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Topic: Windows Vista 64-bit has a problem with FFA v.2
robguy

Replies: 3
Views: 9906

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:58 pm   Subject: I think I have found the solution
Right click on the program icon in Start Menu and select "Properties," then "Compatability" and check the box "Run this program in compatability mode for" and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2).

It works time after time.

A point here: Why hasn't v2 been updated to be compatible with Windows Vista "out of the box." It seems to me that v2 is getting long in the tooth, and that an updated version is LONG past-due. I also have FFA Mac, and the Windows version is not even in the same league, functionally speaking. What will happen when the new Windows Vista is released (Windows 7). Will this program be updated THEN?

Honestly, Note Page, you need to sit down with your programmers and have a cup of coffee to map out a battle plan for updating FFA Win. This week would be a good time.
Topic: Windows Vista 64-bit has a problem with FFA v.2
robguy

Replies: 3
Views: 9906

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:47 pm   Subject: Windows Vista 64-bit has a problem with FFA v.2
I'm having a problem with v2 of FFA on 64-bit Windows Vista Home Premium.

When I start the program, which I purchased on July 1, I get this message: "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. [Close Program].

The program had difficulty installing in the first place, but Vista grudgingly eventually installed it with the message, "Reinstall with recommended settings.


Then it installed the program. However, when I exit and start the program again, it gives me the message in the first paragraph above.

Should this program be installed outside of the Program Files (x86) folder, and into the C:\ root area instead. This is a most annoying problem. The only way to get this to work each time is to reinstall it with "recommended settings."

Isn't it about time for v2.1 of FFA Win?
Topic: WordPress: Where do I place the RSS2HTML
robguy

Replies: 14
Views: 31291

PostForum: RSS2HTML (RSS to HTML Converter)   Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:32 am   Subject: Holy cow
You're welcome.

It appears your hosting company did not take the time to understand the nature of your problem. I use both PHP4 and PHP5, and have not discovered anything in either PHP version that would prohibit the production of RSS feeds. Blaming WordPress for a sloppy IT conversion reveals the true nature of your hosting company's level of "expertise." Likely, they did not understand your question in the first place, and used PHP5 as the sacrificial lamb to the god of ignorance.

But I digress.

I also see you previously edited rss2html.php. A lot of people make that mistake. It has been my experience that nearly all of the time, the fault is elsewhere.
Topic: News site need Rss Feed how?
robguy

Replies: 2
Views: 10916

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Mac)   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:57 pm   Subject: RSS feed
If I understand your post correctly, you currently use FeedForAll to post RSS feeds.

However, you would prefer a means that would allow RSS feeds to be updated automatically whenever news is posted on your site.

Is this correct?
Topic: WordPress: Where do I place the RSS2HTML
robguy

Replies: 14
Views: 31291

PostForum: RSS2HTML (RSS to HTML Converter)   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:46 pm   Subject: RSS2HTML and WordPress
Although this tip deals with displaying full HTML and images from a blog, it might give you some ideas:

Try using ~~~ItemContentEncoded~~~ instead of ~~~ItemDescription~~~ in your template file.
Topic: How to deal with an empty feed
robguy

Replies: 1
Views: 7033

PostForum: RSS2HTML (RSS to HTML Converter)   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:53 pm   Subject: Distrubances
Why not have a second .xml file to use when there are no disturbances?

All you would have to do then is change your page's xml file reference within the php(include) reference to $XMLFILE = on your page. The second feed could say something like, "No disturbances to report today."

Example: disturbances.xml; no_disturbances.xml

If you understand php, you could also just set up a conditional statement that would switch between xml files in the event that you have nothing in the disturbances.xml file.
Topic: Specify feed in PHP include
robguy

Replies: 2
Views: 9246

PostForum: RSS2HTML (RSS to HTML Converter)   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:03 pm   Subject: PHP include for rss2html
Firstly, your web site doesn't show in any web browser; i.e., there is no http://www.nplc.org/. It either doesn't exist, or you need to have a serious talk with your web hosting company.

But let's assume, for argument's sake, that your domain actually existed on the Internet.

