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Rebuild User Cache with cron entry

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by averythomas, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. averythomas

    averythomas Member

    I need to rebuild my user cache every hour and I was wondering how to do it with a cron entry. I saw this thread but did not show actually how to do it, thanks!
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    What particularly in that cache needs to be rebuilt? And why?
  3. loplo

    loplo Active Member

    I don't want to open an another thread, but I'm in a similar situation.
    I've created a new usergroup called Birthday, so each user celebrating his birthday is promoted for one day.
    The issue is: the promotion only works if the user logs into the forum on hist birthday, otherwise I have to run "Rebuild User Group Promotions" via cron.
  4. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    @loplo Just curious, if the user doesn't log in on his birthday then why does it matter if the promotion isn't applied?
  5. loplo

    loplo Active Member

    The promotion adds a banner to the username, that's the only thing that this promotion does.
    Most people don't have time for the forum on their birthday (family/birthday trip/etc), but the rest of the forum can write some "Birthday wishes" on his profile page, dedicated thread, etc, after noticing the "birthday banner".
  6. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    You could accomplish something similar with template edits and avoid the overhead and limitations of the promotion system, but I realize it's a bit cumbersome in its own right:

    <xen:if is="{$user.dob_day} == {xen:date $serverTime, 'd'} AND {$user.dob_month} == {xen:date $serverTime, 'm'}">
        <em class="userBanner wrapped" itemprop="title">
    Putting that in the right place in the message_user_info and member_view templates would show the banner in posts and on the profile. You could customize it further with CSS classes on the <em> tag.

    The downside being it relies on the server's timezone, not the forum's/user's. I'm not sure if there's a way around that.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
    loplo likes this.

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