Is there an RSS feed available for the ‘Events’ module? If so, how do I access it? If not, how would I go about establishing an RSS feed of events entered in the ‘Events’ module?
Not sure who requested it in the first place but there is a Backlog Item for RSS Feeds but it needs more votes:
The backlog may need to be expanded for Events. @Peter-Schmidt - can you update this backlog item if necessary.
I have an RSS feed on 1 site and will want them on 2 others when I migrate them.
I use liquid to generate the XML code, view the code and copy it into a .XML file after each change. From there it is rendered as a standard RSS Feed.
Ideally it would be a background task just like the Site Map process.
Any way I can get you to write the text you want to add to the backlog item, then I will add it ASAP
How is this?
Create a new standard Module like Blogs, Events, etc to create RSS Feeds.
The Module should generate ‘standards compliant’ RSS XML files for Blogs, Events and Custom Modules, or a combination of these.
It should work the same way other Modules work:
- Create Feed - Feed Name
- Feed Settings - Location & Content (Blogs, Events, Custom Modules, etc), XML Elements, no of Items, etc
- Feed Layout - should be a default layout based on Naming and Settings
Don’t want to be too prescriptive. Treepl use RSS Feeds in the Forum & I’m sure they understand it better than me.
@peter.medbury - THANKS!
It is added now, let me know if you have anything else
Wow! @peter.medbury, @Peter-Schmidt, @TimL, @A3CS, and @Adam.Wilson: thank you for the alternative approaches and especially for writing the request for the RSS feed module. The ability to create an RSS feed (without manually building a new feed each time there is a new item published) is important to me because I am looking to automate certain marketing actions for my clients. Here are a couple examples:
Utilize Mailchimp’s RSS-to-Email function, which automatically sends an email to the client’s mailing list whenever a new event/blog post/custom module item is published and detected in a specified RSS feed.
Utilize IFTT recipes to automatically post new event/blog post/custom module item detected in a specified RSS feed to a client’s social media profiles (or to a Buffer queue).
I hope this helps!
Just need to vote for it now in the BackLog @timrayl
Done! Thanks @peter.medbury
One addition to the request @Peter-Schmidt is to have “unlimited items populated in the RSS feed”. Currently the BC feeder only allows for 100 so I have clients having to manually populate an external xml feed each time they add a new item.
@SiroccoDigital - Added