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RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« on: May 05, 2015, 03:55:33 am »
Hi SMFHacks

Is there a mod available (or is it possible) to take an RSS feed from an external website and auto create a new topic with title, excerpt (say 100 characters) and link to where the feed came from.... There are plenty of addons that do this for wordpress sites but i cant find one for smf and i think forum admins might like a mod that does this.

This way I could auto post from relevant websites.

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Clive

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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 04:14:02 am »
Oh, I just found one at SMF that you already wrote :)

can you confirm that I can post from multiple rss feeds to different boards with this mod?

As my forum is beautifully customized by SMFhacks can you PM me a price to install this mod please?
Thanks
Clive

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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 09:05:22 am »
Yes the mod can do multiple rss feeds to different boards.

The mod should easily install makes minor edits using the package manager.
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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 10:38:38 am »
Thanks for the quick answer....

So it works on custom templates, just a straight install from package manager?.... This should be a paid for mod because of its usefulness....

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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 10:39:52 am »
Yeah just install via the package manager.
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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 02:12:53 pm »
Hi,

I installed and set up an rss from one of my joomla sites and it created 2 new topics from the rss....

I set up for a wordpress site of mine and no topics created.

created new post on wordpress site
created new post on joomla site.

No new topics being created on the forum...

I have tried ticking the fake cron job f5, f5) -  no new posts created

I have tried setting cron task set at 1 minute via cpanel using the url given in the mod admin but no new posts created

Any ideas?

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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 02:33:16 pm »
Hi, I am on a shared server..... I guess this is why the mod wont work.... here is the chat from my hosts but basically the problem is
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Andy The modules which are not enabled are fsockopen and fopen, we cannot enable these modules in our shared server

Back to the drawing board because I cant afford a dedicated server. :(
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I am trying to get an rss feed mod working on my forum.....

www.iberianatureforum.com

can you please check this

Requires fsockopen,fopen, curl php function to be enabled

the script is not working so maybe some of the above is not enabled by default?

AndySorry, such functions are disabled in our shared server considering security reasons

Clive Muir can the be enabled for one domain?

AndyIts a server wide change, it cannot be enabled for a single domain

Clive Muir which functions are not enabled?

AndyI will check and update you

Clive Muir its strange because the mod worked at first and then stopped working. So either these functions are enabled or not? or some security measure disabled them when the mod started working?

AndyThe modules which are not enabled are fsockopen and fopen, we cannot enable these modules in our shared server

Clive Muir ok thanks for your help.....

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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 03:14:43 pm »
What I don't understand is why the mod worked at first and then just stopped working..... Any ideas?

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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 03:17:20 pm »
The mod tries to use any of the following cURL, fscokopen or fopen to access the feeds.
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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 03:27:15 pm »
curl.php is enabled so the mod should work yes?



AndyHello Clive Muir. How may I help you?

Clive Muir hi andy

me again

I just noticed that... the mod i am using that wont work requires the following

Requires fsockopen,fopen, or curl php function to be enabled

fsockopen,fopen are disabled on a shared server

but what about curl php function to be enabled

AndyYes, curl function is enabled

Clive Muir you enabled it now or it has always been enabled???

AndyIt was already enabled

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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2015, 02:10:42 am »
hi,
overnight the mod auto posted from 2 rss feeds from my other websites. It seems to work but doesn't bring the feed in date order like the most recent two entries on the rss feed. It seems to pull them at random from the rss.. this is one feed that the mod pulled randoml and not in date order.
http://www.wildsideholidays.com/?format=feed&type=rss

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Re: RSS feed to auto create a new forum post
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 03:32:18 am »
Hi SmfHacks...
I have the RSSfeeder working fine on my forum but it seems to interfeer with the smf inbuilt RSS.... It seems to happen when a title of an external site has spaces?

http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iberianatureforum.com%2Findex.php%3Faction%3D.xml%3Bsa%3Drecent%3Blimit%3D50%3Btype%3Drss

When this happens the feed of the forum that I have on other websites breaks and in the case of joomla websites it crashes the entire site untill the module with the rss is removed...

Any ideas how to fix this?

best regards...
Clive

 

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