Well i have got my feeds up and running and are showing up on my site ( this is a big achievement for me !) now i need to know a couple of things please.Firstly do i need to tweek something somewhere cause although the feeds show up they are not being refreshed ( still got the old stuff from 3 days back) what do i need to do to make sure that the freshest feeds are showing up.. btw.. i used the php curl code to add the feeds to my pages as i could not get the "include method" to work ... Secondly.. I want to know how i can add a feed to my homepage without having to change it to a php page as that would mess up my whole linking process in my site. I know i can use the js but that would mean the search engines would not see the feed. Alternativley as i am merely a "hobby webmaster" i really dont mind uploading the homepage daily manually.. how do i get feeds to actually appear as page content any ideas ?..thanks in advance and hope i did not sound too stupid !
Feed Informer Support
Total Newbie a bit stuck!11 posts
The digests will update automatically, although the time can vary. If it seems too long, I can turn this down, although they update based on visitors accessing the digest, so the more people visit your page, the more regular things will seem. If you are just testing or making a new site, updates will seem slow but will speed up once you go live with more visitors.
Regarding putting stuff in your page.. in theory you can make normal pages render as PHP on some Web hosts. Here is instructions for that: http://www.blog.lgr.ca/2007/02/process-html-as-php.html
If you really did want to do some sort of cut and paste HTML, then just use the "HTML" link for your digest on your FD control panel and copy and paste the source from that, although that's not the best thing to do :)
Thanks for your reply .. but guess what .. about 10 minutes after posting my message all the pages updated their content !.. regarding php.. i have a pro account on Bravenet and for some reason i have never been able to get htaccess file to do anything except mess my whole site up.. perhaps i'll continue to cut and paste.. keeps me busy ..lol.. and then i can pretend i am a real active webmaster and not just a lazy slob!.. thanks for your help btw!
Oooops I am stuck again... when i click on my feeds they open up in the same window..thus taking the visitor away from my site.. how do i get the feeds to open in a new window when clicked upon > ty in advance.
I hope this doesn't prove too difficult, but edit your digest, then find the link near the Templates section which lets you manually edit your template. Copy and paste the code from that box (it should be at least a couple of lines long) and put it here in the forum. I will then give you new code to do what you want.
Is this what you needed ? if it is .. do i need to edit the code for each feed ? or just this once ? Thank you.
<tr><td valign="middle" style="font-size: 24px; color: #aaa;">%MONTHSHORT% %DAY% </td><td><b>%TITLE,70%</b><ifdescription>
Hmm.. it appears the forum isn't good at showing the correct text and is interpreting the links..
Basically, find the bit that looks like this:
and change it to this:
All you are adding is target="_new" and that will make the link clicks open a new window.
Argh! You will need to e-mail me.. silly forum software :) Send me e-mail to us @ feeddigest.com and I'll send you the code directly.
Mailed you !.. sorry for all the problems :(.. just that with age and lack of tech knowledge and knowhow .. this is all a very very steep learning curve for me.. Thanks for your patience:)
I've e-mailed you. Closing this thread, open a new one if you need it :)
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