How to get a feed of new posts or comments in this CF portal blog

October 8, 2019
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How to get a feed of new posts or comments in this CF portal blog

ColdFusion troubleshooter
Legend 48 posts
Followers: 48 people
October 8, 2019

This may be useful info for some readers: did you know that you CAN in fact get an RSS feed of new blog posts here, or their comments? The links are:

You wouldn’t know this readily from the site here. There is no visible link offered for them–except curiously when you try to “create a post”, in which case links to them ARE offered on the right nav bar.

As some may know also, the feed links are offered as well in the underlying HTML “source” of the page. If you do a “view source” in your browser on any portal page, you will see the following among the HTML near the top:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="ColdFusion &raquo; Feed" href="https://coldfusion.adobe.com/feed/" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="ColdFusion &raquo; Comments Feed" href="https://coldfusion.adobe.com/comments/feed/" />

That will benefit you if you may point an RSS/feed reader at the blog URL, in which case the reader should pick up the URL automatically.

Sadly, modern browsers no longer do any special formatting of RSS feeds, but there still are several available free feed reader tools/services which make it easy to keep up on changes in a favored blog. And I’d recommend you use something to keep up on blogs like this one, which have new content often.


For more blog content from Charlie Arehart, see his posts here as well as his posts at carehart.org. And follow him on Twitter and other social media as carehart.

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2019-10-10 01:48:59
2019-10-10 01:48:59

You can also follow @CFBloggers on Twitter. It curates blog posts from here.

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Wil Genovese
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2019-10-10 03:40:28
2019-10-10 03:40:28
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Wil Genovese
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Great point, Wil. And Grae, that would definitely be the better option than what you were doing. 🙂

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2019-10-09 17:54:54
2019-10-09 17:54:54

Thanks for this.  I had resorted to Categories -> Browse All Categories -> Selecting all the Categories in the list -> Sort by Newest First.  Then of course you have to remember to load each link in a new tab/window or you have to do it all again when you press back.

Did i mention I like to make things hard on myself?

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2019-10-09 07:52:06
2019-10-09 07:52:06

Thanks for posting Charlie.

For anyone who wants to just read the blog posts (without the questions etc) then you can link to https://coldfusion.adobe.com/category/blog/ the RSS feed is https://coldfusion.adobe.com/category/blog/feed/

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aliaspooryorik
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2019-10-09 15:08:05
2019-10-09 15:08:05
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aliaspooryorik
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing that, John. I was not aware of that option. Quite helpful.

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