SMF SSI.php Functions

Current Version: 2.0

This file is used to demonstrate the capabilities of SSI.php using PHP include functions. The examples show the include tag, then the results of it.

Include Code

To use SSI.php in your page add at the very top of your page before the <html> tag on line 1 of your php file:

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<?php require("SSI.php"); ?>

Some notes on usage

All the functions have an output method parameter. This can either be "echo" (the default) or "array"

If it is "echo", the function will act normally - otherwise, it will return an array containing information about the requested task. For example, it might return a list of topics for ssi_recentTopics.

This functionality can be used to allow you to present the information in any way you wish.

Additional Guides & FAQ

Need more information on using SSI.php? Check out Using SSI.php article or the SSI FAQ.

Recent Topics Function

Code (simple mode)

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<?php ssi_recentTopics(); ?>

Code (advanced mode)

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<?php ssi_recentTopics($num_recent = 8, $exclude_boards = null, $include_boards = null, $output_method = 'echo'); ?>

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Recent Poll Function

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<?php ssi_recentPoll(); ?>

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Top Boards Function

Shows top boards by the number of posts.

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<?php ssi_topBoards(); ?>

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Board Topics Posts
Main Forum New 47594 496771
Everything Else New 13184 247978
Project Announcements New 6382 191167
Software Forum New 15795 128188
Buy/Sell/Trade - non-retail New 17693 95949
Monitor/Video Forum New 12181 86716
Consoles New 3988 57123
Miscellaneous Arcade Talk New 4092 46333
Artwork New 5343 42061
GroovyMAME New 2480 32303

Top Topics

Shows top topics by the number of replies or views.

Code (show by number of views)

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<?php ssi_topTopicsViews(); ?>

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Code (show by number of replies)

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<?php ssi_topTopicsReplies(); ?>

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Top Poll Function

Shows the most-voted-in poll.

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<?php ssi_topPoll(); ?>

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Top Poster Function

Shows the top poster's name and profile link.

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<?php ssi_topPoster(); ?>

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Latest Member Function

Shows the latest member's name and profile link.

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<?php ssi_latestMember(); ?>

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Please welcome MadCoder, our newest member.

Member of the Day

Shows one random member of the day. This changes once a day.

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<?php ssi_randomMember('day'); ?>

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Who's Online Function

This function shows who are online inside the forum.

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<?php ssi_whosOnline(); ?>

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Log Online Presence

This function logs the SSI page's visitor, then shows the Who's Online list. In other words, this function shows who are online inside and outside the forum.

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<?php ssi_logOnline(); ?>

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Login Function

Shows a login box only when user is not logged in.

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<?php ssi_login(); ?>

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Logout Function

Shows a logout link only when user is logged in.

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<?php ssi_logout(); ?>

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Welcome Function

Greets users or guests, also shows user's messages if logged in.

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<?php ssi_welcome(); ?>

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Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Today's Calendar Function

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<?php ssi_todaysCalendar(); ?>

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Today's Birthdays Function

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<?php ssi_todaysBirthdays(); ?>

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Today's Holidays Function

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<?php ssi_todaysHolidays(); ?>

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Today's Events Function

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<?php ssi_todaysEvents(); ?>

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Recent Calendar Events Function

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<?php ssi_recentEvents(); ?>

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Forum Stats

Shows some basic forum stats: total members, posts, topics, boards, etc.

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<?php ssi_boardStats(); ?>

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Total Members: 52631
Total Posts: 1690970
Total Topics: 148741
Total Categories: 7
Total Boards: 47

News Function

Shows random forum news.

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<?php ssi_news(); ?>

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Board News Function

Shows the latest posts from read only boards, or a specific board.

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<?php ssi_boardNews(); ?>

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xx Nintendo Ball Tops

February 24, 2021, 01:07:59 pm by Scotty
Did Nintendo use the standard 6mm screw thread for their 25 and 28mm ball tops?   In other words, can I screw a 25 or 28mm on the top of a Sanwa style stick? If not, is there an adapter?
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xx U-Track Hookup Help Please

February 23, 2021, 03:07:23 pm by Richardgregory
I believe I might have a defective U-Track or the USB board that came with it, and I'd like to determine which is defective by hooking up the U-Track directly to the Ipac2, but I don't know which wires goes to where.  Can anyone help with this please?

Right now, the Trackball is only moving in the X Axis, and so there's no response from Y Axis in windows.

Thanks
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xx Ms. Pac Man/Galaga reunion stick - Ball/shaft swap

February 23, 2021, 11:07:41 am by Dexter
Hi all,

I have a Ms. Pac Man/Galaga reunion stick on my panel whose balltop could use a swap out. I've been unable to remove the ball from the metal shaft to do so. If necessary I'll swap the metal shaft as I already have a replacement balltop (fits Seimitsu/Sanwa) but am a bit concerned that the replacement shaft won't fit.

