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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have 4 blogger.com feeds that I have successfully combined with RSSMESH. The output is clean and working fine. I would like to do the following if possible:

1. Sort my RSSMESH feed by feed import order (which I think it is right now without the date sort option) and add the title of each feed prior to its posts. Also Making the title a link back to my website that is referencing that particular Blog. I an using RSS2HTML with includes to bring in the blog data to my front page and Iframes to get each blog in on separate pages within my website. You will understand it better when you look at my website. www.AbundanceTips.com (I can't use RSS2HTML because I need to feed to stay in RSS format to use in FeedBurner - read on).

2. Link each feed title directly back to my websites internal blog pages.

Would like to remove the post links in the RSSMESH FEEDthat link the post back to my blogger.com page. (I can't use RSS2HTML because I need to feed to stay in RSS format to use in FeedBurner). The article links that reference external pages can stay.

Once I have the RSSMESH feed I have www.FeedBurner.com read it in and create its own feed out of it. I am using feedburner for its free service of giving my website the ability to let users subscribe to a daily email update of my feeds. This email will be send out in the morning every day and only have 1 day priors worth of updates. FeedBurner handles the subscribing/unsubscribing and email scheduling/sending of my supplied feed. You can also add in lots of other cool features to the feed ,massage it a little more, track subscribership and get stats

Here's the rest of my info:

Website: http://www.abundancetips.com - The main page is incorporating 6 blogger RSS feeds by using a PHP include statement with RSS2HTML (working great! THANK YOU!) . The first 6 sub-pages on my link bar are the Blogger pages that I have Iframed into my website. On the front page top right area is my Daily email submission link which is the whole reason for this RSSMESH feed as explain above after question 3. After checking it out you will get the picture. I am still tuning and working with the site its what I have done so far, its brand new and something I have been wanting to do for a long time.

My feed from RSSMESH is:

My Feed Burner RSSFeed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/AbudancetipscomDailyUpdate
(basically looks identical right now)

My config PHP file is straight forward - No cache, 1 item per RSSFEED:


$useOutputCaching = 0;

$outputCacheTTL = 3600;

$XMLTemplate = "rssMesh_Template.xml";

$sortOutputByPubDate = 0;

$feedList = Array(

// Entry #1
Array("fileURL" => "http://abundancetips-tips.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss",
      "itemCount" => "1"


// Entry #2
Array("fileURL" => "http://abundancetips-quotes.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss",
      "itemCount" => "1"


// Entry #3
Array("fileURL" => "http://abundancetips.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss",
      "itemCount" => "1"


// Entry #4
Array("fileURL" => "http://abundancetips-bookmarks.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss",
      "itemCount" => "1"



My rssMesh_Template.xml file is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss version="2.0">
        <title>AbudanceTips.com Daily Update</title>

I would be very grateful if you could make any suggestions or provide answers / alternative solutions to my 3 issues above.

You guys provide a wonder suite of RSS TOOLS / SCRIPTS. WORTH EVERY PENNY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! They are working great for all that I have done so far!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

1. Yes, without sort by pubDate the feed produced by RSSMesh is in import order. I am sure what you mean by add the feed title before each post? The feed title and URL is put into the <source> element, to give credit to the source.

2. Contents of elements are not modified, so this is not really possible without custom coding. Besides the <title> element is supposed to be just text, HTML is strongly discouraged.

3. Here again, you would have to do custom coding to apply filtering of the feed before processing by RSSMesh.

We do now have RSS2SQL and SQL2RSS, but neither of them support filtering directly. They could since SQL2RSS, you write the SQL statement. That, filtering an RSS feed, is something we will have to look into.


Be sure to check out the FeedForAll Mac tutorials at: http://www.FeedForAll.com/tutorials/

FeedForAll Mac and rss2html.php
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I will keep chipping away at it. Feedburner seems to have some options that might help. I will manage with the feed as it is now. When users click on the post link they go right to my blogger.com page which has a link menu that points back to my Webpage. It will suffice for now.

I will update this posting if I come up with a better solution.

Thank you again and happy RSSfeeding too all!

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