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PluhNews 1.5
Mod Version: 1.00, by Kayn (Member) Kayn is offline
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vB Version: 2.2.x Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 59
Released: 03 Jul 2001 Last Update: Never Downloads: 21
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UPDATED! Woohoo!

I just fixed/added stuff from version 1.0!

Download the new version 1.5 if you have the old 1.0 - lots of better features.

From the readme.txt:

This script isn't really a hack, just an external script that pulls information out of the VBulletin Database for news
or whatever reason you see fit. It's easy to install and configure, and has tons of the same features that many other
news scripts have, except you don't have to modify any Vbulletin source code (which I'm never comfortable doing
for some reason, but that's just me .

I had a really rough time finding a good, EASY news script that did what this does. I searched and found some, but
it really came down to easy installation. I didn't want to modify MySql tables or mess with the advanced Vbulletin
source (well, to me anyway). So I wrote this script. Yer.

This script was intended for VBulletin 2.0 only (I don't know if it will work with previous releases) and PHP4.

Working Demos can be found in use at and for headlines,

After you install, if at all possible, I would appreciate some credit to my script. A link to
on your page before or after your news would be great. Let me know when you have it installed too - I love
seeing my stuff working on other websites!
You can check out the raw demo here for PluhNews:

And Headlines!

Let me know if you like it! (Thanks Dark Wizard and Bane)

*NOTE: I will not be able to provide support for this hack, as I am extremely busy. Sorry...*

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Old 22 Mar 2004, 17:48
Crazy Pete Crazy Pete is offline
Join Date: Nov 2002
What do you have to alter to have this recognize the vB3 bbcode? Right now it just seems to ignore it. Thanks.
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Old 24 Mar 2004, 13:41
Join Date: Sep 2003
Thanks Mithan i got it working fine, i think on my site running vb3 full
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Old 26 Mar 2004, 17:49
JacobiKenobi JacobiKenobi is offline
Join Date: Mar 2004
Real name: Jacob
Wow, all I have to say is GREAT SCRIPT!

definitely in top 5 for me. Does exactly what I want. and fully customizeable and easily comprehendible for changes!!

i have 1 small problem though, concerning smilies/images, and I would bet that it interferes with some otehr bbcode thing but I haven't checked yet.

i place the script here: /website_root_directory/forum/PluhNews.php
i php-include the script here: /website_root_directory/another_directory/some_page.php

and the smilie doesn't show up. i viewed the properties of the smilie and this is where it is trying to load it from: website_root_directory/another_directory/images/smilies/some_smilie.gif

how can i fix this so it grabs the smilie images from the forum directory?
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Old 26 Mar 2004, 17:50
JacobiKenobi JacobiKenobi is offline
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Real name: Jacob
By the way, i may edit this news script and release a version for vB 3.0.0 with some extra features.
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Old 13 Apr 2004, 18:25
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SK SK is offline
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Is there any way of making it so it cuts the news post to a certain number of characters and adds a [Read More] URL to the end of a news post?
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Old 21 Apr 2004, 05:24
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FleaBag FleaBag is offline
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Running this on vB3 also, wicked. Good to be able to come back to this after vB2.
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Old 02 May 2004, 17:45
martinh4 martinh4 is offline
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Real name: Martin
Thank's Mithan for the VB3 changes got this working now.
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Old 25 May 2004, 09:54
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ok little help need to get rid of the errors above the script inclues here:
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Old 15 Aug 2004, 20:02
Beowolf Beowolf is offline
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Originally Posted by Kayn
Working on those new features, and yes, the script includes the (0 Comments, last comment was by So-and-so).

This might take a while, so bear with me...
Ok, just incase anyone needs to full code that works on vb3, I am using this successfully from my basedir (i.e PluhNews.php is not in my /forum directory)

You will need to change the two occurances of "username" at the top and bottom in chdir() to your site username.

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Old 15 Aug 2004, 22:54
mrplow mrplow is offline
Join Date: Aug 2002
One thing seems different since my u/g to vb3, and that is the URL parsing...

With vb2 if a news post had a really long URL in it the pluhnews page would show the (i.e. cut down size) link just like the normal showthread templates do. With pluhnews running on vb3 the links no longer get cut down... they still get cut down in the normal forum view but on the news page the full length URL is shown. This sometimes causes havoc with the site layout.

Anyone have any idea why that is and how it can be changed?
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Old 16 Aug 2004, 20:51
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FleaBag FleaBag is offline
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A function name has probably changed between vB2 and vB3.
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Old 18 Aug 2004, 01:41
mrplow mrplow is offline
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Originally Posted by FleaBag
A function name has probably changed between vB2 and vB3.
Any idea what that might be?
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Old 04 Feb 2005, 14:53
speedracer68 speedracer68 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Is there a way for PluhNews to pull data from

Is there a way for PluhNews to pull info on the most peoplied or the hotest topic at the time? I would like to put a box on my home page that would show the hotest topic each time the home page it loaded.

I looked at some of the sites people listed above to see how theirs worked and every single page I clicked on is no longer there. It's like all the link above point to old web sites that are no longer there.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 17 Feb 2005, 17:24
ChiefPhillips ChiefPhillips is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
I've tried everything here... and not one thing worked, guess PluhNews isn't for me

I use 3.0.6, imported IPB 1.3.1 into it, working just peachy.. well.. cept PluhNews, heh.
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Old 22 Apr 2005, 00:25
PsiNyde PsiNyde is offline
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good job Beowolf! I've been hounding Kayn for weeks now to update that script to work with vB3 [I work at his site now], but since he's moved on to bigger and better projects for news posting on home page, he has abandoned it. FOR CRY! Glad to see somebody figured out the bbcode parse problem! That was the only real hangup. Awesome job, thanks again.
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