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Feed Discussions, Change User Feeds are posted from?

This discussion is related to the Feed Discussions addon.


I would like to change the current user poster of the feeds from "System" to a different user...Maybe add this in a future release to be able to change it by USERID or?

Anyway to do this in the code? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks! Running latest version of the plugin on Vanilla 2.1

Also I noticed it is not posting links to the rest of the feeds source? Can this be added as well?


  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    I use a modified version of Magpie feeds that I made work for my use. it is based on Feed Discussions ...

    you can change the user ID in the plugin. Also the category with the mods I made with help from peregrine. It is not perfect but fills up the joint with content .

  • Link please? Sounds awesome! I would gladly install it...

  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP
    edited June 2014

    well it is in the add ons section but as I said I had to modify it to work because it is a pre 2.1 plugin. You can download it and see the tutorial about updating an old plugin to work with 2.1 and I can give you the parts I added. I would upload the zip but they have disabled that here.. :(

  • carsenkcarsenk New
    edited June 2014

    Shoot me over an email with it to admin(at) :P You would save me a lot of time! :) Thanks!

  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP
    edited June 2014

    I sent you a copy hope it work for you :)

    the trick is to find a feed or use feed burner to add a good one with lots of content and pics.

    You can create a specific user to post these or use the System bot. Which you can change the name of it too.

  • @vrijvlinder said:
    I sent you a copy hope it work for you :)

    Can I have a copy too please? rconserta(a)gmail

    It would be great if you could post it somewhere to let people download. I'm sure a lot of people on here would be really grateful. Thank you.

  • DenisSDenisS My brain hurts Buriram ✭✭

    Changing user ID where what files and how do you do this?
    I see this in: plugins/FeedDiscussions/class.feeddiscussions.plugin.php, as i understand this it means open an account called Minion ?

    // Post as Minion (if one exists) or the system user
    if (Gdn::PluginManager()->CheckPlugin('Minion')) {
    $Minion = Gdn::PluginManager()->GetPluginInstance('MinionPlugin');
    $InsertUserID = $Minion->GetMinionUserID();

  • No, this is only in case you have the minion plugin installed.

    To change the user ID, you would just change it in the else-part right after what you posted:

     $InsertUserID = 7;

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  • DenisSDenisS My brain hurts Buriram ✭✭

    Bleistivt Thanks I wait until it updates, to see it work.
    Another couple of questions:
    1: This only takes the feed Title no content ?
    eg: Police lose two prisoners being transported to Pattaya Court:
    From my feedreader 3.14 which i use to get article links and post them.
    How could you get a live clickable link? Or is this way down the line?
    2: I'm also using in Pockets, which is ok, I doing this to try and turn from a Full forum to a news forum with comments.

    See it here:

    Thanks again.

  • Yes, if the feed itself contains content.

    I guess that is your feed?

    The summary should be pulled into the discussion post.
    I'd just wait to see if the update to (2.1 hopefully) will fix that.

    You are using Vanilla which has known security issues, update as soon as possible.

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  • DenisSDenisS My brain hurts Buriram ✭✭
    edited October 2014

    Yes The user ID works great, thanks. If the summary ( Title ) is pulled into the discussion with the " link " that would very good, as will enable members to read the full info not just a snippet. Also graphics would be a bonus. Is there a restriction on the amount of text it brings in? If so can that be altered? I think this is one of the best app's for me on vanilla. great work. I did upgrade a while ago but had so many problems I backdated. Maybe i'll try again when i have a day or so to spare.

  • HELLO,

    how do i get feeddiscussions to actually add feeds to discussion? i tried but nothing is displaying.

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