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### Change to Site News Format

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Change to Site News Format

Hi

We are running Moodle 2.5.

I would like to change the format of the "site news" page.here http://institute.safetyline.wa.gov.au/mod/forum/view.php?id=5

So that the usename in the “By” column is non clickable. (e.g not a hyperlink)

I have found that the “username”  is set as a hyperlink in mod/forum/lib.php

Line 3620

function forum_print_discussion_header(&$post,$forum, $group=-1,$datestring="",

$cantrack=true,$forumtracked=true, $canviewparticipants=true,$modcontext=NULL)

Line 3665

// User name

$fullname = fullname($post, has_capability('moodle/site:viewfullnames', $modcontext)); echo '<td class="author">'; // echo '<a href="'.$CFG->wwwroot.'/user/view.php?id='.$post->userid.'&amp;course='.$forum->course.'">'.$fullname.'</a>'; echo '<p>'.$fullname.'</p>';

echo "</td>\n";

I can easily hack the code as I have done above to change the hyperlink to a paragraph, but would like a solution that will not be overwritten in future releases.

I have looked at setting up a theme “renderers.php” but could not work our which render to extend as the formatting in this case is not done via a renderer.

Any help would be appreciated