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RSSWidget uses deprecated DataObjectSet


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24 September 2012 at 9:50am Community Member, 6 Posts


I'm trying to integrate a RSS-Feed of a blog on my Site, running Silverstripe 3.0.2 with the actual blog module from github. But the RSSWidget in code/widgets uses the deprecated DataObjectSet in the function getFeedItems() so it doesn't work.

   function getFeedItems() {
         $output = new DataObjectSet();

         // Protection against infinite loops when an RSS widget pointing to this page is added to this page
         if(stristr($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'], 'SimplePie')) {
            return $output;

         include_once(Director::getAbsFile(SAPPHIRE_DIR . '/thirdparty/simplepie/'));

         $t1 = microtime(true);
         $feed = new SimplePie($this->AbsoluteRssUrl, TEMP_FOLDER);
         if($items = $feed->get_items(0, $this->NumberToShow)) {
            foreach($items as $item) {

               // Cast the Date
               $date = new Date('Date');

               // Cast the Title
               $title = new Text('Title');

               $output->push(new ArrayData(array(
                  'Title' => $title,
                  'Date' => $date,
                  'Link' => $item->get_link()
            return $output;

I tried changing to ArrayList but without success.

Is there an update of this widget to be expected?

Thank you for any help.



28 September 2012 at 4:19am Community Member, 6 Posts

No suggestions from anyone?


30 September 2012 at 6:31pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

You may wish to add this as an issue on the github account - That way the developers will be notified of the problem. Better yet, submit a pull request to solve the issue. I would imagine all you need to do is swap it for ArrayList as you said, what was the next error you got?


30 September 2012 at 8:49pm Community Member, 6 Posts

thanks for your answer, Willr. Turns out the next error has been a problem with the widgetArea which I have solved since.
Swapping DataObjectSet to ArrayList in RSSWidget.php works fine now. Issue solved.


30 September 2012 at 10:28pm Community Member, 15 Posts

Joko, how did you manages to solve this? I got some nasty errors from simplepie when using code based on RSSWidget.php (wanted to create new RSS-feed from external source). I changed the DataObjectSet to ArrayList, but got "deprecated" error notice. Did you change anything else on the code?