[Pro] Rss news

Hi, need a small bit of help. I’m trying to create a site were I can keep the news updated, which is taking a lot of my time. A lot of other sites I use, use RSS feeds I was wondering if there was some way of using the other web sites RSS feeds to automatically write news to my news page? Could that news be kept in a box or boarder? Reading the tutorials on the softpress site seem to tell me how to write RSS feed, but not use other peoples. My knowledge of rss is very limited as you can tell, so please excuse me if it’s all obvious. Hope someone can help.


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Yes, the ReadFeed Action is precisely for this purpose. Out of the
box, it’s quite simple and unstyled looking, but you can create CSS
styles in your page that will make it look like anything you need.
Have a look on ActionsForge for ReadFeed, and be sure to look at the
instructions there as well.

Walter

On Jun 3, 2010, at 5:26 PM, Punch Bmx wrote:

Hi, need a small bit of help. I’m trying to create a site were I can
keep the news updated, which is taking a lot of my time. A lot of
other sites I use, use RSS feeds I was wondering if there was some
way of using the other web sites RSS feeds to automatically write
news to my news page? Could that news be kept in a box or boarder?
Reading the tutorials on the softpress site seem to tell me how to
write RSS feed, but not use other peoples. My knowledge of rss is
very limited as you can tell, so please excuse me if it’s all
obvious. Hope someone can help.


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Thanks followed all the instruction the only things I don’t understand are how can you keep it all in a scroll box at the moment it is stretching the page. and can you enter more than one rss feed? thanks.


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Click on the HTML box you applied the ReadFeed action to. In the Inspector, find the Overflow setting and change it to Scroll.

To include a second feed to the page, you’ll need to draw a second HTML box and set it up for that feed.

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I tried that and it didn’t seem to work, just goes down the page again.

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There seems to be some hidden behavior from Freeway here. If you don’t have any existing content in the box, the overflow property doesn’t get set. Two possible work-arounds:

  1. Type an option-space in the box so there’s some content and Freeway adds the property. Downside to this is it will add a full line-height above your feed list. You could also put a header in there describing the list (which will be added after any content already in the box), this will actually look good and would be useful for your visitors.

  2. Use the Item / Extended dialog to add the property overflow/auto to the div:style.

I would go with the first one, personally, because then you can describe the content to your users: “Latest news from CNN” or something like that.

Walter


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thanks the first option seems to work just fine. If I wanted to have another feed it has to be in a separate html box somewhere else on screen then? Is it not possible to have two or more in one box?


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No you can’t mix two in the same box, although you could put the two (or more) boxes in the same parent box, and make it appear as though both were in the same visible box.

I am guessing that you might want to mix multiple sources into one list, so it would look like you had news from multiple sources mixed together in one list, ordered by date. The Action can’t do that as written, but it might be possible to rewrite the PHP that it generates in order to do just this.

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Hmmm. I looked at the code, and it’s not that simple to do. It would be a serious rewrite, because the code currently takes as an input the feed address and the formatting information, and returns fully finished HTML. There’s no intermediate step where another site’s RSS could be iterated over and mixed into the final output.

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Dear Walter,
I hope you’re well.

I’m applying the ReadFeed action on a website I am working on and I’ve followed, according to my knowledge, all the instructions on actionsforge, I indicated a link on URL: http://joc.com/rss/22/all/rss.xml and created a folder called _cache. I’ve changed the permission of the folder to 777 and nothing…but so far I have no success…Could you please check and say what I am doing wrong?

Here’s a link: http://www.plusartgraphics.com/test/chronoscargo1/news.php

many thanks in advance,

Marcus


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Walter, I found that the action Feed2js and tested in another page and it worked but can’t make it inside a scroll box. its flexible-height. Should that be my option or there’s hope for me using the ReadFeed?

thanks,
Marcus


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here’s the link of the test with the Feed2js action. Well, it doesn’t look bad anyways, but I preferred if I could put it inside a box with a scroll bar using the ReadFeed.

link: http://www.plusartgraphics.com/test/feed-test/feed.php

Thanks,

Marcus


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You could nest your news element inside a parent element, and apply overflow: scroll and a fixed height to that element. Then you would get your scroll bar. Select your news element (which already has the Feed2JS applied to it) and cut it to the clipboard. Draw a new HTML box where you want the feed to appear, make it the dimensions you prefer, and set the Overflow property to Scroll. Then double-click inside it and paste in the new element from the clipboard.

Walter

On Feb 18, 2013, at 12:39 AM, Marcus Do Carmo wrote:

here’s the link of the test with the Feed2js action. Well, it doesn’t look bad anyways, but I preferred if I could put it inside a box with a scroll bar using the ReadFeed.

link: http://www.plusartgraphics.com/test/feed-test/feed.php

Thanks,

Marcus


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Thank you, Walter!

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