News:

SMF 2.0.19 has been released! Please update. Read more.

Main Menu

SMF forum posts to Twitter / Facebook (without mods/coding!)

Started by Mr. Jinx, January 15, 2010, 10:10:01 AM

Previous topic - Next topic

Ron Austin

Looks like no one has posted here for a while.  I was looking for a way to tweet from SMF and found this thread.  I would like to try it,  but try as I might, I can not figure out how to find the board numbers that you are talking about.  Been using smf and tiny portal for a couple of years and just created a new site using 2.08 and simple portal.

marg edit: no need for big size text ;)

margarett

The board numbers are the board IDs.

When you point your mouse over a board you see it at the end of the link. Eg: I point the mouse at this board "Tips and Tricks". This is the board link http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=72.0
So the board "number" is 72 ;)
Se forem conduzir, não bebam. Se forem beber... CHAMEM-ME!!!! :D

QuoteOver 90% of all computer problems can be traced back to the interface between the keyboard and the chair

Ron Austin

ah!  so simple, yet if you don't know what the heck your are doing it is so easy to miss.

Thanks. 

Mr. Jinx

Just a small update:
'dlvr.it' has Google+ support.
I'm using dlvr.it currently to sent new topics to twitter, facebook and google+.
Works very well but it is not free.

Twitterfeed is still awesome as it is completely free (but no Google+ support).

ps: can't edit the start post ?

Scott_T

Sure hope your still keeping tabs on this Mr. Jinx.

Working, but for some reason facebook is grabbing a weird thumbnail via twitterfeed. I'm trying to figure it out via the twitterfeeds link:

http://help.twitterfeed.com/knowledgebase/articles/88126-why-is-the-wrong-thumbnail-title-or-description-b

But not sure how that ties into SMF

Any help appreciated...

Scott
True-Grit American Bulldogs - http://true-grit.org

Scott_T

Found a fix....Using the SMF SAfacebook add on.....It works....
True-Grit American Bulldogs - http://true-grit.org

Black Tiger

I'm trying to get a happy birthday to new users on twitter. Is there an rss feed for this too?

Next to that I would like to welcome new users so I use this line as in the example as rss feed:
http://www.mydomain.com/forum/index.php?action=.xml;sa=members;limit=5

However, twitterfeed gives an error notice with this one:
QuoteFeedurl A feed needs to contain publish dates or GUIDs in order to work with twitterfeed, see http://help.twitterfeed.com/knowledgebase/articles/88117-twitterfeed-says-we-couldn-t-find-valid-date-time

So I looked at the help and it says this:
Quote1.   Take a look at your feed - is there a date/time showing on every item in the feed? If not, you may be using an older version of RSS (0.92) which doesn't include publish dates. Your blog will probably provide the same feed in RSS 2.0 or Atom 1.0 format (both of which contain publish dates), so try and find the feed URL for the RSS 2.0 or Atom feed (see "How do I find my feed URL" above if you have difficulty finding the feed URLs)

2.   The dates need to be in a specific, valid format in order to be read correctly. If your feed does contain date/time stamps but you still get the above message, try entering your feed URL at feedvalidator.org - this is a useful online tool which can show common problems with feeds, including invalid date formats.

Anything that can be fixed so twitterfeed will do the new users again? And maybe some idea's about saying happy birthday to users on twitter via twitterfeed?
Greetings, Black Tiger

Black Tiger

I just ran that feed through feedvalidator.org and discovered the xml is not pointing to my domain?
Quote<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<smf:xml-feed xmlns:smf="http://www.simplemachines.org/" xmlns="http://www.simplemachines.org/xml/members" xml:lang="nl-NL.utf8">
As you can see it points to simplemachines.org. Maybe that is causing the issue? How can i fix this?
Greetings, Black Tiger

Mr. Jinx

You should also add a type=rss:
http://www.mydomain.com/forum/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml;sa=members;limit=5
However, the latest members function seems to be broken with Simple Portal? The list stays empty on my site.

It works over here:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml;sa=members;limit=5

Black Tiger

The type=rss just makes it a more nicer display, but it still gives the same error notice on Twitterfeed about dates or GUID.

QuoteThe list stays empty on my site.
It works on my site, with and without "type=rss". Do you have rss feeds enabled? Because it won't work when they are not enabled.
Greetings, Black Tiger

Mr. Jinx

Quote from: Black Tiger on December 15, 2015, 08:25:17 PM
Next to that I would like to welcome new users so I use this line as in the example as rss feed:
http://www.mydomain.com/forum/index.php?action=.xml;sa=members;limit=5

However, twitterfeed gives an error notice with this one:
QuoteFeedurl A feed needs to contain publish dates or GUIDs in order to work with twitterfeed, see http://help.twitterfeed.com/knowledgebase/articles/88117-twitterfeed-says-we-couldn-t-find-valid-date-time
I just saw your question (again). Did you ever solve this? It's actually a nice idea to welcome new users this way.
The feed isn't working because the member feed is only visible while logged in. As a guest, the member feed is empty. That's why twitterfeed complains.

KirkhamsEbooks

TwitterFeed is closing as of Oct 31 2016 any other suggestions?

Rick

Mr. Jinx

Dlvr.it works very well for me, but I'm not sure what you get for free.

KnownSyntax

Pretty good guide for those who didn't know! Plus it's an easy way for people to see what is going on with the forum when they aren't always on it, or for a way to share out announcements from your community when things change or get updated.

Black Tiger

For reference purposes. These options are still available.

Effective June 1, 2017 Dlvr.it Basic users will be limited to 10 posts per social profile per day.
RSSFlare is an option, has unlimited posts I believe, but only allows 1 feed source.

Or you can use Feedburner to post to Twitter (or RSSFlare) and have Twitter automatically post to Facebook.
Or use a mod. :)
Greetings, Black Tiger

Advertisement: