...and how do you use it?
Question by DELETED_bertwert | last reply
I prefer to keep up to date with new posts (specifically in the Food section) via the RSS feeds. Problem is, they are wildly inconsistent with the actual content of the site, it seems. When I check the RSS feed, and then compare that feed to the corresponding page of the Food section, almost none of the entries are the same. I don't know if the RSS feed is just a few days behind or what, but I've had this problem for months! I really want to keep up to date with the posts in the Food section, but the RSS feed is not at all reflecting the current content of the site, and hardly ever changes. On a related note, it would seem that there is only ONE RSS feed per category, but there are different pages within each category (Popular, Zeitgeist, Newest, Featured). RSS feeds are offered on each page, but closer inspection reveals that they are all the SAME feed. I would get a lot more use out of this site if the RSS feeds were correct.
Topic by H4T
It would be great to have one RSS feed per category (as defined in "Explore"). There are so much posts in "food", not interesting at all for me, cluttering up my rss reader, that I seriously envision to unsubscribe from instructables feed. I'm tired of filtering them every day.
Topic by elkar | last reply
Topic by Exhumer | last reply
The RSS feed regularly fails in Firefox due to unclosed tags:Error: mismatched tag. Expected: .Source File: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:id/featured:true/rss.xmlLine: 141, Column: 5Source Code: ----This was due to a category tag up in the list not being closed. Are you hand editing your feeds?
Topic by mdwalters | last reply
Hi, I found one of the rss feed from the member page (actually the one in the tag) point to https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/featured-true/rss.xml but this feed has noting to do with mine Instructables and this is a big problem connecting Instructables to Google Buzz :( I think the feed in the tag should be https://www.instructables.com/member/membername/rss.xml. Can you help me ?
Topic by _Edo_ | last reply
Does exactly what it says. Super handy for pages that don't have RSS feeds, or feeds for the right kind of thing. Been using it for about a week now, works great.If you have any problems with it, ask me. I've figured out some stuff.Yoktu.com/feedmaker
Topic by Aeshir
90% of my Instructables RSS feed is some kind of foreign spam!
Topic by NeuroPulse | last reply
A year or so ago I added RSS feeds from Instructables to my Yahoo home page. It was groups like LEDS or Shop. I can't figure out how to do it now. Any help will be appreciated.
Question by foxwoodfarm | last reply
I realise it is because when someone comments on them/edits the page, but why do I have to keep seeing repeats every five minutes?
Topic by Aeshir | last reply
Question by DELETED_spoonty | last reply
I was dinking around with my settings and noticed that my private RSS Feeds setting was disabled... which is fine, I suppose... but WTH is a Private RSS Feed, anyway?
Question by bajablue | last reply
I think it would be a good idea to enable RSS feeds for your favorites. This way, I can add them to my google reader and posterous much easier and faster. There are other uses as well, but thats the one I can think of off hand. It would enable more people to see good instructables, and promote sharing even more than before!
Topic by rockhardmj | last reply
I've been getting the strangest items from the instructables:explore feed, like really really strange. They're in the explore one too, not my inbox or balktalk. They're things like random posts, random topics, random bugs, random comments, and random orangeboard posts. Has anyone else gotten this?
Topic by zachninme | last reply
Https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:instructable/rss.xml?sort=DATE I used to "drink from the firehose" even if there was a ton of dupes as people corrected and republished their 'bles. However, now there's no summery on the feed, only a photo. Annoying.
Topic by kill-a-watt | last reply
At least 2 RSS feeds that are being generated are not functional in the RSSOwl aggregation software. Also unable to display the feed in Internet Explorer 9 due to invalid character errors in Titles. Chrome 26 does display the pages with errors present in the rendering. Specific URLs: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/instructable-true/rss.xml https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/featured-true/rss.xml The errors found by the validator can be found at the following locations: http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructables.com%2Ftag%2Ftype-id%2Finstructable-true%2Frss.xml http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructables.com%2Ftag%2Ftype-id%2Ffeatured-true%2Frss.xml OS - Windows7 64bit Software - RSSOwl 2.2.0 and Internet Explorer 9
Topic by mbrinkm | last reply
I follow instructructables using the instructables rss feed in Google Reader. Last week i published an instructable and it hasn't shown up in the feed while everything that's been published after has. It hasn't been gettting any hits and i couldn't figure out why so i went back thru the feed and i think this may be a big part. this one wasn't done as part of any contest and probably isn't worthy of being featured with all the cool Easter stuff coming out but it seems like it should be getting more hits than it is. this is the ibble: https://www.instructables.com/id/FLEA-MARKET-LAMP-MAKEOVER-WITH-NIGHT-LIGHT-AND-SPR/ i'm guessing that i've done something wrong when i published but don't know what or how to fix it. It does show up on the recent page. thanx for any suggestions.
Topic by dimtick | last reply
I got this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-a-Lawn-Mower-Engine./ and a few others. They occasionally show up on my feed reader but I can't read them in the reader. When I search the site, the istructables do exist, but they are not "featured" yet There were about three others, but I did not get the name before Akregator crashed. BTW, feature request. if there is some way I could "sum" several feeds together (featured, popular, and a few of my fave authors) such that I only get the instructable once on my feed, even if the user changed the title or did a quick republish a half an hour lator, that would be great
Topic by kill-a-watt | last reply
So, I was messing with my account settings, and I saw "Enable Private RSS Feed" or something like that. What I want to know is, what is a Private RSS feed, what does it do, and do I use it? Now, before anyone tells me to google it, or is "kind" enough to Google it for me, I already Googled, "What are Private RSS feeds?" with no helpful results.
