Casual reminder: It’s perfectly fine to only keep the most recent 20 or so posts in your RSS feed. No need to go back all the way to 2009. (Looking at you, SSG folk.)
Tag: web feeds
https://fstop.cloud is able to fetch full articles even for summary-only feeds. It looks for either the
mainelement or the first
articleon the page, but you can also hand it a (feed-specific) XPath selector indicating what you want to keep.
Either way, maybe I should give https://github.com/fivefilters/readability.php a try.
(Very slowly) resumed work on https://feedreader.site.
It’s been exactly 3 days since I released the Feed Reader plugin for WordPress, and a first vulnerability has already been discovered … in 2007.
Submitted https://github.com/janboddez/feed-reader for inclusion in the WP.org plugin directory. See what that brings. Thing I’m most “worried” about is that somehow the “image proxy” is frowned upon, or the way I set up the various “admin routes.” Or a glaring security issue. I mean, I’m fairly sure I sanitize all imported HTML and ensure that anything that’s ever touched does in fact belong to the logged-in user. (Heck, I make sure to fetch records—all
SELECTs should be scoped by
user_id—before attempting to update them for this very reason.) But, you never know …
I like my RSS feed. The signal-to-noise ratio is high, the timeline is slow, and there are no notifications. That’s about the right speed of social media for me.
My feed reader seems to strip
u-photos. My RSS feed has the
alttext set to either the post title, or a truncated copy of the post content. That’s no good.
So, after you’ve carefully thought about the different feeds and feed formats you’re going to offer potential subscribers, please help aggregators find them by adding a
link rel=alternatetag to your site’s