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ICo-Content instructions? Anyone???

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by markm455, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. markm455

    markm455 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I downloaded ICo-Content ... posted here.

    The problem is their are no instructions.

    The zip file says says its version 1.5.2 and has 4 files. They are:

    includes/icc_functions.php
    includes/cron/icc_get_content_cron.php
    plugins/icc_global_start.php
    product-ico_content.xml

    I got the xml file installed in the admin vB area.

    And put the files from "includes" folder into the "includes" folder inside my forum root folder.

    Does the "plugins" folder just go in the root forum folder?

    I have looked all over for the full instructions but the ICo site doest give them all and I cant find them anywhere else.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    -Mark
     
  2. dougeetx

    dougeetx BANNED BANNED

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    I bet the instructions come with it if you buy the package instead of downloading it, nikka!! lol!
     
  3. MaestroDelWeb

    MaestroDelWeb Executive VIP

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    Here you go. It's extremely easy to setup. I've had it running on a couple of my forums for the last several months. It works great. I've heard people have had problems with it, but I've never had any. I also don't get greedy and add the subjects with 4000000000 posts.

    Code:
    1. Upload the following two files: 
    
    /includes/parse_xml.php
    /includes/cron/ico_content.php
    
    2. Import the product XML file (product-ico_content.xml in the ZIP) in the Admin CP panel > Plugin System > Manage Products > Add/Import Product
    3. Get a free Yahoo! Developer API Access ID here: https://login.yahoo.com/config/login_verify2?.src=devnet&.done=https%3A%2F%2Fdeveloper.yahoo.com%2Fwsregapp%2Findex.php
    
    *** PLEASE NOTE - this is not a regular Yahoo! ID like your e-mail address - this is specifically one for API access ***
       If Yahoo! asks you for a URL, enter your forum's index/homepage. For application type, choose 'Generic'.
    
    4. Back in the Admin CP, go to vBulletin options > ICo-Content and enter your free Yahoo API ID, your Ico-Content License Key and other options.
    5. Go to Forums & Moderators > Forum Manager and enable this on one or more forums by editing the forum. Enable the ICo-Content, enter tags to match content with and choose how many threads you want max per day.
    6. Add ./includes/cron/ico_content.php to your Scheduled Tasks, ideally every 5 to 20 minutes. Enable log keeping for API error/stats reporting (required for support queries).
       For more details on setting up a Scheduled Task: http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/scheduled_tasks
    
    	These settings should do the trick for most people:
    
    	Varname:		ico_content
    	Title:			ICo-Content
    	Description:		Automated content from Yahoo! Answers - See: http://www.icomotion.com/ico-content/index.html
    	Log Phrase:		(Leave empty...)
    	Day of the Week:	*
    	Day of the Month:	*
    	Hour:			*
    	Minute:			5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55
    	Active:			Yes
    	Log Entries:		Yes
    	Filename:		./includes/cron/ico_content.php (with the dot!)
    	Product:		ICo-Content - vB Forum Edition
    
    
    (7. Optionally, run the Scheduled Task manually a couple of times. If you have problems with Scheduled Tasks or lack user activity needed to trigger vB's Task system, try one or more of the following:
    	a. This thread: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=122647
    	or
    	b. After making the vB Scheduled Task, make a real cron job which accesses your forum homepage like so: 
    		wget --spider http://www.yourdomain.com/forumfolder/index.php
    		or
    		lynx -dump http://www.yourdomain.com/forumfolder/index.php
    		or try curl if you server has it installed.
    	or
    	c. Upload ico_cron.php to the root of your forum. Edit the beginning of the file and enter your forum homepage.
    	   Now make a real cron job (in addition to a vB Scheduled Task) which executes the ico_cron.php like so:
    		/path/to/php /path/to/yourdomain.com/forum/ico_cron.php
    	   In CPanel this would look like so:
    		cd /path/to/public_html/forum; php -f ico_cron.php > /dev/null
    		[Every Ten Minutes] [Every Hour] [Every Day] [Every Month] [Every Weekday]
    
    	*** Consult your system administrator or host for exact paths etc. ***
    )
    
    Sit back and watch your forum grow!
    
     
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  4. blackhaze

    blackhaze Power Member

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    extremely easy. You just load/install the "product" from within your VBs contol panel, upload the 2 or so required files to the right folder on your host.
     
  5. r38865

    r38865 Newbie

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    where can i get it? any link? thanks
     
  6. karum

    karum Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    markm455 i have the same problem with you. WTF is "product" directory.
     
  7. karum

    karum Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The file is at the attachment. You can download it from here.
     
  8. aspardeshi

    aspardeshi Junior Member

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    yeah, I am also looking a ico content for smf lol :rolleyes: , please help if anybody has, please put the download link here.

    Thanks in advance
     
  9. bigted

    bigted Newbie

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    Guys,

    Dont get to excited with this product I have used it on 5 different forums and google somehow dont seem to like Yahoo answers answers.

    I built one slow, and one fast, I have setup IM and micro niche areas.

    Try it if ya want but unless you drive REAL traffic to the forum and impress the visitors with your posts I doubt if you will get a great deal from the SE's.

    BT
     
  10. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    ico sux big imo....

    cafinated content is better, imo...for some reason yahoo answers just doesn't work well on a forum
     
  11. Naijafinder

    Naijafinder Newbie

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    Does it post on random categories on the forum? i could not see any place where they specify forum id to post ON. i just installed now.
     
  12. Naijafinder

    Naijafinder Newbie

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    I run the schedul task manully, i got this error on vb 4.2
    ICo-Content

    Could not connect to Yahoo : url=answers.yahooapis.##/AnswersService/V1/questionSearch?&appid=BvKGm4fV34HKqszu1LfEdiIH9n9qDRIGaxSziLKRJ.ySAkhYMazafu3Hvdrbfuyjp1XL®ion=us®ion=uk®ion=ca®ion=au&search_in=question&date_range=all&sort=date_desc&results=2&query=travel%20visa