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vB Version: 3.5.3 Rating: (10 votes - 4.40 average) Installs: 187
Released: 10 Jan 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 35
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So I wanted to add an image link to each forum for its unique RSS feed. This would allow people to subscribe to their favorite forums with their favorite News Reader instead of email. It would always be up to date and accurate.

There are three steps to doing this.

First, I decided I needed a small plugin to determine if RSS was turned on within the forumdisplay template. Go to your plugin manager and add the following code to the "forumdisplay_start" plugin.


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Next we will be editing the forumdisplay template itself.

Find:

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And replace with:

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Finally the third step is to upload the attached image to represent your feed. If your site isn't set up to allow IE to view transparent backgrounds in PNG images, you will probably want to convert the image to a GIF format matted to your background.

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  #121  
Old 28 Sep 2007, 15:26
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Hi All, I have an RSS feed for the total board: http://www.physiobob.com/forum/external.php?type=rss2

I would like to be able to exclude one forum from this total feed which combines all new posts from all areas.

I would also like to be able to put a post date and time with each feed and the username of the poster.

Can anyone assist with how I might accomplish to above

Many thanks
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  #122  
Old 09 Oct 2007, 21:57
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thank you very much..
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  #123  
Old 28 Oct 2007, 18:36
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I installed this on two forums today and it works perfectly. Thanks Wayne! I added Shane's tweak to remove the image border and also changed the <td> class to "vbmenu_control" so that it matched the Forum Search and Thread Tools boxes a bit better...
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Old 22 Nov 2007, 16:16
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Installed! Great plugin, thanks Wayne
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  #125  
Old 07 Dec 2007, 15:17
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sorry if its a stupid question. I have added a mod forrss feeds for each of the forum and now the feed isnt working. You can take look at the forum here .
Any help would be appreciated
thanks
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  #126  
Old 06 Jan 2008, 00:28
DrussRob DrussRob is offline
 
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Worked like a charm in my 3.7 b3 install
thx!
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  #127  
Old 30 Jan 2008, 23:59
haaba haaba is offline
 
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This question was asked before but did not see answer...

Is is possible to pull and sort threads by the latest post, not the thread creation date?

One of my most popular threads is not showing up on the feed because it was started few month back. How can I get it to show up?

Thanks. Version 3.6.8 Patch2
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  #128  
Old 31 Jan 2008, 19:30
Dexter_kcd Dexter_kcd is offline
 
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Originally Posted by haaba View Post
This question was asked before but did not see answer...

Is is possible to pull and sort threads by the latest post, not the thread creation date?

One of my most popular threads is not showing up on the feed because it was started few month back. How can I get it to show up?

Thanks. Version 3.6.8 Patch2
You just have to change the url of the RSS feed in your RSS feed program to add:

&lastpost=1

That will sort by last post.

If you want to set this as a default for your forum, you need to edit the Headinclude template for your style(s.) Find:



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Change to:



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That adds the &astpost=1 directly to the feed coming from the forum.


/Edited to add:There are actually 2 spots in the Headinclude you should add that, the second will be right down below the other one, and controls the feed for each individual forum. To change that one, scroll down in Headinclude to:



Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Change to:



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


That adds the last post sort directly to the RSS icon of each forum.


To add it to the icon placed in each forum by this particular hack, go to the FORUMDISPLAY template, find:



Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Change to:



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


That will add the last post sort to the icon added by this hack.

Dexter...

Last edited by Dexter_kcd; 31 Jan 2008 at 19:46.
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  #129  
Old 14 Feb 2008, 15:10
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Hi some problem or need help here

over at "forumdisplay_start" plugin. my template shows this


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how do i proceed to add the one for this hack ?

For the second part my original file is diff like this


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pls suggest. thnks

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  #130  
Old 18 Apr 2008, 03:06
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Can I align this to the right?
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  #131  
Old 01 Jul 2008, 07:18
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works fine. many thx.
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  #132  
Old 26 Aug 2008, 20:52
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Originally Posted by gekko View Post
Installed it. Works great.

For those of you experiencing the problem with the icon not appearing for forums (only categories), you need to insert it twice in the FORUMDISPLAY template. Find the next instance of the code, and insert it again.
Thanks, that worked..

I hadn't bothered to even look for a second location... I only use the 2nd location now.

Last edited by Turbe; 26 Aug 2008 at 21:02.
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  #133  
Old 02 Oct 2008, 12:41
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HI guys, this RSS feed mod is still working well in 3.7.3 which is great

I have an old question and am wondering if someone has any idea. By default vbulletin uses /forum/external.php to generate the RSS feed for the entire site.

I would like to use this to generate almost all of my sections but not ALL, e..g to leave out a few forum ID's but include the rest in an aggregated feed

Does anyone know how to do this or can anyone suggest another URL where this is discussed. Being able to only search the board for more than 3 characters means searching for RSS isn't of much use

Many thanks in anticipation
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  #134  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 10:07
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In Vb 3.5 - how can I add the alternate rss link into header include only for forums? Is there a conditional to say if is_forum ?

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="$vboptions[bbtitle] - $foruminfo[title_clean] - RSS Feed" href="external.php?type=RSS2&amp;forumids=$foruminfo[forumid]" ]
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