RSS Format within community groups
The current RSS Groups feed for BP is a mess.
The current RSS feed repeats the name of the poster, description and title (title last) twice before actually then posting the body of actual post. This makes using the RSS for other purposes (like a widget) almost unusable.
Looking at the BP source code uses the same information for both the xml title and author.
The standard WP rss widget allows for 3 options in all feeds. Author, date and content to be included or not. The date option is working fine, but its clear that the “author posted an update in the group xyzzy :” isn’t the actual xml title of the post.
Also, when posting a link in the group I get the following in the rss feed:
[bpfb_link url=’http://www…. with the rest of the URL.
I imagine this is because I’ve got the Buddypress Activity Plus plugin installed. because of the “bpfp_link” tag the link itself dies within the feed as its not a legitimate html command…
If my assumption is correct that this is a result of the Activity Plus plugin, it sure would be nice if this could get sorted out so that their plugin creates usable rss content!
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