News Plugin 📰

When embedding images in posts via the direct upload method, the news plugin only display one on the /news route view. If that image was someone in the text, it still displays it at the top of the post but then also removes it from the place it was inlined in.

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I’m having multiple categories.

Is it possible to have a news/rss section on some of these categories but with a different rss feed url? Some categories wouldnt have a rss / news section.

When are the rss / news feeds updated / synced?

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Looks like the recent Discourse beta changes broke this addon quite a bit, sadly the Docker updater threw me onto some alpha instead of the last beta release :confused:

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Quote… I have error when I try to install it:

{"plugins":[{"id":"babble","name":"babble","version":"4.2.0","url":"https://github.com/gdpelican/babble","enabled":true,"enabled_setting":"babble_enabled","has_settings":true,"is_official":false},{"id":"discourse-adplugin","name":"discourse-adplugin","version":"1.2.5","url":"https://github.com/discourse/discourse-adplugin","admin_route":{"location":"houseAds","label":"admin.adplugin.house_ads.title","full_location":"adminPlugins.houseAds"},"enabled":true,"has_settings":true,"is_official":true},{"id":"discourse-cakeday","name":"discourse-cakeday","version":"0.2","url":"https://github.com/discourse/discourse-cakeday","enabled":true,"has_settings":true,"is_official":true},{"id":"discourse-events","name":"discourse-events","version":"0.1","url":"https://github.com/angusmcleod/discourse-events","enabled":true,"has_settings":true,"is_official":false},{"id":"discourse-formatting-toolbar","name":"discourse-formatting-toolbar","version":"3.2","url":"https://github.com/iunctis/discourse-formatting-toolbar.git","enabled":true,"enabled_setting":"formattingtlb_enabled","has_settings":true,"is_official":false},{"id":"discourse-rss-polling","name":"discourse-rss-polling","version":"0.0.1","url":"https://github.com/discourse/discourse-rss-polling","admin_route":{"location":"rss_polling","label":"rss_polling.title","full_location":"adminPlugins.rss_polling"},"enabled":true,"enabled_setting":"rss_polling_enabled","has_settings":true,"is_official":true},{"id":"discourse-topic-previews","name":"discourse-topic-list-previews","version":"4.4.0","url":"https://github.com/paviliondev/discourse-topic-previews","enabled":true,"enabled_setting":"topic_list_previews_enabled","has_settings":true,"is_official":false},{"id":"discourse-whos-online","name":"discourse-whos-online","version":"1.0","url":"https://github.com/davidtaylorhq/discourse-whos-online","enabled":true,"enabled_setting":"whos_online_enabled","has_settings":true,"is_official":false},{"id":"docker_manager","name":"docker_manager","version":"0.1","url":"https://github.com/discourse/docker_manager","enabled":true,"has_settings":false,"is_official":true}]}

And in SSH console I have errors about bootstrap :frowning:

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Ops, git link is this: https://github.com/paviliondev/discourse-news.git

not https://github.com/paviliondev/discourse-news

Now I re-try to install

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It works, also if I understood that it edited directly a category page, not that it grouped all the latest topics from the categories and put them in a new link (the News link)

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I know that this adds a “News” link in the header, but is there any way for us to re-arrange the order? I was using the Custom header links theme component before but since this plugin adds a new link, it will always appear last.

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Hi, Love this plugin and want to use it on a new site I’m planning.

I had a question about speed/load times for the home page using this plugin / discourse implementation. how does it compare with a lightweight Wordpress home page? Any ideas?

Also - any feedback from existing users on how solid/reliable this plugin is (other than the most recent discourse update/version issue).

Any bugs / issues that people are having issues with? is that problem mentioned by Stanzilla on Feb. 20th above still existing - where embedded images in posts only show up in the /news view?

Thanks!

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Have you tried putting the link to News into the Custom header links TC settings and hide the News Plugin link with CSS?

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Is it possible to add an option that doesn’t show images at the top of the title? I’m getting double images sometimes. In my topic if I post a youtube link, it shows the thumbnail of that youtube at the top of the title AND the embed view of the youtube below the title. So now I have two large duplicate images.

The Blog Style Post Theme Component solves this by adding this:

I ended up just using CSS to hide the thumbnail above the title:

#list-area.news .contents .topic-list tbody tr.topic-list-item:first-of-type .news-item-thumbnail {
    display: none;
}
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I’ve noticed that this plugin will show the first image of a post / article at the top, either below the title or above, but will omit all other images in an article. This isn’t great for news articles that have other important images.

Even youtube links only show as an image rather than an embed video. When visiting the actual topic, one can play a youtube link without having to go to youtube externally. However, with the news plugin, it forces user to click on the video thumbnail and go to an external link.

Is it possible to just show the topic feed exactly the same way as it’s shown in the topic with no special formatting? That is, we would pick which categories we’d want the news feed to be from and it would just show those topics.

Basically, just need to use this plugin to generate a feed from specific categories. Don’t need it to change the layout or anything else.

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Plugin breaks menu on the newest discourse version…

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hi @angus ! the news plugin is awesome !

I\m trying to feed papers from arxiv.org using their public api for a non-profit org application and I get somehow and the error below when I try to display.

Config screenshot:

RSS url: http://export.arxiv.org/api/query?search_query=all:electron
arxiv api url: arXiv API Basics | arXiv e-print repository

Error screenshot:

Any help is very welcomed !

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One more comment - Is there anyway to use the plugin only in desktop mode ? In mobile seems very unstable: the navbar seems broken and then the articles do not automatically fit with the phone screen width. Last question: would be possible to add the news as an action like latest, top, or even make it as a category? Right now the only possibility is to be added in the navbar. Thanks!

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Thanks for these notes Edgar. The rest of this week is quite busy, but I’ll take a closer look early next week.

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One more use case we thought is the ability to include multiple RSS feeds and somehow have different channels or all the feeds going to one place.

Another powerful feature would be that the user could set the URL to his favourite RSS feed/s.

Not sure how feasible are those things but in our case could help with research dissemination.

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This is a great plugin. :+1:

I was wondering if it’s possible to disable the News in the header?

image

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I was able to remove it with:

a.header-nav-link {
display: none;
}

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How can I get these plugiN

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How can I get the theme and plugin that made the site you showed

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