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Caches RSS Feeds for display on your WP sidebar.

  1. Upload the feedcache directory to your wordpress wp-content/plugins directory. Make sure the feedcache directory is writeable by the web server (rw-rw-rw 666).

  2. Change the file permissions on the feedcache-config.yml file to rw-rw-rw- (666)

  3. Activate the FeedCache plugin through your wordpress plugin menu

  4. Setup FeedCache options under the Options -> FeedCache Options menu (a) Choose the number of feed groups you want (1 - 99) (b) Add your list of RSS feeds 1 per line and set the other options. You can have up to 4 different groupings of RSS feeds to cache. If you wish to manually override the name of the feed, place a pipe character "|" after the RSS URL and then type the name you want to use (e.g http://www.craigjolicoeur.com|Craig P Jolicoeur) If you wish to manually override the number of feed items to display, place a pipe character "|" after the feed title and enter the number to display If you wish to manually override the feed text formatting, place a pipe character "|" after the feed display number and put either of a true/false boolean value (c) Take note of the "CRON Script Settings" section at the bottom - you will need this info

  5. Edit the feedcache-cron.rb file (a) Copy the "feedcache directory" path from the CRON Script Settings into the "FEEDCACHE_DIR = ''" variable (b) Set the number of characters from each RSS feed you want to display (c) Update the MYSQL_SOCKET setting if your MySQL socket is different than the default

  6. Add the feedcache-cron.rb ruby script to your servers CRON job (if you need help with CRON please refer to the following URL: http://www.unixgeeks.org/security/newbie/unix/cron-1.html) (e.g. 30 * * * * /usr/bin/ruby /path/to/your/wordpress/install/wp-content/plugins/feedcache/feedcache-cron.rb)

  7. Add FeedCache output to your site via widgets or direct placement

    1. If your theme is widget-enabled, simply add the FeedCache widget wherever you want to your theme
    2. If your theme is not widget-enabled, or you prefer not to use the FeedCache widget, add the following code to your wordpress theme where you want the RSS feed listing to be displayed

    for the default (group 1) listing or you can specify a group (in this case, group 2)

    <?php if (function_exists('feedcache_display_feeds')) { echo feedcache_display_feeds(2); } ?>

    If you don't specify a group number in the function call, then Group 1 will be used. If you want to specify the specific group number to display use "feedcache_display_feeds(GROUP_NUMBER)" where GROUP_NUMBER is the number you want to display.

  8. Sit back and enjoy the plugin

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.8.*
Last Updated: 7 years ago
Active Installs: 20+


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