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glFusion allows you to create RSS feeds of the content on your site. RSS feeds can be used with services such as Feedly to allow your users to easily keep up with the latest posts from your site.
To setup a feed, go into the Content Syndication option under the Command & Control menu. From here you can manage your feeds.
Add a Feed
Select the Create New option, this will present you with a selection box to pick the type of feed:
- This is a core feed type that consists of stories on your site.
- This allows you to create a feed of new links from the Links plugin.
- This allows you to create a feed of new events from the Calendar plugin. The ICS format is only valid for calendar feeds. The ICS format allows you to share your calendar with any site or client that supports the .ics format.
- This allows you to create a feed of new files in the FileMgmt plugin.
- This allows you to create a feed of new forum posts from the Forum plugin. |
- Feed Title
- This is a descriptive title of this feed.
- Whether or not this feed is active.
- This will vary depending on the feed type.
- Header-link in topic
- Whether or not this feed should be included in the HTML header. Many browsers will recognize a site has a feed and place the RSS icon in the address bar allowing the user to subscribe.
- What format should this feed use.
- Limit the feed to the latest X items.
- Length of Entries
0 = No text, titles only
1 = Full text
other = limit to that number of characters
- A long description of the feed.
- Feed Logo
- You can embed a logo image in the feed.
- The filename to save this feed under.
- Character Set
- What character encoding should the feed use. This should match the same character set you have configured for your site.
- What language identifier should the feed use.
- ATOM 0.3
- The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for web feeds. The Atom format was developed as an alternative to RSS. Ben Trott, an advocate of the new format that became Atom, believed that RSS had limitations and flaws—such as lack of on-going innovation and its necessity to remain backward compatible— and that there were advantages to a fresh design.
- ATOM 1.0
- An update to the ATOM 0.3 protocol
- ICS 1.0
- iCalendar is a computer file format which allows internet users to send meeting requests and tasks to other internet users, via email, or sharing files with an .ics extension.
- The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a family of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications originally designed as a metadata data model.
- RSS 0.9
- RSS (most commonly translated as “Really Simple Syndication” but sometimes “Rich Site Summary”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. RSS 0.90 was the original Netscape RSS version.
- RSS 2.0
- This is the latest 'version' of the RSS protocol. The major change in this version is an explicit extension mechanism using XML namespaces. This is typically the best choice for your feeds.
Media Gallery RSS Feeds
Media Gallery does not use the standard glFusion Content Syndication feature, instead it implements RSS feeds for each album. For more information on setting up Media Gallery RSS feeds, see Enabled Album RSS Feeds in the Media Gallery documentation.