article is about using feeds from other sites. If you'd like to learn more about the feeds produced by OrthodoxWiki, please see [[Help:Newsfeeds]].
OrthodoxWiki now has the ability to render newsfeeds from external sites, courtesy of the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mafs/RSS RSS-Feed extension] and [http://magpierss.sourceforge.net/ Magpie]. ===Instructions=== This extension can parse most popular kinds of RSS / RDF and Atom feeds. The simplest usage is: <nowiki><rss>http://examplesite.com/rss.xml</rss></nowiki> Optional parameters can be also be added in between the <nowiki><rss> and </rss></nowiki> tags. They should be separated by a pipe (|), just like in links and templates. Supported parameters include: * charset=... The charset used by the feed. iconv is used to convert this. * short Do not show the description text for each news item. * max=x Shows x most recent headlines. * highlight= term1 term2 The terms separated by a space are highlighted. * filter= term1 term2 Show only rss items containing at least one of the terms. * reverse display the rss items in reverse order A fuller example therefore might be: <nowiki><rss>http://slashdot.org/slashdot.rss|charset=UTF-8|short|max=5</rss></nowiki> ===Guidelines for Use=== External RSS feeds should be used sparingly. Appropriate content includes: * News from Orthodox sources or tailored for an Orthodox audience. * Parish news, and local Orthodox events notice boards. Please do not use this extension for blogfeeds -- check out [http://www.orthodoxblogs.com OrthodoxBlogs.com] for this purpose. Feeds deemed inappropriate by the [[Special:Listusers/sysop|sysops]] will be removed. All pages with external feeds should be added to <nowiki>[[Category:Newsfeeds]]</nowiki>. External feeds are licensed by their distributors, and not subject in any way to the OrthodoxWiki copyright. Articles are placed in this category when they use feeds from other sites. [[Category:Help]][[Category:OrthodoxWiki]]