You aren't giving rss2html enough information. For example: You need to specify the exact path of:
1. Your xml file.
2. Your rss2html directory
3. The path to rss2html.php within your rss2html directory.
4. Your rss2html template file

Thus:

<?php
$XMLFILE = "http://www.nplc.org/commonground/blog/?feed=rss2";
$TEMPLATE = "/path-to-your-rss2html-directory/path-to-your-rss2html-template.html";
include("/path-to-your-rss2html-direcotry/rss2html.php");
?>

Below is an example of a script that works on http://dnadropbox.com/dropbox/ that uses rss2html to bring in feeds to index.php. Use it as a model to craft your own rss2html include:

<?php
$XMLFILE = "http://dnadropbox.com/rss_feeds/genealogy/dnaDropBox_Blog_summary.xml";
$MAXITEMS = "10";
$TEMPLATE = "../rss_feeds/rss2html/experimental3.html";
include("../rss_feeds/rss2html/rss2html.php");
?>
Topic: Specify feed in PHP include
robguy

Replies: 2
Views: 9246

PostForum: RSS2HTML (RSS to HTML Converter)   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:01 pm   Subject: PHP include for rss2html
Firstly, your web site doesn't show in any web browser; i.e., there is no http://www.nplc.org/. It either doesn't exist, or you need to have a serious talk with your web hosting company.

But let's assume, for argument's sake, that your domain actually existed on the Internet.

You aren't giving rss2html enough information. For example: You need to specify the exact path of:
1. Your xml file.
2. Your rss2html directory
3. The path to rss2html.php within your rss2html directory.
4. Your rss2html template file

Thus:

<?php
$XMLFILE = "http://www.nplc.org/commonground/blog/?feed=rss2";
$TEMPLATE = "/path-to-your-rss2html-directory/path-to-your-rss2html-template.html";
include("/path-to-your-rss2html-direcotry/rss2html.php");
?>

Below is an example of a script that works on http://dnadropbox.com/dropbox/ that uses rss2html to bring in feeds to index.php. Use it as a model to craft your own rss2html include:

<p><?php
$XMLFILE = "http://dnadropbox.com/rss_feeds/genealogy/dnaDropBox_Blog_summary.xml";
$MAXITEMS = "10";
$TEMPLATE = "../rss_feeds/rss2html/experimental3.html";
include("../rss_feeds/rss2html/rss2html.php");
?>
Topic: WordPress: Where do I place the RSS2HTML
robguy

Replies: 14
Views: 31291

PostForum: RSS2HTML (RSS to HTML Converter)   Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:49 pm   Subject: WordPress and RSS2HTML
Glad to be of assistance. By the way, what version of WordPress are you currently using?

On the example page I cited, the "Syndication Nation" portion of the page was from a WordPress blog. I have noted that the paragraphs, originally separate in WordPress, have been combined into one big paragraph.

Odd.

Other portions of the page were from other CMSes, such as Drupal (the dnadropbox.com blog area), and they are also showing combined paragraphs.

I'm not sure if this is a fault with RSS2HTML's handling of this type of RSS feed, or if RSS2HTML is designed to do that. Perhaps RSS2HTML is stripping out paragraph elements and combining them into "super-paragraph", only paying attention to the number of words ... meaning WordPress (or Drupal) might not be the culprit. It could also be that RSS itself is built around a one-paragraph model, and RSS2HTML is simply adhering to that model.

But I digress.

Hope you get the formatting issue settled. Bet a lot of people would be happy to hear what you discover; hopefully including some of the RSS2HTML programmers.
Topic: WordPress: Where do I place the RSS2HTML
robguy

Replies: 14
Views: 31291

PostForum: RSS2HTML (RSS to HTML Converter)   Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:36 pm   Subject: Example of such a page
I neglected to add an example of a page constructed with mostly RSS2HTML feeds (with a very few sections hashed together with Feed2Javascript):

http://dnadropbox.com/dropbox/
Topic: WordPress: Where do I place the RSS2HTML
robguy

Replies: 14
Views: 31291

PostForum: RSS2HTML (RSS to HTML Converter)   Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:29 pm   Subject: Blogs on a page
It would seem to be the easiest if you just take the RSS output of each blog, and then use RSS2HTML to process them as individual includes on your page -- one include per blog RSS.

