It's even worse than it appears..
Wednesday October 26, 2022; 10:44 AM EDT
  • Over on John Philpin was blazing his way through News Products. I said I would help him get through it today. That's the purpose of this blog post. #
    • Background: There are many new ideas in FeedLand. I've spent all of 2022 working on it, and I've been self-sidelined in for many of the 20 years since the RSS 2.0 spec was finalized, so I had a lot of ideas waiting to be tried out. One of those is News Products, it's one of the ways FeedLand is a developer platform. #
  • First there are docs on News Products. They begin: "A news product is a one-page website you create with FeedLand for people outside of FeedLand to read." #
  • There is an easy path into News Products, and it's explained first in the docs. John took that approach first, with excellent results. But he wants to do more than that, so let's scoot ahead to the most advanced form of News Product, which require you to specify them in an outline. #
  • The most advanced News Product I have at this time is It uses all the features of News Products. And in the spirit of sharing, here's the OPML source for the product. You can start with that, and make changes to customize it for whatever product you have in mind. The docs go into great detail on this outline-based products. #
  • If John or anyone else has questions, I've started a thread on the FeedLand support repo. #

Last update: Wednesday October 26, 2022; 11:37 AM EDT.

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