Getting the Most Out of SMF - XML, RSS and RSS2 (and Atom and RDF) feeds

Started by Oldiesmann, January 20, 2005, 12:55:32 PM

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How would I set this URL for RWSS up in an RSS block?

I tried adding ;action=rss etc and it keeps returning invalid feed. Now when I used Firefox to grab it, it worked in firefox, but not in the SMF RSS block. Why?


Quote from: jennyc on May 09, 2012, 12:53:01 PM

I would like to set the forum up so that it posts the RSS feeds straight to twitter/facebook is this at all possible? If so, where do I look?

Yes, for Twitter you use the "Twitter feed" application and for Facebook there is something called RSS Graffiti (Twitter feed works as well).


Hi All,

First of all, great site!! This is my first post here but I have been reading quite a lot over the past few days. Awesome knowledge base.

My question, is I have recently put my hand up to help out a site that is running SMF 1.1.11 (classic theme). And RSS is not enabled or set up.
Is it as simple as following the excellent instructions at the beginning of this thread? I'm yet to get my hands on the admin panel. Have spend a few years in web design, mainly wordpress (html, css, php)

In particular I wanted only one section/thread of the forum to output to XML/Rss feed to control content that is shared on outside websites. Are these settings all built into the template or does this require adding a MOD like Feed Poster (

Thank you.


Heyloooo, sorry to bomb you all with questions, but I have searched high and low on these forums.

My question has to do with the xml/rss feeds, and a certain elusive string I am sure is possible!

I want to display topics in a board. That is all. Simply, a list of topics from a certain board.


Finally, is there a wiki/docs for all this kinda stuff....had no luck there...




I use Snarfer as my feed reader. I have many feeds from all sorts of sites working perfectly.

I have RSS enabled on my 2.0.2 board. I have a correctly formed url in the reader as per the first post in this thread. I have tried both type=RSS and RSS2 and still I am not picking up any feeds from the board.

Is there anything else I need to do to get this to work?





It is;type=rss

Guest access is not allowed but I have put my login details into Snarfer and I still can't access it.


It won't ever work that way, it isn't possible to do so.

Snarfer is not aware of how SMF logins work, and will not be passing details properly to SMF to log in before feeds.


Ah thanks, so I take if from what you have said that it isn't possible with any feed reader?


If the feed reader were specifically rewritten to cope with *just* SMF forums, it could do so, but none of the feed readers out there currently do this.

Oh, and just for fun, the way all the main RSS clients send the username and password is unencrypted in the URL (it rewrites the URL to http://username:[email protected] which is *very* secure)



I need help here. How can I limit the content of my forum RSS feed to new topics without showing replies.



Gracías por el aporte  ;), estaba bujscado esto desde hace mucho.
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Would it be possible to provide an RSS feed showing the latest topics by a certain user? Maybe something like the following, but with the added option of filtering by author ID:

Quote from: Oldiesmann on January 20, 2005, 12:55:32 PMNews (displays the first post from the most recent topics that you can see)
"Sub-action": news
Available options:
limit=x - display only "x" items
board=y - display only news topics from board "y"
boards=x,y,z - display only news topics from the specified boards
c=x or c=x,y,z - display only news topics from boards in the specified category/categories


How shall we modify the code so that in the RSS, every post has a clickable "continue reading" or "read more" after the breadcrumb of each post?


is it possible to feed the most recent hot topics? It would only show a topic once after it hits the required number of posts.