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AboutToday - Bring RSS Feeds and Daily Events to Your Site!
Mod Version: 2.0.4, by CyberRanger (Member) CyberRanger is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (11 votes - 4.55 average) Installs: 249
Released: 06 Feb 2006 Last Update: 02 Aug 2006 Downloads: 796
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

What is AboutToday?

AboutToday provides a central place to bring daily items of interest to your forum visitors. It includes two main components: an RSS Reader System and Local Events database System.

Please NOTE: This mod has been modified for vb ver 3.6.4. It should work on vb ver 3.5.4 and 3.6.x.
  1. An RSS Reader system where the admin can enter RSS feeds that will then be displayed on the page. RSS feeds can be set to AUTOMATICALLY create threads or be set so that users can easily create a thread from a feed.. Feeds can be read via fopen or cURL.





    The RSS Feeds are fully intergrated with vbAdvanced and could actually be placed anywhere you want!!
  2. A database system that can hold unlimited categories of "AboutToday" events. For example, you could have a history category (like a Today in History) with sub-categories for different eras in history. Or, you could have a daily joke or software tip of the day, etc.

    The "Add Event" feature is intended to help you if you want for example - Sports: Today in History. With the vb calendar, you cannot have categories and you are restricted with how far back the dates can go.




    So with the "Add Event" feature, you could have a category tree like:
    • Hockey
      • Professional
      • College
      • High School
    • Football
      • American Football
      • The Rest of the World (Soccer)
    • Baseball

    with the normal calendar feature, you cannot have categories. And with "Add Event" you can have any date. So, if you want an event like "Jan 1, 132 B.C. - the first ball was invented", you can do that. But, that isn't possible in the normal calendar. Also, the events in "Add Event" are fully searchable.

Installation

Copy the following files to your server in the forums directory:
abouttoday.php
includes/class.csv.php
includes/class_abouttoday.php
includes/cron/cron_abouttoday.php
includes/xml/bitfield_abouttoday.xml
includes/xml/cpnav_abouttoday.xml
admincp/abouttodayadmin.php
From the admincp, import the product file product-abouttoday.xml (Manage Products - Add/Import Product).

REFRESH your admincp window. You should now see a listing in the left column of the admincp for "AboutToday".

Getting Started

NOTE - if this is a new install, a Yahoo RSS Feed and CNN Entertainment Feed have been automatically added to give you a feel for how the product looks.

If you plan to use the RSS Feeds:

1. From the admincp, select AboutToday - RSS Feeds. Add an RSS Feed.
2. From the admincp, select Usergroups - Usergroup Manager. Add permissions so the Administrator group can use the product.
3. From your forum directory, bring up the file abouttoday.php.
4. If you want the feeds to AUTOMATICALLY create threads, go to admincp - abouttoday - settings. There you must set the userid of the account to use to create the thread. Then, edit the RSS Feed with the forumid of where the threads for that feed should be created!

If you plan to create your own "today in history" type of database:

1. From the admincp, select AboutToday - Categories. Add a category.
2. From your forum directory, bring up the file abouttoday.php. "Add" your first event to the category you have created!

Version Status
I've tested this product extensively but ... use this totally at your own risk!

Credits
I learned a lot about how to code this and used a lot of the code from what Ron1n did with ecDownloads. What I've learned from his code while helping to support ecDownloads has been invaluable.

Sites Using this Product
Visit www.armchairgeneral.com to see this product in action.

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  #796  
Old 18 Sep 2007, 19:25
Fungsten Fungsten is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
In admincp -> vBulletin Options -> Message Posting and Editing Options see if "Allow Dynamic URL for [IMG] Tags" is set to yes.
Thanks. I already had it checked yes but I think it's working now.

On Edit:

How do I change the News Feeds per row? Right now there is one per row and I want to change it to three. Thanks.

Last edited by Fungsten; 18 Sep 2007 at 19:55.
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  #797  
Old 29 Sep 2007, 02:17
CarpHunter CarpHunter is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Real name: Björn
I have a little problem with the output on my portal.

