I would like to be able to follow a rss feed and when a new item - post this to a chat channel…
You can send a message to a webhook you’ve made for a given channel. There is a section of the Chat topic that covers it: Discourse Chat
Any kind of hosted services platform (such as
make.com) will be able to generate a webhook, use that to send a message to the webhook you’ve created on your Discourse site.
I was not able to set it up (lack of tech skills I guess) therefore the req for a howto…
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Let us know how far you got, and we’ll try to guide you from there.
Is there any similar solution in place for Topics?
For RSS? Oh yeah!
GitHub - discourse/discourse-rss-polling is my favorite RSS reader, I use it a lot.
Supporting chat channels?
No, I was answering @merefield’s question about RSS to topics.
Discourse Chat is still undergoing a lot of development and changes could still happen. Once the plugin has been released and stable, I’m sure the guides will be forthcoming.