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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: 131
Released: 16 Mar 2009 Last Update: 16 Mar 2009 Downloads: 1121
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vBulletin2 Twitter Courtesy A Health Forum http://ahealthforum.com
Special Thanks to Jarvis From http://seovb.com for help
vbtotwitt.php copyright Vojtech Semecky released under the terms of GPL
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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 tinyurl.com 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!!!!

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vBulletin 2 Twitter Options

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

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.

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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 18 Mar 2009, 12:55
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this exported something to twitter, but didn't do it properly.

what was tweeted was

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

is there something i can do to fix that?
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 17:05
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Originally Posted by m0nde View Post
this exported something to twitter, but didn't do it properly.

what was tweeted was

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

is there something i can do to fix that?
I'm not sure, i've never seen it include that.

Try viewing your RSS feed in the browser and see if thats the title.

If not, try deleting the tweet, and then waiting for it to update again.
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 17:15
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sorry for my dumbness but how do i "Enable RSS from your vBulletin Admin Control Panel." i cant find it

Thanks
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 17:21
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Originally Posted by animemike View Post
sorry for my dumbness but how do i "Enable RSS from your vBulletin Admin Control Panel." i cant find it

Thanks
AdminCP -> vBulletin Options -> External Data provider
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 17:33
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Originally Posted by AHealthForum View Post
AdminCP -> vBulletin Options -> External Data provider
Nice one thanks works Ace <3
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 23:19
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Originally Posted by animemike View Post
Nice one thanks works Ace <3
Thanks, glad to hear its working for others, thought i was going crazy and it only worked for me.
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Old 19 Mar 2009, 02:49
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Originally Posted by AHealthForum View Post
Thanks, glad to hear its working for others, thought i was going crazy and it only worked for me.
Well am no pro but this is my twitter page >>> http://twitter.com/animeisland <<<
Looks good to me Thanks
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Old 19 Mar 2009, 09:45
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Originally Posted by AHealthForum View Post
I'm not sure, i've never seen it include that.

Try viewing your RSS feed in the browser and see if thats the title.

If not, try deleting the tweet, and then waiting for it to update again.
Thanks for the prompt reply.

I've set it up to just read my news forum. When I view what is in that feed, I see the following:

http://www.bostonlove.org/forums/external.php?f=28

There's no sign of that "cdata" code in there.

Here's the actual twitter feed:

http://twitter.com/bostonlove
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Old 19 Mar 2009, 17:37
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Originally Posted by ericgtr View Post
FYI, this can be done without a modification by placing the RSS feed of your forum into twitterfeed.com I do this myself for one of my more popular forums. It can also do all forums as well.
Wow! Thanks for the tip!
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Old 19 Mar 2009, 18:22
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nice idea, I'll have to check this out sometime
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Old 20 Mar 2009, 20:46
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it does work with PHP4 i have it working on my site, it only posted 1 post though and i put the main RSS feed for the entire forum, there should be more posts posted though.. well see
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 01:46
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I just set it up for my site and it works perfectly. Much better than twitterfeed.

Thanks so much for this!!
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 08:10
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Originally Posted by puregraf View Post
it does work with PHP4 i have it working on my site, it only posted 1 post though and i put the main RSS feed for the entire forum, there should be more posts posted though.. well see
It only takes your latest forum post one at a time. So whatever the last RSS feed post is, this will be your tweet when the RSS updates.
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 08:13
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Originally Posted by ZGeek View Post
I just set it up for my site and it works perfectly. Much better than twitterfeed.

Thanks so much for this!!
Great glad to hear! I have to agree as well since this will let you do an unlimited amount by setting the cron to constantly run. A lot more flexibility imo by setting different cron times
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Old 23 Mar 2009, 04:25
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Update: I've been using this mod since released here, which was the same day I created the Twitter account and I have 62 followers and my traffic has increased about 40%. And i've only posted 3-4 tweets myself
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