How to alert the user of new posts

Okay let’s see if you guys can help me with this. I’ve searched on here but couldn’t find a topic similar to this but here’s what I want to do.

I want to alert the user when there are new posts to their feed (see image below). Now the image below is an html version of what I want to do…I’m having difficulty getting that into php/ajax or however. I have the following script:

<script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function() { $.ajaxSetup({ cache:false }); setInterval(function() { $('#divToRefresh').load('dbcheck.php'); }, 500); }); </script>

<div id="divToRefresh">There are 12 new posts</div>

$sql3 = "SELECT keyword, timestamp FROM posts ORDER BY post_id DESC LIMIT 1;";
$query3 = $pdo->prepare($sql3);
$result3 = $query3->fetch();

$timestampCheck = time() - 120;
if ($result3['timestamp'] >= $timestampCheck)
echo "<div>There are 12 new posts!</div>\n\n";

(Please keep in mind that the phrase “There are 12 new posts” is only a filler. What would generally be there is: There are <?php echo $total; ?> new posts)

So all in all I’m trying to do something like this site does, doesn’t alert you but it tells you that there are new topics/posts

Also, should I post this question in a new topic/thread?

Thanks in advance guys :slight_smile:

Are you asking about how to make the Ajax/JavaScript trigger the reload of the new posts count, or how to determine how many new posts there are?

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