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XF 1.2 Show more of the RSS feeds in the body

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Steverd, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Steverd

    Steverd Member

    Is there a way to show more of an RSS feed in the body of the message.
    Right now the message body shows one sentence only and then the "Continue Reading..."

    Can I show the first ten lines? The first paragraph? The whole articles?

    Thank you
  2. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    Admin CP search for "RSS" then select the only result available.

    I am not sure if that is exactly what you mean, but please try. :)
  3. Steverd

    Steverd Member

    I did find "Discussion Content RSS Snippet Length" which is set to 500,
    But I am still only getting the first sentence of the feed. It's a RSS from Digg.com, do you think it's related to them and not
    a Xenforo setting?

  4. Steverd

    Steverd Member

  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's all that is available from the feed.
  6. BamBam

    BamBam Active Member

  7. Alex__

    Alex__ Active Member

    Its not broken.

    This is how the RSS feed is done by this website.
    if you look here
    you will see
    which is the exact same content of your RSS feed.
    the only way to get more text, is to crawl the RSS feed link, extract more contents and display it at your site, but that needs a lot of more customizations and a (good) developer.
    BamBam likes this.
  8. BamBam

    BamBam Active Member

  9. russoroni

    russoroni Active Member

    Can anyone tell me if I'm doing anything wrong in importing rss feeds into a forum. I only want to grab like 100 words along with any main image etc. Problem is that it's pulling in the entire blog contents. Is there something besides {content} that I should be using in the feed template? I tried {descripton} and that does fix the problem of pulling in less content but then the image tags dont parse. Here's my template with:

    [url="{link}"][b][u]{title}[/u][/b], by [i]{author}[/i][/url]
    [url="{link}"]Continue reading...[/url]

  10. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It simply pulls the contents from the feed in. The only way to shorten it would be change the contents of the feed itself.
  11. russoroni

    russoroni Active Member

    I see. So I would have to tell the site owner to shorten the amount of content that is in their feed.

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