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Latest Blog in Postbit Using Carp for vBulletin 4.x
Mod Version: 4.01, by djbaxter (Coder/Designer) djbaxter is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.6 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 15
Released: 27 Jan 2010 Last Update: 23 Aug 2010 Downloads: 29
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This is an update for nevetS' mod for 3.5 at http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=91781 and gotlinks' update for 3.6 at http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=163718 to make it work in 4.x.

If you already have Carp Free or Carp LE or Carp Evolution, great. If not, you'll have to download a copy from http://carp.docs.geckotribe.com/download.php (Carp Free is now renamed Carp LE). If you need to install Carp first, golinks has some instructions at http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=163718 and there are of course more detailed instructions at http://carp.docs.geckotribe.com/

Now, modify your vBulletin installation.

1. Add three custom profile fields - in my setup, they are as follows, but make a note of the field# for later in case yours are different:
  1. Name = Blog RSS Feed (RSS Only!)
    Single-Line Text Box Editable, Searchable, Members field6
    The member enters his blog feed here.
  2. Latest Blog Title
    Single-Line Text Box Searchable, Members field7
    This is filled automatically by Carp with the latest blog post at that feed.
  3. Blog URL
    Single-Line Text Box Searchable, Members field8
    This is the URL to the blog, filled by Carp and used in postbit to make the blog title a live URL.

2. Create a new plugin called Carp Configuration and attach it to hook location: global_bootstrap_init_start


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3. Create another plugin called Get Users Blog Entry and attach this to hook location: postbit_display_start


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4. Edit postbit (and/or legacy):

Find:


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Add after:


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Remember to change field6 and field8 to correspond to the numbers of the custom fields for your forum.

For postbit_legacy, use this code instead (thanks to 993ti who posted this here:


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Old 15 Dec 2010, 11:29
Olgi Olgi is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Hello,
When using Legacy (Vertical) Postbit Template the blog feed will not show, any way around this?
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Old 19 Dec 2010, 04:18
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by Olgi View Post
Hello,
When using Legacy (Vertical) Postbit Template the blog feed will not show, any way around this?
1. Check that you're trying to display an RSS feed and be aware that this mod does not typically work well with Blogger/Blogspot feeds, even with the RSS extensions.

2. Check that you have the right field# in the additional code.

That said, I'm not sure how well suited this is for postbit legacy forums... at best, the blog post title is going to have to wrap condierably. I've never really liked and never used the postbit legacy format so I can't tell you exactly how to modify the display. You may need to play with it a bit.

Can you post a screenshot of (1) what the legacy display looks like now and (2) the code in your legacy postbit?
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Old 20 Dec 2010, 07:34
merk_aus merk_aus is offline
 
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Is this possible to grab blogs made in the vb-blog stuff on the suite - I only want members most recent blogs from there to show in the postbit.
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Old 20 Dec 2010, 14:56
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by merk_aus View Post
Is this possible to grab blogs made in the vb-blog stuff on the suite - I only want members most recent blogs from there to show in the postbit.
I've never tried it but you should be able to use any valid RSS feed.
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