Guest Lava Guy
October 21, 2008 in Feedback
The current RSS (Really Simple Syndication for the search engines) feed capability is lacking in one area that I would like to see fixed for the 3.0 release. How it works now:
Currently you will only get a single item in the feed for every new topic started.
Embedded post images (whether attached or embedded) do not show up in the feed.
You cannot tell which sub-forum the post originated from.How I want it to work:
[must have] I would like to have an RSS item in the feed for every new post . In other words, if a topic has 3 replies then you will have 4 entries in the RSS feed.
[would like to have] Topic\Post images (whether attached or embedded) should show up in the feed.
[would be nice] Some indication of which forum the topic\post came from would be nice in the RSS item entry.
In order to overcome the one RSS item per topic limitation in the current system, I had to install a mod I found here: http://forums.invisionize.com/index.php?showtopic=90894. Unfortunately for me, support for this mod has been dropped a long time ago and I have been struggling to get it working between various IPB versions. It still works now and I'm glad it does because the members of my forum absolutely love it. The ability to see every post in the RSS feed is priceless and a big time saver for everyone.
I would like to have an RSS item in the feed for every new [i]post [/i]. In other words, if a topic has 3 replies then you will have 4 entries in the RSS feed.
RSS needs another overhaul, you should be able to enable feeds for any and all forums, and you should be allowed to control exactly what's included in the feeds and in what order, images and attachments etc.
To negate potential overkill, you could have RSS feeds for topics too, but as an admin, you could choose to enable a topic's RSS feed only if required, in the topic's options menu. By permitting the topic to be syndicated as a feed, 1000's of unused RSS topic feeds wouldn't be running all the time.
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