Topic by Rock Soldier | last reply
It seems like if this topic has been left over the last years, but I´m still looking for an instructables.com rss feed source URL that passes the test on the W3C Feed Validation Service.I´m trying to show all instructables with a specific keyword on my own website (using a WordPress plugin like RSS Aggregator).Any idea someone?
Question by koen.michiels12 | last reply
I'm subscribed to the RSS feeds for Instructables, News, Forum Topics, Comments (to me), and my Personal Messages Inbox. And they all repeatedly send me the forum topics. Most of the "new" items I get in all of my Instructables RSS feeds have already been sent to me before. It's incredibly annoying.
Topic by Aeshir | last reply
One of my other favorite sites, www.lifehacker.com, has a feature where you can filter OUT keywords from your RSS feed. I'd like to filter out knex from my RSS feed, so I don't see any more knex guns. Not that they aren't worthy of the site, it's just that I don't have any knex, and even if I did, I wouldn't make guns with them. Do we have that here? If not, can we get it? Thanks
Topic by mrmath | last reply
Has someone already made a way to embed recent posts from the rss with thumbnail images?I can make one of my own at http://p3k.org/rss/I would like to promote instructables to my students, and embed the recent submissions in the class page, so they will be inspired to make stuff!
Topic by nearlythere
So, I pointed my RSS reader at instructables.com and it picked up https://www.instructables.com/rss.xml and the Title "Recent Instructables" . It gives my what I want and More, Way more. Does anyone know the address to the feed of ONLY recent Instructables and NOT the questions?I do realize I can add each Category separately from the feeds at the bottom left of the category page, but I don't want Tech separated from Outside separated from Workshop. Granted most of the questions are cool and give me something to think about. Some questions make me think it was easier for them to post it here rather than goggling it themselves. I had about enough of the questions when I read the one about trying to get Positive and Negative out of a 3 prong AC cord.... God keep this person safe as he/she plays with house current. Anywho I'm sure this will post on my feeds as well, but I am only interested in the Instructable posts. Thanks Matt
Question by mattadamsnet | last reply
Podcast is at ShipReport.net and the RSS feed is http://shipreport.net/ShipReport.xml This works fine when loaded manually into iTunes. When I request to be listed on the iTunes Store, Apple suggests that I use a podcasting service instead. Does anyone have a specific suggestion about how to get listed on the iTunes Store?
Question by jayseye | last reply
I've subscribed to the "featured" RSS feed for about a year now. I'd like to see a list of every featured Instructable in order from the beginning. I could in theory just scroll back that far in my RSS feed reader but that would take a long, long time. Any suggestion?
Question by nolte919 | last reply
I use your RSS feed to browse your site. Recently, sometimes half of the articles I get are written in Korean with pictures of young ladies. They also seem to be advertising YTN.COM, which seems to be a Korean news site. If they are intended to be in your feed, can you create a feed without them?
Question by Brainiac1955 | last reply
I use the RSS feed for comments on my phone and they appear to have stop updating, is this just temporary while stuff goes on or are they being removed? I actually find them pretty useful for checking comments on my phone - I did remember to try resetting the feed but to no avail...
Topic by killerjackalope | last reply
I subscribe to the featured feed. Lately I'm getting questions from the forums. Examples: https://www.instructables.com/answers/why-does-an-led-have-to-be-given-a-resistor-before/ https://www.instructables.com/answers/how-does-a-jet-lighter-work/ I thought there was a third, but that may have been a repeat. Both of these questions date from the 15th, BTW.
Topic by kill-a-watt | last reply
So I want to add RSS feed to show on the desktop as it would save alot time as there wouldn't be need to go every1 site check news. I've read one tutorial here, but it doesn't help me in this problem. I've already made the html file and it works, I just need to get it show in desktop.
Question by lost16 | last reply
I have in my possession, an old 'Sharp' LCD from a Mitac 5024 laptop which was disassembled and regrettably thrown away. I had an idea today to make a twitter picture frame which could sit on my wall, or any wall in the house for that matter, grabbing updates from my twitter timeline, which could be done a number of ways, from groping the API to simple ol' RSS. However, all I have is the LCD, and a total lack of knowledge where to begin with such a project. I understand I need some device to both fetch the tweets (Or RSS articles) and also to power and drive the LCD. Does such a piece of kit already exist? Or will this need to be a totally custom bit of work? p.s. I can't get any further information on the LCD at this moment in time, however if it's required / relevant, I can provide details and/or pictures as required.
Topic by SPeedY_B | last reply
What RSS Feeds Are You Subscribed To? Also, what do you use to read them (your RSS reader)? Maybe make them links to the site with the feed too. I have about double the amount of these feeds but I'm only subscribed currently to these ones.My Subscribed RSS Feeds:[AlbinoBlacksheep AlbinoBlacksheep.com] - Flash animation/games site[DarkMotion.com Darkmotion] - Instructables user Darkmotion's blog. Sometimes I look at people Instructables pages and If I see they have a website, I usually visit it.[explosm.net Explosm] Daily webcomic and other stuff.[HomestarRunner.com HomestarRunner.com]Instructables - All published instructables.Instructables: News - The instructables blogInstructables: Comments - My comments backtalk feed.Instructables: Inbox - My private message inbox[labwithleo.com Lab with Leo Blogs] - Mass feed of everybody's blogs on the TV show "The Lab with Leo Laporte" on G4TechTV.[maxiumpc.com Maximum PC] - Mass feed of everything on MaximumPC.com, official site of the magazine.[smashbros.com Smash Bros. DOJO!! Latest News] - Mass feed of the official site for the upcoming Wii game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. [weebls-stuff.com Weebl's Stuff] - Funny flash animation/game site.
Topic by Aeshir | last reply