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vBulletin 2 Twitter - Take Your News Straight To Twitter!
Mod Version: .1b, by AHealthForum (Member) AHealthForum is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (7 votes - 4.43 average) Installs: 130
Released: 16 Mar 2009 Last Update: 16 Mar 2009 Downloads: 1121
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vBulletin2 Twitter Courtesy A Health Forum
Special Thanks to Jarvis From for help
vbtotwitt.php copyright Vojtech Semecky released under the terms of GPL

This modification will take one of your latest news threads and post it directly to your twitter account. You must have RSS enabled for this modification to work. You can specify a forum to pull the content from using external.php?f=FORUMID

The RSS feed will post your thread title directly into your Twitter account, and then create a link back using TinyURL. The links are automatically converted into links via the TinyURL API

Install instructions

1. Upload the includes folder into your forum root. This will automatically place the 2 scripts need to operate this into the "includes/cron/" folder
2. Install the product-ahealthforumcomvbtwit.xml file via the Product Manager in your adminCP
3. Navigate to vBulletin Options -> vBulletin Options -> vBulletin 2 Twitter and enter your name and password.
4. Hit Save and Wait 2 minutes
5. View your twitter account to confirm that an update was posted.
6. Enter the URL to your forum feed.

Notice: By default for testing purposes this makes one tweet announcing you've installed vB2Twitter You are free to delete this tweet as it is for testing purposes only!!!!


vBulletin 2 Twitter Options

1. Twitter Username: This is your username. If you don't have one yet, you can get one for free at

2. Twitter Password: This is your password for your twitter account. Notice that its not hashed or encypted so anyone with adminCP access can view it. If you can't trust those who have your AdminCP information with such details, then this mod isn't for you sorry.

3. Feed URL: This can be to any sites feed if you want, but I suggest pointing it to your news forum and creating a prefix such as [Breaking News] to make the most of this. Your twitter posts will then be prefixed with [Breaking News] Thread Title link to thread.


Again, this modification will take the latest thread from the forum RSS feed you specify. I don't beleive in spamming on twitter with useless crap, so I've made this modification to only take one thread at a time from your forums RSS feed.

Trouble Shooting:

If it does not automatically update to your account. Go into the scheduled tasks manage and run the task manually.

external.php gives a blank page. Enable RSS from your vBulletin Admin Control Panel.

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Old 14 Jun 2010, 00:51
Nano_ Nano_ is offline
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Works in 4.0.3PL1?
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Old 15 Jul 2010, 06:59
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NAZIA NAZIA is offline
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Originally Posted by KDawg08 View Post
Any reason it is doing this?

<![CDATA[BTN IE/FF Toolbar 2 minutes ago via API

It shows the TITLE of the update, but the title was "BTN IE/FF Toolbar" not the <!CDATA[ part...
same problem is here with me.. is there any solution for this?

even this bug is also there in the developer twitter

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Old 15 Jul 2010, 07:45
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Originally Posted by gordietbh View Post
here is the code I've implemented to get around the duplicate issue.

The issue arose when the latest thread was not the current status of the twitter account, so I updated the code to search the entire feed page for the thread title. It now checks the contents of your twitter page and looks for a match with the title of the first item in the RSS feed, if it finds it it does not try to repost. If it does not find a match it will call the twitter API and submit the message.

I then had an issue where it was posting <![CDATA[thread title]]. I discovered that this only occurred when there was an apostrophe in the thread title, so I added a replace command to strip out the CDATA text.

There was also an issue where if your server did not receive a response from the twitter page in a timely fashion the script would not find a match for the latest title thread and would repost. I added a line in the script to search for your account name in the page, and if it finds it then call the twitter API. This ensures that there is no more double posting.

You need to replace the contents of the twitask.php file in the includes\cron folder with the script below. You need to replace the ACCOUNTNAME text in the line with the name of your twitter account. this needs to be in the same case as the account name appears on your twitter page.

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If you have $cronimage in your footer template and have the twitter scheduled task set to run every minute each time a new thread is started the title will be updated. You will also need to set the refresh time on your RSS feed in vboptions to 0 if you want to ensure that every new thread is updated to your twitted feed. If the refresh time is 60 minutes you will only have the latest thread submitted every hour when the RSS cache is refreshed.

I've been running with the above script and options for the last several days and have eliminated the duplicate posting issues.
Nice work... working fine for me...
thanks a lot..

do you have any idea about the plain text password?
why we can not use

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in Admin Cp.
Any idea please
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Old 13 Sep 2010, 02:23
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Originally Posted by Loco.M View Post
btw, how is this different than using twitfeed?

good idea. just added my feed here... hope will work,,

Actually this mod stopped publishing feeds on twitter by 1st September. may be due to change in Twitter policies, what ever i dont know
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Old 13 Sep 2010, 04:36
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Originally Posted by Loco.M View Post
btw, how is this different than using twitfeed?

Been using twiterfeed for quite a while now. It works. Not every post is tweeted in big, active forums, but it is a very good automatic twitter feed. I have no use for twitter, but for 'SEO' purposes one should have a twitter account.
Elsmar Marc
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Old 14 Mar 2011, 05:50
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Works in 4.1.2????

hope yes
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Old 24 Mar 2011, 16:54
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Hi There,

I have this mod installed but it seems to also post the rss feeds from our rss widget (with external rss feeds) to our twitter account.

Is there any way to turn this off?

seo marketing
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Old 11 Apr 2011, 20:41
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can u make another one for fb and other network sites
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Old 01 Jun 2011, 00:14
Uberguilds Uberguilds is offline
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This move is a direct assault on services like TwitPic and yFrog. With Twitter Pictures, you’ll be able to upload from and the clients and you’ll get a nice, tidy URL that links to your picture (and a small thumbnail may now appear in your stream).

Threads to twitter.


Forum images to twitter.

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Old 23 Jul 2011, 17:29
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If you want another option... accomplishes this same thing and is solid as a rock. Easy to set up with some nice features. Grabs the RSS and posts thread titles to your Twitter account.
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Old 22 Feb 2013, 23:02
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does this work on vb4.2.0?
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Old 07 May 2020, 03:27
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pss this doesnt work at all
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