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Registering an External Blog: RSS feeds

 
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Registering an External Blog: RSS feeds
by Cynthia Sarver - Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 9:02 PM
 
I am trying to register an external blog for my courses (I will be blogging on my regular blog, which I am hoping will feed into the Moodle): http://http://www.readwriteworld.org/ .

I am finally able to enter the url for the comments, but NOTHING I try will draw in posts. I noticed that the feed for comments required a rss2 feed (I use Wordpress and the ChipZero theme). Here is the page I've been using to help me make sense of this issue: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-add-a-rss-feed-to-my-blog

Can anybody tell me what I am doing wrong and/or how to pull in the proper rss?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Registering an External Blog: RSS feeds
by Clayton Mitchell - Thursday, May 31, 2012, 7:42 AM
 

There is an issue with moodle that needs to be updated. Basically it does not like the = sign in the url. http://www.readwriteworld.org/?feed=rss2

Here is a link to the page that explains the issue http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-23624

Also Moodle 1.x does not like rss2 or Atom feeds. I don't remember if BSU made the change over to 2.0 or not.

RSS feeds have always been more of an art in moodle than science. Good luck.

+1 for DS106, I think what Jim Groom does is truly inspiring.

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Re: Registering an External Blog: RSS feeds
by Cynthia Sarver - Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 8:30 AM
 
Thanks, Clayton for your insights into what works and doesn't work with Moodle. I may have to call upon you again in the future if this issue continues to be a problem. In the meantime, I have decided to start a new blog for my work at Boise State. And yes, isn't Jim Groom amazing??
Patrick Lowenthal
Re: Registering an External Blog: RSS feeds
by Patrick Lowenthal - Thursday, May 31, 2012, 11:54 AM
 

Cynthia

I might need more context. So, you want to have a button on your site that a user can click on and add your feed to their RSS reader?

Patrick

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Re: Registering an External Blog: RSS feeds
by Cynthia Sarver - Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 8:28 AM
 
Thanks for being willing to help. I do have an RSS feed icon/widget installed on my blog, but I think the problem is mainly that there is something wrong with it and/or the theme.

In any event, I think I am just going to start a new blog for my work at Boise State.

Thanks again!

Cynthia
Patrick Lowenthal
Re: Registering an External Blog: RSS feeds
by Patrick Lowenthal - Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 9:52 AM
 

Cynthia

It looks like your feed is here: 

http://www.readwriteworld.org/?feed=rss2

I would see if you can tweek the RSS plugin you have or simply remove it and try another. Wordpress has a number of one's that work.

Hope this helps

patrick