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- fixed issue with title menu navigation appearing in wrong contexts

  • Hi Matt, thank you very much for this plugin, I've found it very useful. Nevertheless, I have noticed that a blog entry created from a RSS feed does not appear in the general dashboard of the site, unlike a blog entry, which appears in the dashboard when the blog entry is created.

    I consider that it would be great if the imported blog had the same behavior than the normal ones. Do you think that is possible to achieve this?

    Best regards.

  • No, it cannot behave the same:

    Also, I disabled river entries and notifications for imports because they would flood the river, and spam other users.  Imagine you have 3 friends that all set up imports on an hourly basis - something busy like slashdot or reddit.  Every hour your river is filled with nothing but slashdot/reddit posts and your email/messages is filled with notifications of 'friend 1 created a blog post'... not that great.

  • Hi, Matt, I see your point. Nevertheless, in my particular case I considered interesting to view this information in the river (we are just a little community of bikers, several of which have our own blog dealing about MTB, and wanted to share our articles easily with the rest of the community). So, I decided to modify your plugin to add this notification.

    Just added to function rssimport_blog_import($item, $rssimport) the following line at the end of the function:

    add_to_river('river/object/blog/create', 'create', elgg_get_logged_in_user_guid(), $blog->getGUID());

     

    ...and it worked perfectly.

     

    As I said before, I found your plugin fantastic, so thanks again for having developed it.

     

    Best regards!

  • Hi Matt, thanks for this great plugin! But i have some problems with the scheduled imports.

    In the description you say :"Additionally, if scheduled imports are enabled the items will automatically be imported on schedule." So after one hour (depending on the settings) new feeds should be greated as a new sub-page/blog... automatically, right?

    But nothing happens after one hour at my page with exactly these settings :-/. Do i have to make some changes on the server?

    Another question is, is it possible to sort the sub-pages not alphabetically but rather time or something else?

     

  • @mhauptma - you must have cron running for the scheduled imports to work, check the documentation.  You need something to hit <url>/cron/daily once a day for daily imports to work.

    This plugin doesn't affect the ordering of sub-pages, you most likely have another plugin doing that.  The pages are created using the timestamp of the original imported item, the display of the pages is independent of rssimport.

  • Thanks! I searched for while now but i still can't find any documentation :-/. But the <url>/cron/hourly works, so everything is fine now.

    I will have a look at the order at the weekend, maybe i change it but its just nice to have :-)!

  • Any chance to only make a wire post, or even better a rivertalk post?

  • @Soren - I discussed the wire issue above - I don't see adding entries to the wire as a useful feature.

  • Hm ok, I thought this would be something in the middle between Blogpost and RSS Widget... What about the rivertalk? ;)

    I try to import an RSS Feed, but I can't set a proxy for curl :/ I set the export variable in /etc/profile so curl via bash works, but not via php...

  • Never used rivertalk, I have no use for it and therefore no plans to incorporate it.  Feel free to add it in if you want it.  Not sure what to tell you about curl, it 'just works' on all my boxes - I think I may have had to uncomment an extension inclusion in php.ini in xampp way back when...

  • I've same question like i82hisaj, is it possible to create blogs/bookmarks entries into river activity page? I've even tried his trick but couldn't get the solution.

    Regards

  • Is there any way to create Blog / Bookmarks entry from RSS feed to the activity page?

  • No, I already explained in the previous comments:

    Also, I disabled river entries and notifications for imports because they would flood the river, and spam other users.  Imagine you have 3 friends that all set up imports on an hourly basis - something busy like slashdot or reddit.  Every hour your river is filled with nothing but slashdot/reddit posts and your email/messages is filled with notifications of 'friend 1 created a blog post'... not that great.

  • Hi Matt, Hope your well just wanted to ask is it possible to import rss from a elgg site with the wall garden enabled? I seem to be struggling with that.

    Thanks

  • It can only import from rss feeds it can see, if the rss feed is protected by walled garden then no.

    I will be upgrading a tool that could help with that though, stay tuned.

  • Hi Matt any idea why I getting these warnings in my server error logs regarding the rss import plugin?

    PHP WARNING: 2015-11-05 23:00:20 (GMT): "Invalid argument supplied for foreach()" in file /var/my/server/directories/public_html/3363/mod/rssimport/lib/functions.php (line 137)

    Thanks

  • Likely something that's supposed to be an array that isn't.  Not sure offhand, I'll look into it when I get time :)

     

    ... that is, if it's present in the most recent versions.  You're commenting on v1.3 here.

Matt Beckett

I'm a self-employed web developer, family man, nerd, scuba diver. Manager/maintainer of this elgg community site, and core Elgg development team member.

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  • Category: Third Party integrations
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2015-12-16
  • Downloads: 4566
  • Recommendations: 22

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