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RSS feeds implementation

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by vtisix, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    Would anyone be kind enough to point me toward instructions on how to implement forum RSS feeds?

    Also, since our community is a private community, would it be possible for someone to get his hands on a feed and start seeing topics behind the community wall? Any way to prevent this?

    Thanks,

    VT
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    http://xenforo.com/help/feeder/

    Or do you mean rss feeds generated by your own forum content?
    In which case those are automatic, just click the rss icon for each forum.
     
  3. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    I meant the RSS feeds generated by the forum content. Maybe I'm missing a step somewhere because when I pull a feed into Google Reader, I get this message: Oops...an error occurred. Please try again in a few seconds.

    Is there something that must be set up before the feeds work?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, it's completely automated.

    Can you link to your site or is it private?
     
  5. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    Hmmm...my site is private at the moment. I'll have a chat with my dev guy later today and see what he thinks is wrong. Maybe he just needs to flip a switch somewhere. I'll get back to you on this. Thanks.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If your site is protected via .htaccess, then that will be the reason for the error most likely.
     
  7. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    It turns out that because the site is behind a password wall, the feeds are password protected and most RSS readers don't handle this.

    Any way to complete remove the RSS icon from the forum nodes?
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can remove the rss icon using a template edit but that won't stop anyone manually browsing to the feed URL or still trying to access it in a reader.
     
  9. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    What's the template where I can edit out the RSS icon?

    As the forum is behind a password wall, I'm not too worried about the feeds being visible to people who shouldn't be reading them.
     
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    node_forum_level_2
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, as Forsaken said, just edit that template to comment out or remove:
    Code:
    <div class="nodeControls">
        <a href="{xen:link forums/index.rss, $forum}" class="tinyIcon feedIcon" title="{xen:phrase rss}">{xen:phrase rss}</a>
    </div>
     
  12. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    Thanks!
     

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