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Better RSS implementation for Pages


Everade
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There should be better possibilities to retrieve certain data within an RSS feed for Pages.
Yes, there's now the possibility to generate custom RSS feeds, but it still lacks lots of options as its an extremely basic filter.

What it currently generates:

<item>
	<title>Topic_Title</title>
	<link>https://mysite.com/community/announcements/topic_title/</link>
	<description>Actual text content</description>
	<enclosure url="https://mysite.com/community/uploads/image.png" length="11111" type="image/png"/>
	<pubDate>Wed, 09 Jun 2021 01:12:00 +0200</pubDate>
</item>

 

There's currently no possbility to include any of the additionaly added fields.
I haven't tested all of them, but i'm pretty certain that none of them are included in any feed.

These are just examples, to outline what's not possible with any RSS feed feature given by IPB:

  • Category [Type: Select Box]      (To define articles in the RSS feed)
  • Summary [Type: Text Area]       (Text field, for proper news summaries)
  • Thumbnail [Type: Upload]        (Additional image upload for smaller image versions)

Here's are the example setup fields:

image.png.30a5741462863dd09e5073a3245cb27e.png

 

It would be great, if we could define which additional fields are included in the RSS feed.
Or at least include all fields by default.

 

So we can achieve something like this:

<item>
	<title>Topic_Title</title>
	<link>https://mysite.com/community/announcements/topic_title/</link>
	<description>Actual text content, lorum ipsum its a lot.</description>
	<enclosure url="https://mysite.com/community/uploads/image.png" length="11111" type="image/png"/>
	<pubDate>Wed, 09 Jun 2021 01:12:00 +0200</pubDate>
	<thumbnail>https://mysite.com/community/uploads/thumbnail.png</thumbnail>
	<summary>This is a quick summary.</summary>
	<category>Event</category>
</item>

 

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It was just an example, what we can't achieve with the RSS implemenation.
Use:
<image>
<textInput>
<category>

In any case, it's impossible to retrieve any additional configured fields unless we modify the rss code ourselfs.

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On 6/29/2021 at 5:39 PM, Stuart Silvester said:

The enclosure is the related image (it would be the record image in this case), Summary and Thumbnail are not valid elements for an RSS 2.0 feed - https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html

Category is really the only thing that would be 'possible' to add.

I would like to add that there are many great and well known RSS feed markups that ask for custom elements.
One example is the Yandex Turbo Pages
https://yandex.com/dev/turbo/doc/rss/markup.html

We're lacking the flexibility to do anything at all with IPB's RSS system.

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On 6/29/2021 at 11:39 AM, Stuart Silvester said:

The enclosure is the related image (it would be the record image in this case), Summary and Thumbnail are not valid elements for an RSS 2.0 feed - https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html

Category is really the only thing that would be 'possible' to add.

I'd like to see an import of not only image but audio as well. We are using podcast RSS feeds to import into forums from our users. 

 

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Still no possibility to handle Yandex Turbo Pages or any other custom RSS system with the current tool set without modifying the source code.
Please let us create custom tags.

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On 4/29/2022 at 7:55 PM, Randy Calvert said:

Given that Yandex is only between 0.5 and 1 percent of the searches done online… I’m not sure how much of a priority this would be for consideration. 

Honestly you would most likely be better served having a custom plugin created to support this. 

First and foremost, Yandex market share is aprox. 50% in russia. Almost as big as Baidu when talking about world wide searches. Both Baidu and Yandex are a big deal in their respective country.
Bing aprox. 3% worldwide. Still big. There's nothing compared to google when it comes to searches, that doesn't mean we should leave everything other than google in the void.

Secondly, it was a simple example of a much broader issue regarding "not valid RSS elements".
There are many many services that use custom elements and Yandex being one of the bigger ones.

I'm not interested into implemeting Yandex Turbo Pages, i'm interested into having the possiblity to support custom RSS elements/tags as shown in my original post.

 

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