Just to confirm, to integrate JForm with my site I edit the JForum header and footer to make JForum look like is is part of my site? Is JForum.net integrated in this manner?
Is there any way to integrate the content other than that? Dynamic menus become a bit tricky, as they are generated by my existing web app, which obviously won't get called if the user is actually looking at the JForum app instead.
Also that then means I'll need to keep two sets of templates in sync, one for my existing site, and one for the JForum site, so that they continue to look the same.
Sorry it has taken me a long time to get back to this.
All I wanted to do was have a little box on my homepage (which is in a separate webapp from Jforum) which features the 5 most recent posts made in the forum. Phpbb has many hacks which allow this sort of stuff - http://www.phpbbhacks.com/category/23/ - some of which allow it even to be syndicated to a separate site. So, I think this is very useful for all forums since it drives traffic to the forum.
Where can I find the SQL which is needed to generate this? Is there a particular java file?
Thank you very much,
Heather. [originally posted on jforum.net by heatherfraser]
In your case i would use most recent topics rss. Whithin your application download this rss regulary, parse it and display five most recent topics or how many you wish... you don't need to deal with jforum code and it is the easiest way i would say.
Palko [originally posted on jforum.net by palko]
Thank you very much, Monroe, for taking the time to post the actual SQL.
And thank you, Palko. You are absolutely right ~ the RSS feeds are a much cleaner way to go. I hadn't even noticed the RSS feeds that JForum provides until you mentioned them ! I've just downloaded ROME & JDOM and it was not too difficult in JSP. If anybody else requires:
[originally posted on jforum.net by heatherfraser]