RSS feed

I would like ton insert an existing RSS feed in one of my pages. How can I do that ?
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I would like ton insert an existing RSS feed in one of my pages

If you know the URL of the feed, then it’s simple.

From the main menu, choose Page > HTML Markup. In the dialog, change the Position picker (bottom-left) to Before /head. Then paste in the link, which will look like this:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="http://freewaytalk.net/rss/r_s_s_feed_39360.xml" />

Note that this link is formatted for XHTML, not HTML (the trailing / is the give-away here). If you need to have your page output set at HTML, remove that trailing slash.

If you want to provide a visible link to the feed, either using an icon or a text link, then format the link in this manner:

feed://freewaytalk.net/rss/r_s_s_feed_39360.xml

Just apply a normal link using the Hyperlink palette, and paste the entire link in the External field. Don’t include http://, feed:// replaces it.

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I understand the first step , but can’t understand how I can make the data visible on my web page.
Once the header has been filled, what kind of block must I place on the page ?

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Sorry, are you trying to read an RSS feed and publish it on your site and have it appear on your page as HTML?

That’s a completely different thing. If that’s what you need, let us know.

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Sorry, are you trying to read an RSS feed and publish it on your site and have it appear on your page as HTML?

That’s a completely different thing. If that’s what you need, let us know.

Yes, this is exactly what I want to do ! =:-))
It’s seems a bit complicated !
Regards,
Michel


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Well, yes, it is. You have to use a software tool on your server to “scrape” the content from the feed, parse it into a data structure, then re-write that data structure into some form of HTML.

I did a little playing around with this last night, and wrote a simple scraper. It very likely won’t work on all forms of RSS – it fails utterly to read valid Atom 1.0 for example – but it will do RSS 0.92, 1.0 and 2.0.

It’s still very much a geek-level toy right now, but I am thinking my way through making an Action out of it.

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It’s still very much a geek-level toy right now, but I am thinking my way through making an Action out of it.

What a good idea ! =:-)

Michel


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I tried putting in an external subscribe button from http://www.addtoany.com/buttons/
but I guess I need more info.

To get the button code, I put
feed://2merediths.com/rss/r_s_s_feed_39360.xml
for the feed URL, but it’s not working. Maybe the rss part or the 39360 is specific to freeway talk?


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The URL needs to be a complete link to an RSS feed you have created. The link /rss/r_s_s_feed_39360.xml does not exist on your server, while it does exist on the Freewaytalk server.

There’s a couple of Actions available for Freeway Pro to create an RSS feed, or you can use a hosted service like FeedFire to make yours. But the feed needs to exist before you can link to it.

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Thanks for the info. I went to FeedFire and created a feed URL, but got a message that it is empty – “It seems this feed is empty. This happens when the source site does not contain textual links of a MINIMUM word count of 4 words per link”

It looks like I need to add some textual links to my site, but I have no idea what they’re talking about. What kind of links and where do I put them?

BTW, I’ve just inquired about how to move up from 4.0 express to 5.1, so maybe this problem can be solved w/in Freeway soon.

Merry Christmas,
Nancy


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You have a lot of links on your page, but most of them are made using
graphic text. Change them to be HTML text, and you should get more RSS
fun. The problem is that the feed creator needs to see html text like
‘This is a site I love’ linked to another site, and then it can make a
proper headline for the referenced site. When it sees an image inside
of a link, it doesn’t have anything to work from.

Walter

On Dec 24, 2008, at 10:59 AM, Nancy Meredith wrote:

I tried putting in an external subscribe button from http://www.addtoany.com/buttons/
but I guess I need more info.

To get the button code, I put
feed://2merediths.com/rss/r_s_s_feed_39360.xml
for the feed URL, but it’s not working. Maybe the rss part or the
39360 is specific to freeway talk?


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I changed most of the text on my home page to html & have several links with 4 or more words, but still get “no items.” Meanwhile, I’ve downloaded a trial version of Freeway 5 Pro with the idea that I could create my own RSS URL, but don’t find anything about RSS in Action Items. Am I looking in the wrong place? If so, where should I look? Thanks for your patience w/my inexpertise.
Nancy


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Have a look on ActionsForge or on the Softpress site for the RSS feed
actions. Also, try googling ‘generate RSS from HTML page’ and see what
hits you get. The one I recommended was found in this manner, but
there were lots of others.

Walter

On Dec 26, 2008, at 12:43 PM, Nancy Meredith wrote:

I changed most of the text on my home page to html & have several
links with 4 or more words, but still get “no items.” Meanwhile,
I’ve downloaded a trial version of Freeway 5 Pro with the idea that
I could create my own RSS URL, but don’t find anything about RSS in
Action Items. Am I looking in the wrong place? If so, where should I
look? Thanks for your patience w/my inexpertise.
Nancy


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Good Day,

First I want to thank all for their help - you’ve been awesome.

2nd - about this RSS feed. This company I am doing a website for wants to include all the up to date news cominig off rss feeds / news feeds in a area so people can click / hover over the headline and get more info

how can I do that?


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I have an Action on ActionsForge called ReadFeed. It’s still pretty much a technology example rather than anything polished, but if you can guarantee that your feeds are not in Atom format, it will do what you want, with a little coaxing.

It doesn’t provide anything in the way of styling, so you’ll have to create a couple of named styles to get it to look like anything.

Have a look, give it a try, and ask some questions.

Walter


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Great Walt - I will

I’ll let you know in the next couple of days how it goes.

are there instructions to add the feeds from different sites (ie
macworld, apple, etc)

J:)
On Mar 6, 2009, at 6:19 PM, waltd wrote:

I have an Action on ActionsForge called ReadFeed. It’s still pretty
much a technology example rather than anything polished, but if you
can guarantee that your feeds are not in Atom format, it will do
what you want, with a little coaxing.

It doesn’t provide anything in the way of styling, so you’ll have to
create a couple of named styles to get it to look like anything.

Have a look, give it a try, and ask some questions.

Walter


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There’s instructions on the Forge.

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I’ve used this:

http://feed.mikle.com/en/

a few times for different websites. It’s always worked for me!


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That looks great!

can I do several different feeds coming in at the same time in one
window?
we are looking at
8-10 feed sources

On Mar 7, 2009, at 1:22 PM, Fergus T wrote:

I’ve used this:

http://feed.mikle.com/en/

a few times for different websites. It’s always worked for me!


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I don’t see why not!
Just generate the code for each different feed using the website then paste it into the site via a HTML Markup box.

What are the sources of the feeds? Just that some times the ones from this website don’t parse but for standard things like blogger etc. they are always fine. Just give it a go and see if it works!


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