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RSS Feeds Not Publishing/Runnable

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  1. Jacob
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    18 Jul 2011
    21 Jul 2011
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    Hello,
    I'm attempting to use Sitefinity's built-in RSS generation, but I'm having some difficulty harnessing it. I have followed the video here (http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet/forums/sitefinity-4-x/general-discussions/how-to-use-the-rss-feed.aspx) as best as I can tell.

    1. When I choose "Actions > Run" to update the feed, I get an "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error. (Additionally, do feeds need to be manually refreshed each time?)
    2. The published feed URLs are all empty, even though the content sources they draw from are populated with data.
    3. In creating a feed, in the "Content to Include" section, if I set the "Content type" to "News items," I have no way of filtering what news items. Is there no way to specify a category/tag? Is this on the roadmap as a feature?
    4. I do not understand "Page where this content is published." What does this do?

    Thanks for any help here. Items 1-2 are obviously the most important here as presently I'm unable to use the feature at all.

    Thank you!
  2. Teodor
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    27 Jul 2011
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    Hi Jacob,

    Could you provide more information about :

    What version of sitefinity you are using ?

    What pipes do you have in the Publishing Point ?

    Did you make some specific changes like mappings or something else in the publishing point settings ?



    With the next release you will be able to filter the items by tags or categories.


    4. I do not understand "Page where this content is published." What does this do?

      This is the page where your content is displayed.  Based on the selected page when the RSS is generated the rss items's urls  will point to that page.


    What is the
    Kind regards,
    Teodor
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  3. Jacob
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    Hi Teodor,

    I'm running Sitefinity 4.1.1339.0 currently.

    The export options I have (I assume this is what you mean by pipes?) are Sitefinity content, RSS feed, or Twitter feed, and I am using the RSS feed option.

    I have not made any specific changes in the publishing point settings.

    Thank you for your help!
  4. Bonny
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    01 Aug 2011
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    Hello Jacob,

    We can't reproduce your problem. Can you open a support request and send us your DB, configuration and any custom data you have. I will try to reproduce this problem with your settings and I will try to suggest you how to resolve it.
    About your question (Additionally, do feeds need to be manually refreshed each time?) - The answer is no. Once a feed is created, the items in it will be automatically added/removed.

    Greetings,
    Bonny
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