Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

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Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby milk » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:16 am

i've got the initial setup for this added.

http://theforest.org.uk/aggregator

note to the forpub.com editors - you want to make the finishing page for paypal payments and the countdown pages as a 'page', same as the book info, not a 'news' item. also, on an aesthetic tip, i'd be careful not to add extraneous linebreaks at the end of a post as this makes it look weird in the feed.

i've added the TK blog feed, but that hasn't been updated in over a year so nothing comes up.

i'll look at integrating the FP news on the front page soon.
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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby martinmckenna » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:04 am

sweet , nice work .
is there is any way to get the images in the post too. the ical feed now has details in it , but i can see all the html tags too .

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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby martinmckenna » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:06 pm

ive sent an email about the problem to those concerned .

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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby milk » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:19 am

i've sorted the ical location tag issue just now. it was a result of the effects of the bug i noted in the other thread.
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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby martinmckenna » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:53 am

nice one , il keep you updated if its worked . i guess new events should be good .

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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby martinmckenna » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:07 pm

on the aggregation front , ive added a <img> tag to the allowed tag settings . we now have images . the formating is not great . but its better .

if there are any problems then we can change it back .

would be possible to have 2 post sections , to have a forest collective aggregation section . this would be from the web sites of people involved with the forest .

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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby milk » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:24 pm

the feed output shouldn't look that bad. looking at the source, the alignment isn't kept because it's set using the CSS class .alignright from style.css rather than inline CSS.

this is fixable by installing the Align RSS Images plugin.

two sections is certainly doable.
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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby martinmckenna » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:29 pm

would it help to have width of the block similar to the forpub website . I find its very wide . I cant find how to play around with this .

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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby milk » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:43 pm

there is probably a way to fix this on the aggregator page itself with CSS in the theme, but it's going to go into a Panel anyhow which we can use to set the width.
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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby martinmckenna » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:19 pm

i cant find how to change the panel , or edit them . I thought these kind of things would be listed with the pages . but only pages seem to be visable .


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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby milk » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:23 pm

you (as a full admin) will be able to see the Panels config at Site Building -> Panels in the admin menu at the top.

i've been doing some research to find the easiest way of merging aggregated feeds into the 'front page news'. i could get it done at the moment, but it'd be an ugly hack of a method. gimme a while longer to find a more elegant solution.. :)
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Re: Aggregation of other sites onto theforest.org.uk

Postby martinmckenna » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:29 pm

nice

there is no hurry for it at the moment . ill have a play about with it and see what i can do .

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