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Add-on [Demo] Description added to RSS feeds

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Chris D, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I had a spare couple of hours today, and I've had something written down on my mahoosive to-do list for quite some time.
    (I make that sound much more organised than I am... I do not have a list, nor do I write things down... but don't tell anyone :sneaky:)

    Quite simply it is a desire to add some content to the RSS feeds. Currently a global RSS feed looks like:


    Pretty much only the title. In RSS Readers such as Google Reader, that results in a pretty boring representation of your content:

    I've done this:


    Which renders much better, like this:

    Feel free to check it out yourself in your favourite readers: http://www.valvetime.net/forums/-/index.rss

    What do you think? Should I release?

    There's a bit of a down side. As far as I have been able to tell, I can only replace (rather than extend) the existing View methods for rendering RSS... but... I can't recall seeing any other add-ons that may extend these views so for the most part it shouldn't be an issue.
  2. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    Yes, please do release!

    The title only has been a huge missing annoyance from the get-go, I've tried using Ragtek's plugin but it was too cumbersome and failed filechecks.
  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Ragtek had a plugin for it?

    I never saw this... do you have a link?

    The default XenForo feed fails file checks anyway, so this is unlikely to be any different.
  4. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    it was called "ragtek Global Feed" doing a search yielded zero results.. I assume it was removed by request from the author..
  5. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to get this to pull member avatars from the first post or the first attachment.. I know this is a feature in a lot of different feed readers so i was wondering how tough it would be to incorporate into your feed?
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  6. Shyuan

    Shyuan Well-Known Member

    Would love to see this as a released addon :) Looks great and useful :)
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  7. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Another chime in for release please
  8. Luis

    Luis Well-Known Member

  9. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

  10. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Well-Known Member

  11. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Ah Ragtek's add-on does quite a bit more than my add-on. My objective was to simply add the description to RSS, which I have achieved. So some people may still prefer Ragtek's add-on.

    I will release mine shortly :)
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  12. Shyuan

    Shyuan Well-Known Member

    Saw you released your addon :D Thank you!
  13. Silvan

    Silvan Member

    What I'd really like is a RSS feed with description (check) and a thumbnail from the thread from the Waindigo thread. That way you can probably add it to homepage of your (wordpress) website.
  14. ARSamo

    ARSamo Member

    any update....????

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