Forum Aggregator

Blocks ::: block_forum_aggregator
Maintained by asdTõnis Tartes
Customized forum block, which allows teacher to select from which forums are latest posts shown on a course page.
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Customized forum block, which allows teacher to select from which forums are latest posts shown on course page.
This block is an alternative for Recent News block which is tied to News Forum.

Includes all forums used in course
Teacher can select one or more forums to be shown
Can select number of latest posts to be shown(max 25)

This block makes no DB changes!

//23.03.2020 - Changes to some styles.

//20.10.2017 - Moodle 3.0+ compatiblity. Code cleanup.

//02.03.2015 - Version bump and couple minor version.php updates.

//13.05.2014 - If forum tracking is FORCED then unread posts are shown with different background color.
Background color can be set in global block config. Thank you Thomas Bantle!

//12.02.2014 - Moodle 2.6 release(2014021200). Please note this version will not work below 2.6!!!
If you want to use this block below Moodle 2.6 then please download the old version from this branch:


NB! Those who want the version with latest discussions showing only please download this -


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  • asd
    Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 3:25 PM
    It looks you have a problem with your Moodle server setup. Do you have enough Memory for Moodle? What Moodle version are you using?
  • Pimenko
    Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 9:52 PM

    Thank you for this plugin.

    When I deliver online training, I like to have a block with "all latest post". But I'm looking for a way to display latest posts in a simply block :
    - without the title of the different forum,
    - with all forum's posts mixed in the block.

    Is it possible to re-use this plugin to do that ?

    Best regards.
  • asd
    Wed, Sep 10, 2014, 3:37 PM
    Yes it is, but that will require changes to the code. These changes are relatively easy to do, but i guess you will have to do it yourself or let someone else do the changes.
  • Frank Leone
    Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 9:51 PM
    Thanks for the great plugin! I would like to use the plugin as alternative news-block, coupled to a forum on system level or in a specific course. In this, people can see different categories of news and can respond to news items. Would this be possible? If so, how much work would it be to change it?
  • asd
    Wed, Oct 14, 2015, 10:42 PM
    Hey, This requires quite a lot of changes in the code. It sounds specific, so i guess you will have to do the changes yourself or find a programmer. I'm unable to assist you with this.
  • Mark Chaney
    Mon, Jan 4, 2016, 4:01 PM
    Hi Tonis, Are there any plans to upgrade this plugin to Moodle version 3.0?
    Thanks, Mark Chaney
  • asd
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016, 4:57 PM
    Hi, I will do this asap.
  • asd
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016, 5:06 AM
    This module works just fine in Moodle 3.0!
  • Mathias Chouet
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 9:25 PM
    Hi Tōnis,

    This plugin is really useful !

    After using it in a course with success, I'm now looking for a way to show the latest posts from several forums, in the user's dashboard. But when I add a forum aggregator block to the dashboard, no forums are available for selection. I guess it's because the dashboard is outside a course, but maybe I missed something ?
    Anyway, is there a possibility to use forum aggregator from the dashboard ?

    Thank you,

  • asd
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 6:40 PM

    Unfortunately this block supports currently only in-course usage. I have not tested it on dashboard. Currently i'm busy with other projects and cannot tell when i have the time to have a look at this.

  • Miryam Moreno Pacheco
    Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 2:59 AM
    I hope you can upgrade this block for version 3.1. It was my basics.
  • asd
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 9:39 PM
    I will have a look asap
  • Andreas Schenkel
    Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 6:37 PM
    Will there be a version for moodle 3.3?
  • asd
    Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 10:03 PM
    Yes! I just updated the code and works in Moodle 3.0 - 3.3!
  • Curtis Schlak
    Thu, May 13, 2021, 2:02 AM
    Will this plugin work with 3.9 if I download it and install it that way?

    Also, does this filter by groups to which the student is assigned?
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