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Old 08-03-2008, 12:08 PM
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Per Listing RSS Feed Display

The attached mod reads an RSS feed from a remote site as specified by the listing and displays the feed on the listings detail page.

It make use of lastRSS and requires V4 of the directory script.

To install:
  • Create a folder called extensions if it doesn't already exist.
  • Unpack the attached zip file
  • Upload the listingrss folder from the archive to the extensions folder on the server.
  • Make the cache folder just uploaded writable by the web server, usually permissions must be set to 0777. (Note: This step can be skipped if hosting with TOLRA)
  • Create a file called extensioninfo.php with the following:
    $extBasePath = dirname(__FILE__) . '/';
    include($extBasePath . 'listingrss/init_listingrss.php');
  • Upload extensioninfo.php to the extensions folder on the server.
  • In your browser access extensions/listingrss/listingrssinst.php
  • Add {$listingFeed} to the t!wddetail.html template where the feed should be shown, {$listingFeedURL} is the URL of the feed, e.g.
    <h2>Latest News <a href="{$listingFeedURL}"><img src="images/feed.gif" alt="RSS feed from site" /></a></h2>
Note: If the file extensioninfo.php already exists on the server then edit it and add the following line just above ?>:

include($extBasePath . 'listingrss/init_listingrss.php');

By default this mod only shows the feeds for express submissions however you can set LISTINGRSSALL to true in listingrss.php to enable feeds or all listings.

An example of this mod can be seen at
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Last edited by Paul; 15-05-2008 at 01:48 PM.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:17 AM
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I think this mod is just great!

It is probably better than LivePages because with LivePages listings can submit any unchecked story or URL etc.
If you restrict the "Per Listing RSS Feed Display" to feeds from the same URL as the listing, then at least you can be guaranteed that your directory will only show news from a site that they are actually posting on their own site as well.

It also means that website owners can just set and forget: instead of sending new stories, they know that their listing is constantly updated!

And then just one other question: when an Express listing expires, I guess the feed on the detail page also expires/disappears or not?

Top job, Paul!

Last edited by John; 10-03-2008 at 03:22 AM.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:36 AM
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The default is to remove the feed once an express listing expires.

You could tweak the display code to avoid that, but I'm working on the principle that it takes more server resources to show the feed and so restricted it to current express listing by default.
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Old 15-05-2008, 01:49 PM
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Updated to fix an issue where free updates to express listings could delete the RSS feed from the listing.

If you already have this extension install then you only need to upload the file listingrss/listingrss.php from the ZIP over the existing extensions/listingrss/listingrss.php file.
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