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Add-on [Demo] Description added to RSS feeds

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#1
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:

http://xenforo.com/community/forums/-/index.rss

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:

http://www.valvetime.net/forums/-/index.rss

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.
 

gordy

Well-known member
#2
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.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#3
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.
 

FredC

Well-known member
#4
it was called "ragtek Global Feed" doing a search yielded zero results.. I assume it was removed by request from the author..
 

FredC

Well-known member
#5
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:

http://xenforo.com/community/forums/-/index.rss

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:

http://www.valvetime.net/forums/-/index.rss

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.
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?
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#11
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 :)