Blocks: Moderated RSS

block_selectrss
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The Sebsoft Moderated RSS Plugin offers you the possibility to load multiple feeds into a block, allowing for authorizing each and every item.
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SEBSOFT MODERATED RSS PLUGIN


The Sebsoft Moderated RSS Plugin offers you the possibility to load multiple feeds into a block.


The block differs from the functionality of the original RSS block by allowing authorized users

to configure multiple RSS feeds per instance. This in itself is not different from the "remote rss" block.

However, once configured, every newly added item from any given feed, if not configured to be "autopublished",

should be authored by an appropriate user, allowing the feed item to be displayed by the block.


Note: this block is not necessarily appropriate for feeds that have items added very often.

For instance, newspaper feeds are known to possibly publish feed items at a rate of multiple per minute.

Since this block works with stored feed items, and does not parse feeds realtime (at request), this block would

be inappropriate to use.


As per default, feeds are only refreshed / parsed once per hour (faster refreshing can be achieved by adjusting the task properties).


INSTALLATION


- Copy the selectrss folder to your blocks directory.

- Configure your plugin.

- We're ready to run!


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Contributors

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  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Tue, 9 Jun 2015, 6:17 PM

    Thanks for sharing this block with the community. I found it quite interesting feature that may be useful in certain cases. You may want to think about eventually changing the name of the block to something like "Moderated RSS" to make the feature obvious (no need to change the frankenstyle name, just the strings). Also, the default block name "RSS Items" could match it, to make it easier to find the block in the "Add a new block" menu.

    While reviewing the code, I spotted some issues. At least #1, #3 and #4 should be fixed prior publishing the block here. The #2 would be nice to have, too, but it is much more common usability issue with many Moodle plugins (and even some core components).

  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Tue, 9 Jun 2015, 10:42 PM

    Thanks guys for fixing the raised issues promptly. The last thing to do is to reflect the new block name here in the description fields of the plugin (I already changed the name). You are cleared to land now, welcome to the Plugins directory!

  • Picture of Sebsoft Plugins
    Tue, 9 Jun 2015, 10:45 PM
    Thank you David, we've updated the name in de description smile.
  • Picture of Sebsoft Plugins
    Tue, 23 Jun 2015, 4:03 PM
    Updated to version 1.0.2 - this version allows the block to show the (partial) feed item content. Displaying the items now looks more similar to the "rss_client" plugin that is shipped with a default Moodle install.
  • Picture of Sebsoft Plugins
    Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 6:00 PM
    New version (1.0.3)!
    Issue #5 was solved, the email sent out will now have a more satisfactory e-mail subject.
    Also fixed: sorting, which didn't have a correct order.
  • Picture of Rogier van Dongen
    Mon, 6 Nov 2017, 8:15 PM
    New version!
    Updated plugin for Moodle 3.3 onwards: replaced pix_url() by image_url()

    Cheers

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