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By nacho - November 6, 2009

This is the code I use for my GlobalRSS.xml template:

This can be found in \cgi-bin\templates\articleLists

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
<rss version="2.0">
<channel>
<title>$my.siteName:textOnly:htmlEncoded$</title>
<link>$settings.publish_url$</link>
<description>$my.siteDescription:textOnly$</description>
<pubDate>$_lastUpdated:format(www, dd MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss)$ PST</pubDate>
<language>en-us</language>
<!-- template insert : $articleList$ -->
<!-- templatecell : articleRow -->
<item>
<title>$article.title:textOnly:htmlEncoded$</title>
<link>$published.articlePage.url$</link>
<category>$category.name:textOnly:htmlEncoded$</category>
<description>$article.summary:textOnly:htmlEncoded$</description>
<pubDate>$article.date:format(www, dd MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss)$ PST</pubDate>
<guid isPermaLink="true">$published.articlePage.url$</guid>
</item>

<!-- /templatecell : articleRow -->
</channel>
</rss>



Take a backup copy of yours, then copy the code above and save it as GlobalRSS.xml - upload it to the appropriate directory and republish the rule. Let me know if that works?

Cheers
Dan
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By Donna - November 6, 2009

Can you let me know the error message that you receive on your RSS feed?
Donna

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By djmaine - November 10, 2009

All of this is above my abilities.

I have no idea how to get RSS to work.

Re: [djmaine] Connect to Twitter and Facebook

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By Donna - November 10, 2009

Hi djmaine,

What's the link to your RSS feed?
Donna

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By Donna - November 12, 2009

Hi Terry,

Can you let me know what happens when you try to view the RSS Feed in Internet Explorer? I pulled it up in IE8 from here and it's working just fine from here.

What error message do you get when you try?
Donna

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By djmaine - November 13, 2009

How did you do that?

Re: [djmaine] Connect to Twitter and Facebook

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By Donna - November 13, 2009

Hi djmaine,

Can you clarify a bit? What are you looking to do?
Donna

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Re: [Donna] Connect to Twitter and Facebook

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By djmaine - November 13, 2009

1. Have a ready made RSS feed that could feed Twitter, Facebook and be able to place the RSS graphics by each article so that they could be shared.

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By Donna - November 16, 2009

Hi there,

Article Manager does have a ready made RSS feed by default. You generally wouldn't have the icon next to each article, as that's not really how RSS is intended to work, but you could certainly add that if you wanted.

Here's the default RSS link for Article Manager:

<a href="$published.globalRSS.webpath$">RSS News Feed</a>

If you want to have that use an image instead, replace "RSS News Feed" with the <img> tag for the image you want.

As for pushing it to other platforms, that's a little different. RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication", and the name sums it up: it's simple. All it is is an XML formatted text file that other programs and applications read and interpret. As a web developer, the only thing you really need to do with RSS on your site is to have it available. If you look in the address bar of your web browser on a page that has RSS (like your Article Manager index page), you should see the RSS icon -- click on that, and depending on your browser, it will give you options to add it to a reader, or just take you to the feed itself.

The feed isn't going to be pretty. It's not supposed to be, you aren't intended to read the feed directly. It's supposed to be viewed through an RSS reader (or an aggregator), such as Google Reader. This takes the XML code and formats it to be viewed post-by-post.

By default, Article Manager creates an RSS feed -- and that's all you need to do for standard RSS use.

If you want to push your RSS feed into a different social media platform, like Facebook or Twitter, you generally need an application designed FOR Facebook or twitter. This isn't done from the RSS feed itself -- RSS isn't an application, it's just a formatted text file, so it doesn't have any special powers like that. :)

A quick Google search found this information about a few Facebook RSS applications: http://www.everyjoe.com/articles/facebook-and-the-forty-or-so-rss-applications-109/

This appears to be an application that does the same for Twitter (and Facebook, actually): http://twitterfeed.com/

There are probably plenty of other applications that do the same thing, so if you want to push your RSS feed into another platform... hit up Google, and you'll find plenty of options available. :)

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. :)
Donna

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