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Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

Plugin Fix or New Plugin? RSS Feed Poster

13 Jul 2018
I have attempted to install and run this plugin, RSS Feed Poster, however, I have been unable to get this plugin to work right.

I did try contacting the author, but he seems to have abandoned the program.

The responses that I did get from the author were "you need to pay me to fix this plugin". What??
That doesn't make sense for a free plugin that he created. Other users have chimed in the thread (here in and basically said the same thing that I said.

Anyways, is there a way that you can fix and install this RSS Feed Poster for my website?

Oh yea, I have NO idea what this means, this plugin "Requires any of the following fopen, curl, fsockopen".

Can you do this for me?

I am willing to pay for this, if the cost is reasonable. :D


I did a test using the functions_test.php and I got this result.

[Image: bb820a7dcd6e674131e888b46037ca55.png]

So, that answers the question regarding of my hosting company has one of the 3 required functions - FOpen, CURL, or FSockOpen
Shade 13 Jul 2018
Hi @Serpius, I don't know how RSS Feed Poster work but I don't plan to create plugins for which there is already an alternative available, unless they prove to be unusable. If you want to chime some money in, you may ask its author which as you said required some bucks for him to fix the problems you are having.

Might be good to have a detailed list of issues you are having with it too. I don't offer support for others' plugins, but if your issue turns out to be obvious, I may give you some quick advices to fix it.

PS: fsockopen, fopen and cURL are all PHP methods used to communicate with external links – which is something mandatory to read external RSS feeds.
Serpius 13 Jul 2018
Like I said, the author has abandoned the program. There are no updates or fixes.

If you can't do this, that's fine. I was asking.
Shade 13 Jul 2018
Oh well, didn't read your post properly then. If you can manage to list your issues with more detail, I can look into them and see what I can do.