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bL4cK
08 Jun 2001, 10:17
Hello,

is there any news script based on vbb ?

perhaps i should shortly tell you my problem..

i am on of the 2 founders of http://www.halocity.de ..it's a community & news page around halo.. currently we use newspro as a newsscript with commentary system. we would like to use the same passwords for the commentary system and for the vbb. ==> vbb is php and newspro is cgi.. none of us is such a damn god scripter to realise that ..

is there any possibiltiy ? or would this be a second forum, which isn't allowed by the license agreement of vbb ?

ICQ: 40938515
Mail: Johannes@lomnitz.net
IRC: #halocity @ quakenet.eu.org


thanks for your help!

tubedogg
08 Jun 2001, 17:14
You could try BFC_Weblog or PHPPortal - just search these forums for them.

bL4cK
08 Jun 2001, 20:29
sorry.. aehm.. where can i find these pages ?

i am a njubie in vbb :(

sorry

thx 4 support

Robert Basil
08 Jun 2001, 23:45
Originally posted by bL4cK
sorry.. aehm.. where can i find these pages ?

i am a njubie in vbb :(

sorry

thx 4 support

http://161.58.84.213/forum/search.php?s=

boiboi
05 Jul 2001, 03:54
It really is hard to find a great php newspubisher script or any news script designed with aesthetic and userfriendliness in mind! So here's something that might help you solve your problem.

After testing dozens of newscripts perl and php, Wmnews tops my list. http://wartamikael.org/PHPScripts/?product=WMNews

The reason why this script outperforms the rest is that it groups your news into categories via php include - unlike phpnuke which can only display news by the most recent post (a glorified blogger) and with phpnuke and most php portal systems, you can't use your existing template.

Other features of wmnews are full threaded comment system like a discussion board with admin reply capability, comment and rating system could be set on or off, top 10 popular news by viewed, refered, printed, commented, rated and by rating, archive, and advanced search feature.

Also, the "printer friendly" and "comment" buttons are located in the main story page, not after the title and headline like in phpnuke (it clutters the page) Only the archive button is located after the headlines, but in my modified version, I had it removed and placed next to the rest of the buttons in the main story page.

With permission from Wmnews creator, I had another programmer add access level features to wmnews, which is lacking in the original script. Also, the author's name is now displayed after the date and title of the article. A stand alone image upload script with was also added. Images can be displayed anywhere in the site via php include.

If you want a poll script with archive features and no annoying copyright notice, you can find one at http://www.phphead.com. Just add a poll admin link into the wmnews admin section and you have a better portal system.

Try the regular wmnews first, and contact me for the modified version at stberlin_com@hotmail.com

bL4cK
05 Jul 2001, 10:49
oh thx .. this script looks great.. I'll try it


bye - bL4cK

PBChannel
05 Jul 2001, 14:33
You may also want to check out PHPWebsite ... very nice.

It's available at http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu

dirgotronix
05 Aug 2001, 07:35
I tossed together a few scripts that I use on my site, one to import NewsPro into vbulletin, and another to take threads from forumid=x and display them like newspro (with a handy dandy comments link, no less!)

Check out:

http://www.dirgotronix.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&sortfield=lastpost&sortorder=&forumid=32&pagenumber=1&daysprune=1000

Example of the news script is at http://www.dirgotronix.net/ and the 'news forum' is http://www.dirgotronix.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=25

Basically all I do is post a new thread to the news forum and it shows on the main page.

I tossed this together because I too tired of newspro, it's just too clunky, and after I got hacked because of newspro's insecurity, I decided that the forum would be much more difficult to compromise :)

IanMFT
05 Aug 2001, 12:41
Originally posted by postalbobo
I tossed this together because I too tired of newspro, it's just too clunky, and after I got hacked because of newspro's insecurity, I decided that the forum would be much more difficult to compromise :) Care to share? ;) :D

dirgotronix
05 Aug 2001, 16:12
Just follow the first link, I provided php source within my forums.

boiboi
05 Aug 2001, 16:50
I've just added access level to my Wmnews. Also, I had vBulletin, PHPForum, and Postaci Webmail integrated, so users login only once to use each features of my website.

IanMFT
05 Aug 2001, 18:23
Originally posted by postalbobo
Just follow the first link, I provided php source within my forums. I also noticed your Newspro to vB script...very nice man...one quick question, will it work with vB 2.0.3? (BTW, this is awesome :) )

dirgotronix
05 Aug 2001, 20:24
I wrote it while I was using 2.0.1, and as long as the database structure for post and thread is the same, it should work a charm.

One thing: MAKE A BACKUP! I can't stress this enough! When I was making it, I screwed up all sorts of times, and at the state it's at now worked on my board. What you might do is like I did: edit the script for your preferences, backup your database, set up a testing board locally (glad I can get php/apache/mysql running on my windows box!) and install your backup on that test forum, and then run the script. Look through your posts to make sure they all corrospond (During testing I had thread titles that were to the wrong posts, and some threads with no postbit at all!) and if all goes well, run it on your public forum.

BACKUP!

:)

dirgotronix
05 Aug 2001, 20:25
One quick thing:

After I ran the script, just for safety's sake I ran the counter update scripts and reindexed. I figure better safe than sorry!

IanMFT
05 Aug 2001, 20:31
ok, thanx