The source I need to use for the feed for a digest I want to create is flawed;the rss feed is generated by the civic software used for all of our city websites and I cannot change how the feed itself is set up. (You can see it here at http://www.cityoflafayette.com/support/newsflash7.xml). The dilemma is that the news module does not contain actual date fields, but our library needs to use that module to promote events. So, since there is no date field, the date of an upcoming event is manually added to the title field. Since the resulting rss feed has no date field (I assume), when I build a feed.informer digest I can sort by title, or created date, etc., but the resulting feed isn't helpful for our customers as the events aren't shown in a logical order of when they are happening. Given that we can't control the module or the feed, but we DO have control over what we choose to write in Title and Description of each new item, do you have some suggestions for a workaround so that we can have the display order approximate the actual upcoming order of events? For instance, if we consistently added dates at the beginning of the Title or Desc/Summary fields, could that info be used by Feed.Informer as a way to have a default sort by event date rather than date the item was posted? Sorry to be long-winded, but it is a tricky problem! Thanks!
Feed Informer Support
Issue with sorting based on a date in title2 posts
unfortunately we can't come up with any good workaround for this case. You can try setting the dates at the beginning of the Title in YYYY-MM-DD format, but we are not sure it will be sorted the way you need it.
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