Does GL have a 'New Applicants/Applications' widget?
Currently, we're tyring to use an iframe and that's just more of a headache than I care to discuss right now.
We would like to have a widget that we could add to our site that would display new applications to our members, and link them to the forum post of that application, so they can discuss and vote on the applications. After the App is Approved/Denied, then the widget would not show that particular application anymore.
I didn't see anything like this in our site settings to add a widget like that, but I'd really appreciate any guidance or tips/tricks to make this happen for us.
I'm not sure if there's one that specifically does that. There is the "News" widget that allows you to pick a particular forum where those posts will show .. however, it only shows posts that have been tagged as an "Announcement" - and I don't think that, even if you have the applications showing on a forum, you could get them to automatically be posted as an announcement.
You could manually edit each application so that it gets tagged as an announcement - but editing an application (on our site at least) completely scrambles the formatting of the application itself, making it difficult to read. You can reformat it, but that's a lot of work.
There is also a "recent forum posts" widget that will show the latest "x" number of posts put on the forums - but that's over all the forums, not a specific one, so although it will show new applications there, they will be mixed in with any other forum conversations.
I'm making the assumption, from the above, that you already have applications set to show on your forums.