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You can discuss version 7.5.6 here.

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excellent on the FB like button! smile

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Tweetmeme ? or the new Tweet button too? laugh

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Scott threw the facebook like button, so I'll see if he has time to do the tweetie thingy.

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Ok, Scott uses tweetmeme so he can quickly sneak that in.

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cool -- is it tied to the original TOPIC url (1st post) and not the current URL (paging, specific post) ?

not a biggie, because the basics are there anyway. i'd assume some peeps would alter the FB include to different button types etc..

same for the tweetmeme look too.

great stuff! smile


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I believe both are tied to the first post, but will check.

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Like the Facebook option smile That could drum up members for our board. What about fixing the Black and Gold skin under Chrome? grin


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Awesome awesome; I like I like!


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It is tied to the first post & the title of the shared link is the original topic subject.

I've actually changed from using tweetmeme to the twitter button. It's more consistent with the facebook button. Meaning, both have the counter on the right side of the button.

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I just tried the Facebook like button and it works smile

PS I see the quick reply is broke, it says I don't have permission to post let see if the regular reply works...


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FB'd and Twitter'd smile

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Quick reply should be fixed now.

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1st! laugh

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Looks like we just need to put in an option to change the suggested user to follow, after you submit a tweet, so that can be changed in the config file and we should be good.

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Quick reply smile


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Okay is this a problem related to 7.5.6?
I see a recent post in the ubb6 forum.
https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/u...n_you_create_modificatio.html#Post238727
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When I select it I get a error that there is a problem.
"There was a problem looking up this post in our database. "
Or is this a index issue with something deleted?


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That was when the quick reply was busted so ended up with a broken post.

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Shouldn't the "Like" button be on the category pages and the forum index? I mean, I should be able to like the forum altogether! lol


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i put that stuff in a custom island on a column that never gets turned off, since it's more global in nature.

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We'll have more options in for version 8. Don't want to spend any more time on the current version, as getting version 8 out is still our primary goal wink

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Is there a place to grab the updated 7.5.6 yet? Or is it still in testing?

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Testing right now, but might release today.

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Awesome! Thanks Rick

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Actually should be out tomorrow morning. Just a couple minor adjustments need to be made for the final release.

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I may have missed it, but does the new Facebook "like" integration in 7.5.6 already feature all of the Open Graph protocol code?


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Just did the upgrade and worked slick as could be.


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Did this update include the Twitter and Facebook options?

Never mind. I finally found it where I didn't expect it...LOL

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Yes, but they are disabled by default. Go into the Control Panel -> Display Options -> Topic Display options to enable them.

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Did that and tried the Twitter and boy did it work well! What about the Facebook link, is it supposed to just show you like it or is it supposed to be able to be linked to the posters Facebook page?


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Ummm, perhaps I should check the RIGHT DAMN FACEBOOK ACCOUNT before asking stupid questions....hehehhehe. Posted it just fine on my Facebook page... I think I need a whole lot more sleep and coffee today before attempting anything....LOL


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Going to install it first thing when I get home.

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I haven't done the upgrade yet, but that raises a question: can FB part be configured to like/post/whatever to a managed page vs. my personal page?


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Originally Posted by Chevy454
I haven't done the upgrade yet, but that raises a question: can FB part be configured to like/post/whatever to a managed page vs. my personal page?


I've been looking for that myself, and I'm not too sure at this point, but haven't found anything yet.

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Where's the style option for the Facebook font? I can hardly see mine. frown

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This is controlled by facebook, but you can alter the showflat template and request the dark scheme I believe. Line 142 of templates/default/showflat.tpl you'll see the line that generates the facebook button. On that line you'll see ...colorschema=light&... Change the light to dark

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I'm now getting loads of hits from facebookexternalhit/1.1 bot. confused

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Originally Posted by Rick
Line 142 of templates/default/showflat.tpl you'll see the line that generates the facebook button. On that line you'll see ...colorschema=light&... Change the light to dark

That's better. Thanks for the pointer.

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Originally Posted by ScriptKeeper
I'm now getting loads of hits from facebookexternalhit/1.1 bot. confused
I notice that it's following my trail around the forum. I take it that it's checking Fakebook whenever a topic is viewed to see if registers a match?

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It seems to really pick up when a topic is "liked".

