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NewsML Plug-in for WP 203 needed (3 posts)

  1. neotrope
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, folks-
    we need a WP compatible plug-in that can spit out NewsML/NTIF format - which is similar to RSS 2.0 but plain text, no HTML, and is used by the newspaper and newswire industry (of which we're a part).

    We need this ASAP and are willing to PAY somebody to do it, or "encourage" an open-source iteration from a capable coder. Not suitable for first-time plug-in writers.

    Thanks!!

    Christopher L. Simmons

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you are seeking paid support/help:
    - leave a contact address where coders can contact you
    - you can also post at the wp-pro mailing list:
    http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/wp-pro

  3. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, this is NOT for the faint of heart!

    I did some quick research, and obviously the WP post system doesn't have nearly the metadata needed to generate 'reasonably full' NTIF. You'd need to annotate a ton with required custom fields, have some fixed variables for the high-level site information, etc.

    I'm not sure how you'd go stripping down the html for a given post given that NTIF is NOT plaintext -- it allows for certain annotation like em, ul/li, tables, and specialized NTIF tagging for certain things, including links and images, as well. I mean, you could force remove everything, but that'd lose a lot of 'detail'.

    -d

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