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28 April 2008 at 7:40pm (Last edited: 28 April 2008 7:57pm), Community Member, 26 Posts


Im wanting to know when I get comments on my blog, and as there isnt any kind of email notification when you get comments I was wanting to have a RSS feed for all my blog comments.

How do i hack my code to do this?



28 April 2008 at 8:07pm (Last edited: 28 April 2008 8:59pm), Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

we have been discussing the idea of email notification - theres a ticket on open about it assigned to me. I think and so do a few others that email is to invasive and so an RSS is the way to go. I have written up a little method that seems to work for me :D

Check it out at Pretty simple function, just select the comments as dataobjects and output to an RSS feed!

I have that in the Page_Controller class and to view / subscribe its available at

If you have any improvements on it that would be great to hear!

EDIT: this is actually built-into silverstripes page comment class. I should have looked more throughly - Visit to see the latest comments. No need for custom code


28 April 2008 at 8:17pm Community Member, 26 Posts

Hey Willr

That would be great if this feature was built in!

Could you please be a bit more specific on the instructions? Where do i paste the code from pastie etc?



28 April 2008 at 8:21pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

just playing round but it might be nice for users to be able to subscribe as well I guess. If you want to add a little RSS icon in the browser window add this code to your Page_Controller -> init() function

RSSFeed::linkToFeed($this->Link() . "commentrss", "Latest Comments");

That will create a link in the <head> section to the commentrss feed and a nice little icon in the browser!


28 April 2008 at 8:22pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Sorry paste that code in your Page.php file -> in the Page_Controller class.


28 April 2008 at 8:31pm Community Member, 26 Posts

PERFECT! your a legend!
Thanks for the help! SO quick too :)


28 April 2008 at 8:42pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

no worries, glad I can help :D


28 April 2008 at 8:55pm Community Member, 26 Posts

Oh no... when I go to my site it now says:

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class RSSWidget in /home/.nevil/FOLDERNAME/ on line 44

?????? Whats up ??????

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