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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Message ordering & display - Posted Date vs. Topic

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OK Rick, now you've got me confused..

First, just a note: I'm using v. 15.7 so the menus look different for one thing , hopefully that's all that is different..

Rick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties wrote:
Hm... I'm not sure what the issue may be. I just created a sample on the demo site:

Alas, I get prompted for a log-in, and it's not (apparently) the one I use here, so I'll skip that for the moment, assume with confidence it's working fine, and continue..

Rick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties wrote:

Here's the external feed (using Tiki's feed as an example):
{img fileId="2082" thumb="box" width="450px"

What's the significance (if any) using tiki-admin_rssmodules.php vs. tiki-forums_rss.php? Not having admin access prompting a log-in perhaps? wink

Rick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties wrote:

Here's the wiki page with the RSS feed:

First observation: you put the RSS code in the wiki page?
Second Observation: The code is different: RSS(id etc)RSS vs. just RSS ID etc..
I get the syntax but I'm not sure my version of Tiki does..
(I'll come back to this in a second. Continuing..)

Rick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties wrote:

Here's the custom module:

Assigned to appear only in the forums section:

Rhetorical question perhaps: If I'm putting the RSS code directly in the wiki page, what do I need the module for?

Other 'anomalies':
My external feed shows 'ID 1', 'Name', and under the name, 'Site': says N/A, 'Feed': says mysite/forum/tiki-forums_rss.php.
Your 'Site' says Tiki RSS Feed for Forums.
Is this because my external feed is 'internal', or because the URL isn't recognized/accessible?
(And if the latter, is it possible that having installed Tiki in my public_html/forum/ subfolder, and that /forum subfolder is username/pw authenticated a cause of at least some of my issues? Everything else is functioning OK, but the RSS URL looks not to be relational. If that's the issue, how do I resolve that (without opening up a 'security hole' by having source displayed in the results that includes the authentication)? Due to the nature and structure of the server, I only want certain people with access to that part of the server to be able to even access the forum, otherwise I have to approve their Tiki registration also)

Back to the RSS code in the Wiki page - if I put the code in the wiki page in the format you use, and preview, I get an editing error saying 'ID is missing'. It doesn't tell me what ID it is referring to.. should I assume that it's looking for the module ID, not the RSS ID (as the RSS id is included)?

In other words, it looks like putting the RSS code in the wiki page isn't correct for one issue, and the second is that the 'N/A' I was getting in the page display is related to the N/A in the RSS Site shown in my RSS external feed. Is that what I'm dealing with?

Rick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties wrote:
But Luci's idea of using the List plugin may be a cleaner solution

Perhaps true, if indeed the 'external' RSS is being blocked by the folder authentication and an RSS relational link to the .php file isn't possible. But if that's my main issue, and we also resolve my confusion surrounding RSS code in a WiKi vs. a module nesting the RSS code in the Wiki instead, I'm there, I think.

To quote ol' Ross Perot.. 'I'm all ears, here'.


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