Setting up the RSS Collector

The Bloo RSS Collector is useful for collecting RSS feeds periodically (for instance, every five minutes). This can be used for the BloogrollPosts SnapOn, among other things.

Here's how to setup the RSS collector on your blog:

Generally, you need to have a scheduled job on your webhost to run the collector process. Here is the cron syntax for an every 10 minute run:

*/10 * * * * cd [blog home directory]; php index.php RSSCollect=1 >> /dev/null

Here's a real-life example of the command:

*/10 * * * * cd /home/bill/public_html; php index.php RSSCollect=1 >> /dev/null
If you have another scheduler besides cron, the syntax will be different - the key is to run "index.php RSSCollect=1".

You can also run the collection manually by entering the following in a browser:

http://myblog.com?RSSCollect=1

where "myblog.com" should be replaced by your blog's URL.

Note: The default RSS Set is any RSS feeds specified in the Bloogroll. To run this for another RSS Set, the RSS Set must be included in the call:
*/10 * * * * cd  [blog home directory]; php index.php RSSCollect=1&RSSSet=[RSSSetName] >> /dev/null
For the developers out there: How to Create an RSSCollector Class