Displaying phpBB Post/Topics using third party scripts
Description: Displaying topics and posts anywhere using third party feed scripts/applications.
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In this tutorial I will show you how to display topics/posts on an external domain in just a few simple steps. Even if you don’t have basic knowledge of SQL, all you need to know is a little bit of phpBB.
Show phpbb Post and Topics on ExternalPage this post has explained how to display posts on an external page on the same domain.
I am going to tell you how to display it anywhere.
phpBB has added a great feed feature that we will be using to accomplish this.
First of all you will need to enable the feed for your forum.
For that go to the administration panel and then Feed Settings and enable it. You can have a new topic feed and an active topic feed if you desire.
I am going to discuss new topic feed, so we will enable it as well as the general feed setting.
Then we come back to our forum and find the feed link.
Since I am going to use it for new topics, it should be
Now we will be using third party scripts/online applications to parse our feed to HTML and give us a simple script to display it.
FeedBurner is easy to use; all you have to do is signup (free account) then put your feed link to the feed burner and burn it. After your feed is burned, go to your feed, then the publicize option, and then to Buzz Bost to enable it and modify is as you want. Then simply put the two lines of code anywhere you want to display your forum updates.
These scripts are freeware but they add a link back to them.
If you need to display these feed on the same server but on a new custom page, you just have to add the given script from the third party website into the template file of your new page.