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Feed Informer to support widgets for secure web pages

We are happy to announce that Feed Informer now fully supports embedding widgets into secure web pages (i.e. hosted over HTTPS protocol). It means that from now on you can choose which version of the embed code you want to use, generic or secure, depending on the protocol used, and Feed Informer will generate the code according to your choice. Read More »

New template tag to display the first item’s image is available

We are happy to announce that two more template tags are available:

%FIRSTIMAGEFROMDESCRIPTION%
%FIRSTIMAGEFROMCONTENT%

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Feed Informer now complies with robots.txt rules

In order to retrieve up-to-date data from web feeds, our software engine (“crawler”), periodically revisits publicly available feeds.

Today we officially announce that our crawler now complies with Robots Exclusion Protocol, so, as a webmaster, you can block access to your feeds using appropriate robots.txt instructions.

We have modified our Terms of Service accordingly, the section Feed Crawler has been added.

Feed Informer now supports media content in RSS feeds

We are pleased to inform our users that Feed Informer service now supports aggregation and processing RSS tags related to media content, such as links to video, audio and image files, along with associated metadata. Read More »

User account policies to be changed

As we announced before, on Monday, July 01 we launch a new version of Feed Informer.

Among other things we introduce new, stricter rules for user accounts. Read More »

New version of Feed Informer is set to be released in a few days

The Feed Informer development team is happy to announce that the new version of the service is set to come out on Monday, July 01. Read More »

Update your Twitter timeline feed URLs

Dear users,

due to recent Twitter API changes, it is highly recommended that you replace your every source feed URL which pattern looks like:

https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/:user_id.rss

with the new one according to this template:

https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline/user_id.rss

where user_id is the ID of the user for whom to return results for.

Since old-style Twitter timeline sources will most likely stop working soon, we advise you act now and not put it off till later.

If you need more details on Twitter API changes, please visit this page.


Best regards,
Feed Infromer support team

Major Hardware Upgrade Is Coming Soon

Dear users,

We are planning to perform a major hardware upgrade on Monday, July 25 (starting at 1:00 AM Pacific Time). It might take a few hours to complete.

Please note that until the upgrade is complete you won’t be able to access Control panel and your digests won’t be updated (still they will be served as usual).

This upgrade should help us to eliminate service outages caused by servers overload and dramatically decrease maintenance periods in the future.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

All about New Year Eve maintenance on FI

Dear FI users,

We are deeply sorry for letting you down on New Year Eve, but an unexpected thing has happened to FI Data Base recently. We are trying hard to sort the problem out and will keep you up-to-date.

Hope that it won’t affect your plans much.

Best regards,
FI support team

Merry Christmas and Cheerful New Year!

Hi there!

Do you know that Christmas is almost here? We believe you do, because it is time to leave all those “business” thoughts behind and get yourself ready for the mysterious things to happen.

No matter either you get homesick and spend the holidays with your family every year or prefer traveling, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Cheerful New Year!

Thank you for joining Feed Informer and staying with us. We are currently using your feedback (if you had no idea we need it, click here to share your mind) to develop a new version of the project (the details will be available as soon as it is launched). Besides we promise to become a better bloggers for you to know about our steps instead of guessing. :)

Well, here it is – the final countdown! Make sure you’ve got a wish to make! ;)

Yours,
FI Support team