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Display Latest Forum Topics/Comments on Wordpress Front Page

edited November 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
I would like to know if the functionality exists to setup a feed or utilize a Wordpress plug-in to display the latest forum topics and replies to existing topics on the Wordpress front page.

My design for my clan's website needs the latest Wordpress posts (news) and latest forum posts to be displayed on the top of the site by title/headline.

Thanks!!

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  • /bump

    Anyone? :( I really want to get to work on this site and the forums are key. I love what I see from Vanilla and I want to know if the above is possible.
  • I too am looking for a solution to the same problem
  • I show the most recent forum posts using Wordpress's built-in RSS widget. Just enter the rss url of your vanilla forum (www.domain.com/path/to/vanilla/discussion/feed.rss) and there ya go!

    You would have to delve into Vanilla's API to show the most recent replies. Currently they only have an RSS feed for discussions
  • edited November 2010
    @jetlej....thanks for replying......i have hosted vanilla on my localhost (wamp). Vanilla is hosted on http://localhost/vanillaforums-2-0-15/vanilla/ ......i tried to go to this path http://localhost/vanillaforums-2-0-15/vanilla/discussion/feed.rss but got the page not found error......can u tell me if i'm doing any mistake.
  • Oh sorry it's discussions with an 's' at the end, my bad
  • To be clear: discussions/feed.rss
  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff
  • edited December 2010
    @Lincoln.....that's so correct and it is really the easiest way to get the latest forum topics on your wp home page........now i'm thinking that if we use the embed plugin we'll get the whole forum embedded into the home page and that may not really be what we want......we just want to display the latest forum topics and no other content of our forum.....i want to know that can this be done with embed plugin.
  • The rss method is going to be inelegant and probably harder to implement than it appears. If you know coding (I don't), then your answer will probably lie here, the Vanilla API: http://www.vanillaforums.org/page/API

    If you install one of the WordPress PHP widgets (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-php-widget/) you (or someone with mad skillz) can work up some PHP using the API calls. Cleverly done, it could be setup to pull certain pieces of information and return it, like thread title, author, date, excerpt. Pretty much whatever you want. Additionally, the same technique could probably be used to pull out Recent Activity as well.

    I'm in the same position you are. I have a WP/Vanilla integration and having recent stuff from the forums displayed on the front page is always a win feature. It's a great way to get people pulled into the forums.

    A free pat on the back for anyone who wants to take a crack at!
  • @Lincoln.....i am also trying to show latest 4 forum post that exactly look like vanilla forum.How i can show it.Please tell.....

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