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2:04 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi I have installed an rss feed into my site which works well. I was wondering though - I'd like to 'capture' the headlines as static html pages, on a daily basis (one snapshot of rss headlines per day). Then I'd like to have an index page updated with links that point to all the static pages. Anyone know how this could be done?

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4:11 am on Jan 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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many different ways

start from your dynamic technology - asp, .net, php, perl? depending on that look for code (or coder) in that language - there's plenty of examples on the internet. you'd have to write a code to parse XML and store it.

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tonyww,

There is a free script that has been written that will do exactly as you have asked by outputting static pages. It is called RSStatic and is a free script. You can choose to either output .html or .php pages. I am using it on a few of my websites right now, and you can see it in use on the website in my profile.

12:46 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There is a free script that has been written that will do exactly as you have asked by outputting static pages. It is called RSStatic and is a free script. You can choose to either output .html or .php pages. I am using it on a few of my websites right now, and you can see it in use on the website in my profile.

I have been trying to implement the script and am facing quite a few problems ...this is largely because i do not have a programming background and don't know php......

can you guide me with the implementation....i think i am giving the wrong rsspath in the config file ...wht has your experience been like with using this script and is it easy to implement for a novice!

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contentmaster,

Make sure that you chmod your new rsstatic folder to 777, and verify that you have the correct path to that folder set in your config file.

You can find a config file example on the rsstatic forums under installation help.

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i have set the chmod to 777...i think the problem lies in the path that i have mentioned...i can't seem to figure out what's going wrong...i have copied all the files in a folder under httpdocs and have mentioned the path as /httpdocs/rss/
5:03 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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One of my paths to my rss installation looks like this;

$rsspath = "/usr/home/export/classa/Traffic_Reports/"; //path to your RSStatic installation

The path to RSS on RSStatic.com looks like this;

$rsspath = "/home/rsstatic/public_html/"; //path to your RSStatic installation

Check with your web host to find your exact path to rss.

Also, check to make sure that your createdir.php is chmod to 777 as well.

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Posting titles and abstracts from RSS is one thing. Capturing the content and displaying it on your page is another. You should check the copyrights on those feeds to see if the feed publisher allows it.
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Great point monkeythumpa,

RSStatic only uses titles and abstracts from the feeds in its functions.

We reccommend that all users of this script check the copyright of the rss feed source before implementing the feed into their site.

10:38 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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contentmaster,

There is a new config utility that you can load onto your server that will tell you what your variables should be for your installation of the script. It will determine your correct path for you. You can find it on the forums under support.

PM me and I will send you a direct link.

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Is there a way by which one can put google ads on these pages that are generated through the rss feed?
3:51 pm on Feb 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think you could change the template you are using to incorperate the Adsense javascript code. You might need to be careful however, because I believe the content is supposed to be unique and your own to place ads on it.
8:03 am on Feb 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Will there be any security risks if one sets the chmod to 777?
 

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