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Resource Description Framework (RDF) Site Summary (RSS) is a lightweight multipurpose extensible metadata description and syndication format. It allows users to read headlines from your site with a dedicated RSS reader.

The RSS Package both generates RSS feeds for you site, and lets you suck in RSS feeds from other sites.

Finding Feeds Of Your Site

You can find the rss feeds of your site here:

Importing RSS Feeds Into Your Site

You can add RSS feeds to your site by going here:

Display them on Wiki Pages or in Columns

Once you have added a connection to a feed into the site engine, you can display those feeds in both Wiki pages, and in side panel Modules. Both use the same plugin format:

<curlybracerss id=n max=<curlybrace>

Where id is the id of the rss feed (can be found on the admin page) and max is the number of items to display. There is an example in the Wiki plugin help, which you can see when editing a wiki page.

note: there seems to be a bug in the rss plugin parser and it trims the max count by 1.

Bitweaver's RSS package both generates RSS feeds from your site, and lets you include RSS feeds from other sites into your site. Generally speaking, Resource Description Framework (RDF) Site Summary (RSS) allows users to read headlines from your site with a dedicated application. As of bitweaver version 2, the RSS package uses SimplePie library to process feeds.

Feeds from your site

Feeds from your site are listed at http://yoursite.com/rss/. Go to Administration > RSS > RSS Settings to control which content is available as RSS feeds in which formats.

Importing feeds into your site

  1. go to Administration > RSS > RSS Modules
  2. insert the details from another site's RSS feed
  3. now, there are 2 ways to display the streams on your own site
    • display feeds in wiki pages: Upon editing a wiki page, insert the following code and fill in the appropriate parameters (at least id). If the feature wiki plugin help is enabled, it shows details and examples like the one below.
    • display feeds in columns: To include a feed from another site into one of your columns (or top or bottom areas), go to Administration > Layout and find your RSS module in the dropdown of available modules. After you added it, insert parameters into the according input field. The module accepts multiple feeds in one – you can mix items from different feeds and have them displayed by most recently posted. To do that, pass in more values to the id parameter: id=1,2,4.


the id of the RSS feed as shown on the admin page
number of feed items to display, example: max=10, (standard: 10)
if set, a short description of N characters is added to each feed item, example: desc_length=200
if desc is set and no desc_length is given, the full description/content of each item is shown, example: desc=y


{RSS id=1,2,3 max=15 desc=y desc_length=200}

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