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RSS feed for blog entries with a certain tag


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23 August 2009 at 10:34pm Community Member, 279 Posts

I want to provide my blog with an rss feed for tags. I tried for 2 hours without any result. I woud appreciate any help.


23 August 2009 at 11:46pm Community Member, 279 Posts

After three hours of trial and error I found a solution. All changes are done in BlogHolder.php
In the init() I chnged the link:

RSSFeed::linkToFeed($this->Link(). "rss/" .$this->ShowTag(), _t('BlogHolder.RSSFEED',"RSS feed of this blog"));

In the rss() I added a parameter to $entries:

$entries = $this->Entries(20, Director::urlParam('ID'));

The rss widget still works the same way. The browsers rss link in the address line is now dynamic and shows entries by the selected tag.
Now I just need a template link to rss.


24 August 2009 at 12:56am Community Member, 279 Posts

Here is the template link to RSS:

function LinkToTagRSS() {
$url=$this->Link(). "rss/" .$this->ShowTag();
return $url;

Very simple ;) I hope I did not break a big security hole in my installation.


24 August 2009 at 11:11pm Community Member, 323 Posts


That's a nice addition (BTW, did you submit it to Trac?), thank you!

Nevertheless, $LinkToTagRSS does not work in templates of widgets included in the Sidebar (i.e. and I don't know if it is a bug or a feature… ;)

Best regards,


26 August 2009 at 5:11am Community Member, 279 Posts

Hi Juanitou,

I didn´t submit it to trac yet, mabe I finde some time tomorrow.
I´m not familiar with the widget arcitecture, but I know that those widget have their own controllers (eg RSSWidget.php). Maybe you have to implement the LinkToTagRSS-method there to call it on a widget template.