How to get your latest posts from vbulletin via RSS


You need to enable the External Data Provider in your vbulletin settings in order for this to work.







To display only new posts use external.php?newpost=true&type=rss instead.

Now how do you get this into wordpress?

Out of the box, WordPress can retrieve and pass an RSS feed. WordPress uses the MagpieRSS and RSSCache functions for parsing and automatic caching and the Snoopy HTTP client for the actual retrieval. See Fetch_rss.

A code sample to fetch your 10 latest posts:

<?php // Get RSS Feed(s)
include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . ‘/rss.php’);
$rss = fetch_rss(‘http://www.your’);
$maxitems = 10;
$items = array_slice($rss->items, 0, $maxitems);

  1. Reply
    Sean July 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    This is for the latests threads, not posts. Is there a way built into vBulletin to get the latest posts? (Even if the thread is a month old, but someone posts to it today, I want that at the top of the list)

  2. Reply
    Sean Kendle July 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Ok, now I realize what you meant:

    external.php?lastpost=true&type=rss – gives you the Most Recent posts in any thread on the forums

    external.php?newpost=true&type=rss – gives you only the most recent threads in the forum, doesn’t matter when last post was entered, only when thread was created.

    Thanks so much for this help, I almost edited external.php to make it do something it already does… you’d be surprised how hard it is to find this information!

  3. Reply
    sai August 12, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    hi sean i am looking for some one with this knowledge to retreive some info from the vbulletin and post on the main webspage.
    are u interested in freelancing projects

  4. Reply
    Arfan January 8, 2015 at 5:48 am

    if you want to see latest post for your VBulletin Post on your html,php or any CMS (WordPress, joomla etc site).

    Sounds like you have enabled an RSS Feed for your forum?

    I suspect that I could re-create your problem by adding the RSS feed for my vBulletin site (eg: to the RSS Feed Manager and have it post new entries as posts in one of my forums

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