New Tag: <mrcomments>

Discussion in 'Mac Guides' started by arn, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. arn
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #1
    I've included a new tag that allows you to add live updating list of recent comments on a particular topic.

    Here's the syntax:

    <mrcomments>
    limit=# of links (1-20 is valid range). Default = 5.
    searchterm= Searches for this term in the TITLE of threads
    forumid= a single integer # to limit the search to that forum. Default is all forums
    </mrcomments>

    Example:

    <mrcomments>
    limit=8
    searchterm=Safari
    forumid=2
    </mrcomments>

    This will bring back the last 8 thread links with the word "Safari" in the title, but the search is limited to ForumID 2 ( http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2 - Mac Applications)

    All fields are optional.

    Examples of Guide pages with the tag in it:

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Rosetta
    http://guides.macrumors.com/iLife_'06
    http://guides.macrumors.com/MacBook_Pro
    http://guides.macrumors.com/iWork_'06
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Intel_iMac

    Remember: it ONLY searches in TITLEs, not entire threads. I don't see this being useful for every article, but for high traffic articles or ones with specific products, I think it could be very useful.

    arn
     
  2. G5Unit
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2005
    Location:
    I'm calling the cops
    #2
    I'm confused, can someone explain this in 14 year old language?
     
  3. arn
    Expand Collapse
    thread starter macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #3
    See the recent comments in the [guide]MacBook Pro[/guide] guide page at the bottom? It is dynamically generated by the code in the second image.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Phat_Pat
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68000

    Phat_Pat

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Location:
    I Live Where I Live
    #4
    sweet

    but i still cannot long into the guides:confused:
     
  5. arn
    Expand Collapse
    thread starter macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #5
    Underscore is an illegal character. I have to change your username for it to work correctly. Email me at webmaster@macrumors.com if u want your name changed.

    arn
     
  6. Mechcozmo
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    #6
    Couldn't you just make PhatPat a user in the guides and drop the underscore while leaving the underscore in the forums? Link two accounts, basically.
     
  7. arn
    Expand Collapse
    thread starter macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #7
    not really, then what happens when someone called "PhatPat" registers on the forums and wants to use the guides?

    arn
     
  8. Mechcozmo
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    #8
    Hope the wiki software has been patched by then?
    :rolleyes:


    Touché. Which, interestingly enough, is not in the dictionary. But "Touche" is... with the accent mark.:confused:
     
  9. arn
    Expand Collapse
    thread starter macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #9

Share This Page