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xF1 Add-on Sidebar News 1.2

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Compatible XF Versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5
Description:

Adds a RSS news feed to your sidebar.

(Example of Sidebar News)

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(Example of Options page)

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Installation:
  1. Download sidebarnews_v1.2.zip and unzip it.
  2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
  3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
  4. Upload the addon-SidebarNews_v1.2.xml file
  5. Click the Install Add-on button.
Requirements:

The Sidebar News add-on requires the following two add-ons:

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/sidebar-positions.3799/

and

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/sidebar-extra-one.3815/

Setup step 1:

Edit the andy_sidebar_extra_one template like this:


Code:
<xen:if is="{$visitor.permissions.sidebarExtraOneGroupID.sidebarExtraOneID}">

<xen:require css="andy_sidebar_extra_one.css" />

<div class="section">
<div class="secondaryContent">

<h3>{xen:phrase sidebarextraone_title}</h3>

<xen:if is="{$sidebarNewsResults}">
	<xen:foreach loop="$sidebarNewsResults" value="$result">

		<div class="sidebar_news_row">

		<div class="sidebar_news_title"><a href="{$result.link}" target="_blank">{$result.title}</a></div>

		<div class="sidebar_news_date">{$result.sidebar_news_date}</div>

		<div class="sidebar_news_desc">{xen:raw $result.description}</div>

		<div class="line"></div>

		</div>

	</xen:foreach>
</xen:if>

</div>
</div>

</xen:if>

Setup step 2:

Edit the andy_sidebar_extra_one.css template like this:

Code:
.sidebar_news_row
{
	border-bottom: 1px solid @primaryLighterStill;
	padding: 10px 0px 0px 0px;
}

.sidebar_news_title a
{
	color: @primaryMedium;
	padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
}

.sidebar_news_date {
	color: @mutedTextColor;
	padding: 0px 0px 10px 0px;
}

.sidebar_news_desc
{
	color: @mutedTextColor;
	padding: 0px 0px 10px 0px;
}

Setup step 3:
  1. Enter the information into the Sidebar News options page.
  2. Set appropriate Group Permissions to "Allow" for the Sidebar Extra One add-on.
  3. Set the Sidebar Position Options page to the position you want the sidebar block to show.
  4. Edit the sidebarextraone_title phrase.
Questions and Answers:

Q: I'm already using the Sidebar Extra One add-on for another sidebar block, can I use one of the other Sidebar Extra add-ons?
A: Yes.

Q: I added my RSS feed link to the Options but nothing shows in the sidebar.
A: There is a Cron Entry which runs every hour which updates the Sidebar News. You can run the Sidebar News Cron manually for testing purposes.

Database table:

This add-on creates a table called xf_sidebar_new in your database.
Author
AnimeHaxor
Size
5.1 KB
Extension
zip
Downloads
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