names on board and thread list with NPC names wherever applicable
- NPC tagging (replaces display name in a regular tag with NPC name)
- Member list for NPCs
- Customizable base mini-profile for NPCs
- Customizable view profile page for NPCs
How to Use
First, go to the plugin's settings page and view the Permissions tab. Choose which groups on your forum will have permission to use the plugin. You can change the settings in the rest of the sections in this tab and in the Appearance and Profile HTML tabs, but they're completely optional.
Next, go to the NPC List tab. Add an NPC by providing it a Display Name, a unique Username, and specifying which groups have access to it. All other fields are optional and filling them out is entirely up to you. You can add as many NPCs as you like during this step.
The most highly recommended way to set up your NPC permissions is to create hidden groups in Members > Member Groups for each of your NPCs, then to add those groups to the plugin. The Plugin Keys section should have its dropdown set to Custom and all of your NPC groups should be added to the And members in the groups section. Then in the NPC List tab you'd add each NPC's group to the Who can use this NPC? column for each respective NPC.
Using it on your forum
Once you've set up your NPCs and permissions you should be able to click on the sword icon on the posting page to choose which NPC to post with. You can also assign NPCs to existing posts the same way. The sword icon in the PBN bar on the bottom right of the forum will allow you to automatically select an NPC when posting so you don't have to select it from the dropdown each time.
If you reach the byte size limit in the plugin settings feel free to add any new NPCs to the NPC Profiles (Expansion) plugin below. Note that this plugin must be located above the NPC Profiles plugin on the list in Plugins > Manage in order to work.
NPC Profiles Expansion.pbp (1.32 KB)
Unique mini-profiles for each NPC were removed as of 1.1.0. If you still need this functionality you can bring it back by using the NPC Mini-Profiles expansion plugin below. This plugin must also be placed above the NPC Profiles plugin in order to work.
NPC MiniProfiles.pbp (732 B)
Adding More Fields
If you're interested in modifying the source code of the plugin to add more fields to the NPC list I highly recommend following the steps in this post: support.proboards.com/post/6834223