RSS feeds for "What's New"

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Created On: Jun 8, 2007
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Introduction

RSS feeds have become a popular and practical way to syndicate web content. They are perfectly suited to keep up to date with frequently updated content on the web like blog entries or news articles. That's why most major web sites use RSS feeds nowadays. Unfortunately, SummitPost doesn't offer RSS feeds. Since it would be great to have RSS feeds for the "What's new" section, I have made available such feeds (currently updated once per hour).

There are two ways that you can access and subscribe to these feeds.

One single feed

This is a combined feed for all new objects (except for new photos due to the large number of photos appearing each day):

Feed-icon-16x16 New Stuff - SummitPost

Separate feeds

Lyskamm traverseThinking about RSS feeds while traversing Lyskamm in the Wallis


Alternatively, there are separate feeds available for specific types of objects (new articles, new trip reports, etc)

Feed-icon-16x16 New Trip Reports
Feed-icon-16x16 New Articles
Feed-icon-16x16 New Mountains
Feed-icon-16x16 New Routes
Feed-icon-16x16 New Areas
Feed-icon-16x16 New Albums
Feed-icon-16x16 New Custom Objects
Feed-icon-16x16 New Canyons
Feed-icon-16x16 New Logistical Centers
Feed-icon-16x16 New FAQs
Feed-icon-16x16 New Lists
Feed-icon-16x16 New Trailheads

More information

These feeds can be accessed in any RSS reader. There is a large selection for both online and offline RSS readers available. Personally, I'm using Google Reader which I'm very happy with. For more information check out this Wikipedia article or this list of RSS readers.

Please use the comments below for comments or suggestions.






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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jun 8, 2007 4:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Question

This is a question, not a criticism. Of what benefit is this as opposed to going to the SP What's New page? Why not just go to SP as I do way too much already? Perhaps an explanation of this would help me and some others understand the Why of this article.

darndt

darndt - Jun 9, 2007 7:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Good question

Websites publish lists of updates (called "feeds") that indicate when new content has been posted. You can subscribe to these feeds in a feed reader. Then, instead of visiting all the websites that you want to check for new content (like SP), you only check your feed reader where all the new content of all the websites that you are tracking is listed (usually with links to the new content). You should try it, it's an incredible time saver.

This article explains how to subscribe to feeds for new SP content.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jun 10, 2007 6:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Good question

I understand now. Thank you.

SJD

SJD - Jun 9, 2007 10:26 pm - Hasn't voted

NIcely Done

I stuffed the TR feed here:
http://www.theradioroom.org/mountains.htm

Thanks for providing the RSS.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Jun 11, 2007 2:08 am - Hasn't voted

Thanks Daniel!

Thanks for putting this up. I saves a lot of time for someone who has to administer the site. However, there's something wrong with the "areas & ranges" link:
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Error message:

We're sorry, but something went wrong.

We've been notified about this issue and we'll take a look at it shortly.

darndt

darndt - Jun 11, 2007 3:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks Daniel!

Thanks for catching the error, Gangolf! I've fixed it and it should work again.

mvs

mvs - Jun 13, 2007 1:07 pm - Voted 10/10

nice work!

Nice work Daniel! Now I never have to leave my comfy Google Reader :).

Andino

Andino - Jun 19, 2007 7:14 am - Voted 10/10

Bravo!

Excellent initiative

gyurma - Jul 24, 2008 7:57 am - Hasn't voted

starting page

hey! thanks for the goodie! :-)
would be great to have an icon or sg on the starting page of SP... hm?

adszhu - Aug 16, 2009 5:28 am - Hasn't voted

Queryable feed for places and routes?

Hi Daniel,
I am preparing a mashup and I would like to query the places / routes of SP and display the results on a map. What I need is
- place ID
- name / desc
- geo:lat + geo:lon
- URL to SP resource

Is there, you think, a feed like this available?

Ádám

darndt

darndt - Nov 20, 2010 5:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Queryable feed for places and routes?

adszhu, saw your post just now...

I'm not aware of such a feed but it should be easy to implement using the techniques I use for the above feeds (screen scraping). If you still need help send me an email. -- Cheers Daniel

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