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Sidebar News

Sidebar News 1.2

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Adds a RSS news feed to your sidebar.

AndyB

Well-known member
#1
AndyB submitted a new resource:

Sidebar News - Adds a RSS news feed to your sidebar.

Description:

Adds a RSS news feed to your sidebar.

(Example of Sidebar News)

View attachment 121885

(Example of Options page)

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Installation:
  1. Download sidebarnews_v1.0.zip and unzip it.
  2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
  3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
  4. Upload the addon-SidebarNews_v1.0.xml file
  5. Click the Install Add-on button.
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Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
Just an FYI:

PHP:
// addslashes to make database safe
$pubdate = addslashes($pubdate);
This absolutely is not sufficient to make something "database safe".

You should be using prepared statements - just like XF does.
 
#4
It would be awesome if this plugin allow to mix feeds. It usefull if forum is used by several external projects with their custom feeds. In my case except the forum I have worpress feed and new wiki articles feed, so I should use something like rssmixer.com before install your plugin. Thanks.
 
#5
@AndyB, is it possible to install it without 2 additional addons? I've tried put this code at ad_sidebar_below_visitor_panel template, but loop result is empty.

Code:
<div class="section">
            <div class="secondaryContent statsList" id="boardStats">
                <h3>{xen:phrase sidebarNews}</h3>
                <div class="pairsJustified"><ul>
<xen:if is="{$sidebarNewsResults}">
    <xen:foreach loop="$sidebarNewsResults" value="$result">               

<li>
        <div class="sidebar_news_title"><a href="{$result.link}" target="_blank">{$result.title}</a></div>

        <div class="sidebar_news_date">{$result.sidebar_news_date}</div>

        <div class="sidebar_news_desc">{xen:raw $result.description}</div>
</li>

    </xen:foreach>
</xen:if>

                </ul></div>
            </div>
</div>
I have run Cron Entry. Thanks!
 
#6
This is a great add on, but I'm having trouble getting it to display on pages other than the home page.

For example, I've added the sidebar to the forum_view and thread_view pages, and I specifically included the extra content block with the RSS feed. Like this:

Code:
<xen:sidebar>
<xen:include template="andy_sidebar_extra_one" />
</xen:sidebar>
The result is that I see the heading (so it's doing something), but the rest of the section block isn't populated. I only see an RSS feed on the home page.