XF 2.1 REST API

sbj

Well-known member
I hope devs use this to integrate other social platforms with XF.

Imagine one could grab content from Youtube using its API. Or from reddit.

Or vice versa videos uploaded to the forum will get automatically uploaded to a pre-defined Youtube channel. Obviously all with settings and permissions etc.

Imagine people connecting their XF accounts with Youtube or Instagram accounts. And whenever they upload a picture to the forum, it instantly (with permission) gets uploaded to their instagram accounts. Or Youtube, or Facebook or Twitter. Whatever social platform allows such things.

We need more advanced stuff to get content into the forums and we need to make XF a part of the social media. This is the way how to stay relevant in this modern age of smartphones.
 

Jake B.

Well-known member
I hope devs use this to integrate other social platforms with XF.

Imagine one could grab content from Youtube using its API. Or from reddit.

Or vice versa videos uploaded to the forum will get automatically uploaded to a pre-defined Youtube channel. Obviously all with settings and permissions etc.

Imagine people connecting their XF accounts with Youtube or Instagram accounts. And whenever they upload a picture to the forum, it instantly (with permission) gets uploaded to their instagram accounts. Or Youtube, or Facebook or Twitter. Whatever social platform allows such things.

We need more advanced stuff to get content into the forums and we need to make XF a part of the social media. This is the way how to stay relevant in this modern age of smartphones.
All of that can be done without this, this would be for other platforms to pull or push data to XenForo, not for XenForo to push/pull data from other platforms
 
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Charlie J

Active member
Wow, truly awesome!

Will we be able to get statistics via this? Such as total post and member count etc. I’d be great to show this off on a splash page, “50 members registered on forum” etc.
 

robdog

Well-known member
Oh my... I was thinking I was going to have to build something on my own, but this is simply amazing. Xenforo is becoming A LOT more than just forum software. Great work guys.
 

Reflect

Member
This is absolutely brilliant and will see the development of a whole range of SAAS addons/apps that interact with the API that would never have been viable products to develop otherwise. Congratulations.
 

janslu

Active member
I love this feature.

It will let me integrate my forum with my CMS better. Few qustions:

1. Would it be possible to interact with custom fields in user profiles (for example I have a custom field setting for newsletter subscription and I would love to be able to modify it when user unsubscribes using newsletter platform).

2. I really, really need a mobile app solution (83% of users on smartphones, fast operation, easy image uploads and notifications are requested all the time). ATM I'm still using BYO Tapatalk on XF 1.5 and I hate it. What scares me the most is using any kind of a bridging software with this kind of permissions. But if the API is/will be comprehensible, it would be fairly easy to build a mobile application WITHOUT any kind of bridging software (and related upgrades/core compatibility/add-on compatibility/security problems). What are your thoughts on this?
 
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