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Ok, maybe I'm still missing something. I just used the "Like" button on my site, and while it did post to my wall, it seems to be only visible if you click on my Profile link and not on the "News Feed" page. Is this correct, and if so, can it be changed so it does show on the new feed?


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It shows, but it lists it under your Recent Activity, not as your current status. Don't think there is any way to change that, that I've seen anyways.

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Hmmm, because it's not going to be seen unless someone checks the profile section. Just trying to find ways to easily get my site and in the near future SITES more exposure via that link, which is still awesome.


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(Almost dumb question, but I have to ask.)

Are all other forums tweets supposed to come to us via @Mindraven?

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Have you filled in your Twitter Account on the control panel preferences? It should come up as via @yourtwitteraccount

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Like this:

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More Rain - THE RV LOVERS HOME theluvhut.com/ubb/ubbthreads… via @mindraven 26 minutes ago via Tweet Button

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If it's coming up like that, that means the twitter account hasn't been filled in so it uses the default (mindraven instead of via @twitterapi).

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We'll have to fill Greg in on that. I won't be able to upgrade until Monday morning.

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ok, so how do you turn the facebook and tweeter thing on?


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Why do i need to put my `Your Twitter Account` name in the Topic Display Options ?

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When I enter the name of my site, The RV Lovers Home, all Twitter is picking up on is the first word, which doesn't go to my site at all. The link does, but not the site name.


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Originally Posted by Stan
ok, so how do you turn the facebook and tweeter thing on?


so it is just where you said it was, how tricky smile

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Note, that both the facebook and tweet buttons are disabled by default. You can turn them on in the control panel under Display Options -> General -> Topic Display Options.


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Ok, I know the problem. My twitter account is for another web site and while this posts to that twitter account it won't render the correct site name/url even though the link is correct. Have to look into a different twitter account for this web site. However, it will work great with my other site when I convert.


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Originally Posted by GEN
Why do i need to put my `Your Twitter Account` name in the Topic Display Options ?

Scratch the above...question already answered.

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Originally Posted by GEN
Why do i need to put my `Your Twitter Account` name in the Topic Display Options ?


So you can see how many people are tweeting topics and so it also follows the accepted standard etiquette for retweeting.

As an aside, I wouldn't use your personal twitter account for this. Create a twitter account specifically for your site/forum. And better yet, use this new account to tweet all new topics (create a RSS feed fand import it into Google Feedburner so you may use their tweet new posts option.) Shooting the new topics into twitter has helped me generate a lot more traffic and many new users since I started doing this early this year.

Example: http://twitter.com/bowlingfans


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yes, i HIGHLY recommend using Feedburner for feeds as well..

this allows you to track all kinds of stats too in google..

you can even add adverts to the feeds as well.. wink

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Please update the version on the UBBCentral homepage.

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Just "tweeted"/"FaceBooked" a status and noticed that the URL being used isn't the URL type I've selected in the CP...

It's using the old/non se friendly urls; for the sake of conformity, it should follow what we've selected we want to use, no?

URL Being Linked: http://www.undergroundnews.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=51604
URL Being Linked From: http://www.undergroundnews.com/foru...rum%20Upgrade%20-%207.5.6.html#Post51604

Also, the coding thrown into the files should follow the same coding conventions, ie using two tabs vs random spacing, etc; the twitter/fb code just looks like it was quickly thrown together...

Would also like to see the ability (with FaceBook) to:
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Originally Posted by usrbingeek
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Why do i need to put my `Your Twitter Account` name in the Topic Display Options ?


So you can see how many people are tweeting topics and so it also follows the accepted standard etiquette for retweeting.

As an aside, I wouldn't use your personal twitter account for this. Create a twitter account specifically for your site/forum. And better yet, use this new account to tweet all new topics (create a RSS feed fand import it into Google Feedburner so you may use their tweet new posts option.) Shooting the new topics into twitter has helped me generate a lot more traffic and many new users since I started doing this early this year.

Example: http://twitter.com/bowlingfans
I don't wanna get too far off topic here, but how much control is there with Feedburner? Ie, can you specify a Tweet go to a specific forum, or even a specific thread? And am I assuming correctly, that any new Tweet simply starts it's own new thread?

I already have my FB/Twitter accounts sync'd, and have them setup using RSS Graffiti to cross post each other, but integrating our forum would be sweet!


