[Imc-uk-network] a process for the syndication site
chris at anargeek.net
Mon Apr 26 10:50:17 PDT 2010
On Mon 26-Apr-2010 at 03:36:36PM +0100, Sy wrote:
> 1) why is most of the article not there? The syndicated post contains
> the story summary, but not the actual contents of the post... Is this
> something to do with the way we have our newswire feed set up or
> something to do with how they're being pulled in?
It's because the RSS feed only contains the description.
> We have a tech session scheduled for this week, so if it's a case of
> us needing to alter the feed we can can have a go at it then.
If you want to create a new feed that has the whole article content and
the embeded media in the HTML that would be cool, I guess that ideally
the content would be in another element than the description but I guess
it doesn't matter if it's all in the description -- that should be
simpler to get working.
> 2) would it be possible to display the full size image rather than a
> thumbnail which makes the text on the image illegible. Again if this
> is a case of us changing things at the Bristol end let me know and
> I'll try to coerce someone less technically incompetent than myself
> into altering things.
It's becaues this is what your feed contains -- look:
> Thanks again for getting this working, and the feed image definitely
> makes it easier to find the syndicated posts... cheers for doing that
> and adding the links back to the original posts too :)
No problem, should we also be pulling the podcast feed?
The video and audio items in this are not in the feed we are pulling...
We could either add this feed in or if you wanted to create a feed
specifically for the UK site that might be best, then you can make sure
that everything you want syndicated is in it, you could even add a 'uk'
tickbox to your publishing page so that users could choose if their
article is added to the RSS feed for the UK site if you wanted...
I see that when you make a newswire post an event it vanishes from your
newswire -- if you could create an events RSS feed then we could use
this to remove Bristol events from the newswire and look at putting all
the event listing items into a UK events box.
All the best
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