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    Self promotion stinks but I have to post it!

    I've switched to vB3.6 yesterday and everything went fine.

    Since my old homepage was not so nice I came up with something new.
    See the website here: http://www.pagodentreff.de/

    Hover over the menu, you'll see a small popup giving you a preview of the forum's content. All this is done with the data from external.php and with the use of Ajax.
    I've modified external.php and it now delivers some more content. It was so super easy because of the new way vBulletin generates XML-Files.


    Thank you Jelsoft for making such are perfect system whose features sometimes even go beyond a simple forum software!
    That's the end of that!

  • #2
    Oh that is SO cool!

    Can you show me how to do that?

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    • #3
      Nice job..
      MCSE, MVP, CCIE
      Microsoft Beta Team

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      • #4
        What exactly does external.php do? You've said you modified it a bit, so what does the stock file do?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Quillz View Post
          What exactly does external.php do? You've said you modified it a bit, so what does the stock file do?
          It creates generated content that can be used externally. It can create JavaScript, RSS, or XML output that other applications can then use. See the manual for more information.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Quillz View Post
            What exactly does external.php do? You've said you modified it a bit, so what does the stock file do?
            Normally, external.php generates XML, RSS, JS - files for new threads. I've modified it to also publish information about the latest entry in vBGarage, a random uploaded picture and so on.

            This information is parsed by a xml-parser and jTip builds the popup using that data.
            That's the end of that!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by daemon View Post
              It creates generated content that can be used externally. It can create JavaScript, RSS, or XML output that other applications can then use. See the manual for more information.
              Right, I've used here in a scroller, right middle : www.musclenutrition.com , italian, pardon.

              Or can be used to create directly RSS feeders : http://www.bodyweb.it/forums/externa...ids=9,19,12,68
              Italian Body Building & Fitness : www.BodyWeb.com
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              • #8
                Nice job buddy! Looks great

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