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I was wondering if there was a module out there that could replicate something to what Twitter do when you have new Tweets you haven't seen in your timeline (so a notification of how many new items there are without refreshing the page).

See examples of what I mean, not the best at explaining things. preferably without using node.js as it hasn't worked for me so far!

Thanks in advance

Twitter exmaple

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You can use nodeJS to push live updates to your website without refreshing it, thus you also can count the new items.

There is a module that integrates with nodeJS: https://www.drupal.org/project/nodejs

You will need SSH access to make this work I think.

  • Thanks Robin will try this out when I get home this evening, know of any good tutorials for using this? – adamhuxtable Feb 17 '15 at 12:13
  • nodeschool.io is a good website for nodeJS tutorials – Robin Feb 17 '15 at 12:29
  • I had a play around with it yesterday but to no avail - any pointers of where to start, or alternatives? – adamhuxtable Feb 18 '15 at 15:08
  • Did you get nodeJS running? I used it before and I'm a 100% positive that your use case is something for nodeJS – Robin Feb 18 '15 at 19:03
  • Yup got it working and setup a rule - followed youtube.com/watch?v=FWD2iQB0zdg but still no luck. – adamhuxtable Feb 18 '15 at 22:47

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