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I've been using twitterfeed.com to post to my fb/twitter accounts from the rss feed from our news forum.


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Originally Posted by Chevy454
I don't wanna get too far off topic here, but how much control is there with Feedburner? Ie, can you specify a Tweet go to a specific forum, or even a specific thread? And am I assuming correctly, that any new Tweet simply starts it's own new thread?


It doesn't create topics on your forum. You use your RSS feeds and Feedburner (or other similar services) to promote new topics (and/or replies) on Twitter.

The added plus with using Feedburner is it will help get the new posts indexed in Google much faster and also show up in google's twitter search results.

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Upgrade my testing site from 7.5.5 to 7.5.6 worked great. I will be upgrading the real site after the move is complete. Great job Rick and company!


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Originally Posted by usrbingeek
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I don't wanna get too far off topic here, but how much control is there with Feedburner? Ie, can you specify a Tweet go to a specific forum, or even a specific thread? And am I assuming correctly, that any new Tweet simply starts it's own new thread?


It doesn't create topics on your forum. You use your RSS feeds and Feedburner (or other similar services) to promote new topics (and/or replies) on Twitter.

The added plus with using Feedburner is it will help get the new posts indexed in Google much faster and also show up in google's twitter search results.
Ahhh, I see! I had it backwards (unfortunately!)...I do the same thing manually now, never thought of automating it.


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There is an RSS Content Creator over at UBBDev, I use it on UGN to syndicate news from CNN's Tech pages.


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Originally Posted by Gizmo
There is an RSS Content Creator over at UBBDev, I use it on UGN to syndicate news from CNN's Tech pages.
I took a peek...very interesting! Something else for me to find a use for! LOL!!

Question, though: is there a *tidy* way to post RSS info-->my forum, in a specific thread?

E.g., we have a big car show/event coming up... using my smartphone while at the event I had planned on posting info/pictures to our club's Twitter account, which will bounce it to our club's Facebook page also via RSS...it would be slick if the "RSS creator" could simply add it to an ongoing thread. Am I asking too much?


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Originally Posted by Chevy454
Question, though: is there a *tidy* way to post RSS info-->my forum, in a specific thread?
Well, the rss content creator takes an RSS/xml feed and posts the description as the content and the title as the subject


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Originally Posted by Gizmo
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Question, though: is there a *tidy* way to post RSS info-->my forum, in a specific thread?
Well, the rss content creator takes an RSS/xml feed and posts the description as the content and the title as the subject
I should have said "RSS info-->my forum, into a continuous thread"...that is, all my Tweets from the "Supercar Reunion 13" go into a single "Supercar Reunion 13" thread.

I can't think of a way this could possibly work, because it has no way to pull the current thread info from you site for you to select...????

Easiest way would be to just throw up a temporary sub-forum and setup the RSS info from there.


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7.5.6 is working well for me.

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Is there an easy way to remove the Twitter and Facebook share buttons on private, members only forums that aren't for public consumption?

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here is a question from a user. it might be answered already, if so, can one kind person clue me in? i am not a facebook expert... gracias...

How come the facebook link only has like and not share?

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Originally Posted by Harold
Is there an easy way to remove the Twitter and Facebook share buttons on private, members only forums that aren't for public consumption?
Not via stock code


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How come the facebook link only has like and not share?

Because it's what the API allowed at the time I guess


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does that mean we can do it later maybe? or is this API more related to what facebook allows than what UBB can be programmed to do?

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a share button and a like button are very similar API wise.. so you could either modify the tpl to have both or swap in the sharer.php instead

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The '0' box next to the Tweet button...

I'm assuming it should increment with each Tweet?
(Mine doesn't.)

I have entered my account name into the admin panel.


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Originally Posted by driv
The '0' box next to the Tweet button...

I'm assuming it should increment with each Tweet?
(Mine doesn't.)

I have entered my account name into the admin panel.
Something I noticed and had to change when setting it up yesterday: leave off the "@" from your account name...I entered mine as "@yenkoclub", and noticed that it was going through as "@@yenkoclub". Probably pretty obvious to most, but it took my typical 2 tries to get it...with that said, my Tweet counter isn't changing either.

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hmmm - I don't have an @ symbol there.
Mine is in the format XXXX_XXXXXX


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Originally Posted by mcasado
here is a question from a user. it might be answered already, if so, can one kind person clue me in? i am not a facebook expert... gracias...

