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A blog post automagically makes a phpbb post

Started by on Feb 04, 2009 – Contents updated: Feb 04, 2009

Feb 04, 2009 04:43    

My b2evolution Version: Not Entered

Has this been done yet?

What I'm thinking, but not going to lift a finger on for quite some time, is when a blogger blogs a post it automagically visits your phpbb forum and puts in a generic message from (at a minimum) some sort of "registered bot".

In a perfect world it would pick up maybe 50 characters (excluding tags blah blah blah) as a forum teaser and wrap it up with something like " ... read it all at {{link to blog post permalink}}. In a double-plus super-duper world it would only do it if the blogger's login name matches a login name in the forum, then make the post using that person's login name.

Just a thought. Now back to a plugin that needs it's update released, a plugin that needs an initial release, and a monster plugin that needs ... everything :(

Feb 27, 2009 21:34

Yes if someone have a plugin or a solution , a need this funtion ...

Mar 20, 2009 06:22

LiveJournal crosspost plugin does the same thing... but with LiveJournal of course :).

So if phpbb supports xmlrpc (I guess it should) you can adapt the plugin to work with phpbb, it wouldn't be hard if you coded for phpbb before b/c the b2evo part (get items and pipe them into xmlrpc) is pretty much the same.

Mar 20, 2009 07:04

I found a phpbb mod that pulls in feeds when told to by a cron job. Alternatively it'll read the feeds when a forum admin tells it "go get the feeds". So I'm figuring all I gotta do is make b2evolution (basically) be a forum admin telling the mod to go get the feed. Got sidetracked for a while though. Thought about it again today ... but not for very long ;)

Mar 21, 2009 12:41

The only forum I know with an existing plugin is Vanilla, but it is for Wordpress -> Vanilla.

If Vanilla will suffice your blog-community needs, use it, then just create a b2evo version of the plugin (last I chcked it, it is ready for other blogs and with docs).


Mar 21, 2009 19:01

Nope. Extremely established phpbb2.whatever forum, b2evo v246 blog. So that's the combination that will happen.

It'll be a pinger. That's the only way I've found to know for a fact the post is being published for the very first time. Burned way too much time trying to figure out how a plugin can know for a fact that the change upon updating a post was to go from "other than published" to "published", but the 'before' conditions are not sent to the hooks. Unless you store that info in a plugin-generated table.

Unfortunately I got sidetracked with a major issue with the core plugin for that installation ... and now will be sidetracked by this stupid thing I do called "work". But hey maybe I'll get lucky and have the oddest pinger plugin in the world ready in the next day or two.

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