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RSS - for multiple categories

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  1. Alex
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    08 Mar 2011
    08 Mar 2011
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    Is it possible to set up multiple RSS feeds if your blog has multiple category areas so users can subscribe to only those posts (categories) they care about?

    E.g. - we have multiple products and will use the same blog for all of them. If a user only wants RSS alerts for one product, how would they subscribe via RSS to only that one product (category/ or tag?)

    Can you put 4-5 RSS feed icons with 4-5 different feed URLs for each product on the blog homepage?

    Thank you,
    Alex
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    09 Mar 2011
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    Hello Alex,

    One of the option is using specific blog only with certain categories and filter the public blog posts control using its FilterExpression property ( Advanced tab)
    In this case you should be very careful, but you will not have to do any coding.

    Another option is implementing a custom rss provider that inherits from Telerik.Blogs.Rss.RssChannelProvider

    sample

    public class BlogsRssChanelCustom : Telerik.Blogs.Rss.RssChannelProvider
    {
     
     
        public override string Name
        {
            get
            {
                return "test blogs";
            }
        }
     
        public override void Initialize(System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary<string, string> settings)
        {
            base.Initialize(settings);
     
            string[] categories = { "cat1", "cat2" };
     
            foreach (string category in categories)
            {
                // Category filter
                base.FilterBuilder.AddFilter(new MetaSearchInfo(MetaValueTypes.ShortText, "Category", category, SearchCondition.Equal));
            }
        }
     
     
     
     
    }
     

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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