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Mod Version: 1.00, by Wayne Luke (Administrator) Wayne Luke is offline
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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.

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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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Old 25 Jan 2006, 08:06
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Question

Hello wane..
we got it installed..and after install it we tried it to validate it..

http://validator.czweb.org/rss-feed.php

We tried to use the url bellow for validate
http://www.golpo.net/forum/external....s2&forumids=11

The result comes with a error result url bellow

http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?u...orumids%3D11++

Sorry
This feed does not validate.
line 19, column 42: pubDate must be an RFC-822 date-time (15 occurrences) [help]
<pubDate>Sun, 22 Jan 2006 13:28:58-08:00</pubDate>

XMl Validator seemed to be okay

Your URL: http://www.golpo.net/forum/external....s2&forumids=11
Congratulations the XML is well formed!
This XML syntax checker is built with the XML::Parser module and Perl

RSS Validator
the same url we tested
Result comes with error:url bellow

http://rss.scripting.com/?url=http%3...6forumids%3D11

There were 1 errors, the RSS feed does not validate.
1. pubDate must be an RFC-822 date 19 42
The call to the validator took 1.016 seconds.

We are also using.. cinvin fps external.php
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ight=forum+rss


How could we solve this problem??

Thankx
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 17:22
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Originally Posted by Marv
Do I have to place the initial plugin elsewhere as in forumsdisplay_start if IŽld like to place this in the forum menu?

Any idea ?

Sorry for the delay. I will try to look into this today, however my wife and I are going away on a four day weekend tomorrow so I might not get to it until Monday. Will have to look at it. You could try putting the conditional based on KW802's post above and bypass the plugin.
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 17:23
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Originally Posted by Zia
Hello wane..
we got it installed..and after install it we tried it to validate it..
Submit it as a bug on the vBulletin.com Bug Tracker. This doesn't really have anything to do with the creation of the feeds, just creates icons to make them available to more users.
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Old 26 Jan 2006, 03:04
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Thankx Wayne Luke ......

We will submit that....as a bug
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Old 26 Jan 2006, 20:10
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Is there a way to modify the RSS feed so it displays threads in order of most recent new post, rather than most recently created (so that it resembles the results of a "New Posts" search, rather than just being a list of threads sorted by creation date)?
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 03:04
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Rated 5 and Installed..Very Handy Mod
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 06:11
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Hello
BaconDelight & dbase

Yeap its a too kool addons for vb....u install it...
do u check it using any validator?
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 18:26
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Originally Posted by Zia
Hello
BaconDelight & dbase

Yeap its a too kool addons for vb....u install it...
do u check it using any validator?
I've installed your icon hack on a test board, waiting to finish a host tranfer before I go live with it.

My issue is not with the hack, but with vB's RSS generation script.

Let's say I have 5 threads, one of them started 2 days ago, the rest started today. Even if the most recent post on the forum is to teh thread starte 2 days ago, the other 4 threads are what show up first in the RSS feed because it sorts by creation time not time of most recent post. Is there any way to alter this (without adding too many queries)?
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 19:00
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/me installs
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 17:55
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Originally Posted by BaconDelight
I've installed your icon hack on a test board, waiting to finish a host tranfer before I go live with it.

My issue is not with the hack, but with vB's RSS generation script.

Let's say I have 5 threads, one of them started 2 days ago, the rest started today. Even if the most recent post on the forum is to teh thread starte 2 days ago, the other 4 threads are what show up first in the RSS feed because it sorts by creation time not time of most recent post. Is there any way to alter this (without adding too many queries)?

a new updated fps_external.php has been relased here.....i am using it...it works...for forum(inside)....

tho i have some other probs..validator cant valid...all the things
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 18:06
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Originally Posted by BaconDelight
I've installed your icon hack on a test board, waiting to finish a host tranfer before I go live with it.

My issue is not with the hack, but with vB's RSS generation script.

Let's say I have 5 threads, one of them started 2 days ago, the rest started today. Even if the most recent post on the forum is to teh thread starte 2 days ago, the other 4 threads are what show up first in the RSS feed because it sorts by creation time not time of most recent post. Is there any way to alter this (without adding too many queries)?

a new updated fps_external.php has been relased here.....i am using it...it works...for forum(inside)....

tho i have some other probs..validator cant valid...all the things
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Old 06 Feb 2006, 17:21
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dear wane...
can u modify it that it will send ping using pingomatic.com
so the serch engn will keep informed that rss is updated
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Old 07 Feb 2006, 13:18
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Originally Posted by Wayne Luke
Sorry for the delay. I will try to look into this today, however my wife and I are going away on a four day weekend tomorrow so I might not get to it until Monday...
Hi Wayne,

maybe youŽd already could effort the time to have a look into my (very personal) problem ?
For some reason I cannot solve this on my own - even if it looks to me like it couldnŽt be such a big thing.

I would really appreciate your help.
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Old 08 Feb 2006, 16:58
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Originally Posted by MrNase
What is the feed supposed to look like..?

Iam missing some information in it: http://www.pagodentreff.de/diskussio...ss2&forumids=4
Wayne,

I am seeing the same behavior as MrNase. My RSS icons were only showing upon "category" forums. But those forums don't contain any posts which makes for a pretty uninteresting RSS feed.

What do I need to change to get the RSS feed icon to show up on the forums (sub-forums really) and NOT show up on the category forums?

Mark
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Old 13 Feb 2006, 08:52
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I have a problem for colored title....I'm already post here http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=175044

Any idea for that ?

Thanks
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