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CinVin vB Forum Feed Listing
Mod Version: 2.3.0, by KW802 (Coder) KW802 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (22 votes - 4.59 average) Installs: 330
Released: 06 Dec 2006 Last Update: 07 Nov 2007 Downloads: 1774
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[ BY REQUEST ]

This nifty little utility will present a list of all of your forums RSS feeds on one page! Your users can then easily pick & choose which forums they want to subscribe to via RSS, Google, Yahoo, or Bloglines.

Ever go to a big site like CNN and view their page of RSS feeds that you can subscribe to? This is the same thing but for your vBulletin forums!

In addition to your users, the search engine spiders will love this!

We went out of our way to make sure that this CinVin vBulletin add-on was quick & easy to both install and modify!
  • Automatically adds an RSS button to your footer template.
  • Correctly shows where your visitors are when viewing the Who's Online page.
  • Forums can be specifically excluded from being listed.
  • Ability to specify which usergroup to use for permissions when viewing the list of forums.
  • "Link" forums can be turned off from showing.
  • All options are configured through the vBulletin ACP.
  • All descriptions and names are completely phrased so you can quickly add alternate lanquages or change the existing wording.
  • All display output is handled through vBulletin templates so you can quickly change the output appearance.
  • All templates and phrase are installed as a vBulletin product through your ACP which means there are no file edits!
  • Compatible with vBSEO.
  • Easy integration with vBadvanced CMPS.
  • Debug mode to help you with any problems you may be having.
Installation only take a few moments...
  • Unzip the .zip file that you downloaded.
  • Upload the single PHP file and single folder in the upload_to_your_forum_folder folder from the download to your forums folder.
  • Go into your ACP and select Plugins & Products => Manage Products => Add/Import Product => {Select the CinVin_vB_Forum_Feed_Listing.xml file from the download} => Import
You're all done! Just point your browser to http://www.yoursite.com/forums/cv_rss_feeds.php to view your new RSS feed listings.

DEMO #1: CinVin RSS Feeds (this is the 'stock' version)

DEMO #2: Cool Sci-Fi RSS Feeds (this one has been integrated with vBa CMPS)


FAQ's
- What vB versions? This should work with all versions of vB 3.6.x and above. It should also work with vB 3.5.x but I have not tested it on that version.

- Can I remove the "CinVin" text at the very bottom? NO! Believe it or not that little text is what allows us to work on hacks like this for free and, more importantly, to continue to support them. You are free to move the notice to your footer template, for example, if you would like to keep your notices all together but for removing it entirely a Branding Free license is available through CinVin.

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Old 06 Dec 2006, 19:50
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Revisions
1.0.1
- Added WOL plugins

1.0.2
- Strip HTML from forum descriptions
- Fixed forum link to go to forum display instead of external.php
- Added additional template (cf_ffl_forum_link) for forum links versus feed links
- Removed logic that would not show a forum if the forum was not listed on the forum jump menu

1.x.x - 2.1.0
- Several new features, check your ACP.

2.1.1
- Fix for vBSEO users that were having an issue with no forums being listed.

2.2.0
- Added new feature to show forums based upon a usergroup ID. The default value is now usergroup ID 1.
- Fixed 'Excluded Forums' option; was not working in all circumstances.
- Fixed display issue introduced in 2.1.1 for vBSEO users.
- Code cleanup.

2.2.1
- Private release

2.3.0
- A new feature has been added to automatically add an RSS button to your footer template as can be seen here at CinVin. The option is turned on by default and can be turned on or off in the ACP.
- Session ID variables have been removed from the cv_ffl_forum_link template as some older styles that were converted to the vB 3.6.x were having some issues.
- The method of including the vBadvanced CMPS file for CMPS 2.x & older has been changed. If you are using CMPS but not integrating the CinVin Forum Feed Listing with it then you may have seen an error at the top of the page.
- For those interested in removing the "CinVin" branding from the footer, the Branding Free License cost has been reduced.
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 19:58
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/me clicked Install!

Nice hack kevin
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 20:09
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Uncached templates: cv_ffl_forum_feed_link (103)
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 20:11
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easy install... thanks.. just 1 question is how to forum permissions apply? example is if someone uses the site feed they wont get private forum access?

tested w/ yahoo so far
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 20:13
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Originally Posted by StuntFactoryX View Post
easy install... thanks.. just 1 question is how to forum permissions apply? example is if someone uses the site feed they wont get private forum access?

tested w/ yahoo so far
LOL, just wanted to ask the same question
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 20:15
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Originally Posted by soulface View Post
Uncached templates: cv_ffl_forum_feed_link (103)
Whoops! Sorry, I missed that one. I'll fix it in the next update. To patch it, modify the cv_rss_feeds.php and look for...
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

... and change it to:
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Originally Posted by StuntFactoryX View Post
easy install... thanks.. just 1 question is how to forum permissions apply? example is if someone uses the site feed they wont get private forum access?

tested w/ yahoo so far
It should be using the permissions of the user that's logged in. If you're viewing the page logged in, take note of any private forums, etc. that you have access to and then log out. When you view the page again you should see only the forums that guest have access to.
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 20:18
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As a side note... the page will display a list of the forums that the user has access to but the actual RSS feeds are still coming from the "external.php" script so even if somebody sees a forum that they shouldn't then they still won't see the threads in it.

To give a working example of that, view the CinVin demo link above as a guest. I have the "Styles Support" forum visible to guests but they can't read the threads in it. The forum is listed on the page but when you try to view the RSS feed for that forum it'll be blank since they don't have permissions to view the threads, only view the forum.
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 20:39
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i see none of forums - but the main site is displayed in your .php.

just tried to add a feed with url/external.php?type=RSS2&forumids=17
not listed in cv_rss_feeds.php

how to list all forums / subforums on cv_rss_feeds.php ?
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 20:40
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Originally Posted by Cocko View Post
i see none of forums - but the main site is displayed in your .php.

just tried to add a feed with url/external.php?type=RSS2&forumids=17
not listed in cv_rss_feeds.php

how to list all forums / subforums on cv_rss_feeds.php ?
Sorry, not sure I'm following the question.
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 20:51
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
Sorry, not sure I'm following the question.
have a lot of feeds in yahoo. so i like your hack -
if in know how rss run in vb.

your feed listing lists all forums - right ? or do i need to make any feeds
with rss manager in acp ?

right now i see only one feed - or should this be correct when i have about 30 forums ?
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 20:59
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Nice one, installed, thanks!

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Old 06 Dec 2006, 21:12
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Thanks for the feedback, everybody. If anybody has some suggestions or ideas on what else I can throw in there, please let me know.

I just updated the package to version 1.0.1 so that the Who's Online page shows properly now.


Originally Posted by Cocko View Post
... right now i see only one feed - or should this be correct when i have about 30 forums ?
Can I see a link?
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 21:31
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Originally Posted by KW802 View Post
Can I see a link?
pm is sent
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 21:51
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Nice hack, well done but....

I get a db error when i click on the RSS image for the whole forum
I also get a blank page when i click on any other RSS image?
It says im unregistereed in the error message as well lol

Database error in vBulletin 3.6.4:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT COUNT(*) AS count FROM user WHERE referrerid =;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1 Error Number : 1064
Date : Wednesday, December 6th 2006 @ 10:54:09 PM
Script : http://www.bashys-place.com/forums/external.php
Referrer : http://www.bashys-place.com/forums/cv_rss_feeds.php
IP Address :
Username : Unregistered
Classname : vb_database
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