collective.blog.feeds 1.3

Provides several syndication feed types for standard folders
collective.blog.feeds is a Plone extension that provides blog feeds for standard Plone folders and collections. It builds on basesyndication and fatsyndication and uses their architecture and templates, but provides concrete implementations for standard Plone content.

To create the feeds all you need to do is make collective.blog.feeds be a dependent product in your buildout, and include the ZCML one way or another. Plone folders, large folders and collections will then gain a set of new views: atom.xml, feed.rdf, feed11.rdf, rss.xml and itunes.xml.

Yes, all folders get this view. No, you don't have to enable syndication on the folder, which also means you don't have to find that enable syndication tab action that for some reason is invisible by default so that you can't turn on the standard RSS feed without knowing Plone inside and out for some incomprehensible reason.

It also adds the feeds to the plone header with the standard '' type of header links. There probably should be a way to turn that off or on, but currently there isn't.

collective.blog.feeds supports Plone 3 and Plone 4.

The development of collective.blog.feeds was sponsored by the Bergen Public Library - http://www.nettbiblioteket.no

Settings

By default this product will only use Documents, News Items and Files as entries in the blog feed. If you want to use some custom content types you will need to do two things:

 1. Provide an IFeedEntry adapter. Look at the "adapters.py" file for an examples made for News Item. As you see it's not particularily complicated. You also need to register the adapter, look in configure.zcml to see how that is done.
 2. Create a property in portal.properties/site_properties called "blog_types" of the "lines" type. Then in that property add each content type that your site should see as being blog entries.

Podcasts

collective.blog.feeds provides an adapter for the ATFile content type with podcast enclosure support. You can therefore make podcasts simply by making a folder and sticking files in it.

If you have a custom class for podcasts, you need to add an adapter for it so that the file get's picked up properly and inserted into an enclosure in the feed. If your podcast class subclasses ATFile or implements the IATFile interface you shouldn't need to do anything. If you don't, but provide a similar interface, you can try to use the ATFile adapter, by adding this to your configure.zcml:

 < adapter
 for="< your types class or interface >" provides="Products.basesyndication.interfaces.IFeedEntry" factory="collective.blog.feeds.adapters.FileFeedEntry" / >
 < adapter
 for="< your types class or interface >" provides="Products.basesyndication.interfaces.IEnclosure" factory="collective.blog.feeds.adapters.ATFileEnclosure" / >


If your podcast class doesn't implement an interface similar to ATFile, you need to make your own adapter. It's not tricky, take a look at the adapters.py file to see how the ATFile adapter is done.

What this product do not have

There is no Plone Control Panel in this product, nor will there ever be one, so you need to change the settings through the ZMI. There will also never be any per-folder settings, as that would require extending the schema for folders or have a dedicated blog type, both which will defeat the main goal of this product: simplicity and flexibility.

This product will never use doctests to test anything besides documentation.

last updated on:
October 28th, 2010, 10:38 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Jarn AS
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Internet \ Plone Extensions

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What's New in This Release:
  • c.bfeeds depends on fatsyndication. [regebro]
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