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comment feed

chregu recently mentioned that he wants a feed for every blog (actually for every blog software…)

so i’ve modified my already present comment-feed, which i’ve been using to manage my comments (e.g archive nicely, edit, despam…) into a publicly available format, for all of you to consume.

the comment feed can be accessed via this file: comments.xml.

the full code is as follows [1]:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”<$MTPublishCharset$>”?>

<rss version=”2.0″

xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/”

xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/”

xmlns:admin=”http://webns.net/mvcb/”

xmlns:rdf=”http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#”>

<channel>

<title><$MTBlogName remove_html=”1″ encode_xml=”1″$> Comments</title>

<link><$MTBlogURL$></link>

<description>Comments</description>

<dc:language>en-us</dc:language>

<dc:creator><MTEntries lastn=”1″><$MTEntryAuthorEmail$></MTEntries></dc:creator>

<dc:date><MTEntries lastn=”1″><$MTEntryDate format=”%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S”$><$MTBlogTimezone$></MTEntries></dc:date>

<admin:generatorAgent rdf:resource=”http://www.movabletype.org/?v=<$MTVersion$>” />

<sy:updatePeriod>hourly</sy:updatePeriod>

<sy:updateFrequency>1</sy:updateFrequency>

<sy:updateBase>2000-01-01T12:00+00:00</sy:updateBase>

<MTComments lastn=”15″ sort_order=”descend”><MTCommentEntry>

<item>

<title><$MTCommentAuthor encode_xml=”1″$> on ‘<$MTEntryTitle encode_xml=”1″$>'</title>

<link><$MTEntryLink encode_xml=”1″$></link>

<description>

<![CDATA[

<$MTCommentAuthor$> @ <$MTCommentDate format=”%d. %B %Y, %H:%M”$>]]><br />

(<a href=”mailto:<$MTCommentEmail$>”>mail</a>, <a href=”<$MTCommentURL$>”>URL</a>)

<br />

—<br />

<$MTCommentBody encode_xml=”1″$>

</description>

</item>

</MTCommentEntry></MTComments>

</channel>

</rss>

so, if you want to add a comment feed to your MT installation, proceed like this. go to your mt.cgi (the main admin), add a new template, give it the name you want (comments.xml works nicely) and paste the code above into the Template Body field.

[1]: didn’t code it myself, but forgot where i’ve gotten it, it’s half a century ago (or so…)

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