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Mod Version: 0.2, by nick_ramsay (Member) nick_ramsay is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.2 Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 20
Released: 09 May 2009 Last Update: 16 May 2009 Downloads: 132
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This hack creates an RSS feed for each social group. Each feed shows the last 20 posts (not just threads) from the desired social group.

How it works:
The feeds are generated by using the url,, or clicking the RSS icon on each group's homepage. ID is the id number for the group.

RSS feeds are inaccessible for private groups.

What it involves:
Uploading a new file to your forums root directory.
Uploading an RSS icon to the images/misc folder.
Making a small template edit to show the RSS icon.

The RSS icon shows regardless of whether the group is private or not.

I won't be supporting this hack. I'm hoping somebody with more vBulletin and programming experience than me can take what I've done, give it some solid testing and make it better. If you'd like to revamp it, be my guest.

How to install:
1. Upload the attached groupfeed.php file to your forums root directory;
2. Upload the attached RSS icon, feed-icon-24x24.png to the images/misc folder;
3. Go to Admin CP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> Choose Edit Templates and click Go -> Double click Social Groups Templates -> Double click socialgroups_group ->Search in Template for <h1 id="group_name">.


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Save and visit your social groups. You should see an RSS icon next to each group's title.

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Old 09 May 2009, 12:26
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TNCclubman TNCclubman is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
very nice.
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Old 09 May 2009, 12:41
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Ooh now I've been after something like this, will install later on.

Another of those "yet another feature that should be in the default package" addons, of which there are so many for Social Groups.
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Old 16 May 2009, 01:45
nick_ramsay nick_ramsay is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Updated to version 0.2

I've made some small changes to groupfeed.php so that it successfully passes the W3C Feed Validator. Please download the latest groupfeed.php file (attached to the first post) and upload it to your forums root directory, overwriting the old one. Thanks.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 19:40
jaderollie jaderollie is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
i cant see an rss icon, any reason why, the install is all ok thanks

if i test i get :-
RSS Poster Robot

test XML Error: Mismatched tag at line 777

RSS Feed Manager


Last edited by jaderollie; 10 Jul 2009 at 00:11.
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Old 10 Aug 2009, 22:01
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coffee coffee is offline
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Good for English forums but not others ..

It needs to be more flexible and using a code like the one in the file: external.php which shows feeds from all languages.
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Old 10 Aug 2009, 22:19
jaderollie jaderollie is offline
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mine still does not work
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Old 13 Sep 2009, 15:37
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
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The feed shows every post in the same thread. Can you reduce this to showing each thread once?
Could you add one feed for all groups?

Last edited by Alfa1; 13 Sep 2009 at 15:42.
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Old 14 Apr 2012, 17:02
Morrus Morrus is offline
Join Date: Jan 2002
I know this is old and unsupported. But for those who are thinking of installing this, please be aware that the RSS feed breaks if the content contains any apostrophes.
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Old 23 Nov 2015, 20:48
smirkley smirkley is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Can be made to work with minor alterations to the code, and link embed onto template.
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