Atom feeds not working in phpbb

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Steve
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Atom feeds not working in phpbb

Post by Steve » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:35 pm

After the recent upgrade to phpBB 3.2 my feeds generate an error. After some trial and error, I found adding /app.php/feed after the url allows feed access. The rewrite commands in phpBB htaccess are supposed to remove app.php from the URL but there appears to be a disconnect somewhere in the routing. The URL displays correctly in the browser but you get a to many redirects message. Firefox displays: "Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."
Chrome displays: "The page isn't working skdavis.net redirected you too many times".

After going through all this trouble I found some posts on phpBB: Board feed stopped working after going from 3.1.10 to 3.2.1 (too many redirects) and .htaccess not working migrate punBB to phpBB

To get your feed icon(s) to work when selected, login to ACP and go to to Server Settings>Enable URLRewriting and select No. Feed icons will work properly but the URL access your phpBB board wide feed will be:

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http://yourdomainname/app.php/feed
While it is best to disable URLRewriting, adding the following code just before the last </ul> in the navbar_header.html file will place a functioning feed icon in the navbar. The URL will still contain app.php/feed so it's really easier to turn URLRewriting off instead of adding additional code. Additionally this code will not fix the URLs for individual forum feeds if URLRewrites are enabled.
(You must replace your_domain_name in the code below with your domain name)

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		<!-- IF S_ENABLE_FEEDS and S_ENABLE_FEEDS_OVERALL -->
			<li class="rightside" <span><a type="application/rss+xml" class="feed-icon-forum" title="{L_FEED} - {SITENAME}" href="https://your_domain_name/app.php/feed"><i class="icon fa-rss-square fa-fw icon-orange" aria-hidden="true"></i><span class="sr-only">{L_FEED}</span></a></li>
		<!-- ENDIF -->
WordPress uses the same type of Rewrite rule so I tested WordPress permalinks and the URL rewrites work perfectly on the same server running phpBB. A bug has been submitted and confirmed atom feed using http-auth.

ahmadalnuaimi
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Re: Atom feeds not working in phpbb

Post by ahmadalnuaimi » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:48 am

Dear,

Can I have the download link for the Atom feed reader for Phpbb 3.2.7 please ?

Steve
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Re: Atom feeds not working in phpbb

Post by Steve » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:59 am

There are no feed readers written for specifically for phpbb. When feed readers encounter a feed URL, they display the content of the feed. The way feeds are displayed depends on the feed reader.

If you are using Google Chrome you can install their RSS extension.

If you are using Mozilla Firefox you can install the Brief RSS extension or RSS Preview.

If you want to use a standalone third party reader try RSS Owl.

There are many feed readers but I have only used the Google RSS extension, Firefox Brief and RSS Owl.

ahmadalnuaimi
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Re: Atom feeds not working in phpbb

Post by ahmadalnuaimi » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:05 am

Thank you for your prompt response. I meant I need to install it on my VBulletin website to withdraw the threads from other websites. Bit I couldn’t find a version work on Vbulletin phpbb v.3.2.7

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Steve
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Re: Atom feeds not working in phpbb

Post by Steve » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:02 pm

I'm a bit confused because vBulletin and phpBB are different programs. I am not familiar with vBulletin so I can't help with questions. If you are using phpBB you might try the smart feeds extension. According to the features, it has the ability to integrate external feeds but I'm not sure how it works.

Additionally you can check Smixmods Feed News Center v0.4.0 which may do what you want. Apparently the mod was abandoned but the download link still works. I have not found any extensions that appear to do what you asked.

I have never used these extensions so you will need to use the discussion forum or contact the author(s) for support.

ahmadalnuaimi
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Re: Atom feeds not working in phpbb

Post by ahmadalnuaimi » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:01 pm

Yes, you’re right. I mixed between them; I thought they are same. Thank you for the explanation :) I am just a beginner in installing phpbb. I’ll try the smart feed extension.

Thank you