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[Resolved] RSS Feed Link for Forums

  • I’m trying to create an RSS feed specifically for the Bulletin Board/Forum activity but am drawing a blank as to what that ‘rss/feed’ url would be.

    Right now all I can figure out is my entire site RSS (example: http://www.myurl.org/feed/rss/) but wouldn’t a forum feed url be more specific?

    Any advice on what a ‘direct link’ for an RSS feed for just the Forums should be?

    Thanks much!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-bulletin-board/

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  • Plugin Author codebycarter

    @codebycarter

    Hi,

    I could put together a simple script that when you visit a certain page it will display an RSS feed of your forums. What data do you want to display in the feed exactly? Just the latest topics and posts? Since you probably won’t want to have to manually update the RSS feed yourself. If you want to do that though, you can easily create an RSS feed and enter the data yourself. There are lots of free services that can do this such as http://www.rsspect.com/ but I’ll assume you want the RSS feed updated automatically.

    The reason for this not working with the plugin is because although all WordPress pages, posts, etc can be displayed in an RSS feed the plugin is in all one page and none of the content has been setup to be displayed by any RSS reader.

    In general, yes, I’d like for users to have the option of receiving very simple ‘notifications’ (or at least a ‘feed’) of just new activity within the forums themselves, as opposed to the entire site activity (posts & pages, etc.).

    I’ll try the rsspect service first and see how that might work! Thanks so much for your response!

    Plugin Author codebycarter

    @codebycarter

    Super let me know if you have any luck with rsspect, will still be able to do this for you regardless. I can make it display the latest topics and/or posts with a limit or display topics and posts that have yet to be read by the user. Please let me know which works best.

    Thanks again.

    You know, what I think might be most appropriate to add to the BB is the same feature this WP support forum has, the option to “Notify me of follow-up posts via email”. Does this feature already exist and maybe I’m overlooking it? The RSS ‘thing’ all-together is actually a bit more than users would fully appreciate, and a lot of RSS plugins are conflicting with my User Roles/Permissions plugins.
    What would you recommend I do to add the “Notify me of follow-up posts via email” option?
    Many thanks!

    Plugin Author codebycarter

    @codebycarter

    Ok, no problem. A few people have requested this as well lately, I definitely would like to add it but not sure when / how it’s going to be implemented yet. Have been working on rewriting the plugin in my spare time so that feature requests such as these can be easily added as extensions either by me or someone else since it’s difficult to do that at the moment. Will hopefully provide an update about this soon but please do provide more information if you can such as if you want posts made after a post you want to receive notifications from to remove previous notifications? Things like that.

    Thanks again.

    Any idea why I would be getting code like this showing up on the front end of the boards?

    WordPress database error: [Table 'learningcafe.wp_wpbb_topics_unread' doesn't exist]
    SELECT <code>read</code> FROM wp_wpbb_topics_unread WHERE <code>author</code> = 1 AND <code>id</code> = 19;
    
    WordPress database error: [Table 'learningcafe.wp_wpbb_topics_unread' doesn't exist]
    INSERT INTO <code>wp_wpbb_topics_unread</code> (<code>id</code>,<code>author</code>,<code>read</code>) VALUES ('19','1','1')
    Plugin Author codebycarter

    @codebycarter

    (Edited) Please see post below.

    Thanks.

    Plugin Author codebycarter

    @codebycarter

    Yes, it wasn’t able to create that database table for some reason. If you have access to phpMyAdmin or something similar could you run this SQL query?

    http://www.pastebin.com/dDLXixkM

    If not, please email me (me at codebycarter.com)

    Thanks again.

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