How come the facebook link only has like and not share?


This statement found on Facebook Developer might have something to do with it:

We don't recommend the Share button for new developers. If you aren't already using the Share button, we recommend you use the Like button and Open Graph protocol instead of Share for sharing pages from your website. The Like button is simpler to user and is the recommended solution moving forward.

Like when FB dropped the "Fan" button, it looks like they're moving everything over to "Like"...


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Originally Posted by driv
hmmm - I don't have an @ symbol there.
Mine is in the format XXXX_XXXXXX
Eg. I just hit the "Tweet" button on a thread on my forum...the "Share this" box pops up, and it displays:

Gobi Yenko Deuce finds its way to EBaY - The Supercar Registry Bulletin Board http://t.co/qRFBGHk via @yenkoclub

When I entered my account name as "@yenkoclub" in the CP it added an extra @ to the share box info [@@yenkoclub].


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Yeah, I'm with you. Mine does the same - but the '0' box just doesn't reflect the number of tweets frown


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Originally Posted by driv
Yeah, I'm with you. Mine does the same - but the '0' box just doesn't reflect the number of tweets frown
Odd...I hit the "0" next to the Tweet box and it opened a window to Twitter but gave me a "no real time results" message...went back to the thread I had Tweeted, and it now displays "1"...did a refresh, and it went back to "0"...! tongue


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I just looked at mine and the Tweets are not showing, even though right after "Tweeting" it showed 1 on each post I Tweeted.


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Well, not meaning to be disrespectful of Rick's hard work but after a few days of trying this I've decided to disable it and go back to having my addthis.com buttons displayed in the post. At least this way I can keep track of its usage throughout the whole site.

Sorry Rick. blush

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Just checked my Twitter account and the Tweet is still showing, just not reflecting on my web page.


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Likewise.
I'm sure this is just an oversight that may be quickly remedied.


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Yup, that's what I'm thinking also.


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Even if the counter doesn't work, it saves me a step or two, as I was doing the same thing manually before...so it's still a step forward!


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Looking into this now. I've seen a few bug reports with counts not incrementing with the new tweet api button.

If you can assist, please tweet this topic: https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/238823

Then post here if you do so we can get an idea of how many tweets there have been and do a bit of debugging. We've added a couple parameters they suggest such as the tweet-counturl, so we'll see if that has any effect.

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Just clicked it, first one

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Tweeted...


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Just something I noticed, and it may be correct, but when you hit the Tweet number it opens the following url:

twitter.com/#search?q=http%3A//www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php%3Fubb%3Dshowflat%26Number%3D238823 OR http%3A//www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php

The "OR" in the middle + the 2 url's look odd...and then you get "No real-time results for...[above url]?


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Ok, I know there is a cache they work with and there is no set time that it updates. So will be keeping an eye on it.

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So apparently, the api has some issues with items that can have multiple pages and different urls to each page, even when the url is forced to the main topic/post. Seems like that is why most that have this already only have it on the main forum page and not on individual topics.

Not sure if they will expand on this to allow for cases like forums, but I've inquired.

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tweeted -- dunno if i'm too late to the party laugh

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Also tweeted. Pretty sure I'm late too.

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Don't s'pose it matters when you tweet, as long as you do...
Just wondering if that cache is gonna update...?


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Originally Posted by driv
The '0' box next to the Tweet button...


Until this is sorted, how can I remove the '0' box? smile


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About line 137 of templates/default/showflat.tpl you'll see the line for the tweet button:

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<a href="http://twitter.com/share?url={$facebookURL}&amp;via={$config.YOUR_TWITTER}" class="twitter-share-button" data-related="Mindraven">Tweet</a>


Change that to:

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<a href="http://twitter.com/share?url={$facebookURL}&amp;via={$config.YOUR_TWITTER}" class="twitter-share-button" data-related="Mindraven" data-count="none">Tweet</a>


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Thanks matey smile


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Originally Posted by Gizmo
There is an RSS Content Creator over at UBBDev, I use it on UGN to syndicate news from CNN's Tech pages.



can you please provide a link to see this in action, it maybe what I am looking for.


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Rick, us mods still can't edit this forum, and "Jon Milton" posted spam above...

