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Where to Listen

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Kovu, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Kovu

    Kovu New Member

    I'm currently developing a plugin which interfaces with PostRatings, which will give certain users XXX when they reach a certain amount of votes. I know I need to access PostRatings' database, but I'm not sure when or where to do so.

    If you're still confused, say a user hits 50 Creative votes. They are awarded with something, but I'm not sure where I'd listen for the 50 creative votes.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  2. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    You'd probably be best suited making it a cron entry similar to how trophies work. You could hook into the datawriter and check on every vote if it makes them hit the criteria but that'd be a huge performance no-no.
  3. Kovu

    Kovu New Member

    I was worried about the performance impact, thanks for the suggestion.

    After searching through the forums however, there doesn't seem to be a reference to a way to create a new cron using code. Am I simply not understanding how crons work? They're just automated tasks correct?
  4. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    They're just classes with a static method. You go to the tools section of the admin panel, select cron entries, then filll out the form with your class::method() and put all the logic in there.

    I recommend looking at the /library/XenForo/CronEntry/ files to see how XenForo does it.

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