I updated my forums (vb 3.6.8) and portal (vbadvanced 3.0.RC2) today.

The module on the portal worked perfectly but now it doesn't anymore.
I reinstalled alle files from abouttoday (2.0.5) and uploaded the xml. Nothing seems to help.

Output on the forums is ok and the script is functioning great except for the portal block.

There is a new function in vbadvanced 3.0 that lets you test the template code for a new module and there the rss outputs fine. But when I try to view it on the portal itselfe it doesn't show.

Any quick fix for this?
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  #798  
Old 30 Sep 2007, 22:51
Mark K Mark K is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
How do i edit the $myfeeds template? I would like to remove the bullet points from the feeds, and take some of the cell padding off

Last edited by Mark K; 01 Oct 2007 at 15:12.
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  #799  
Old 02 Oct 2007, 08:57
Mark K Mark K is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
yay, finally got mine finished, displaying exactly how i want now, in my rightside column. Thanx for this great mod, was exactly what i was looking for.

To see it in action click here
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  #800  
Old 07 Oct 2007, 14:45
newbuck newbuck is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
How Can I move this to the top of my forum?

Last edited by newbuck; 07 Oct 2007 at 14:51.
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  #801  
Old 07 Oct 2007, 15:12
Mrdby Mrdby is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Real name: MrDby
Originally Posted by Mark K View Post
yay, finally got mine finished, displaying exactly how i want now, in my rightside column. Thanx for this great mod, was exactly what i was looking for.

To see it in action click here
How did you do that?
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  #802  
Old 07 Oct 2007, 15:14
Mrdby Mrdby is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Real name: MrDby
where do you go to get the links to feeds?
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  #803  
Old 07 Oct 2007, 15:17
Mrdby Mrdby is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Real name: MrDby
Warning: Division by zero in /global.php(341) : eval()'d code on line 461 i got this error at the top of my forum.
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  #804  
Old 07 Oct 2007, 15:20
Mrdby Mrdby is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Real name: MrDby
and it gave me that error in my shoutbox.
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  #805  
Old 09 Oct 2007, 17:49
YabbaDabba YabbaDabba is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
Thanks for the detailed comments. I really need to recode a lot of this. As you can see, it's been a long time since I did an update. Now, just to find some time!
It's been 6 months, so I thought I would pop in and ask if you have any idea as to when you would be working on a new release.

Thanks for all your efforts,
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  #806  
Old 09 Oct 2007, 20:43
Fungsten Fungsten is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Originally Posted by Mrdby View Post
How did you do that?
Same here.

Also I noticed that if I click on new threads at the bottom of a thread then many times I a message saying there are no new threads. But there are more recent threads. Is anyone else getting that?
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  #807  
Old 14 Oct 2007, 16:32
busybeeburns busybeeburns is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
In /abouttoday.php page the "Add" link directs to mysite.com/forum/abouttoday.php?do=add&cat=

...which is a dead link
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  #808  
Old 16 Oct 2007, 13:54
nyk_user nyk_user is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
I have installed this but when I click on either Categories or RSS feeds then I get a 404 page not found from my control panel.

I uploaded all the files according to the directions, any suggestions?

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  #809  
Old 19 Oct 2007, 05:00
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CyberRanger CyberRanger is offline
 
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Originally Posted by nyk_user View Post
I have installed this but when I click on either Categories or RSS feeds then I get a 404 page not found from my control panel.

I uploaded all the files according to the directions, any suggestions?
You need to load the files again to your server. Make sure you get the files that are in admincp.
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Old 04 Nov 2007, 19:16
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basilrath basilrath is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
any ideas on this

ive add $myfeeds to a sidebar nothing shows in it at all

i had this working on another site but its not showing the feeds

ive got the "How many rows across for $myfeeds variable?" set above zero (its at 1)

and the feed is added too and is active still nothing ive tried everything

nothing shows

any ideas

3.6.8 and vbadvanced
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