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    Default Turn on RSS?

    Hello all,

    A webdesign company has installed Contao for us.

    I asked them about rss and they said it would have to developed and that it would cost.

    Frankly I can't believe that. Surely Contao supports rss by default?

    I have access to the admin panel, how can I turn on rss, or do I need a plugin/extension for that?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Turn on RSS?

    In the content menu click "News" then click the pencil next to the archive you wish to generate a field for.

    Click the pencil top right.

    Once you are in the edit record page, you can click "RSS/Atom feed" to see the RSS options.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanks for the help.

    I activated the feed for one of my sections.

    I entered the language code (en).

    Now I am not sure what to put in the field "Base URL".

    And where does the link to the feed appear later?

    Thanks

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    Try http://www.mydomain/ (obviously replacing mydomain with your own.

    The feed will be in your route directory.

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    Thanks but with what ending?

    For example mydomain.com/rss

    or

    mydomain.com/news.rss ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by partisanentity
    Thanks but with what ending?
    Domain name and Top Level Domain (TLD), e.g. "http://www.example.com"
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    Default Re: Turn on RSS?

    Partisanentity,

    If you enter the Base URL of "http://www.domain.com/" and a Feed alias of "news", then you can access the rss feed with this url: http://www.domain.com/news.xml. You could link to the feed in your site's content and you can also add it to page layouts. This will be an rss icon in the browser's address bar of your site visitors, just like it is for this forum.

    To add feeds to layouts, follow these steps (assuming you are on 2.9+)
    1. Go to Themes > Edit page layouts
    2. Edit a layout
    3. Just below the Style sheets section is the RSS/Atom feeds section. Just pick the feeds you want associated with the layout.
    4. Save & close
    5. Do this for all other layouts

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    Hi Ben,

    Thank you so much for explaining this.

    Just wondering, if I want to have a site-wide rss feed, how would I go about doing that?

    Thanks.

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    You can use the extension "summarizeFeeds".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben
    Partisanentity,

    If you enter the Base URL of "http://www.domain.com/" and a Feed alias of "news", then you can access the rss feed with this url: http://www.domain.com/news.xml. You could link to the feed in your site's content and you can also add it to page layouts. This will be an rss icon in the browser's address bar of your site visitors, just like it is for this forum.

    To add feeds to layouts, follow these steps (assuming you are on 2.9+)
    1. Go to Themes > Edit page layouts
    2. Edit a layout
    3. Just below the Style sheets section is the RSS/Atom feeds section. Just pick the feeds you want associated with the layout.
    4. Save & close
    5. Do this for all other layouts
    Hmm, linking the feed to the page layout doesn't seem to have done anything?

    edit: ignore this, I simply added an html module at the bottom of the pages where i want to have an rss feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by partisanentity
    Hmm, linking the feed to the page layout doesn't seem to have done anything?
    Have you cleared the browser and Contao cache?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xchs
    Quote Originally Posted by partisanentity
    Hmm, linking the feed to the page layout doesn't seem to have done anything?
    Have you cleared the browser and Contao cache?
    Sorry, ignore that, I simply added an html module on the pages where i wanted to add rss feeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublespark
    You can use the extension "summarizeFeeds".
    I am trying to download SummarizeFeeds extension, but I keep getting "invalid download token" when I click on the link:
    http://www.contao.org/extension-list/vi ... 59.en.html

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    Did you tried it again? I have no problems downloading that file. Are you using a proxy server?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xchs
    Did you tried it again? I have no problems downloading that file. Are you using a proxy server?
    Thanks, I was in fact behind a proxy

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    that previous link only works for versions 2.7-2.9?
    https://contao.org/en/extension-list...040059.en.html

    wonder if something has been updated in v3.4 then because this plugin basically only works until the last 2.11 version?
    https://contao.org/en/extension-list...000009.en.html

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    We don't have to put language and version into an extension-list link. This way you always get the right language and latest version:
    https://contao.org/extension-list/vi...rizeFeeds.html

    There's a 3.0.x branch on github which tells us this:
    Attention This extension is deprecated. In Cintao 3.x.x. this function is on board.
    https://github.com/cliffparnitzky-ar...eds/tree/3.0.x
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    ok, cool. but what is the difference between 3.2.16.lts and 3.4.0 on the download page? https://contao.org/en/download.html
    which one should i get then and can i update from 2.x to 3.4.0 by just syncing the files via ftp?(and run the install tool)
    i think there are not any extensions installed, so prolly dont have to restore those...
    Last edited by jimmy2; 12/14/2014 at 17:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy2 View Post
    ..what is the difference between 3.2.16.lts and 3.4.0
    New version means new features but not so much compatible extensions. New features are listed in the changelogs https://contao.org/en/changelog.html. Release plan is here https://contao.org/en/release-plan.html

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy2 View Post
    which one should i get then and can i update from 2.x to 3.4.0 by just syncing the files via ftp?(and run the install tool)
    Theoretical yes. Test it in a mirror. From 2 to 3 was the most complex update as /tl_files/ now is /files/ and file resources now get managed via DB (DBAF). Search for an online tutorial, or try it with a live update ID. Remove all orphaned files. Run the check tool on your server https://contao.org/en/manual/3.3/ins...he-live-server . I for one would go up to 3.4.
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