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vB Version: 3.8.0 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 15
Released: 11 May 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 57
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New design for all the RSS Feed you apply to your forum.

Actually, inside vBulletin, you have:

  1. a rss feed inside a forum is used only to display small amount of text from the feed itself... having to click the thread title to see the small text of the feed is irrelevant.
  2. no capability to show the image attached to the feed is irrelevant too, as it's one of the gains we had lately with RSS2.
  3. having the RSS post have the dateline of the moment the cron will grab the info... this is irrelevant because the feed have to be fluid with its own feedline.

So now, we will see the feeds in a different way:

Does that look professional enough ?!

details of the changes:

1- Creation Date of Thread is now based on the original posting date of the feed itself. if the GMT is different, the creation date will be the moment when the cron grab the info.

2- The attached images of each feed can be retrieved on feed connection and inserted as a thumbnail for the thread.

3- Feed content is displayed in forumdisplay, instead of having to open the thread to read the comment. RSS Feeds are for insights, not for clicking all the way... so displaying the entire feed when you open the forum is better, and the display we use by default is similar to most of the News displays of these Feeds.

4- when you add the hack, it look even more professional.


though this hack require that you edit 2 files to work properly, because it edit the core functions of the RSS Reader, which does not contain any hook for addons.

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Old 11 May 2009, 18:49
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saadessa saadessa is offline
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very nice but please the explining of editing in ( how to ) file is not clear

can make it more clear ....thank you
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Old 11 May 2009, 18:49
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i'll try, i'll see if i can make it clearer..
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Old 12 May 2009, 05:23
Creative Liquid Creative Liquid is offline
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Yeah, it would help me out too, if the instructions could be a bit more clearer, or if somebody can explain the instructions to me.
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Old 12 May 2009, 07:49
Creative Liquid Creative Liquid is offline
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I figured it out. This is one great add on!
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Old 12 May 2009, 10:35
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as always nexy another fine addition

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Old 12 May 2009, 17:34
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ShawnV ShawnV is offline
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Great Mod, so much better then the default.

Elements of Darkness
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Old 12 May 2009, 17:39
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these gadgets are useful for the persons who need them...

...they'll be obsolete for vb 4.0, so why not post them before it's too late.. lol
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Old 13 May 2009, 03:39
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WuMing WuMing is offline
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After edit some file, How enable this hack ?
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Old 13 May 2009, 09:12
troll2 troll2 is offline
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Nice mod, but how do I enable the picture in the feed to show? I grabbed a fee from as a test (which includes the embedded/attached images) but the images does not show up in the forum feed. Also, the description does not show, only the link. All file edits done and double checked and RSS feed enabled.
The body template includes

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The images and description does shows up in topic but not on topic list.

I will appreciate feedback on how to fix this, thanks

Last edited by troll2; 14 May 2009 at 08:02.
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Old 13 May 2009, 12:43
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OH, i see that... hum, they changed their RSS for a CSS based version, so the enclosures are different... damn new technologies.

i'm taking a 5 minutes to check this out this morning...
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Old 14 May 2009, 12:05
FiMeTi FiMeTi is offline
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Thumbs up very nice

Thanks very much for this sexy addon. Nominated!

I think that Ive found a bug tho...

The searchfunktion does not work properly.
By klicking the Go-Button it does nothing, just refreshs and stays on same page.
By hover over the button it shows "forumdisplay.php" as link instead of "search.php?do=process"

Hope you can fix this.


Last edited by FiMeTi; 15 May 2009 at 10:42.
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