List recent XenForo threads w/excerpt in a WP widget?

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jasondpx

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Is there an easy way to pull the latest (5) XenForo threads and list them along with a excerpt in a WordPress widget?
 

Jake Bunce

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Two approaches I can think of:

1) Write some PHP code (as a WP widget) to query the latest threads from the XF database.

2) Use javascript to output the contents of XF's global feed. See this post:

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/display-recent-activity-elsewhere.8621/#post-118918

But the global feed only contains thread titles, no excerpts. Here is an addon for a global feed (from before XF had its own global feed) which includes excerpts:

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/global-rss-xml-feed.7856/
 

Brogan

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Only customers can download resources; they are useless without an installation anyway.
 

jasondpx

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Only customers can download resources; they are useless without an installation anyway.
Makes sense. But I'm a dev and a this is for a client. So, I guess the only way to get it would be to have the client download it and send it to me?
 

jasondpx

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No, I'm responsible for the WordPress part of their site. Hence my need for the WordPress widget. :)
 

jasondpx

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So, I had the client download it and send it my way. Unfortunately it doesn't work. Here's my issue and maybe someone can give me a hand.

It seems the forum RSS feed only pulls the pubdate and not the date/time the thread was last updated, is that correct?

If so, how can I pull that info so I can use it?

For example, here is my clients forum RSS feed: http://www.diablo3builds.com/forum/forums/-/index.rss

Notice all the dates are either Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:24:01 +0000 or Mon, 05 Mar 2012 18:18:11 +0000 ...which is incorrect. Why is that?
 

Brogan

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This is not the correct forum for support.

You will need to speak to your client to add you to their account so you can access the customer forums.

I have closed this thread, feel free to post on the add-on thread once you have access.
 
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