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Old 13 Jan 2006, 17:13
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Need mod to create RSS feeds of new threads for selected forums

I've seen lots of requests along this line but now real responses. I'm in need of a mod that will generate an RSS feed for new threads in selected forums. The object would be for the feed to show the title and part of the post for new threads. It would only be for forums/threads that unregistered users have permission to see.
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Old 15 Jan 2006, 01:19
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Since I've seen several threads asking about RSS feeds and apparently nobody has really pursued this, I figure I will. As I work on the idea of generating RSS feeds of the latest threads of specific forums, I'll post my comments here in case someone else is interested or has feedback.

As I pursue this one thing I'm concerned about is that RSS feeds only "see" those threads that non-logged in users are allowed to see. My first thought as to how to proceed is to use the file "forumdisplay.php" as the base file to build a new file off of. For these purposes, I'll call it "rss_feed.php." This file would use new templates that will generate the RSS code needed. This would allow for easy modification of RSS XML code. It would also easy programming as the RSS feed would use a parallel templates as "forumdisplay.php". rss_feed.php would be called in a similar fashion as forumdisplay.php (e.g. /rss_feed.php?f=32). Apache's rewrite module could be used to create a more logical RSS file name (e.g. /feed_32.xml).

The questions are what part of the file "forumdisplay.php" is actually used to generate the display of individual forums? How much code could successfully be stripped out as it wouldn't be needed? What does Jelsoft consider redistributing in significant part (from copyright statement) in regards to creating a mod for vBulletin that simply extends its functionality?

I think this could be a really useful mod that a lot of forums could benefit from.
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Old 15 Jan 2006, 02:03
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I believe I answered your question in this thread:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...26&postcount=3

Hope it helps!
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