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XX Posts on a non-vB page
by the prolific and talented "tubedogg". Actually, this
modification is not really a "Hack" but 3 .php files
you configure to insert your vB data in a .html page on another
site or the same site which hosts your vB. Click
here to open one of this sites pages in a new window for an
example. This page contains the Last 25 Threads from our geek/talk
Forums @ GeekVillage.com. Note that our Forums are located
on a different server.
me up and tweak me till I drop:
We assume you wish to insert your vB data on another site which
does not host your Forums. This is the most challenging but also
the most rewarding.
1. Create a .php file (last25-local-site.php)
for the site you wish to insert the Last XX Posts into which contains
the following code:
<?php echo join ('', file ('http://www.domain-where-vb-installed.com/last25-vb-site-inside-page.php'));
2. FTP this file to your server
in ASCII format.
3. Insert the following code in the .html pages that you
wish to display your Last XX Posts:
4. You have 2 files left which have default names in the
archive of last10.php and last10config.php. Both need to be edited
and uploaded to the site which hosts your vBulletin. Please note,
this is not the site which you wish to insert your Last XX Posts
into. We will rename and edit the 2 files from the .zip archive.
Rename the last10.php file from the .zip archive to last25-vb-site-inside-page.php
and edit the following line in this file:
let's get connected
you wish your Topic Links to open in a new window change this
style=\"color: $lc;\" title=\"$threads[title]\">$title</a></nobr></td>\n");
target=\"_blank\" style=\"color: $lc;\"
6. Rename last10config.php from the archive to last25-vb-site-inside-page-config.php
this file with the options you want.
FTP these 2 files we just edited to the site which hosts your
vBulletin using ASCII format.
Create a test.html page for your site (not the site which hosts
your vBulletin) and insert the following in the page:
FTP this file to your site using ASCII and then open this page
in your browser to test.
10. I like to use custom names for each of the 3 files.
This prevents confusion when you have numerous sites displaying
your vB data. I also assume that you wish to display this data
on another site and not the same site which contains your vBulletin
11. Congradulations, your done.
Search Engine Secrets with Google and others:
Your .html pages which contain the last xx Posts from vBulletin
are indexed/spidered by Google and other major Search Engines.
The spider "sees" .html and text on your site.
Given that this data is always changing, this procedure provides
"fresh spider food" and will definetly help your listings
for a given keyword. You can optamize this procedure by insuring
that your Forum's Topic Titles are descriptive. For example, change
the topic title of "Lost" to "Help with Unix Commands".
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