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vBulletin 2 Twitter - Take Your News Straight To Twitter!
Mod Version: .1b, by AHealthForum (Member) AHealthForum is offline
Developer Last Online: Jul 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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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  #61  
Old 17 May 2009, 13:50
chatzworld chatzworld is offline
 
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i have installed but twitter comes up with ERROR int he updates?
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Old 22 May 2009, 16:48
Ohiosweetheart Ohiosweetheart is offline
 
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Real name: Peggy
This is a good idea. I'll be trying it out over the weekend.
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Old 25 May 2009, 06:12
BackSideSA BackSideSA is offline
 
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worked for me!
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  #64  
Old 25 May 2009, 14:25
GrossKopf GrossKopf is offline
 
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Well, other people have posted this, but there's been no reply, so I'll post it too.

My RSS feed is correct: http://flotgaming.net/forums/external.php?f=43

If I run the task manually, I get the error: Error: RSS file not found, dude

Any fix for this?
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  #65  
Old 02 Jun 2009, 06:00
BackSideSA BackSideSA is offline
 
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correction... only works some of the times... i sometimes find that a single thread is posted up to 15 times in a row... most of the time it works, just not as frequent as i hoped.
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  #66  
Old 06 Jun 2009, 09:24
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Kolbi Kolbi is offline
 
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Real name: Matthias
When i manually do the cron, Im getting this failure message:
vBulletin to Twitter Task
ASS Stellmotor defekt ? http://tinyurl.com/o25xch
Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in /mnt/web5/32/91/5940491/htdocs/includes/cron/twitask.php on line 28
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Old 06 Jun 2009, 16:31
SegWayne SegWayne is offline
 
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need to send multiple select forums to twitter, not just one.

First, thanks for the mod.

My question is this.. I have 10 different "news forums" segmented by category (see http://www.amiga.org).

ie:
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Amiga News and Community Announcements (http://amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=2)
- Amiga Events (http://amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=35)
- Amiga.org site announcements (http://amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=16)

.... and so forth.

The problem is that the primary (container) forum is #2, but http://www.amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=2 does not show any of the RSS feeds for its sub-forums.

I need a way to select multiple forum feeds for broadcast to twitter, but NOT have to show all of the forums on the site, since all other forums are used for general discussion.

Thanks,

Wayne Hunt
Amiga.org
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Old 06 Jun 2009, 16:41
SegWayne SegWayne is offline
 
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Originally Posted by raaowdot View Post
I've resorted to using the twitterfeed.com
Sorry for the off topic here, but I am running 3.8.2 with RSS enabled. That part works, but no matter what I do, I cannot get twitterfeed to "parse the RSS URL". It refuses, no matter whether I use;

http://www.amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=38&type=rss
http://www.amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=38&type=rss2
http://www.amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=38&type=xml

or even

http://www.amiga.org/forums/external.php

Says something about "netscape stopped supporting this DTD in 2007" when I use RSS, otherwise, gives no ideas WHY it won't validate.

If I can't submit multiples through the request above this one, I sure would appreciate some help trying to figure out why twitterfeed hates me

Thanks,

Wayne Hunt
Amiga.org
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Old 08 Jun 2009, 13:46
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Kolbi Kolbi is offline
 
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Real name: Matthias
Originally Posted by Kolbi View Post
vBulletin to Twitter Task
ASS Stellmotor defekt ? http://tinyurl.com/o25xch
Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in /mnt/web5/32/91/5940491/htdocs/includes/cron/twitask.php on line 28
My problem isnt solved yet.
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Old 09 Jun 2009, 12:43
SegWayne SegWayne is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SegWayne View Post
First, thanks for the mod.

My question is this.. I have 10 different "news forums" segmented by category (see http://www.amiga.org).

ie:
----
Amiga News and Community Announcements (http://amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=2)
- Amiga Events (http://amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=35)
- Amiga.org site announcements (http://amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=16)

.... and so forth.

The problem is that the primary (container) forum is #2, but http://www.amiga.org/forums/external.php?f=2 does not show any of the RSS feeds for its sub-forums.

I need a way to select multiple forum feeds for broadcast to twitter, but NOT have to show all of the forums on the site, since all other forums are used for general discussion.

Thanks,

Wayne Hunt
Amiga.org
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  #71  
Old 10 Jun 2009, 13:05
SBlueman SBlueman is offline
 
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Originally Posted by gordietbh View Post
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.
How do you set this to 0?
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  #72  
Old 11 Jun 2009, 09:11
Bram H Bram H is offline
 
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Pretty annoying that this message pops up for so many people:
Error: RSS file not found, dude
If this mod is supported why isnt there any reply from the dev in months? Don't want to sound ungrateful or something, i respect all that can create such fantastic vB mods, but this sounds like a graveyard modification to me, sorry

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  #73  
Old 12 Jun 2009, 02:59
SBlueman SBlueman is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Kolbi View Post
When i manually do the cron, Im getting this failure message:
I am getting the same kind of error:
vBulletin to Twitter Task
[Rams] Rams Pass On RB's Edgerrin James, Warrick Dunn? http://tinyurl.com/l4laoz
Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in /home/sblueman/public_html/forums/includes/cron/twitask.php on line 44
***UPDATE***

I was able to fix this error by adding cURL to apache.

Last edited by SBlueman; 12 Jun 2009 at 04:23.
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  #74  
Old 12 Jun 2009, 05:15
SBlueman SBlueman is offline
 
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I do have another question.....right now the cron job runs once a minute on my site....but it will only post 1 story per minute. There are times on my site that we may break multiple NFL news stories in that time span (we have a staff of news hounds). Is there a way for this modification to make sure it posts ALL missing stories in that minute span?

FYI....I am using the twitask.php file that gordietbh posted on page four of this thread.

Last edited by SBlueman; 12 Jun 2009 at 06:42.
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  #75  
Old 12 Jun 2009, 12:23
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Kolbi Kolbi is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SBlueman View Post

I was able to fix this error by adding cURL to apache.
The problem is that im running my board on a hostet package.
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