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Not a Bug RSS Feeds not parsing content

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Mythotical, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    I use the RSS feeder to import the announcement feed from XenForo to my site. Everything seems fine at first look, the forum gets populated, the title is correct then you click on a thread, all that appears is a Continue Reading link with no content at all, not even a glimpse. Link to screenshot provided.

  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    XenForo RSS feeds don't include content currently.
  3. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    Then why have the option to use {content} when adding a new feeder? Maybe a warning would be nice as well then I wouldn't have used the feeder. Why release a feature that doesn't fully work? When will this be expected to be added?
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I mean that the exported feeds don't have any content, so there's no content. Other feeds have it and it can be imported.
  5. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    Wow so we get half the feature. Yeesh, guess I'm turning this off then.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You're confusing two separate features.

    The RSS feeds produced by a XenForo installation are completely separate to the Feeder application.

    You can't disable XenForo forum RSS feeds.
    You can however choose not to import feeds from a XenForo forum.
  7. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    Actually I can disable it by editing the code to remove the feature but I meant disabling the import feed.
  8. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    The import feed feature works nice.

    only the xf feed is IMO "horrible and half-baked" because the content (or at least a part of the content) is missing.

    xf: http://xenforo.com/community/forums/announcements/index.rss
    xf with my add-on: http://ragtek.org/xenforo/feeds/global.rss
    ipb: http://community.invisionpower.com/rss/forums/1-ips-news-and-updates/
    vB: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/external.php?type=RSS2&forumids=1

    with standard xf feed we get only the thread title and date which isn't really useful
    gordy and Steve Moore like this.
  9. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong Ragtek, the feature is great, but I have to agree with the xf feed being horrible and half baked.
  10. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    Ragtek, what about modifying it to remove the codes?
  11. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Sorry i don't understand what you mean
  12. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    OK, right now you see the raw BBCode from a message in your RSS feed. Can that be stripped if you can't format the message content?
  13. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    we're getting offtopic here;)

    Have you checked the options?
    ACP => Options => ragtek Global Feed => Strip BBCode
  14. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    Let me check.
  15. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    Doesn't work:

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  16. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    Mike, will this be addressed at some point? I have to agree with some of the other comments above that the current implementation just seems like a half-baked solution. In my opinion, only having the thread-title in the RSS feed just does not allow us to unlock the full potential of the feeds.

    The foundation is there, so why not put it to proper use?
    CritiKiL likes this.
  17. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Active Member

    Agree with this also, I would use these feeds to push out to facebook, twitter, and newsnow.co.uk but we really need the content to show
    gordy likes this.
  18. Raydianze

    Raydianze Member

    >>>In my opinion, only having the thread-title in the RSS feed just does not allow us to unlock the full potential of the feeds.
    BUMP! it's an issue!
  19. digitalfog

    digitalfog Member

    I agree...bump here!
  20. CritiKiL

    CritiKiL Active Member

    Um, Bump. I have my forum RSS Feeds going to my Mobile App and the whole idea is for people to at least read 'a portion of content' and then if they want to read more "then" they can click the link and go to the source. It's outrageous that XenForo can have an Import Feeder but it won't Export it's own content (other than subject and link). It really sucks because it only teases a person who wants to view stuff away from the source ;-(

    On the 'other hand', I have an Auto-RSS-Reader which takes "content" from an RSS Feed then turns it into a nice video presentation (Listen to it, here:) but it only shows the default background image because XenForo doesn't provide enough content for the feature to take the images from a feed and display a nice introduction presentation. It's such a waste to not allow XenForo's own internal content to be displayed outside of the site! Horrible idea...

    So yea, BUMP!

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