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Customising RSSFeed date

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Community Member, 145 Posts

8 April 2011 at 11:35pm

Hey guys,

I've done some searching but couldn't find anything on this particular topic.

Is there any way to customise the date used for the RSS feed? From what I can tell it looks like it's using the creation date, I'd like to use a custom date field.

If I've missed something obvious, let me know


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

10 April 2011 at 4:10pm

If you take a look at the default template it checks for a field called 'Date' then uses Created as a back up. If you want to customize that you should be able to do like any other template in SS and copy that file (from sapphire/templates) to themes/yourtheme/templates/ then alter where it says '<% if Date %><pubDate>$Date.Rfc822</pubDate>' and change to whatever field you want.


Community Member, 145 Posts

10 April 2011 at 4:35pm

Excellent! Thanks Willr!

My next question would be, is it possible to set which template it uses per call to the RSS creation script?