Using tags on blot.im to get a custom rss feed e.g. for contributing to r-bloggers.
On my old blog, any posts tagged with
R appeared in special rss feed with the tag
R, which was picked up by r-bloggers. On this shiny new blog powered by blot.im, that doesn’t happen automatically. So if you are using blot and want to contribute to r-bloggers, follow along with what I did, thanks to a tip from the Maker of blot:
- Created a new feed adapting these instructions:
- In the design for my template, added a new “view” which I decided to name
rfeed.xml(.xml to ensure the proper content-type is used). As URL I specified /rfeed.rss.
- Pasted in the code; note the two mentions of
tagged.R. (I had to post the code on github because it gets eaten by blot.) I tweaked the example given to include the body of the post as well.
Now as I tagged this post with
R, it should appear in the feed. I could also have created a tag folder called ‘[R]’ to hold such posts but it is enough just to tag posts with the