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    How do I put RSS

    feed on my site and in my forum? I use Powered by phpBB // Template by Mike Lothar

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    feed on forum

    I haven't upgraded to phpBB3 yet. Do you have phpBB2?
    In any case, hacking around with the code isn't all that easy. Much better to install a vetted MOD.
    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=144548
    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=254606
    http://www.google.com/cse?oe=utf8&ie...=en&q=RSS+feed

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    New phpbb?

    Any sites that you like that use the new one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    I haven't upgraded to phpBB3 yet. Do you have phpBB2?
    In any case, hacking around with the code isn't all that easy. Much better to install a vetted MOD.
    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=144548
    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=254606
    http://www.google.com/cse?oe=utf8&ie...=en&q=RSS+feed
    I don't have 2 or the new one, 3. How hard is it to upgrade?

    I found the converter and I don't have dreamweaver installed on this computer...anyone that can lend a hand let me know.
    Last edited by Icemanku; Jan 18, 2008 at 14:47.

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    I don't imagine it's that difficult upgrading a "vanilla" install of phpBB2 to phpBB3. The problem for me is the number of MODs I've installed. When I do upgrade I'll have to determine if they are still necessary as some of the features may have made it into the core. And if I want to install them I'll need to figure out how and if I can install a MOD originally written for phpBB2 to phpBB3, or find a replacement written for the new version. I'm not looking forward to the perceived amount of work involved.
    Quote Originally Posted by Icemanku
    I don't have 2 or the new one
    I'm confused. You're saying that you have the template for the forum but that you don't have the forum itself yet?
    IMHO you would be better off to get the forum online first, at least enough for you to work with it before going live, and then look for features such as RSS to add after you get it working.
    If you don't have either, it probably would be best to just start with the newer version. If your template won't work you could find another or tweak it. Or if you want that teplate bad enough I suppose you could start with the older version.

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    I do have a forum set up and I believe it's the first version of phpbb. As you've probably figured out I'm at the beginning stages of being able to run my site from the back end; code, MOD, RSS and ect.

    I'm trying to save money and do it myself.

    I have access to the phpbb templates and anything else I'd need access to. I don't know what MOD or where to find the correct MOD code to drop in and on what templates to drop it in at? Didn't know what kind of experience you guys had with this?

    My main goal is upgrade to phpbb3 and to add RSS and Google reader to my site to help with traffic.

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    phpBB MODs

    Most MODs don't involve the template at all. Unless maybe if they have a new page. If you get the MODs from the phpBB site (the first 2 links I posted before), then the code will have been reviewed by the MOD team and should be nearly 100% safe to install. Once you understand the MOD syntax standard, eg,
    OPEN filename.php
    FIND line of code
    INSERT AFTER / REPLACE WITH etc. new line of code
    it's easy to edit the files yourself. But some MODs are also "EasyMOD" compatable (phpBB2 only?) if you'ld rather do it that way.

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    Looking at my forum can you tell what version I have?

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    version

    If you look at the config.php file you should see something like
    PHP Code:
    // phpBB 2.x auto-generated config file
    // Do not change anything in this file! 
    or look in the docs folder at the readme.html file for
    phpBB 2.0.x README
    or the changelog.html file for
    phpBB 2.0.x CHANGELOG

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    // phpBB 2.x auto-generated config file
    // Do not change anything in this file!

    Okay, so that's good I have two.

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    Your second link in your 1st post...where would I drop that?


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    That MOD doesn't require any file editing (unless you want the addon features). So you can download the zip and then upload the files as specified by
    Code:
    #
    #-----[ COPY ]------------------------------------------
    #
    copy rss.php to rss.php
    copy includes/rss_config.php to includes/rss_config.php
    copy includes/rss_functions.php to includes/rss_functions.php
    copy templates/rss.xsl to templates/rss.xsl
    copy templates/subSilver/rss_body.tpl to templates/subSilver/rss_body.tpl
    copy templates/subSilver/atom_body.tpl to templates/subSilver/atom_body.tpl
    and set the options by
    Code:
    ## You will be able to configure this MOD by setting some constants at rss_config.php.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    That MOD doesn't require any file editing (unless you want the addon features). So you can download the zip and then upload the files as specified by
    Code:
    #
    #-----[ COPY ]------------------------------------------
    #
    copy rss.php to rss.php
    copy includes/rss_config.php to includes/rss_config.php
    copy includes/rss_functions.php to includes/rss_functions.php
    copy templates/rss.xsl to templates/rss.xsl
    copy templates/subSilver/rss_body.tpl to templates/subSilver/rss_body.tpl
    copy templates/subSilver/atom_body.tpl to templates/subSilver/atom_body.tpl
    and set the options by
    Code:
    ## You will be able to configure this MOD by setting some constants at rss_config.php.
    I need a little more explanation if you could? Where do I drop the mod in? what tpl file should it go in and how many?


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