New and improved RSS feeds for your 2.0 wiki

5 Aug

We’ve just rolled out improvements to PBwiki RSS feeds.

What are RSS feeds?

RSS feeds are a great way to stay up-to-date when you have lots of things you’re interested in. You can subscribe to a feed and have new information show up automatically as soon as it’s available. PBwiki has offered RSS feeds for quite some time now, but this week, we rolled out a great new version for 2.0 wikis that is much more powerful.

The improved PBwiki RSS feeds

  1. The Recent Changes feed. This includes all of the changes being made on your wiki that you have permission to see: page edits, comments, file uploads, you name it.
  2. Page-specific feeds. This includes all of the edits and comments made on whichever wiki page you’re currently looking at.
  3. Folder-specific feeds. These show up if you’re looking at the contents of a folder on your wiki.

Try them out today and you’ll be hooked.┬áIf you’re not familiar with RSS, don’t worry: most browsers come with RSS readers built in, so it’s easy to get started. Take a look in your browser’s address bar for the RSS icon (it usually looks like Firefox RSS icon or Safari RSS icon). When you click it, you’ll get a list of available RSS feeds:

List of available feeds

Click the one you’re interested in and subscribe. Be sure to let us know what you think!

7 Responses to “New and improved RSS feeds for your 2.0 wiki”

  1. Ayush Gupta August 8, 2008 at 6:02 am #

    Hi,

    I like the new RSS feeds. My one concern is that the RSS feeds look likes like the following list:
    “Events edited by Name1″
    “Project edited by Name2″
    “Events edited by Name2″

    Is there any way that actual headlines of changes will show up (just like in blogs, news feeds etc.), for example:
    “Office Party on 11th”
    “New Issues for Project X”
    “Research Meeting on Tuesday, May11″
    etc.

  2. John September 9, 2008 at 8:48 am #

    Sorry, maybe I’m going crazy but how do you access page specific and folder rss feeds?

  3. Mark September 9, 2008 at 9:26 am #

    John, go to the page or folder you want a feed for and click the RSS icon in your browser (see the screenshots in the blog entry). You’ll see the normal feeds as well as page- and folder-specific feeds.

  4. John Bourne November 25, 2008 at 3:51 pm #

    I’m not understanding this – I used to have the feds up, if I clicked on them, they would show me all the changes in the drop down list. They still do this – but now when I click on any item in the drop down list, I am taken to the front page rather than the item that had changed. I liked very much going to the item that had changed – how can I get that behavior back?

  5. johny why March 13, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    hello

    how can i embed a pbwiki TOC in another website?

    i could use your RSS feed, but i do not want a feed of all my edits and changes– just the list of pages.

    ideally, you have a simple html embed. but a feed would be acceptable too, because I could display the feed with an RSS display widget.

    thanks!
    -johny

  6. kristine March 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm #

    Hey Johny,

    It seems like our support team has already gotten back to you (they’re speedy!). For the rest of you:

    PBwiki does not have any plugins that act remotely – so there is no PBWiki TOC plug in for a different site.

    For a full list of your pages head to the ‘pages and files’ section of your wiki. Just click the link on the top right of your page :)

    -Kristine

  7. Library Lamp April 6, 2009 at 6:17 am #

    When 30 students post answers to a question, how do you respond to the individual answer? My response appears at the bottom of the page and not next to the student’s question.

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