It would just be a matter of deciding where you wanted the blog RSS material to go on the page. It would go something like this:

<?php
$XMLFILE = "your_blog.xml";
$TEMPLATE = "where_you_have your_template_stored.html";
include("path_to_where_you've_stored_rss2html/rss2html.php");
?>

<?php
$XMLFILE = "blog2.xml";
$TEMPLATE = "where_you_have your_template_stored.html";
include("path_to_where_you've_stored_rss2html/rss2html.php");
?>

And so on.

Just plop these includes into the areas where you want them in your page's encoding.
Topic: WordPress: Where do I place the RSS2HTML
robguy

Replies: 14
Views: 31291

PostForum: RSS2HTML (RSS to HTML Converter)   Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:05 pm   Subject: RSS feed module comes with WordPress
WordPress uses SimplePie to parse RSS feeds. The SimplePie module comes with the default install of WordPress.

Using RSS2HTML on blog sites is redundant, because Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, CMS Made Simple, et cetera, come with RSS capabilities built-in to their programming. Please also note that some web hosting companies do not permit the "fopen" option of RSS2HTML.

That is not to say you CAN'T include RSS2HTML feeds onto your site -- you just have to work to make it happen. An example of RSS2HTML used on a WordPress blog can be found [url=http://dnadropbox.com/dropbox/cms/wp/?page_id=16]here. The RSS feed is actually contained in the center column of the blog.

Also, some blog programs do not allow PHP to be inserted into pages. And, oddly WordPress.com, which hosts free blogs, does not allow a "php(include)" statement for your RSS2HTML feed, even though most web hosting companies allow the inclusion of php code in WordPress blogs.

Since you've chosen blog platform is WordPress, you should search the WordPress forums to see how to include RSS2HTML feeds (or, more specifically, php).

In sum, it would be far easier to use a CMS RSS module than dink around with php coding. But, it's your choice.
Topic: RSSMesh problems with ?rss=news, ?rss=sports
robguy

Replies: 9
Views: 102387

PostForum: RSSmesh (Automatic Feed Aggregator)   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:47 pm   Subject: Correction
The link I provided works, but don't used it with the period after it (like I indicated above).

The link for the result page (without the period):

http://chronicle-online.com/RSS_feeds/rss2html/chronicle-combo.php
Topic: RSSMesh problems with ?rss=news, ?rss=sports
robguy

Replies: 9
Views: 102387

PostForum: RSSmesh (Automatic Feed Aggregator)   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:43 pm   Subject: Solutions so far
A couple of approaches I've been working on:

1. The traditional PHP Include route. Mine has a little twist, though.
I created a base HTML page with the ~~~~ containers for all the fields I wanted to see. Next, I creaated the PHP page, with CSS, to contain each individual feed. For each feed I wanted to include on the PHP page, I let RSS2HTML create a page, then copied from the browser address bar the action I wanted to perform in the PHP include on the PHP page. For example, one include on the PHP page was for News:

<? include "http://chronicle-online.com/RSS_feeds/rss2html/rss2html.php?XMLFILE=http://chronicleonline.com/?rss=news&TEMPLATE=experimental3.html&MAXITEMS=8"
?>

I did this for each feed. I found the rssMesh approach did not allow me to differentiate between feeds with a title of my choosing, the result being that News was running into Sports, and figured readers would not care for that approach. So I scrapped the idea, but only for the time being. Nevertheless, the resulting page I ended up with (except for the Weather section of the page) is here: http://chronicle-online.com/RSS_feeds/rss2html/chronicle-combo.php.

In the final analysis, PHP created PHP (rss2HTML created input for the PHP page I created). I was pleased with the result.

2, I found there are only 2 other approaches to putting stuff on a page. The first is to change the .htaccess file to include php to allow embedding PHP on an HTML page, a process I would not recommend. The second approach, and one I took with the page above for the Weather section is with Javascript. Items from the National Weather service are minituare novels, in terms of how many words ae used to tell you your going to have fog in the morning, so I used the free service Feed2Js at Feed2js.org to create the piece of script I needed and then embedded it onto the PHP page. I needed this flexibility because Feed2js allows you to leave out fileds, truncate them to a certain amout of letters, a ...
Topic: RSSMesh problems with ?rss=news, ?rss=sports
robguy

Replies: 9
Views: 102387

PostForum: RSSmesh (Automatic Feed Aggregator)   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:35 am   Subject: Thanks
I appreciate your help. Many thanks.
 

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