Stan, check here


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Is there any way to track how many times my topics have been liked or tweeted (other than visiting each individual topic?)

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I don't know if it's been reported, but the Facebook "Like" button seems to be broken. It's not working here or on my 2 sites...Hmmm. Tweet seems to still be working.


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Facebook should be working now. They were tweaking their like button yesterday.

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Cool.


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Yup, just tried on my trucking site and worked like a charm. Love that feature.


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How do I change the "recommends you follow: Mindraven Hosting" in the twitter pop up box.

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You would have to make sure its ok with Rick that it can be removed but its in showflat.tpl

line 137 remove red

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<a href="http://twitter.com/share?url={$facebookURL}&via={$config.YOUR_TWITTER}" class="twitter-share-button" data-related="Mindraven">Tweet</a>

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Originally Posted by canecutter
How do I change the "recommends you follow: Mindraven Hosting" in the twitter pop up box.


How about in "Control Panel/Display Options/Topic Display Options/Your Twitter Account". You just input your Twitter account name and it will then show up as being "Tweeted" from your forum.


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@ gliderdad that worked perfectly. I modified it to our twitter account. Maybe the option to recommend users to follow should be added in the next version.

@ GregK, the page I was referring to is the one that is after you tweet a page. It is in the pop-up window. Thanks

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Hmmm, I guess I've never had that popup or else never really looked at it?


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I just checked and nothing like that comes up on my site. Every reference is to Truckers Road, as it should be.


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In the latest update (7.5.6pl), which files are changed? In the install/UPGRADE_changes.txt are the same files noted as in version 7.5.6. Could you please give a list of updated files because I have a large number of files that are modded, and I don't want to edit/mod them all again.

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That's what I downloaded originally.

If you download the patch: ubbthreads-7-5-5p1 you will see the changed files. smile

Well, I'm assuming that's correct as it is the latest patch available.


Edit: I just noticed that the file dates in the 7-5-5p1 folder are dated 23 sept - so I guess it's the correct file to use.

Strike that - whatever files are downloaded - they get stamped with todays date - don't they?

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hmmm I have hosting with mind raven, which included updates etc etc.. I can not access that patch now to make my forum more secure..


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Originally Posted by driv
That's what I downloaded originally.

If you download the patch: ubbthreads-7-5-5p1 you will see the changed files. smile

Well, I'm assuming that's correct as it is the latest patch available.


Edit: I just noticed that the file dates in the 7-5-5p1 folder are dated 23 sept - so I guess it's the correct file to use.

Shouldn't the patch be renamed to 7-5-6p1 ?


there is a ubbthreads-7-5-6p1 there in the list in the members area download -- the order on the right is kinda not ordered with most recent version on top..

so the patch is 4th down

maybe Brooks can reorder?

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Thanks for clearing that up smile


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Originally Posted by driv
That's what I downloaded originally.

If you download the patch: ubbthreads-7-5-5p1 you will see the changed files. smile

Well, I'm assuming that's correct as it is the latest patch available.


Edit: I just noticed that the file dates in the 7-5-5p1 folder are dated 23 sept - so I guess it's the correct file to use.

Strike that - whatever files are downloaded - they get stamped with todays date - don't they?


Thanks, I think I missed that last time smile tongue

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Originally Posted by Stan
hmmm I have hosting with mind raven, which included updates etc etc.. I can not access that patch now to make my forum more secure..
Stan, I would open a ticket at mindraven and ask Rick what to do.
Also I would ask him about fixing your access at ubb member area.


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Originally Posted by driv
That's what I downloaded originally.

If you download the patch: ubbthreads-7-5-5p1 you will see the changed files. smile

Well, I'm assuming that's correct as it is the latest patch available.


Edit: I just noticed that the file dates in the 7-5-5p1 folder are dated 23 sept - so I guess it's the correct file to use.

Strike that - whatever files are downloaded - they get stamped with todays date - don't they?

Yes they do. The list has been reordered to display 7.5.6pl1 at the top.


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Originally Posted by driv
Thanks for clearing that up smile


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I see the tweet button here above the quick reply box. I don't see the fb like button though. Am I just overlooking it? (Wouldn't be the first time I missed something staring me in the face! smirk)

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I don't think FB button is enabled here.

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I don't think FB button is enabled here.
I'd like to see it in "action". Can anyone point me to a forum where it is used?


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