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RSSWidget uses deprecated DataObjectSet

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Community Member, 6 Posts

24 September 2012 at 9:50am


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.



Community Member, 6 Posts

28 September 2012 at 4:19am

No suggestions from anyone?


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

30 September 2012 at 6:31pm

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?


Community Member, 6 Posts

30 September 2012 at 8:49pm

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.


Community Member, 17 Posts

30 September 2012 at 10:28pm

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?