RSS reader question
I’m trying to run a project that essentially requires me to create a network of blogs. The project involves interblog discussion and thus I want to create a central webpage that will provide easy access to all of the blogs in the network. I’m not a computer guy, but I thought one way to do this would be to create a blog that essentially serves as an RSS reader, and updates whenever one of the blogs in the network is updated, allowing bloggers within the network and other members of the public to view the discussion with ease. I’ve tried to install two different RSS readers, Magic RSS (which gave me HTML) and RSS Reader (which gave me PHP). I tried to put that code into a widget, and into a post, and it didn’t work. My question is this: How can I install an RSS reader into the central blog so that all of the content from the other blogs will be centralized and easily readable? Also, is there a better way to do this? Like I said, I’m not a computer guy, so my plans have been based on logic and what I expect to be possible, but I may be overlooking something. Thanks in advance.
Evan Goldstein ’12
The blog I need help with is collectknowledge.wordpress.com.
WordPress.com is a blogging platform. It’s is not an aggregation platform.
All of the actual content? Not just the headlines?
What you’re asking for cannot be done on WordPress.com. In fact, several systems are in place to prevent WP.com from being used to scrape RSS feeds, with or without permission, and autoposting.
You could do it the other way around, but with Categories, not separate blogs. Have everyone blog at the one blog and use a particular Category to denote their posts, then use a Custom Menu to display tabbed header links to each category.
I see. In that case, is there any way that I can integrate that sort of feature into a blog? Or if not, do you have any recommendations of ways I could create that kind of centralized page?
Evan Goldstein ’12
I think that having headlines would suffice for these purposes, if there is a way to do that.
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