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Re: producing an RSS feed from News module
  • 2005/12/14 12:47

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Wow - you really are fast!



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Re: producing an RSS feed from News module
  • 2005/12/14 12:46

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Got it! Thanks for the pointer, Badger.

For other newbies, if my experience helps:
In the News module preferences, enable RSS feeds. The feed is then available at www.yourxoopssite.com/backend.php

(I had been looking for the feed from the /modules/news/ directory.)



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Re: producing an RSS feed from News module
  • 2005/12/14 12:35

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Thanks for the fast reply.

From their own site:
Quote:
Currently RSSFit is not compatible with XOOPS 2.2 and we are working on an update. As usual, please don't ask when.

Granted, the article is dated 27-Jul-05, but it is still listed as "Recent News" on the main RSSFit page (link from original post in this thread).

Anyway, as discussed, a solution integral to my existing site configuration would suit me better. I imagine pt2 of your answer refers to that - but I am sorry to have to ask for a little more information, if possible.



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producing an RSS feed from News module
  • 2005/12/14 10:18

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Hi.

I would like to produce an RSS feed from items in my News module.

I'm running XOOPS 2.2.3 and have News module version 1.4.

A search of this site lead me to a 3rd party module:
RSSFit fromhttp://www.brandycoke.com/products/rssfit/

From that page:
Quote:
Unlike the official XML backend of XOOPS that works just for news, webmasters can decide what to be displayed in the XML output by activating installed plug-ins.


This suggests to me that, in my case, I have no need for any other modules to perform this task apart from News itself. (Which is a good thing because RSSFit is not yet available for XOOPS 2.2.) But I haven't been able to find any information on "the official XML backend of XOOPS".

Please, does anybody have any insight that could help me out?

Many thanks.



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Re: XFire Module for Xoops
  • 2005/6/29 9:10

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Not sure what you would have in a XFire module.

I have also wanted to integrate XFire into a site. My plan is to wait for XOOPS v2.2. I believe it gives you the ability to customise the user profile - eg to include the user's XFire username.

I plan to use that info to display a compact miniprofile in their public profile and maybe in forum posts, too.



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RolyMo
Re: Headlines - How to?
  • 2005/4/30 22:15

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The link you gave in the first post is not the RSS feed, I think.

I don't speak the language used in that website, so am having no luck in finding the link for the feed for you.

Maybe you need to write to the webmaster and ask for the right URL to use?



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RolyMo
Re: How to change users avatar?
  • 2005/4/28 12:01

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Many thanks, Hisoka.

For me, one of the big reasons to switch from phpBB is that to get away from modifying the system's files. The modular approach will (hopefully) allow me to upgrade a system like XOOPS than a heavily modded phpBB board. I don't think I am likely to start modding my shiny new XOOPS system - its a backward step from my point-of-view.

Thanks, also, for the phpMyAdmin info. In my case, I know enough to know that (a) there would be a method to use a phpMyAdmin solution and (b) its not my prefered method to administer my site.

I still see the ability for an admin to add/change a user's avatar as an omission from XOOPS. Agree with piroman that the ideal scenario for us simple admins is that this feature is added to the next incarnation of XOOPS.

Given my acknowledgement and admiration of the effort that has gone into the XOOPS project, I admit that I feel a wee bit disappointed that no-one from the XOOPS development team has commented in this thread. Its a respectful request for a new feature - not a complaint or flame.



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Re: How to change users avatar?
  • 2005/4/10 8:44

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Thanks for the information.

It is a shame though. I don't want to enable signatures - many people in the target community would put banner image signatures there and I'd prefer a cleaner look than that.

But I would like to have visual cues to who has written a post, so avatars are my prefered option. Inevitably, some users will required more assisstance - its not about anyone being lazy.

The target community of my site is familiar with managing their avatars through phpBB (the almost universal forum system in that community). Ironic because phpBB, of course, gives administrators the facility to handle a user's avatar for them!

I guess there would be a phpMyAdmin route to solving this issue - but who wants to do that?

Would this be a good action item to propose for the XOOPS team for future updates?

I respect and admire all the work that has gone into the product and take none of that for granted. I wish I had the skills to propose the coded solution myself. As an end user, I hope it is welcomed by the development team that this suggestion is accepted in the spirit with which it is offered.



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Re: How to change users avatar?
  • 2005/4/7 15:45

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This is an excellent question!

My English is reasonable (!) - I understand what you mean and I would like to know the answer too.

So - how does an admin upload and allocate an avatar to a user's account for them?




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