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athospat Nov 04, 2009 12:10 PM
Hi, how can be extended so that an external RSS Feed is displayed on a portlet? Whenusing Plone, it is easy to install a third-party portlet showing up RSS/Atom content that gets refreshed (pulled) every x minutes where X is configurable. Is there any way to do this in To me, the ability to aggregate content from external sources is vital for content-focused sites
Many Thanks
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athospat Nov 04, 2009 12:18 PM
The Plone third-party portlet is collective.portlet.feedmixer.
This is a portlet for `Plone 3`_ which can show one or multiple content feeds.
Feedmixer uses feedparser_ to process feeds which allows it to support RSS
0.90, Netscape RSS 0.91, Userland RSS 0.91, RSS 0.92, RSS 0.93, RSS 0.94,
RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, Atom 0.3, Atom 1.0, and CDF feeds.
dhiraj Nov 04, 2009 02:14 PM
Hmmm.... so did you actually *try* to put in the portlet product into the buildout? What happens?

If the portlet product is giving a buildout setup, then all you have to do is add it as normal, in eggs and zcml section of buildout.cfg. If it's an old style product, then you'll have to dump it into the products directory and it'll get picked up on next restart of the instance. If the portlet supports putting into any portlet container, then it'll show up in the dashboard of the Site Home as well as in any Space. The styling may not fit properly, out-of-the-box but that can be tweaked.
athospat Nov 09, 2009 04:55 PM
Hi Dhiraj,
thanks for the reply, I'll let you know how it goes, I have not in fact tried it out as yet
everythingability Mar 11, 2010 05:22 PM
Is there a dummies guide to the buildout process?
dhiraj Mar 11, 2010 09:10 PM
Best to start here:
Deep plone guide (developer perspective, starts with the correct Plone perspective and principles to get you started):[…]/managing-projects-with-buildout
Reference manual: