There are some pretty neat minor improvements (like the Q&A mod now included), but there’s one major improvement that we thought was worth sharing.
Now each forum has its own RSS feed! If you’ve ever used an RSS reader (like Google Reader), you probably already know that RSS feeds are handy ways to stay up to date with your favorite websites. Now you can subscribe to each forum, and you’ll always be up to date with everything new that is posted!
PhpBB3 Forum RSS Feeds
First, the feeds need to be turned on in the Admin Panel to start working. You can set the feed to include certain sections of your forum, as well as un-include certain areas.
Once the feed is turned on, you can access the feed you have created by adding “feed.php” to the end of your forum URL. (i.e.: http://www.cornholeplayers.net/forum/feed.php)
You could start giving this feed URL out to your members, but there’s one additional step that I would suggest. If you don’t already have a FeedBurner account, create one. Run your new feed through FeedBurner before giving it out, or linking to it. Doing this will give you greater control over your feed, and allow you to track the number of subscriptions.
My feed links:
Outdoor Games: http://feeds.feedburner.com/OutdoorGamesForum
Outdoor Games Blog: http://feeds.feedburner.com/OutdoorGamesBlog
Interweb Adventures: http://feeds.feedburner.com/InterwebAdventures
Making Homebrew: http://feeds.feedburner.com/MakingHomebrew