Would something like this do the trick? I'm having trouble getting specs on the original vs Seimitsu shafts.

www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/hollow-shaft-for-seimitsu-ls-32x-38x-series-of-joysticks-standard-extended.html


TIA

Dexter
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xx Goldentee Spin Button Not Working Not Microswitch

February 22, 2021, 08:57:48 pm by numerouno
Hello. I have a 2007 build goldentee live that has been upgraded to 2020 software. I recently purchased this at auction. I cannot get the spin button to work.
I have replaced the microswitch and that did not fix it. Im not really sure what to do next. Any ideas?
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xx vent cover material (mesh type stuff)

February 22, 2021, 06:37:57 pm by vertexguy
I'm curious what everyone has been using for those that covered their cab vents with some kind of mesh.  I have been looking at stuff like this:

https://www.parts-express.com/Formed-Metal-Grill-Pair-with-8mm-Round-Holes-12-x-18-x-1-262-880?gclid=CjwKCAiAyc2BBhAaEiwA44-wWw34HJaW1ZOhrmcCDnLnWsQkNa85TCogAPkOUlINuiWad7u__MdA3BoCp5QQAvD_BwE

But it's kinda pricey IMO for very little material, and I have a lot of vents.  I don't need this necessarily, but I kinda think it will add another level of nice detail to them.  About to head off to HD to look at stuff there, like window screen mesh.

Any recommendations?
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Menubar Function

Displays a menu bar, like one displayed at the top of the forum.

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<?php ssi_menubar(); ?>

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Quick Search Function

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<?php ssi_quickSearch(); ?>

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Recent Attachments Function

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<?php ssi_recentAttachments(); ?>

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Show Single Poll

Shows a poll in the specified topic.

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<?php ssi_showPoll($topicID); ?>

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Not shown because it needs specific topic ID that contains a poll.

Show Single Post

Fetches a post with a particular IDs. By default will only show if you have permission to the see the board in question. This can be overriden by passing the 2nd parameter as true.

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<?php ssi_fetchPosts($postIDs, $isOverride); ?>

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Not shown because it needs a specific post ID.

Show Single Member

Shows the specified member's name and profile link.

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<?php ssi_fetchMember($memberIDs); ?>

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Not shown because it needs a specific member ID.

Show Group Members

Shows all members in a specified group.

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<?php ssi_fetchGroupMembers($groupIDs); ?>

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Not shown because it needs specific membergroup IDs.

Home Page Sample

This sample uses the following features: ssi_recentTopics(), ssi_logOnline(), ssi_welcome(), and ssi_boardNews(). ssi_recentTopics() is fetched using the array method, to allow further customizations on the output.

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<?php require("SSI.php"); ?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <title>SSI.php example for home page</title> <style type="text/css"> body { font-family: Arial, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 80%; background: #DFDFDF; color: #FFFFFF; margin: 0 } ul,ol { padding-left: 19px; margin: 0; } li { font-size: 11px; } h1,h2,h3 { margin: 0; padding: 0; } h3 { font-size: 15px; } a:link,a:visited { color: #FF9000; text-decoration: none; } a:hover { text-decoration: underline; } #container { background: #52514E; width: 100%; border: 1px solid midnightblue; line-height: 150%; margin: 0; } #header,#footer { color: lightgray; background-color: #2A2825; clear: both; padding: .5em; } #leftbar { background: #DF7E00; float: left; width: 160px; margin: 0; padding: 1em; } #leftbar a { color: #000000; text-decoration: underline; } #content { margin-left: 190px; padding: 1em; } #navigation { float: right; } #navigation a:link,#navigation a:visited { color: #FF9000; } </style> </head> <body> <div id="container"> <div id="header"> <div id="navigation"> <a href="#">Link</a> | <a href="#">Link</a> | <a href="#">Link</a> | <a href="#">Link</a> | <a href="#">Link</a> </div> <h1 class="header">YourWebsite.com</h1> </div> <div id="leftbar"> <h3>Recent Forum Topics</h3> <ul> <?php // Using array method to show shorter display style. $topics = ssi_recentTopics(8, null, null, 'array'); foreach ($topics as $topic) { // Uncomment the following code to get a listing of array elements that SMF provides for this function. // echo '<pre>', print_r($topic), '</pre>'; echo ' <li><a href=\"', $topic['href'], '\">', $topic['subject'], '</a> ', $txt['by'], ' ', $topics[$i]['poster']['link'], '</li>'; } unset($topics); ?> </ul><br /> <h3>Online Users</h3> <?php ssi_logOnline(); ?> </div> <div id="content"> <?php ssi_welcome(); ?><br /><br /> <h2>News</h2> <?php ssi_boardNews(); ?> </div> <div id="footer"> <a target="_blank" rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/publicdomain/88x31.png" /></a> This sample website layout is dedicated to the <a target="_blank" rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/">Public Domain</a>. </div> </div> </body> </html>

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