I was building a vbulletin forum today and one of our requirement was to integrate vbulletin with our main web site which is built on wordpress. Putting the whole forum on a iframe inside the web site is bulky and uncomfortable because vbulletin has too much controls.
And we wanted to do this simply by just showing the new threads on our pages and then users can click and go to the forum. When I was thinking about this first example which came in to mind was what linode was doing to display new forum posts on their community page, which is looks like this,
I have discovered that best way of achieving this by using RSS feeds. Sure there are many other ways to parse information to a php web site but that’s insecure and require some customized coding. In this guide I will explain how I did this simply by using RSS feeds and external.php feature on vbulletin