Rendering RSS on my blog or wiki

I have today installed JP’s Get RSS Feed, a wordpress plugin. I shall be using this to replace my delicious linkrolls using the delicious rss location. See also my snip on Delicious Linkrolls.

It requires a shortcode/codesnip to invoke it’s parameters e.g

 
[jp-rss-feed 
    url="http://feeds.del.icio.us/v2/rss/davelevy/convoyswharf" 
    numitems="7" getdesc="50" ] 

I should document this differently, but the snip must be on one line, and no space between the [ & the ‘jp’.

There’s a few more parameters which are documented on their home page

Another widgit

and now we have another RSS rendering widget

This was found to be broken on 17th October 2016.

Twitter API V1.1

I missed the announcement that Twitter were upgrading their API. I only discovered it when they ran their “test blackouts”. It has broken. This means my ‘mingle’, friend feed and hence facebook feeds are now without my twitter goodness. The rest of this post lists then contemporary resources to help rescue the feeds. Continue reading “Twitter API V1.1”

Planet (Venus) Themes (CSS)

I use Sam Ruby’s Planet Venus. The package comes with two themes, I have always rather liked the ‘Fancy’ theme. This article was finished in May 2011, and talks about the css required to amend a planet output page in HTML/CSS. It was written for my planet G3 feed which was a G3 RSS repeater. It may just be a useful source for those who wish to create new themes. (I shall be doing this in March/April 2015 as I develop the refresh of davelevy.info.) Continue reading “Planet (Venus) Themes (CSS)”

Implementing an XML feed viewer in HTML

Viewing an XML feed via an HTML browser

I decided to have another go as I was looking to consume some planet feeds on a static web page. I found Display Your Feed on a Static HTML Page Using FeedBurner’s BuzzBoost using Google and this points at Feedburner’s Buzzboost, which is part of their feed publicity toolset. Continue reading “Implementing an XML feed viewer in HTML”

Snipsnap, RSS & XML feeds

This page was originally entitled “Snipsnap Blog & XML Feeds”. It documented one of the crucial failings in snipsnap; it’s limited rss feed size, of 10 and the blog article naming which means that it considered nearly all the articles to be titled “1”. In 2009, I experimented with using Google reader as a feed aggregator, good choice eh? The final part of this article documented my experiments and gave hints on how to follow me using the google reader feed. This is now no longer available.

Snipsnap Blog & XML Feeds

The snipsnap blog is displayed in HTML using the {weblog} macro. The weblog is also exposed using RSS and the default is to constrain these objects to 10 items.

I have looked at creating a page with more weblog items but I suspect that constraints within the snipsnap code will prohibit the xml feed from being larger than 10 items. I do not have the code skills to change this.

I did however create a feed in google reader so the complete feed is available via that feed. I could have used a number of feed aggregator/forwarders, such as a private planet or feedburner. I created the feed in November 2009 so previous articles will have to be mined. I could help with a delicious tag cloud for the blogs.

Snipsnap’s own tools aren’t good. There’s no automatic tagging, the tagging interface is slow and cumbersome and the index titles of the blog article are the dates and order serial, so that even if tagged the tag list is unusable.

Using Google Reader as a feed aggregator

This is all now useless. Perhaps I’ll delete it one day.

The first URL is a google reader URL, and the second is the XML file and will be rendered by your browser

To construct a google feed address, prepend the feed address with the following string,

To interpret the address above, %2F is the html visible code for /, %3A is : %3D is = and %3F is ?

Snipsnap Problems

This was copied across from the snipsnap bliki on 26th July. It’s all a bit redundant now, but it might be useful for others. This was a pagfe that documented my work in building the configuration and in some places represented a work in progress. In some cases, the resolution is not documented and in others I failed to resolve it. I eventually gave up on snipsnap. Hope this page helps someone! Continue reading “Snipsnap Problems”

Extending Snipsnap (superceded)

This article, which was originally about how to extend snipsnap & was copied across from the snipsnap bliki on 20th June 2013, I gave up on Snipsnap later in the year, and the project has been abandoned by its authors. This content is thus pretty much superseded and the title but not the link has changed to reflect this.. There has been some minimal reformatting undertaken. There are two idioms used which are snipsnap specific; they have been left as originally published and are now a nonsense. Other things will read oddly as I did not pursue my plans. Embedding Disqus broke the backup utility, or more accurately broke the restore. Continue reading “Extending Snipsnap (superceded)”

RSS Auto Discovery

I need to do this for the various RSS feeds I create.

How?

Isn’t google wonderful? See Peter Freitag’s article on his blog. Peter refers to browsers displaying the RSS feed address behind a button, this went out of fashion

Roller

Dave Johnson writes about it at this article on his blog

and Matt Montgomery of sun pointed me at this macro for Roller

#showAutodiscoveryLinks($model.weblog)

Meta

I copied this across on 18th July 2013, it’s been a long time since I looked at this, and the disappearance from the browser url text box is an annoyance, wonder if user styles could compensate. Wonder why it went away.

Example

The blog documents the RSS autodiscovery LINK meta tag and I repeat it here.

		
? <link title="wiki.davelevy.info » Feed" href="http://wiki.davelevy.info/feed/" 
        rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" />