RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds provide an easy way to distribute and display new site content. They are used extensivly by news sites, blog's, and web sites with new and current content. The benefits of using an RSS feed on a web site include:


Site RSS Feed


An RSS Feed for the latest updates to a your site is automatically created by the Site Builder Software Site Code. A link for this can be displayed at the bottom of each page ie at the bottom of this page is a RSS Feed link. This link is the RSS xml file and for this site its url is:
...http://www.softswot.com/sitebuilder/index.php?rss=xml

The title applied to the feed is set in the Site Code as..

$rssTitle="Latest Items";

When an $rssTitle is provided in the Site Builder Software Site Code an RSS Meta Tag is also included within the Header of each site page..

< link rel='alternate' type='application/rss+xml' title='Latest Items' href='http://www.softswot.com/sitebuilder/index.php?rss=xml' />

This identifies the RSS Feed to both browsers and search engines.

The description length for Items in the feed is set in the Site Code as..
$rssItemCharacters="200";

The number of items included in the feed is set in the Site Code as..
$rssItemPerChannel="6";

Displaying RSS Feeds


RSS Feeds can also be displayed by simply including:

rssurl = the RSS XML feed url you want to display. For example to display the RSS feed for this site

rssurl =http://www.softswot.com/sitebuilder/index.php?rss=xml

is added to the Item Menu Post HTML variable (but with no space before the =) to display the Latest Item RSS feed for this site on the left below the Menu on each page. In the Site Builder Software Site Code this setting appears as $itemMenuPostHtml="rssurl =http://www.softswot.com/sitebuilder/index.php?rss=xml";

The formatting of the RSS displayed can be set using the RSS parameters in the style sheet. If rssurl =http://www.softswot.com/sitebuilder/index.php?rss=xml was included in the Content text area the Feed would appear in the Item. The rssurl can also be used to display feeds from other RSS sources as well. For example the Question and Answer Items feed...

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Encoding errors in an external RSS feed displayed within a page can impact on the validity of the page code and break the html. This may result in an incorrect page display.
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