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From Helena Edelson <hel...@greenjaguar.com>
Subject Re: Manageing pres releases and news items (Re: The future (was Re: New skin: Coat))
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:18:35 GMT
I don't know if I can help but I have several content RSS feeds on one 
of my forrest sites, http://summitjournal.com
it was really simple do customize.

Helena

Ross Gardler wrote:

> Tim Williams wrote:
>
>> On 1/10/06, Paul Bolger <pbolger@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>> Have you got the news sources in RSS? If so use the Feeder
>>>> plugin/contract. (note that contract should now be moved to the feeder
>>>> plugin since we now have that capability)
>>>
>>>
>>> No, the stories are just (hypothetically) Forrest internal document
>>> format. In most sites I work on the most frequent content additions
>>> are press releases, which can be in html, and which are then saved to
>>> a 'news' directory. 
>>
>
> Sounds to me like Forrest should be generating an RSS feed of these 
> news items. You could then leverage the feeder plugin for your home 
> page headlines, whilst you would also be able to provide feeds for 
> external sites.
>
> Since RSS is a more widely adopted standard for this kind of thing I'd 
> recommend using creating a plugin that built the RSS feed rather than 
> the custom navigation.
>
>>> The idea would be to get Forrest to manage the
>>> links and possibly the archiving. Archiving in this sense would
>>> consist purely of moving the link from a 'current' list to an
>>> 'archive' list.
>>
>>
>>
>> I like this idea and think it's related to what I was trying to do
>> with the blog plugin -- use metadata to drive some of forrest's pages.
>
>
> I actually have a use case for something like this - seems like we 
> have momentum (although, as ever little actual time).
>
>>  I haven't read this whole thread so I may in fact be *way* off of
>
>
> We should have changed the subject a couple of messages ago, you are 
> most likely up to speed, this emerged from the other thread but is 
> quite different.
>
>> what you're talking about but I'm thinking you could do something like
>> this:
>> o) Add a metadata element called "expires":
>> <meta name="expires" value="1/11/2006"/>
>
>
> other meta-data, such as keywords, summary and publication date could 
> also be used to good effect. But one at a time is a good idea ;-)
>
>> o) Use the xpathdirectorygenerator against your news directory to see
>> if it's "recent" or not.
>>
>> When  I get home and finish playing around with the photogallery
>> plugin I'll get back to that blog one to try to finish it up as a good
>> example of how to use metadata in a more powerful way in forrest -
>> it's certainly not there yet.
>
>
> Cool, hopefully Paul and I will be free to participate too.
>
> Ross
>
>

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