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CountDiscussions, CountBookmarks, CountDrafts, and CountNotifications Don't work.

edited April 2012 in Questions

I'm still trying to get used to Smarty so bear with me but I have the following code in my 'default.master.tpl'...

{if $User.SignedIn}
    <a href="{link path="messages/inbox"}">Inbox
    {if $User.CountUnreadConversations} <span>{$User.CountUnreadConversations}</span>{/if}</a>
    <a href="{link path="profile"}">Your Profile (<em>{$User.Name}</em>)
    {if $User.CountNotifications > 0}<span>{$User.CountNotifications}</span>{/if}</a>
    <a href="{link path="discussions/mine"}">Your Discussions
    {if $User.CountDiscussions > 0}<span>{$User.CountDiscussions}</span>{/if}</a>
    <a href="{link path="discussions/bookmarked"}">Bookmarks
    {if $User.CountBookmarks > 0}<span>{$User.CountBookmarks}</span>{/if}</a>
    <a href="{link path="drafts"}">Drafts
    {if $User.CountDrafts > 0} <span>{$User.CountDrafts}</span>{/if}</a>
    {if CheckPermission('Garden.Settings.Manage')}
    <li><a href="{link path="dashboard/settings"}">Dashboard</a></li>

But it doesn't seem to show the number in the header? I am testing this out so I made sure I had bookmarks, drafts etc. Which DO show up in the normal discussions tabs.

Is {$User.CountDiscussions}, {$User.CountBookmarks}, {$User.CountNotifications}, etc. not the right way to do it?


  • I figured this out. I had to add it to class.smarty.php so it knew those "shortcodes"!

  • 422422 Developer MVP

    Afaik, each tpl file has a corresponding php file. Thats how smarty compiles. Thanks for posting your fix, would be nice for you to post the code you added also ( to the php file ) if nothing else but for posterity.


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  • 422 said: Afaik, each tpl file has a corresponding php file. Thats how smarty compiles.

    Hmmm, I'm not sure about that or not to be honest? Again, I don't know much about smarty and how it works, all I know is that when I added code to "class.smarty.php" I got my stuff working! haha :)

    An ywho, here is the updated php file for "class.smarty.php" (located inside the directory /library/core/): - I modified lines 49-54! :)

  • nice documentation. thx.

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  • No problem! Glad I could help.

  • Line 48 should be

            'CountNotifications' => (int)GetValue('CountNotifications', $Session->User, 0),


            'CountNotifications' => (int)GetValue('CountNotifications', $Session->User->CountNotifications, 0),
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