FriendFeed RSS feed not displaying in RSS widget

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  • #222995

    nerdflood
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    I’m trying to insert my FriendFeed RSS feed into the RSS widget on my WP sidebar, but it displays the word “Array” for every entry along with a link to the appropriate entry. In Google Reader/iGoogle it displays correctly, and the feed validates fine. What gives? =(

    #223099

    Well, you’re fortunate than I cuz I get array in google and any other feed I’ve attempted. I believe the reason is because you’re attempting to do a feed of a feed. It’s too many generations removed. I contacted friendfeed about it and they said they’re working on a solution. But maybe we’ll both luck out and someone reading this thread will have come up with a workaround!

    #223235

    nerdflood
    Member

    Actually, FriendFeed is not a “feed of a feed”. It uses the APIs available to hook directly into services like Twitter, Pownce, Facebook, digg, etc. – it only uses feeds when you plug a feed into it (such as a blog feed).

    Strange that you get the “array” issue when adding the feed into Google – it works just fine for me. That’s why I was assuming it was a WP issue, and not a FF issue.

    Anyone else have any issues with FriendFeed feeds and WP?

    #223237

    I mean it’s a feed of a feed once you stick it into WP’s Feed; especially in terms of the RSS feed which is predominantly what I used Friendfeed for. Other than Twitter LOL I don’t know her URL, but I do remember Engtech discussing this matter on her blog called, “Internet Duct Tape.”

    #223507

    nerdflood
    Member

    Has anyone looked at this? I’ve looked around and haven’t found anyone else reporting this issue. I’ve even checked loading the feed into GReader and iGoogle again (based on diamondfistwerny’s comments) and they do definitely work there. It’s an issue with how WordPress handles FriendFeed’s RSS feed.

    Anyone? Should I just report this directly to support?

    #223513

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, report it. If volunteers have the answer, they just go ahead and post it. If nobody posts a solution then you’ll have to contact staff.

    #223519

    drhailin
    Member

    The directly issue that caused the feed widget to break, is the <title>:

    <title type=”xhtml”>
    <div xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”>posted a message on Twitter</div>
    </title>

    The <div and other formatting junk should not have been inside the <title> </title>

    #223520

    drhailin
    Member

    To see how much formatting fills up a <content>:

    <content type=”xhtml” xml:base=”http://friendfeed.com/”>
    <div xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”>
    <div style=”font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:#222222″>
    <div style=”margin-bottom:0.6em”>

    <div>“wondering if I should be holding out for Dropbox, and how to reach those guys. thoughts?”</div>

    <div style=”margin-top:1px;color:gray”>Tuesday at 1:56 pm – Comment</div>

    <div style=”margin-left:12px;color:gray”>

    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    </content>

    #223542

    So, drhailin, are you saying that one needs to have the CSS upgrade to do this?

    #223572

    drhailin
    Member

    no, it’s not related to CSS upgrade. Either friendfeed should simplify its formatting or we need to improve our rss widget to handle its complicated formatting.

    #223583

    neotint
    Member

    Would love to see a fix for this, as it stands the RSS widget make adding FriendFeed a useless option. I even tried this Pipes hack to see if it would help, but only led to the same boring result, a list of notice statements, not the FriendFeed content.

    #223584

    Yeah, I like friendfeed cuz it’s a lifestream of what one does around the net; beyond one’s blogging.

    #223640

    cjnoble
    Member

    The best I could do was to run my FriendFeed feed through Feedburner, then use the feed from Feedburner in the WP RSS widget. This method only shows the FriendFeed titles and not content though (eg *shared an item on Google Reader *dugg two stories on Digg *posted three messages on Twitter etc) so not that flash.

    Yahoo Pipes might also be worth another look… but ideally we shouldn’t need to route via a third party.

    #223646

    lloydbudd
    Member

    Friendfeed has corrected this issue, and it will now work in an RSS widget.

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