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  • Arpicheck 27 posts 77 karma points
    Apr 09, 2010 @ 20:07


    About RSS Suit

  • Arpicheck 27 posts 77 karma points
    Apr 09, 2010 @ 20:23

    OK. Now I have some time to write a few words about the way you can use RSS Suit.

    I hope you already over the installation, so I'll only discuss the usage part, which is very simple.


    RSS Output is for creating RSS feeds. There are only a few fields you have to fill out before you start emitting RSS. In order:

    RSS Root

    RSS Output will search for items under this node.


    RSS Title

    Static title of your feed.


    RSS Nr. Of Items

    Number of items your feed will represent.


    RSS Link

    Link to your feed.


    RSS Description

    Anything about your feed.


    Item Title

    Alias of the field your RSS items will get their title. (@nodeName is valid too, which will represent the name of the item.)


    Item Content

    Alias of the field your RSS items will get their content.


    Item Type Filter

    If under your root node there are several type of nodes, and you wish to only represent a given node type in your feed, you can specify a DocumentType alias here. RSS Output will filter sub-nodes.


    Deep Search

    Checking this field, RSS Output will search under sub-nodes as well, otherwise only direct descendants of the root note will be displayed.



    When rendering the output RSS suit will enlist all nodes under the RSS Root item (direct children, or deep search), will filter them for a given document type (Item Type Filter), and extract fields you specify in "Item Title" and "Item Content" to form the RSS feed items.


    I hope this will help you use this tiny util ;)

  • Arpicheck 27 posts 77 karma points
    Apr 10, 2010 @ 09:37

    About publishing your RSS feeds on your sites


    The above instructions may help you to create your feeds. The next step would be to publish them on your site, which means you have to reference them in the Header section of a page, or your site master. You can reference RSS Collector, which will collect your RSS Outputs, and generate the link codes.

    A sample of linking the RSS Collector:


    <head id="head" runat="server">

    <umbraco:Macro RSSRoot="1048" Alias="RSSCollector" runat="server"></umbraco:Macro>



    As you may see, there is an RSS Root property, which will specify where your RSS Output nodes are located. Umbraco will require you to fill this field out, when you insert the macro. This is just a node, which is above your RSS Outputs. If you've placed them several locations, you may choose the content root to be the RSS Root. RSS Collector will always search all the sub-nodes of this RSS Root element, therefore it would be a good idea, to place your RSS Outputs somewhere together.

  • Arpicheck 27 posts 77 karma points
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 22:50

    I'm close to release the next versions, where

    • items already publish media content as well
    • you can use xpath to reflect complex structures in items (you can filter sub-nodes for anything, concatenate more nodes etc.)


    If it will pass trough some very basic tests, I'll share it.


  • Jonas Persson 12 posts 42 karma points
    May 04, 2010 @ 15:49
    Jonas Persson

    Great package!
    However when I installed it the property for "RSS Nr. Of Items" was missing.
    I fixed it by adding a alias of "RSSNrOfItems" in the RSS Output doctype.

  • Mario Allegro 17 posts 35 karma points
    May 17, 2010 @ 22:23
    Mario Allegro

    thank you very much for your work. i recently needed it for one page.

    maybe you can replace the parameter  RSS Link with:
    <xsl:variable name="SiteURL" select="concat('http://',umbraco.library:RequestServerVariables('HTTP_HOST'))"/>

    or make it an optional parameter

  • Thorsten Hoffmann 48 posts 119 karma points
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 11:38
    Thorsten Hoffmann

    Great Package !

  • Michael Lawrence 128 posts 200 karma points
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 00:54
    Michael Lawrence

    I agree, this just saved me a lot of time! Thanks!

  • Bijesh Tank 187 posts 414 karma points
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 13:28
    Bijesh Tank

    Just what I was looking for!

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