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vBulletin 2 Twitter - Take Your News Straight To Twitter!
Mod Version: .1b, by AHealthForum (Member) AHealthForum is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (7 votes - 4.43 average) Installs: 131
Released: 16 Mar 2009 Last Update: 16 Mar 2009 Downloads: 1121
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vBulletin2 Twitter Courtesy A Health Forum http://ahealthforum.com
Special Thanks to Jarvis From http://seovb.com for help
vbtotwitt.php copyright Vojtech Semecky released under the terms of GPL
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This modification will take one of your latest news threads and post it directly to your twitter account. You must have RSS enabled for this modification to work. You can specify a forum to pull the content from using external.php?f=FORUMID

The RSS feed will post your thread title directly into your Twitter account, and then create a link back using TinyURL. The links are automatically converted into tinyurl.com links via the TinyURL API


Install instructions

1. Upload the includes folder into your forum root. This will automatically place the 2 scripts need to operate this into the "includes/cron/" folder
2. Install the product-ahealthforumcomvbtwit.xml file via the Product Manager in your adminCP
3. Navigate to vBulletin Options -> vBulletin Options -> vBulletin 2 Twitter and enter your name and password.
4. Hit Save and Wait 2 minutes
5. View your twitter account to confirm that an update was posted.
6. Enter the URL to your forum feed.

Notice: By default for testing purposes this makes one tweet announcing you've installed vB2Twitter You are free to delete this tweet as it is for testing purposes only!!!!

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vBulletin 2 Twitter Options

1. Twitter Username: This is your Twitter.com username. If you don't have one yet, you can get one for free at http://twitter.com

2. Twitter Password: This is your password for your twitter account. Notice that its not hashed or encypted so anyone with adminCP access can view it. If you can't trust those who have your AdminCP information with such details, then this mod isn't for you sorry.

3. Feed URL: This can be to any sites feed if you want, but I suggest pointing it to your news forum and creating a prefix such as [Breaking News] to make the most of this. Your twitter posts will then be prefixed with [Breaking News] Thread Title link to thread.

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Again, this modification will take the latest thread from the forum RSS feed you specify. I don't beleive in spamming on twitter with useless crap, so I've made this modification to only take one thread at a time from your forums RSS feed.


Trouble Shooting:

If it does not automatically update to your account. Go into the scheduled tasks manage and run the task manually.

external.php gives a blank page. Enable RSS from your vBulletin Admin Control Panel.

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Old 24 Mar 2009, 10:34
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Does this support multiple forum ids?
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Old 25 Mar 2009, 01:47
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btw, how is this different than using twitfeed?
http://twitterfeed.com/

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Old 26 Mar 2009, 23:41
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Originally Posted by AHealthForum View Post
It only takes your latest forum post one at a time. So whatever the last RSS feed post is, this will be your tweet when the RSS updates.
What I am seeing is it is posting the same thread over and over even if there is no new post there since the last RSS update. I am doing something wrong?

http://twitter.com/DomainNameForum
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Old 27 Mar 2009, 05:28
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Originally Posted by Loco.M View Post
btw, how is this different than using twitfeed?
http://twitterfeed.com/

cheers
This doesn't limit you to X amount per hour.

Doesn't rely on 3rd party site that could go down

Cheers
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Old 27 Mar 2009, 05:30
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Originally Posted by ManagerJosh View Post
Does this support multiple forum ids?
Yes, you can put whatever forum ID you want in the RSS feed URL
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Old 27 Mar 2009, 05:30
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Originally Posted by nhlchuck View Post
What I am seeing is it is posting the same thread over and over even if there is no new post there since the last RSS update. I am doing something wrong?

http://twitter.com/DomainNameForum
Change the time in between the task.

AdminCP -> Scheduled Tasks -> vBulletin 2 Twitter
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Old 27 Mar 2009, 12:45
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Thank you!
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Old 28 Mar 2009, 23:28
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One more question, using on a different site than mentioned above. If I manually run it from scheduled tasks it works. If I don't, it never pulls the feed on it's own. Any thoughts?
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Old 29 Mar 2009, 18:37
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Thanks For This.
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Old 29 Mar 2009, 22:23
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Originally Posted by nhlchuck View Post
One more question, using on a different site than mentioned above. If I manually run it from scheduled tasks it works. If I don't, it never pulls the feed on it's own. Any thoughts?
make sure you're getting visitors to your site and that $cronimage is in your footer.

You could also try to edit the cron times so it only runs once every 10 minutes or so rather then once a minute.
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Old 07 Apr 2009, 09:17
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Originally Posted by m0nde View Post
Thanks for the prompt reply.

I've set it up to just read my news forum. When I view what is in that feed, I see the following:

http://www.bostonlove.org/forums/external.php?f=28

There's no sign of that "cdata" code in there.

Here's the actual twitter feed:

http://twitter.com/bostonlove
Any fix for this? I am also getting it. My feed http://twitter.com/zgeek
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Old 07 Apr 2009, 15:35
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I cant find the RSS feed url

Where do I go for this.
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Old 07 Apr 2009, 16:16
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Originally Posted by AHealthForum View Post
This doesn't limit you to X amount per hour.

Doesn't rely on 3rd party site that could go down

Cheers
ah I see, I've never ran into the limit on my site.
it seems like it would just be spamming twitter if your posting to many

and twitterfeed has never gone done for me, I don't know why anyone would want to make things more complicated
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Old 07 Apr 2009, 19:54
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I would rather use this mod than twitterfeed because I don't trust anyone with our twitter login details.
However, I would like it to check for new posts in several of our news forums every hour and post them to twitter. We would end up with maybe one new twitter update every couple of days tops, so it wouldn't be spamming.
If your mod can take the new posts from several forums and not create duplicate twitter updates, I would install it.
I appreciate the mod does what you need so you're not particularly motivated to amend it. But a simple table of posted thread ids would prevent duplicates.
Thanks.
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Old 08 Apr 2009, 12:58
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This increased my traffic by SO much. Coming close to 1000 followers by using this and many many new registers. Thanks for the mod!!!
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