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Status Planning to Implement
Created by Guest
Created on May 15, 2023

Add community logo to rss feeds

Hi there,

in Connections it's possible to subscribe community blogs using rss feed urls.

Within an internal project we have to provide connections blog content to a internal news reader.

This basically works fine with one missing important feature:

The reader supports on the reading end the basic rss structure like the following and thus can also interprete a feed channel image url.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<rss version="2.0">
<title>RSS Title</title>
<description>This is an example of an RSS feed</description>
<copyright>2020 All rights reserved</copyright>
<lastBuildDate>Mon, 6 Sep 2010 00:01:00 +0000</lastBuildDate>
<pubDate>Sun, 6 Sep 2009 16:20:00 +0000</pubDate>
<title>Example entry</title>
<description>Here is some text containing an interesting description.</description>
<guid isPermaLink="false">7bd204c6-1655-4c27-aeee-53f933c5395f</guid>
<pubDate>Sun, 6 Sep 2009 16:20:00 +0000</pubDate>


However Connections RSS feeds don't provide a feed image parameter.

For this project it's important to transport a channel image with a blog feed.

The easiest way would be to pass the parent community logo details to the rss 'image' property.

For atom the property is called 'logo'.

A fix for this would not need any frontend treatment only the rss responses need to be slightly extended.

The fix is needed for Connections v7.

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