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Willr

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28 April 2008 at 8:07pm

Edited: 28/04/2008 8:59pm

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 http://pastie.caboo.se/187947. 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 yoursite.com/home/commentrss.

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 yoursite.com/PageComment/rss to see the latest comments. No need for custom code

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Willr

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28 April 2008 at 8:21pm

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!

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Willr

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28 April 2008 at 8:22pm

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

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Willr

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28 April 2008 at 8:42pm

no worries, glad I can help :D

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Willr

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28 April 2008 at 8:57pm

Should have probably checked this early but it appears viewing all comments IS actually an option thats in the core. You just need to view - yoursite/PageComment/rss. No need for custom code yays!

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Sean

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30 April 2008 at 5:15pm

Thankfully this was documented on the wiki too, so no digging around the forum:

http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=rssfeed