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3.6 Working Recent Blog Mod ( Uses Carp Free )
Mod Version: 1.00, by gotlinks (Member) gotlinks is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 18
Released: 27 Nov 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 5
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First of all download carp from here: http://www.geckotribe.com/rss/carp/

I am using the free version and it works perfectly.

Unzip the carp archive (zip) and upload the carp folder to your forums home directory.

Upload the carpsetup.php to the same directory as of your showthread.php (forums home) folder.

Run the setup file, it will give you two choices..

1) directory cache and the other.. mysql cache. I am using directory cache and I recommend you to try this one.

When you hit next, carp will install cache folders to your carp/ directory. If you don't see any errors here then the setup is complete, you should now delete the carpsetup.php from the forum home directory and carpsetupinc.php from your forums/carp/ directory. If you encountered any errors here then it's highly likely that you need to change the directory permissions for you /carp folder in order allow the script to create cache directories.

Now the rest of the process is fairly simple.

Open your admincp (vb) and create a custom profile field. It should be Single-Line text box. Click next and fill the fields. Give it an appropriate title/description, i.e:

For title: Blog Feed
For description: Enter your Blog's RSS feed URL here i.e. http://myblog.com/rss.xml

Leave the default value field empty. Change max length allowed for user input to 200. Field should be editable by user, not a private field, not searchable on member list and do not show on member list. Leave the regular expressions field blank. In the Display page option below, set it to Edit profile and click save.

Now add two plugins in your admincp's Plugins and Products >> Add new plugin. For the first plugin: Selected "global_start" as your hook location, give it an appropriate title (can be anything) and paste the following php code in the plugin php code area:



Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Set the plugin to active and click save. Now it's time to add the second plugin:

Attach it to postbit_display_start as the hook location, give it a title & paste the following code in the plugin php code area:



Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Be sure to change CarpCacheShow($post[field5]); to your correct field #.

Set the plugin to active and click save.

Now open your postbit template:

FIND


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

ABOVE ADD


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Save your template. Now to test it, go to your usercp> edit profile and scroll down, you will see the Blog Feed option there, add your blog's rss feed and hit save changes. Now go to your forums and look for any of your post.. you will see the latest blog link below your username.

If you encounter any problems then post a message here and I will try to fix it accordingly.

Thanks to this member for the 3.5 mod! http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1390269

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Old 29 Nov 2007, 19:41
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thanks for sharing the info and yes thats the way

BTW, I am the person you banned on your forum ( Rember )
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Old 27 Dec 2007, 06:06
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How is this different from nevetS add-on?
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Old 28 Dec 2007, 17:33
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Mine works
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Old 31 Dec 2007, 09:38
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can't download crap
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Old 31 Dec 2007, 12:49
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Originally Posted by Gharibe View Post
can't download crap
You don't want crap - you want carp.

Well, to be fair, I shouldn't speak for you. Correction: Most of us don't want crap.

But let me repeat a question not yet answered: How is this different from the Nevets add-on? Although l;isted for 3.5x, it works fine with 3.6x. My only complaint with it is that it doesn't parse Atom feeds (e.g., Blogger) very well.

There's also a Magpie add-on but apparently it messes up some of the Ajax functions.

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Old 23 Jan 2008, 17:42
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Again, mine is the 3.6 version
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Thank you for the mod. It works just like I wanted. I did modify the location of the "Recent Blog: link so that it went to the far right side of the postbit (I don't use the legacy postbit, so others might not be able to have this choice). I also decided to align the other items there to the right to keep things orderly. Looks good and works nice. Thank you again.

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Old 20 Feb 2008, 17:51
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great mod! working like a charm

/me clicks installed
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Old 07 Mar 2008, 07:34
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cant find the free edition of carp
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Old 07 Mar 2008, 09:34
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installed.

worked like a charm
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worked great. thanks
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 03:21
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Great mod, thank you!!!

I do have one question though. I went ahead and bought grouper from Gecko tribe to be able to display Atom1 feeds from blogger.com I installed grouper, changed all mention of carp to grouper and when I check private messages, the site crashes as long as the plugins are active.

The error message is -

Fatal error: Call to undefined function grouperCacheShow() in edited out full path/public_html/includes/class_postbit.php(265) : eval()'d code on line 92
Any idea of how to fix this?? I would really like to be able to display Atom1 feeds.
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Old 30 Oct 2008, 03:36
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works great
can we get the links to open in a new window?
target="_blank" ?

thx
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 23:49
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Originally Posted by Loco.M View Post
works great
can we get the links to open in a new window?
target="_blank" ?

thx
Agreed.

Does this work with any XML feed? I'd like to provide a list of common compatible feed sources if possible (for the users) so they can use it.

Thanks, installed.
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