|A very simple yet customizable module to display recent topics from your IPB-based forum in Joomla. I wasn’t able to find any similar module and created the one myself. Since I love when a program or script has a bunch of preferences, I tried to customize each and every possible parameter.
If you have non-Latin encoding on your forum, just add ‘iconv’ function with suitable parameters to topic title, author name and forum name in mod_ipb_latest.php. This will solve all possible display problems. Here’s an example of double decoding I have on my old forum:
$author_name = iconv (“CP1251″,”UTF-8”,iconv (“UTF-8″,”CP1252”,$row[$i][‘last_poster_name’]));