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Sorky - RSS Feed Link
Mod Version: 1.0.3, by Sorky (Coder) Sorky is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (6 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 93
Released: 20 Oct 2008 Last Update: 30 Jan 2009 Downloads: 324
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Purpose
This plugin allows you to automatically add an RSS Feed icon to All/Selected/UnSelected Forums just by setting options (NO EDITS)!
  • Choose your own icon (eg: use this one from karim004 : )
  • Put the icon before, after or on the far-right of the forum display
  • Option to automatically include SubForums in the subscription
  • Option to restrict the exclude.php access to only the forums you select
  • Set the default way users get the feed ...
    • Option for feed of First/Last post
    • Option to send preview or full post
    • Option to strip HTML
    • Option to limit the number of items
  • Plus more!
Acknowledgement
Thanks (and apologies) to karim004 for providing the icon & inspiration to generate this Mod.

Installation
Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]

Options
To set hack options go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Sorky12 - RSS Feed Links

Versions
v1.0.0 - 20th of October, 2008 = Launch (click here)
v1.0.3 - 30th of January, 2009 = Updated in line with the 3.8.x version(click here)

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Settings & Demonstration Screenshots
See v1.0.0 post (click here)

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Forum Display Enhancements Sorky - RSS Feed Link Sorky vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 7 03 Aug 2009 10:51

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  #2  
Old 20 Oct 2008, 11:28
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
V1.0.0 Features
  • Choose the forums to have an RSS Feed available
  • Automatically include SubForums in the availability
  • Option to restrict the exclude.php access to only the forums you select
  • Set the icon to use
  • Put the icon before, after or on the far-right of the forum display
  • Option to automatically include SubForums in the subscription
  • Set the default way users get the feed ...
    • Option for feed of First/Last post
    • Option to send preview or full post
    • Option to strip HTML
    • Option to limit the number of items
Tips
To get this hack working you will need to enable the RSS Feed system in vBulletin Options >External Data Provider > Enable RSS Syndication (if you forget, the Mod will remind you )

If the following templates have been modified from their original, either "revert" them or test this Mod carefully before use:
  • forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost
  • forumhome_forumbit_level1_post
  • forumhome_forumbit_level2_nopost
  • forumhome_forumbit_level2_post
WishList - Other Ideas
  • Add debug information mode (Option)
  • Make the RSS Feed a popup window (Option)
  • Make the feed options remembered user settings (Option by Forum)
Settings & Demonstration Screenshots
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Options1.jpg (90.0 KB, 277 views)
File Type: jpg Example1.jpg (54.2 KB, 662 views)
File Type: jpg Example2.jpg (54.4 KB, 407 views)
File Type: jpg Example3.jpg (55.2 KB, 411 views)

Last edited by Sorky; 20 Oct 2008 at 12:13.
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 12:17
Charlie98902 Charlie98902 is offline
 
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Where would the gif icon go please?
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 12:26
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basilrath basilrath is offline
 
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nice idea .........will try
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 13:22
Ozidoggy Ozidoggy is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
How do we stop certain usergroups such as unregistered from accessing RSS?
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 13:37
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Charlie98902 View Post
Where would the gif icon go please?
Wherever you want really... The "image to use" option can contain a path and filename (eg: images/misc/rss_small.gif)

Originally Posted by basilrath View Post
nice idea .........will try
Enjoy

Originally Posted by Ozidoggy View Post
How do we stop certain usergroups such as unregistered from accessing RSS?
Not currently possible. RSS feed clients do not login. This Mod at least makes it easy to stop the RSS feeds on specific forums (but unfortunately it stops everyone )
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 15:25
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F0xy F0xy is offline
 
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would be nice to see a usergroup option implemented and then i'd use it. Great effort though.
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 16:15
River_rush River_rush is offline
 
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first forum worked ok to subscribe to, I am getting this error message and a white page on the others
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 23:13
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by River_rush View Post
first forum worked ok to subscribe to, I am getting this error message and a white page on the others
Hard to guess - Easy to test...
Copy the URL for the RSS feed
Turn my Mod OFF
Open a fresh browser and paste in the URL
If the problem still exists, it isn't my Mod
Possibly forum security related
Or possibly the "External Data" settings
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 23:21
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by F0xy View Post
would be nice to see a usergroup option implemented and then i'd use it. Great effort though.
What exactly do you expect it to do?

If you are thinking about only particular groups getting to see the "Link" then I might be able to achieve that (note that anyone could still type in the URL to access the "external.php").

If you are thinking about only particular groups getting access, I don't believe the RSS feeds in vBulletin allow for that. I could add a keyword in the URL for specific forums so that only those who get the link will get the keyword and thus add a very basic form of security. Once the keyword is known though, nothing much could be done.

Last edited by Sorky; 20 Oct 2008 at 23:38.
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 17:05
River_rush River_rush is offline
 
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Real name: Chas
first forum is viewable by guests, the others are not and that is the difference, which means this mod or the way that vbb uses rss implementation is pretty much useless for me unless I am missing something obvious
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 23:56
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by River_rush View Post
first forum is viewable by guests, the others are not and that is the difference, which means this mod or the way that vbb uses rss implementation is pretty much useless for me unless I am missing something obvious
I have no trouble getting an RSS feed from SubForums. I have ROOT/Section/SubForum working - no special setup was required.

Did you try my suggestion of copying the RSS Feed, disabling my PlugIn and manually testing the URL? If you do that you will at least find out if it is my PlugIn or vBulletin (or your config).
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Old 19 Nov 2008, 20:04
dolphin678 dolphin678 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Using 3.7.3 PL 1 I too get a blank screen when attempting to subscribe to a forum.

I tried doing what you suggested ...copying the RSS link to a new browser window and disabling your plugin (and setting all the External Data settings to yes in vBull options) but still a blank screen....

Anything else you suggest I should try?

BTW the icon appears on all the forum sections on my main index but links to the same (private) forums I listed in yr plugin options...but that may be because I am logged in as an Admin?
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Old 19 Nov 2008, 21:19
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by dolphin678 View Post
I tried doing what you suggested ...copying the RSS link to a new browser window and disabling your plugin (and setting all the External Data settings to yes in vBull options) but still a blank screen....
If you get a blank screen with my plug-in disabled, then unfortunately for you the issue is with vBulletin... All I do is generate the URL, vBulletin provides the php for the RSS feed.

BTW: You mentioned private forums... RSS will not go into private forums as it does not login.
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Old 20 Nov 2008, 04:13
dolphin678 dolphin678 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Yes that explains it - only the open forums give a RSS feed.
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