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I am completely new to RSS feeds.
We have a site which consists mainly of static HTML pages and some sections which are populated by database input - news headlines, current vacancies etc.
I have been told that when a web page updates or changes content the RSS feed on this page has to be updated 'manually'. Is this the case - both with pages with static and database content?
Is there a way to ensure the feed is updated without having to physically go and change it everytime new content is added?
Sorry about asking such a basic question, but I am a bit confused on this!
The static HTML pages will be a bit more difficult. One solution for automatic updates would be to run a content scraper on those pages and generate the feed updates that way.
Just a supplementary question, I wondered if there was a program, or script available which would note that a static page had changed and generate a message that either the page itself had been amended, or in some way which part of the page had changed (news, new products etc.)
I have found plenty of info on converting a RSS feed to a static HTML page but not vice versa.
The problem is whether those services will make the feed for you. That's hard to say depending on your feed. You'd still have to take that information and add it to your feed. Like the scraper idea I mentioned earlier you're going to have to do some programming to get it to output what you want.