The other end of the blog pipe

  1. Allweather

    The cloud is wonderful, the cloud is a disaster (waiting to happen). The cloud provides hype-mobility for information until ... the cloud service provider pulls the plug, and what you were relying on is no longer there.

    Google reader for RSS is the particular example that comes to mind, and while several "replacement" services have sprung up to fill the gap none have truly recreated the functionality which I, for one, was depending on - translation of foreign language feeds.

    The solution for cloud dependability, is self hosting of services, ideally opensource, to give full freedom over the functionality. Something WordPress does well in it's own sphere.

    Since WordPress is Opensource & freely downloadable, as is the related BBpress; and there are projects within WordPress addressing translation: it occurred to me why shouldn't there be another similar WordPress spinoff developed? Add RSSpress to the WordPress family? RSSpress could be a self-hostable feed-reading tool with built-in translation and scope for added-value through tighter integration with WordPress itself. WordPress publishes at one end of the pipe (& feeds from BBpress) and RSSpress consumes (reads) at the other end. A complete and seamless ecosystem.

    Is this idea reasonable?

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  2. There are already RSS plugins for this, as well as other apps like tiny tiny RSS.

    Either way, it's not a suggestion for core WP, which has a basic feed reader via simple pie built in,

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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    This is not a core suggestion