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<p class="note">'''Note:''' Major improvements have been made to RSS feeds in Moodle 2.0 onwards. See [[RSS feeds 2.0]] for details.</p>
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RSS (really simple syndication) feeds in Moodle enable people to stay up to date with forum posts, glossary entries and other events within Moodle.
  
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*[[RSS feeds settings]]
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*[[Using RSS feeds]]
  
Location: ''Administration > Server > RSS''
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A [[Remote RSS feeds block]] enables RSS feeds (either from within Moodle or from an external site) to be displayed on pages in Moodle.
 
 
 
 
'''RSS''' ('''Really Simple Syndication''', depending on who you ask) allows certain web browsers and specialized programs to automatically check for updates to a page.
 
 
 
== Turn RSS feeds on==
 
 
 
To enable RSS as administrator, go to Configuration and under Variables: Miscellaneous set enablerssfeeds to Yes. In v1.7 this option moved to the Server menu. Then in Configuration: Modules you can enable an RSS feed for each module. Finally, in the settings for each individual instance of a particular module you must enable the RSS feed and specify the settings (e.g. how many articles to display, what kind of article).
 
 
 
== Note for using RSS in Forums ==
 
 
 
1. Enable RSS in Admin--->Server--->RSS:
 
 
 
2. Admin Page---> Modules---> Activites---> Forum---> Settings---> forum_enablerssfeeds=yes
 
 
 
This will enable the RSS option to appear in Forum properties of course. Creators of forums will still have to turn on RSS manually when creating a forum. Not all forums will automatically have RSS option displayed.
 
 
 
For 1.8+, the second step will be different. In Admin block, select Modules > Summaries > Settings (for forum) > Change forum_enablerssfeeds to Yes.
 
 
 
== Subscribing to RSS feeds==
 
To subscribe to an RSS feed from Moodle, click on the orange 'RSS' button and copy the address from your browser bar to your RSS reader software. Although most web browsers will automatically detect an RSS feed (IE7 and Firefox), Moodle does not seem to be sending them the correct information.
 
 
 
==Unsolved issues==
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=105268#p463676 Subscribing to RSS using Thunderbird] - problems with cookies?
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[RSS in Forums]]
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* [[RSS feeds FAQ]]
* [[RSS in Glossaries]]
 
* [[RSS feeds block]]
 
 
*[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm BBC: An introduction to RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication)]
 
*[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm BBC: An introduction to RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_%28file_format%29 Wikipedia "RSS (file format)" ]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_%28file_format%29 Wikipedia "RSS (file format)" ]
  
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Latest revision as of 06:53, 19 October 2011

RSS (really simple syndication) feeds in Moodle enable people to stay up to date with forum posts, glossary entries and other events within Moodle.

A Remote RSS feeds block enables RSS feeds (either from within Moodle or from an external site) to be displayed on pages in Moodle.

See also