Opened 11 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#564 closed new feature (fixed)

Add RSS links to the forums (header + page)

Reported by: micha Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.6.1-short
Component: BW General Keywords: feeds, RSS, blogs, forums


Anu made RSS feeds available for our applications. So let's make use of them and integrate them well in our pages. That means, make a nice RSS-icon-link and let the feeds appear in the address bar of the browser. Here is how to do it (taken from

If you would like your visitors to see the little icon and be able to subscribe to your pages, you of course need live content. Specifically you need an RSS or Atom feed. I presume you already have that, but if not, use the contact form and we will do a tute on that subject next :-) Assuming, of course, that you have an RSS feed, then it is simply a matter of including the proper mime-type tag with a link to your feeds in the head of your page.

There are three commonly used types:

RSS 2.0: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="" />

RSS .92: <link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="RSS .92" href="" />

And Atom: <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3" href="" />

Simply adding the correct one(s) of the above tags with the correct links to your content will allow surfers to your site to subscribe to your current content with three or four clicks of their mouse. But don't take my word for it, see how the big boys do it:

Slashdot: <LINK REL="alternate" TITLE="Slashdot RSS" HREF="" TYPE="application/rss+xml">

ABC News: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS Feed" href="" />

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by philipp

  • Milestone changed from 0.5.2-long to BeVolunteer GA special release

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by philipp

  • Milestone changed from BeVolunteer GA special release to 0.6-short

Milestone BeVolunteer GA special release deleted

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by philipp

  • Milestone changed from 0.6-short - full copy release to 0.6.1-short

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by crumbking

I can't subscribe to the forum feed on production.

get this: Mit dieser XML-Datei sind anscheinend keine Style-Informationen verknüpft. Nachfolgend wird die Baum-Ansicht des Dokuments angezeigt. − <rss version="2.0"> − <channel> <title>BeWelcome Forum Feed</title> <link></link> <description>Feed for the BeWelcome forum</description> <atom:link href="" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml"/> − <item> <title>International community? Let's see... by sitarane</title> − <description> No need to hypothetyse, here is THE ANSWER.This shows that the good old promotional channels do work. Just imagine the impact of such an article in China (I'm a bit wired on China these days). For your second question, have a look at that. The new forum search tool is sexy indeed :) Julien </description> <source url="">BeWelcome</source> <pubDate>Sat, 05 Jul 2008 09:35:59 GMT</pubDate> <category>BeWelcome</category> <guid></guid> <link></link> <author>sitarane</author> </item>

and so on ....

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by micha

I confirm this error. It really seems that the https-connection creates this problem. any idea for solutions for this?

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by TimLoal

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Resolving due to age and lack of interest, in recent years.

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