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1. Posted by jhetland (Budding Member 43 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


Im currently moving my travel stuff to travellerspoint from an ordinary blogger site. I have incooperated the rss feed I get from travellerspoint onto my personal site, but Im having some problems with the dates its gives me.

When I setup the new posts, I set the publishing date to be whatever they where, and that is fine in the blog itself. However, the feed is sorted by a different date, that I cant control.

Is there a way to have the feed dates be what I set the publishing date to on the individual posts? Also, can I have more than 5 in the feed?

To see my draft in action, have a look here: Jo Hetland



2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5234 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

How are you moving the blog entries over? The Atom feed is very strict in the ordering it does, namely, it sorts by first actual publication date (not what you enter manually, but the very first time you clicked on the "publish" button), with most recent first.
In pretty much all cases we can think of, that's the right thing to do... But yeah, we didn't consider people manually importing a large number of blog entries... And it looks like you created the most recent blog entries first, with the oldest last... :/
I can't think of any way to force our code to change its behaviour either. About the best you can do is to delete the five most recent entries, and recreate them, oldest first. That should fix up the feed, though it's a bother, and pretty artificial.

I don't think we built in any options to show more than five entries in a feed either. Might be worth doing, though...

3. Posted by jhetland (Budding Member 43 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

No worries,

Im importing by copy/paste method. I didnt consider that the feed would not come up in the right order since I coudl modify the publish date.

I might shuffle it around later, but bit over the transfer atm.


4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Sander is right. There's no way to do this automatically yet, but it's an interesting idea. I don't think the feeds are used enough at this time to warrant the development work, but seeing as you're a fellow resident of Norway and your blog is looking pretty great(!), send me a PM if you'd like for me to update it manually (shhh, don't tell anyone else either! ).

Not sure if you're interested as you're blogging in English, but you can actually set the language to Norwegian as well which can be nice for certain readers :) There's some info on how to do it for German in our blog and instructions are the same for Norwegian.