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Filtering Roller Feeds by Category

Simon posted today that Pebble supports RSS Feeds by Category. Just so you know, Roller also has this feature, - just add "?catname=categoryName" after /page/$username. Here's all my current categories.

This is a great feature to have in your blogging software. Without it, javablogs.com would be getting all my posts, rather than just my Java and Roller categories.

Posted in Roller at Dec 02 2003, 09:20:13 PM MST 4 Comments
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I did know about this feature, however my assumption from simon's post was that it was automatically generated. I guess in the roller world it was translate to have a macro that automatically shows the list with links. Again, im assuming that you created these links by hand. Please feel free to correct me.

Posted by Arjun Ram on December 03, 2003 at 07:56 AM MST #

Arjun - ahhh, I see your point and stand corrected. That's a cool feature of Pebble - to generate the list automatically. You are correct, I typed in the links above manually.

Posted by Matt Raible on December 03, 2003 at 08:02 AM MST #

The Roller #showRSSLinks() macro, which I use on my blog, creates those links for you automatically, so you have no need to stand corrected.

Posted by Dave Johnson on December 03, 2003 at 07:36 PM MST #

One need that I have had recently is to be able to combine categories into a single view. I realize that the possible permutations could get out of hand for filtering entries, but this request seems like the most general and useful one. As much as I enjoy reading about the children of my developer buddies, it is probably best to filter that content while browsing for work-related information. I think this could be easily implemented by taking advangage of an HTTP array for a category. The link would be something like http://www.raibledesigns.com/page/rd?cat=Java&cat=Roller&cat=The Web. Perhaps making a simple "generate link" form would be ideal as well. You could have a list with checkboxes for category, then a radio button for the type of feed and a button which says "generate link."

Posted by Dan Allen on December 04, 2003 at 07:51 AM MST #

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