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I've recently noticed that my VA news hasn't updated on VACentral since March of 2013. In my admin panel, under NEWS, I have recent news there. Can someone give me a hint at where to start troubleshooting? As far as I can tell, I've made all the required updates and so far everything seems to be working fine except for the news.

Thanks,

Keith

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I do not know what version you are using but on my version there is a function behind the scenes when loading the admin dashboard.

https://github.com/DavidJClark/phpvms_5.5.x/blob/master/admin/modules/Dashboard/Dashboard.php#L36

And there is a function in the vastats update here -> https://github.com/DavidJClark/phpvms_5.5.x/blob/master/core/common/CentralData.class.php#L258

Some older versions do not have this built in, and it also seems to have disappeared somewhere between the 934 and 935 release and returned later.

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Thanks David,

I'm running 935 and I'm definitly missing those lines. I went back on Github and found a earlier version of code that had it but so far nothing has updated. I added the below to the CentralData.class.php

I added

$all_news = SiteData::getAllNews();
    if(count($all_news) > 0) {

	    $news_parent = self::addElement(null, 'newsitems');
	    foreach($all_news as $news) {

		    $body = str_ireplace('<br>', "\n", $news->body);
		    $body = str_ireplace('<br />', "\n", $body);
		    $body = htmlentities(strip_tags($body));

		    $news_xml = self::addElement($news_parent, 'news', null, array(
				    'id' => $news->id,
				    'subject' => $news->subject,
				    'body' => $body,
				    'postdate' => $news->postdate,
				    'postedby' => $news->postedby,
			    )
		    );
	    }
    }

right after

self::set_xml('update_vainfo');
 self::$xml->addChild('pilotcount', StatsData::PilotCount());
 self::$xml->addChild('totalhours', StatsData::TotalHours());
 self::$xml->addChild('totalflights', StatsData::TotalFlights());
 self::$xml->addChild('totalschedules', StatsData::TotalSchedules());

then added

/**
 * CentralData::send_news()
 *
 * @return
 */
   public static function send_news() {

    if (!self::central_enabled()) return false;

    $all_news = SiteData::getAllNews();
    if(!is_array($all_news) && count($all_news) == 0) {
	    return false;
    }

    self::startBody('vanews');
    self::addElement(null, 'total', count($all));
    $news_parent = self::addElement('newsitems');
    foreach($all_news as $news) {
	    $news_xml = self::addElement($news_parent, 'news', null, array(
		    'id' => $news->id,
		    'subject' => $news->subject,
		    'body' => '<![CDATA['.$news->body.']]>',
		    'postdate' => $news->postdate,
		    'postedby' => $news->postedby,
	    ));
    }

    CronData::set_lastupdate('vanews');
    $res = self::sendToCentral();

    return $res;
   }

after

# Package and send
 CronData::set_lastupdate('update_vainfo'); 
 return self::send_xml();
}

Is there anything that you can thing of that I've missed?

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In short of upgrading my .935 site to the new 5.5 is there a way to get this working? I've added the above into my files but that didn't work. I'd like to get this working with my current version. I will eventually update to 5.5 but I've got a lot of work to do to make that happen and right now I just don't have the time to invest to that project.

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