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  • RSS Feeds For Certain Forums?

    Hi,

    I've got some boards set up for staff only (announcements etc). I want to integrate an XML parser into a Staff Panel, that will show the latest five or so threads from a particular forum. Is there anyway that vBs RSS feed can grab threads from a certain forum only?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    In AdminCP go to vbulletin options -> External data provider -> Enable RSS syndication.

    You can then try http://www.yourforum.com/external.ph...RSS2&forumids=[forumidhere]

    If because they are staff forums they require you to login, then to grab the threads you will need a custom page in your staff panel which connects to the vbulletin database.

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    • #3
      Thanks StrongMotive, you're a lifesaver!

      Only trouble is, when I access that location for our boards, I get a blank page. I'm assuming this is because it's a private forum, it needs to have permissions assigned to make the RSS viewable. Trouble is, I couldn't find anything in the Admin CP that would allow me to do this... Is there any way this can be done?

      Thanks

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      • #4
        2 things, try accessing a public RSS feed to make sure the RSS is working. If not, there are currently no hacks to make private forums into RSS feeds I don't believe. So the only way round it is to connect to the forum DB and get the details out of the DB and into your staff panel

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        • #5
          Yeah, our RSS feed was working fine, it just wasn't displaying private usergroups. I've done what you have suggested, and have just grabbed the details out of the database.

          Thanks!

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