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Withe82
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Plugin Catalogue Help

Post by Withe82 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:37 am

Hi

We’re currently using a Serendipity blog for a professional community as means of keeping everybody up to date.

There have been a couple of suggestions to improve our site. Can you tell me whether there are plugins available that can satisfy the following requirements:
1. Turn Blog entries and comments into RSS feeds for FeedReeder3 and MS SharePoint feed reader webparts.
2. A way of allowing the whole user community to rate/score posts. Either by providing a mechanism to Like or Dislike posts such as is in YouTube. Or alternatively a scoring system out of 5, linked to a way of calculating the average score/rating for a post?

I can’t see anything in the Plugins but I’m not particularly technical so may have missed something

Any help you can give would be great

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Plugin Catalogue Help

Post by garvinhicking » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:19 pm

Hi!

1. I don't know what this means? S9y has rss Feed support (use http://yourblog/rss.php for blog entries and http://yourblog/rss.php?type=comments for comments), it's included in the core and needs no plugins.

2. Yes, you can use the "Karma" plugin, which comes with s9y and can be enabled.

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Re: Plugin Catalogue Help

Post by Withe82 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:43 pm

Hi

Thanks very much for this. The RSS feed into Feedreader in particular has proved a very popular way of delivering updates.

Can I ask, and again as a non-technical person I apologise if this something blindingly obvious, but can you create RSS feeds based on either specific BLOG post Categories or Tags?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Plugin Catalogue Help

Post by Timbalu » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:19 pm

Yes, as an example see http://blog.s9y.org/
The left sidebar has two sidebar sections which provide link icons for rss feeds. One section for your questioned categories, i.e. http://yourblog/feeds/categories/7-Templates.rss
For the tags it should be something like http://yourblog/rss.php?serendipity[tag]=winter (replace winter by your tag)
Your blog template does not have a sidebar with categories (and feed icons) available?
Regards,
Ian

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Re: Plugin Catalogue Help

Post by Withe82 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:52 pm

Hi

Thanks very much for this.

The suggestion for the Tags is very useful.

I think for the categories I confused you. What I meant was how do you turn the category assigned to a blog entry into an RSS feed. However replacing [tag] with [category] seems to have done the trick.

Thanks again

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