Author Archives: Feed Informer

Timezone Support for Digest Output

July 9, 2007 – 3:31 pm

When you edit digests or create new digests there is now a simple “Timezone” field that lets you enter an hour offset (such as -5 for EST, 1 for CET, etc..) so that times output by %HOUR% %TIME24%, etc, and other Feed Digest tags, will show the time adjusted by a certain number of hours. […]

Public OPML outlines available for each digest

June 1, 2007 – 7:18 pm

Several users have recently demanded the availability of publicly accessible OPML outlines of their digests’ sources for a while now. While OPML has been available in Feed Digest for months, it’s been accessible to logged in users only. Now it’s available to access from anywhere. The URLs aren’t guessable, so as long as you keep […]

Re-publishing items using Feed Digest

March 28, 2007 – 1:18 am

Prisca has written a cool blog post about how to republish your items using Feed Digest. Thanks Prisca!

Warning: Feed Digest moving servers now!

March 10, 2007 – 9:17 pm

Yes, it’s true. Feed Digest is moving to significantly faster servers, and it’s all starting in the next 30 minutes. The moving plan has been designed so that service is not interrupted at all during the move except for: 1) The Feed Digest control panel will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes. 2) Updates […]

Is there a way to adjust the code to show more of the article text than just a sentence or two?

March 4, 2007 – 10:14 pm

The answer is.. it depends. Generally yes, but we can only show what we have received. Many feed providers only put content excerpts into their feeds as a way to encourage people to click through to their sites. If that is the case, we can only show the excerpt. If the whole article has been […]

New look for

March 2, 2007 – 4:09 am

It’s still in the middle of being rolled out, so excuse any minor flaws for the next week or two, but I’m working really hard on the roll out of the all new I hope you like it!

We make the net “super awesome”

August 18, 2006 – 2:05 pm

According to the guys over at, is one of six sites making the net “super awesome.” Awesome! (Update – Feb 2007: It’s just a shame that post no longer exists :()

The upcoming new template system!

May 7, 2006 – 5:01 pm

In my work with Feed Digest, one of the constant limitations is the template system. I want users to have as much control as possible over their digests, and while the existing template system hasn’t been bad, it’s far from ideal. Currently users can give an optional header and footer template and a ‘per item’ […]

Several cool new features

April 11, 2006 – 6:54 am

New URL friendly name for all digests. All digests must now have a URL friendly name. This is so that we can roll out our next set of services, part of which will involve cute URLs like: .. Actually, that style of URL already works! Try! If you edit your digest, please note […]

Slow feed updates

March 23, 2006 – 7:43 am

After working with several users who were reporting poorly crawled feeds, we’ve discovered the latest version of MySQL (our database server of choice) has a bug in a certain area of its operation, and this bug tripped in when we did our database upgrade just over a week ago. This caused some feeds not to […]