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XF 1.1 Global RSS Feed....

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Gene Steinberg, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    You say in your 1.1b3 release announcement:

    OK, so I don't see any options to add this under Options, or do a I see any such command in the forum_list template.

    So would you explain how to make this work in English please? :)
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Navigate to /your-installation/forums/-/index.rss
     
  3. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    If you view page source you'll find a line like this:
    Code:
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS feed for Shadowed Soul" href="forums/-/index.rss" />
    
    RSS Readers should pick up that there is a feed there from that link rel.

    Or you can just click on the href to get it.
     
  4. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    OK, I cannot find a file called index.rss at the root level of the forum directory, nor in any other directory.

    Also, shouldn't this be something that would just display on your forum list page?

    I'm still seeing nothing.
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It doesn't exist as a file, in the same way individual forums don't exist as files.

    It doesn't display as a link anywhere, you have to navigate directly to the URL, or edit a template and create a link to it.
     
  6. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    You could include it in the footer like i'm doing with my feed add-on (which is IMO better:p )
     
  7. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    OK, so this link is in the source; I see it now. But shouldn't it display an RSS icon so members can click on it directly? Or must I add ragtek's add-on, which eliminates the need for your solution???
     
  8. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    I'll create tonight an extra add-on which links the xf feed in the footer if you want.

    Edit: Next xf beta will include this, so i'll not create an add-on for this
     
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  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    The icon is available in the address of your browser.
     
  10. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    Sure, enough, but wouldn't it be nice to also have it as an icon on the forum's home page??

    And is there any way to set this up so the feed includes HTML if there's HTML in the messages?
     
  11. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    the new firefox versions doesn't show the icon anymore:(
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I've just added the link and icon to the footer template, took about 10 seconds.
     
  13. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    Just more reason to have this display physically on the forum's home page.
     
  14. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    Or I'll await ragtek's solution, since it includes part of the message text.
     
  15. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    erm that's already possible with the add-on?

    With
    i just mean that i'll create an add-on which links the new xenforo feed
     
  16. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We added the global RSS feed just yesterday and haven't had a chance to add an icon to the UI yet. I'll look to do it for Beta 4.
     
  17. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to exlude forums from the global rss feed? I would prefer to select which forums I would like to show in the global rss feed.
     
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  18. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    That saves some trouble. While you're at it:

    1. Allow admins to specify how many characters of text to display. The title isn't enough.

    2. Include embedded BB code or HTML from the message. Make it fancy. :)
     
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  19. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    the global feed fetches the same data as the "what's new page"

    So all forums marked to be included in what's new, will be included!
     
  20. ShadyX

    ShadyX Well-Known Member

    Is there any way to add part of the threads text to the rss feed rather than just a link?
     

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