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Scripting in Xenforo forums

Coder_new

New Coder
Hello,
I'm new to this forum, sorry if I'm posting in the wrong section.
I'm looking forward to develop a bot membership in a Xenforo based forum (not here I promise), that posts automatically some tweets and likes automatically an admin's posts. But I have no clue how to start, could you please help me?
Thank you.
 

Malcolm

Administrator
Administrator
Verified
Hello welcome to Code Forum!

I have moved this to the web development forum.

So basically you want you want to create posts every-time you make a tweet? Then also have it like all admin posts?
 

simong1993

Active Coder
Community Engagement
Hey and welcome, I have not done it my self but I would imagine you would use twitters API. so you could do a cron job for say every hour to check a Xenforo database to see if an admin has posted a post. If it finds that they have then use twitters API to post that post. As i said I have never done it but I would imagine that is how it is done :D
 

Coder_new

New Coder
Hello welcome to Code Forum!

I have moved this to the web development forum.

So basically you want you want to create posts every-time you make a tweet? Then also have it like all admin posts?
Thank you !
Not my tweets but some specific tweets from a news page. I can handle the twitter API, however I have no clue to script in a Xenforo based forum. So the question is how to transform a membership in this forum into a bot that likes automatically based on a certain criteria (for instance admin posts) ?
 

Coder_new

New Coder
Hey and welcome, I have not done it my self but I would imagine you would use twitters API. so you could do a cron job for say every hour to check a Xenforo database to see if an admin has posted a post. If it finds that they have then use twitters API to post that post. As i said I have never done it but I would imagine that is how it is done :D
Thank you!
Yes I thought to do it on a daily basis but I don't know which language to use to filter in the forum based on the admin name and then like his post automatically.
 

simong1993

Active Coder
Community Engagement
Don't tell Malcome but I am reading the documents on Xenforo ( i am promise boss) lol. but if it is how I think and its SQL based then don't think of it as a forum. Think of it as a table in a database. you could use PHP with some if functions so simply put pull User ID's Posts. If user ID Post doesn't contain alike from the current user then update a column with 1. If that makes any sense. I haven't got loads of time to dig around inside of the tables but if its doable in wordpress then im sure you can do it here too :D
 

Coder_new

New Coder
Don't tell Malcome but I am reading the documents on Xenforo ( i am promise boss) lol. but if it is how I think and its SQL based then don't think of it as a forum. Think of it as a table in a database. you could use PHP with some if functions so simply put pull User ID's Posts. If user ID Post doesn't contain alike from the current user then update a column with 1. If that makes any sense. I haven't got loads of time to dig around inside of the tables but if its doable in wordpress then im sure you can do it here too :D

I think this is a good idea. I'm still investigating the documentation and probably share my progress if the administrators don't mind. My idea is not to create a spam bot but to try to attract th visitors to the forum with the tweets to share news :D
 
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