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latest vbulletin posts on Wordpress blog sidebar?

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by Pixelrage, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. #1
    I'm looking to add some more of a synergy between my Wordpress blog and its separate vBulletin forum - and was thinking of somehow adding a feature on my Wordpress sidebar that lists the 5 most recent posts on the vBulletin forum....how can I get this done? The only thing I thought of was a possibility of vBulletin having an RSS feed (I'm not sure if it does?) and somehow including that on Wordpress?
    SEMrush
     
    Pixelrage, Jan 26, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. waynelyp90

    waynelyp90 Banned

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    #2
    It is possible if the forum has RSS incorporated. With the RSS URL, you can add it to your sidebar via the RSS widget found under the Presentations tab of your WP admin.
     
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  3. Pixelrage

    Pixelrage Peon

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    Thanks - I'll look into this!
     
    Pixelrage, Jan 27, 2008 IP
  4. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    yup, it's very easy if you have the rss widget on your blog.
    I'm pulling the feeds from a few forums on my blog here. vBulletin Setup.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jan 27, 2008 IP
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    thewolf32 Active Member

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    You may also use the Wordpres - vBulletin bridge.
     
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  6. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    it's still pretty buggy and I don't think it would work for what the OP is after ?
     
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  7. Pixelrage

    Pixelrage Peon

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    I was a little afraid of the vB bridge for Wordpress, since there are so many code additions that you have to do (not sure how that conflicts with future versions).

    As for the RSS widget, how can it be done if you don't use widgets at all? Can it be done manually?
     
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    thewolf32 Active Member

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    It can be done manually I thing but I only use widgets, I'm afraid of messing up the code :S
     
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  9. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    ya it can be done manually, just google "rss feed html" or something along those lines
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jan 27, 2008 IP
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    SticKer Well-Known Member

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    #10
    if you got feedburner use the rss to html code and place it in the blog to show the latest posts from the forum.
     
    SticKer, Jan 28, 2008 IP
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    #12
    I realize this is an old thread, but I'm curious to see if Mark ever got this to work.

    Also, can someone give me the "Dummies" version of how to do this? I get the sidebar. I get the widgets. I've got Wordpress. Just need to know (step-by-step if you've got the patience) how to get it into my sidebar.

    As an aside (I'm new, forgive me), I'm also offering Lifetime Best Friend status for anyone who can show me how to do this. :)

    Thanks in advance!
    Rachel
     
    bigchezmktg, Mar 6, 2010 IP
  13. Sunflyer

    Sunflyer Active Member

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    #13
    Use RSS with feedburner and style it with something like this

    
    .feedburnerFeedBlock ul {
    margin-left:0;
    padding-left:0;
    list-style-type: none;
    }
    
    .feedburnerFeedBlock ul li {
    padding: 5px;
    border-bottom-width: 1px;
    border-bottom-style: solid;
    border-bottom-color: #E0E0E0;
    }
    
    .feedburnerFeedBlock ul li span.headline a {
    color: #093754;
    text-decoration: none;
    display: block;
    }
    
    .feedburnerFeedBlock ul li span.headline a:hover {
    color: #093754;
    text-decoration: underline;
    }
    
    #creditfooter {
    display: none;
    }
    
    HTML:
     
    Sunflyer, Mar 6, 2010 IP
  14. bigchezmktg

    bigchezmktg Peon

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    #14
    Ok, so I've got the feedburner RSS

    In the code that SunFlyer sent over (above), where does the RSS url go and do I cut and paste that code into a text widget to put in my sidebar?

    Like I said, I'm new to this part...

    Thanks in advance!
    Rachel
     
    bigchezmktg, Mar 8, 2010 IP
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    #15
    Hello all,

    I wondered if anyone has experience in using the below plugin?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/vbulletin-latest-threads/

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
     
    Stretford End Arising, Dec 2, 2010 IP
  16. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    oh I haven't seen this one
    thx! I'll check it out now on my blog and threads from my forum. (which btw isn't the same one listed above.. that site has been sold and under new ownership)

    *just added it, very nice! thx again for the link*
     
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  17. Stretford End Arising

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    #17
    Youre welcome, Brandon. I'm now following you on twitter.

    Currently I have the latests threads in sidebar. I would prefer the latest thread that has a new post rather than latest thread, is this possible?
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2010
    Stretford End Arising, Dec 2, 2010 IP