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[2.0.6] FIND - Forum Integrated News Delivery - Input

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:07 pm
by Extensions Robot
MOD Name: FIND - Forum Integrated News Delivery - Input
Author: netclectic
MOD Description: Delivers rss / xml newsfeeds direct to your forums.

MOD Version: 1.0.3

Download File: find_input_1_0_3.zip
mods overview page: View
File Size: 25617 Bytes

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:45 pm
by AbelaJohnB
MOD Validated & Released.

Works for phpBB2.0.6 and requires PHP Versions > 4.1.0

Requires a new database table, but an included script to create table is included within download file.

EasyMOD seems to handle it well, and without errors.


A great MOD by one of your phpBB MOD Team Members!




[edit=netclecitc]edited to say > (greater than) instead of < (less than)

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 5:59 pm
by dennistt
You need PHP versions less than 4.1?

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:52 pm
by netclectic
*** UPDATE 01 SEPT 2006 ***


Hacksaw over at thecomichaven.com has take over ownership of this mod and will be supporting it from now on. He has been developing the mod for his site for some time now and has just released a v1.1 beta update.

Any support questions should be directed to Hacksaw's support forum here

- http://thecomichaven.com/viewforum.php?f=37

where you can also download the latest version.


*** END OF UPDATE ***


dennistt wrote: You need PHP versions less than 4.1?

No, you need PHP versions greater than 4.1


Read Me First



There are 18 pages of discussion about this mod in the Beta Thread, when i get the time i'll grab the important or interesting bits and drop them in here. Until then please read the Beta Thread first before asking questions as nine times out ten they will already have been answered. ;)

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:05 am
by GamersCircle
I for one and very happy to see this mod. RSS is the new wave of the Internet. Why? Well, it is a smaller drain on the connection that email or or a web browser and...

IT IS SPAM FREE

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:05 am
by dennistt
netclectic wrote:
dennistt wrote:You need PHP versions less than 4.1?

No, you need PHP versions greater than 4.1


:)

So what exactly does this do? Does it make a RSS feed? or is it to put an RSS feed onto a forum page?

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 6:41 am
by netclectic
> Does it make a RSS feed?
No, although there is a companion mod which does. See [BETA] FIND - Forum Integrated News Delivery - Output

> or is it to put an RSS feed onto a forum page?
Yes, kind of. It doesn't just display the feed on your page, it enters the contents as topics in your forums.

For more details see this thread - [BETA] FIND - Forum Integrated News Delivery - Input

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 7:32 am
by Haywood Jahelpme
This mod roX0rs, and as usual, netclectic comes thru!

I was just about to post a reply on the other threadand you locked it on me!

Anyway, I ran my first cron job successfully tonite! w00t!!! Your instructions in the other thread couldn't have been clearer.... One question tho, is it possible to input only some of the feeds each time, or does it do all of them by default no matter what?

thanks!

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:08 am
by netclectic
Haywood Jahelpme wrote: One question tho, is it possible to input only some of the feeds each time, or does it do all of them by default no matter what?

You can add ?n=1,2,3,4 to the end of the insert url to only grab some of the feeds, where n relates to the id of the feed. So you could split it up into multiple gets if you're having problems with time outs or you could have different cron settings for different feeds.

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:10 am
by quentin
GamersCircle wrote: RSS is the new wave of the Internet. Why? Well, it is a smaller drain on the connection that email or or a web browser and...IT IS SPAM FREE


yep, no ads, no spam. However, not much formating capabilities, and, as a publisher, no ads as well...
I am still looking for good resources on how much it may impact a server's load and bw. I guess i'll have tot ry it out ;).
Thanks netclectic !

/off to read the 18 pages thread :D

Quentin

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:08 pm
by th3gh05t
Hi,

I am really interested in integrating this MOD into my forum.

But I am a little confused about this part. I am not sure what do.

Code: Select all

##                     WINDOWS SYSTEMS
##                     ---------------
##                          Create a batch (.bat) file containging the following...
##                          
##                          YOUR_PATH_TO_PHP -q YOUR_PATH_TO_NEWS_INSERT.php
##
##                          Set up a windows system task as follows...
##
##                              [*] open Windows Task Scheduler 
##                              [*] create a new task 
##                              [*] enter YOUR_PATH_BAT_FILE (with the quotes!)
##                              [*] give it a scheduled time to run 
##                              [*] on the settings tab, check the Stop the task box and set the value to 0 hrs 1 minute 
##                                  (this should be plenty long enough and is probably longer than your php timeout setting).
##
Can someone please help me?

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:33 pm
by netclectic
So, i assume you're using a windows server?

Is it your own or is it hosted?
Do you have access to the windows task scheduler?
Do you know how to create a batch file?
Do you know the path to where php is installed?

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:43 pm
by Haywood Jahelpme
th3gh05t wrote: Hi,

I am really interested in integrating this MOD into my forum.

But I am a little confused about this part. I am not sure what do.
<SNIP>

Can someone please help me?

You only need to do this if you want this thing to be automated. i.e. you do nothing and the news feeds get injected to your forums. If you want to control when they get injected, you only need to go to the Admin Panel and scroll down to FIND and then enter your feeds..... Oh, and you should do the automation part after you have tested the functionality of the mod.

hope that helps!

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:57 pm
by th3gh05t
netclectic wrote: So, i assume you're using a windows server? I don't know.
Is it your own or is it hosted? Hosted
Do you have access to the windows task scheduler? In my computer, yes.
Do you know how to create a batch file? No, I don't know how to.
Do you know the path to where php is installed? No, I don't know where it is installed.

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 2:35 am
by theozzmancometh
EDIT: DELETE ME