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Xenforo To Twitter

Discussion in 'Add-on Requests [Archive]' started by Anthony Parsons, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. projectego

    projectego Active Member

    I believe that this mod makes the process of "tweeting" topics within a certain forum automated whereas the mod in the thread you linked to gives you, or your users, the option of "tweeting" a topic. I could be wrong though.

    Do please excuse me if I used "tweeting" in the wrong context - I'm getting old and the whole Twitter thing is quite new to me. Heh.

    Still - great stuff! I'll definitely be checking this mod out.
     
  4. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Hey Brogan,

    Yer, the mod you referenced isn't the same. The mod used for VB automatically tweets new thread titles straight to your site twitter account. You can assign forum id's, then any new thread created in those assigned forums are tweeted using Oauth. It has increased a significant amount of traffic to one forum I use it on for testing purposes, and now I simply won't remove it as its increased overall site exposure significantly.

    Its a quick method for many to use in lieu of RSS, as many use FB or Twitter to follow things nowadays, not RSS. A lot of people also turn RSS off to stop third parties pulling entire site data and replicating sites.
     
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Can't you just use the rss feed on something like hootsuite or something?
    So when there's new content for that particular forum, it will tweet it out?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Apologies, I misunderstood exactly what it was you were after.

    I might be interested in both of them, so +1 for this request :D
     
  7. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Many sites don't enable RSS nowadays due to all the excessive spamming that RSS feeds get pulled and associated with nowadays.
     
  8. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    This would be problematic for sites with a large number of posts being made. The twitter API restricts daily queries, and they will ban your IP if they think you are abusing the system (which this mod effectively is as its using twitter as a link farm).
     
  9. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Possibly, but if your site only has 20 new threads daily, but 500 posts... then its quite effective. Also effective for new sites needing all the help possible to launch.

    You also have to take into account, you can control which forums new threads are posted to twitter.
     
  10. Mosh

    Mosh New Member

    I will be doing a XenForo version of my vBulletin hack called (very imaginatively) XenForo 2 Twitter hack as soon as I get my head around coding for XenForo. I am already in the process of converting my vBulletin version into a class, then it will be a lot easier to port to XenForo after that ;)
     
  11. graham_w

    graham_w Active Member

    Great news!
     
  12. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Mosh... you rock.
     
  13. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Any further news or expected ETA on this Mosh?
     
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  15. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    any news about this or is the project dead?
     
  16. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    The project isn't dead however family issues have caused it to take a back peddle... I still hope to get a version out for the new year.

    Keep in mind though I have no intention of making it gold until xenforo goes gold as too much is and can change.
     
  17. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    hm, ok thx
     
  18. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

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  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  20. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Any updates for timing on your release Mosh?
     

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