RSS setup in EE

Does anyone has experience in setting up the RSS feature in EE using a FW template?

Watching screencast #4 of Ryan Irelan helped me on my way. But I got stuck with: How to add the RSS template code http://expressionengine.com/templates/source/category/feeds/ supplied by EE into a FW document so that I can link to it and update it using FW.

Rob


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You don’t.
You make a link from your FW site to the RSS template in the EE build. That template only exists in the database, not on the server.
Here’s how.

  1. make a template RSS in the template group of your choice.
  2. Paste the desired code into that template.
  3. Point in your FW doc to that template.
    Done.

Please have a look here:
On my site I have news, and a rss feed for that news. http://www.monumentmaker.nl/index.php/news/nieuwsbericht/bronzen_bladeren_gelast_en_gepatineerd_voor_grafmonument/

This is where the rss feed template lives:
http://www.atelier.box.nl/haal_op/rss_feed_template.png

I made in my FW doc the link to that template, so Safari opens it’s build in RSS feed reader.

feed://www.monumentmaker.nl/index.php/news/ateliernieuws/

Do hope this is helpful.

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Hans,

Thanks. I was already halfway in the direction you pointing me. Finished it now and Eureka! It works.

I was afraid FW would rewrite the whole template_files directory on the server with every upload and with that overwriting the feed.php file.

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Freeway only overwrites files IT created. If you hand-code a page (and
take care not to name any of your pages in Freeway exactly the same
filename) you can upload it to your server without fear.

Another way to manage this is to use Upload Stuff or another upload
Action to manage that file within your Freeway project. This will take
care of the filename issue, albeit in a Freeway-centric manner.
Freeway will rename your hand-coded file to feeda.php if it senses an
impending overlap with a Freeway-generated page. Naturally this can
cause heartache if that filename is an important part of your
application logic.

Walter

On Nov 20, 2009, at 11:59 AM, RobP wrote:

Hans,

Thanks. I was already halfway in the direction you pointing me.
Finished it now and Eureka! It works.

I was afraid FW would rewrite the whole template_files directory on
the server with every upload and with that overwriting the feed.php
file.

Rob


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