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Please add static pages to the main RSS feed. Plleeeeaassseeee (7 posts)

  1. Think
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've searched and waited and searched and found plenty of people asking for this but no solutions as of yet.

    So I am going to voice the request once again in the hopes that someone will take notice. :)

    I have several sites where I am essentially using wordpress as a CMS rather than a blog and so static pages are more easily used than chronological posts. The feeds can be generated on a per-page basis but what we need is to have the option to combine them into the main site feed - pretty please?

  2. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Would be easy to generate feeds -- Pages and Posts are essentially the same exact thing, with a flag differentiating the two (basically..). But the problem is this would have to be a custom plugin/hack, as feeds are generally organized around chronological ordering -- so where would pages fit in? You'd have to 'date' them somehow (date is part of rss normally) and then just loop over pages like the code loops over the posts right now.

    -d

  3. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Why don't you just write the page content in a post. It's really the same thing, except you can stack more than one post in a category. If you *don't* add another post to that category, it's really the same as a page.

    But there is something else to keep in mind. As that static content gets old, it won't show up in rss anymore anyway. RSS really wants to show you the newest stuff afterall.

    I also believe that static content should not be in an rss feed. I certainly would find it annoying if the feed had stuff in it that never changed. I'm having a hard time understanding why anyone would want static page content in an rss feed. Maybe you can explain a reason I haven't thought up.

  4. tunghoy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've been looking for this feature, too. Writing a single post per category is not the same thing as writing a page -- all posts show up on the home page, but pages don't. Pages show up on the sidebar, but posts don't. If you use WP to create a whole site, this is a major difference.

    My own reason for wanting RSS on pages is to make it easier to publish links. For example: I created a site for my municipality (http://www.HistoricFlemington.com) where we need to provide links to Borough Council minutes and town Planning Board minutes. Right now, they're just links to PDFs. So rather than creating PDFs and linking to them, I'd rather have each meeting's minutes become a post on one of the two Minutes pages, then distribute the minutes via RSS.

    I couldn't give a rat's ass that these won't scroll into an archive over time. I've even disabled that "feature" on the main page.

    Now that I know I'm not the only person who wants this, I'll add my vote to requesting that ability.

  5. cricketjeff
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just because pages are static it doesn't mean that users don't want to know when new static pages are added. I don't want an RSS feed of old pages, just when new ones are created they should go into an rss feed. My pages aren't chronological, because the date is supremely unimportant to the page, pages must better fit the needs of my content but I'd still like an automatically generated RSS feed.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My pages aren't chronological, because the date is supremely unimportant to the page, pages must better fit the needs of my content but I'd still like an automatically generated RSS feed.

    Yeah, but you're missing the point. Pages are not chronological, but feeds *are* chronological. That's sorta the whole point of a feed, it has dates and such in it. So how do you want to fit pages into the picture?

  7. cricketjeff
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Feeds are chronological in that they reflect new content. It may come as a surprise to know that people add new static pages, this is then new content and users of sites built this way sometimes like to know of new content so they can read it.
    My site is (dis)organised in a way that vaguely relates to subject and new pages can appear in any part. Some parts are time related, and some are not but people still ask me for feeds. I have found a partial answer in a plugin called feed-control but it seems to me a better option would be for the built in feed mechanism to allow us foolish people who want to work this way to simply tick a check box that was unticked by default and see feeds work.

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