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From Glen Mazza <>
Subject Re: List of recent posts for a separate page
Date Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:50:02 GMT
Oops, misunderstood your request.  You can access the underlying 
database directly, or rely on either the RSS or Atom feeds with a 
mixture of CSS -- a google is showing there's several websites around on 
mixing CSS & RSS/Atom.  There are also Meta Weblog and Blogger APIs 
meant for interfacing with desktop client blogging tools that you might 
also be able to pull data out with -- look for the "EditURI" link in the 
HTML header when viewing the HTML source of your blog.

Alternatively, make the front page of your site Roller by creating 
another quasi-blog using the built-in "front page" theme that you can 
modify to your heart's content-- by default, it looks similar to this: or activate the "Planet" feature for your blog, 
I haven't used the latter though and it may have some problems with it, 
I don't know.  Twitter is another option -- if you tweet your articles 
you can embed a Twitter gadget into your static page.


On 03/26/2014 05:00 PM, Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
> Thanks for getting back to me, Glen. I'd already looked at that post, 
> though.
> My situation is that the front page of my site is not Roller and (at 
> least currently) not even dynamic. I was hoping that Roller would 
> define an endpoint I could access to get back an HTML list of recent 
> post titles, so that I could just use that as the source for an 
> iframe. I'd prefer to get the list back in reasonable form for 
> presentation on the client using CSS (otherwise I suppose I could just 
> use the Atom feed). If there isn't any direct source for this now, I 
> suppose I could add a special page to my template to generate what I 
> want using the Velocity snippet, and use that special page as the 
> source for the iframe. Is that the best way to get what I want?
> It's not clear offhand how I'd add such a special page to my Roller 
> configuration without stepping on anything, so if that is the best way 
> to do things I'd appreciate any pointers.
> Regards,
>   - Dennis
> On 03/26/2014 11:47 PM, Glen Mazza wrote:
>> Hi Dennis, sure, look at Item #8 here: 
>> for a 
>> Velocity macro you can place into your Roller template: 
>> What it 
>> looks like you can see on the right-side of my blog.
>> Regards,
>> Glen
>> On 03/25/2014 11:31 PM, Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
>>> Hi, Rollers :-)
>>> I've set up a new Roller blog within my site, and I'd like to embed 
>>> a list of the recent post titles with links in the main page (plain 
>>> HTML, not Roller). Is there a simple way I can get this info from 
>>> Roller in a form where I can just embed it in the page? I'm thinking 
>>> an HTML iframe, or something of the sort.
>>> Thanks,
>>>   - Dennis

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