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SUGGESTION: Auto RSS Feed and Author Zip File

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    WhydThatHappenposted 4 years ago

    It would be a nice addition to have the RSS capsule come pre-loaded with our default feed address as an option. I always forget mine and have to navigate to my profile and back to the hub in progress to get the correct address. It would get rid of an inconvenience.

    Also, it would be nice to have a "Download Your Hubs" link to make for easier offline editing, and for editing in tablets and mobile. Just a thought.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You are aware that links (including those in an RSS feed) must be germane to the hub?  Unrelated links will eventually result in the hub being unpublished.

      And no, simply being the author in both the hub and the linked to hub isn't considered relevant.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As Wilderness says, HubPages does not allow the use of the general RSS feed for your Hubs.  If HubPages preloaded the basic feed as a default, a lot of newbies would simply accept it instead of adding a tag - so it would create more problems for moderators. 

      HubPages isn't encouraging the use of RSS feeds of Hubs anyway, so I can't see them going for this.

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        WhydThatHappenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Then instead of preloading with a default feed, leave it blank but have the option of creating feed categories, and then write an official hub on how to build an rss feed. And for that matter, it would be nice to have a means of creating rss feeds of suggested reading on a topic. Aside from possible infractions of the rules by beginners, can you see those options being handy? A use for the suggested reading rss that extends outside hubpages would be a topic-specific forum or page that you want to share links with- and the forums wouldn't get flooded with links, but still have access to fresh content

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Like this one, you mean?

          I'm not quite getting what you mean - right now, the feed is blank.  Where would the feed categories be shown?

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            WhydThatHappenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            It would be an option on the editing side of things. That way when you create the rss feeds based on certain groups you have the feed urls right there in the editing capsule instead of having to fish around for which tag group you used.

            I guess I wasn't clear enough before, sorry!

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    WhydThatHappenposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I am trying to categorize them by tags. So a solution based on that criticism would be-

    can we add a set to default feed function much like we have hub groups? we can choose from the feeds we'd like to have appear there.

    Thanks for the help wilderness

  3. Millionaire Tips profile image89
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    I really like this idea - most of us aren't familiar with html programming and having to remember the code should not be necessary.  If the RSS capsule was preloaded with the code with our subdomain, and maybe the category as you mentioned, then it would only include pertinent hubs.  Hopefully we can still edit it to change the keywords if we choose.

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      WhydThatHappenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Youre right. It would definitely improve functionality for all of us.

      I also think adding a new feature of being able to create rss feeds of specific works from multiple authors would be a great way to keep our linked resources updated for our readers.

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    Paul Edmondsonposted 4 years ago

    I see what you're looking for with the RSS capsule.  Right now, we aren't doing much work with RSS.  Largely, RSS has been dieing across the web.  One of the challenge with the capsule is it is often misused. 

    Basing a feed off of groups may help people add related feeds to their Hubs,  We'll keep the suggestion for it we crack the RSS capsule open to enhance it.

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      WhydThatHappenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cool! Keep me posted