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displaying feeds? (14 posts)

  1. visualon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would like to have various pages setup, each which would display either the contents of another website page or display RSS (if thats the right way to phrase it?). I know how to setup pages, but I can't figure out how to have the content be displayed without the viewer having to then click on the link inside the page.... this seems like it should be a 1-step activity, not a 2-step process... Can anyone point the right direction and/or provide an example??

    many thanks!

    Bob

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are we talking about Pages as defined here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages ?

  3. visualon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes.....

    Was thinking that I could setup a Page for various topics (ie. Energy, Home Heating, etc) and that each of these pages would somehow reference another website content.... so that when someone clicks on the 'Page' link from the main menu, the dynamic content would be displayed.

    As an example, if you go to my site: http://www.HelpWithEnergy.com
    you will see Pages and subpages for Energy... if you go to any of the subpages, you then have to click a link to get the content for the link... I would like the content to be displayed within my page (and my control) without having to force the user to once again press another link and then leave control of my site. I can do this with frames in html, but have no idea how to do it within WordPress??? Is this even possible within WordPress??

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm probably missing a subtle wrinkle here... but you don't like categories and Category pages?

    Some light reading that might pop a lightbulb:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Category_Templates
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy

  5. visualon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the pointer to categories and category pages. Perhaps I'm not asking the right question...

    How can I specify rss feeds (ie. http://www.energy.gov/pressreleases.xml) or specific http urls so that they appear part of one of my pages?

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You want feeds from OTHER sites to show up on YOUR site?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Syndication

  7. visualon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks... your reference resulted in finding a plugin called

    firstRSS by Underjc.com which does exactly what I was looking for... have now updated my site with a few quick examples.

    many thanks for the comments from HandySolo and Moshu

    Bob

  8. pparker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have tried to get firstRSS working but am having trouble.

    It is recognized in the admin console fine and I can activate it but whenever I put on [rsspara:URL] or [rsslist:URL] (with a functional feed URL of course) nothing is displayed. The 'powered by firstRSS' shows in the post but no RSS content.

    Any thoughts?

  9. steveyoung
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am using firstRSS in a page, and having the same problem that pparker is. Running 2.0.3. The rss feed I am using is to google on a spacific news search.
    RSS works by using widgets in the sidebar, but the format looks crowded, I would rather display them on a page.

    Thanks to anyone that can help!

    Steve

  10. KiddoMono
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am having the exact same problem. I tried this without any luck: http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=1631

    (Using WP 2.0.4)

    I think it fails somewhere around:
    // --- Get RSS ---
    } elseif ($rs = $rss->get(html_entity_decode($val[2]))) {
    In the source of my page, I can read: NOT FOUND.

    Some help?

  11. txsigma
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    did anyone find a solution to this problem? i too have had problems with getting anything other than the firstrss footer to show up...

  12. KiddoMono
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is there maybe another plugin that is similar to firstRSS?

  13. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    KiddoMono - did you have a look at the list at http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Syndication ?

  14. KiddoMono
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes, thx. But still firstRSS seems to be the easiest way to include RSS feeds in your WP blog. The BDP RSS Aggregator does the same thing, but I had to install another plugin "Exec php" to use it the same easy way as firstRSS. And its output is not as pretty...

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