Feedity with Advanced Refinement

There was a minor update (v1.4.1) a couple of weeks back, but the current update (v1.5) includes a brand new feature called Advanced Refinement. Feedity already had a refinement feature which was useful for tweaking the feed output. The new feature extends on the refinement concept and provides the user a code-level scraping option. This was the most requested feature by Feedity users and it made sense to have it running. You can find a Advanced Refinement Help slideshow in the refinement options page on Feedity.

I’ve also updated the Feedity layout and interface in this release, and I hope it looks more streamlined and composed. As before, thanks to the wonderful users of Feedity who share their feedback and keep this service going. Here’s what’s new on the blogosphere about Feedity (also see past testimonials):

CyberNotes

It turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. … It’s very simple, yet powerful and useful. … Feedity is one of those things that you’ll want to stash away in your bookmarks, because eventually you’ll probably come across a site that doesn’t offer syndication.

Christopher Craft

This is a cool tool if I’ve ever seen one…

Binary Law UK

… a terrific widget …

Ashish Sinha @ pluGGd.in

The best part about this tool is it’s simple to use and if marketed well, can be used extensively by non-techie-small businesses around the globe.

One Tip A Day

Sounds like just what I need.

Nearly Legal UK

I can see all kinds of possibilities.

If you find Feedity useful then please consider donating an amount of your choice towards the maintenance and improvement of this free-for-life service.

Thanks to all! Cheers 🙂

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5 Comments on “Feedity with Advanced Refinement”

  1. Davert says:

    Is it possible to get feed with separate item.title and item.description? And more complex Advanced Refinement settings. For example to set manually by regex data for item.link, item.title, item.descriptione, etc…

  2. Ash says:

    Hi,

    Advanced Refinement only supports fetching item blocks from the source web pages, as this has proven to suffice for a vast majority of web sites. Feedity doesn’t support item description (or manual RegEx extraction) in the feed for now, but we will implement it sometime in the near future.

    Cheers 🙂

  3. Ash says:

    Hi Richard,

    Its surely possible to create a RSS feed for Flickr single-photo comments!

    I tried creating one for this photo:

    Judah Jack Donald Krug

    Then used Advanced Refinement, with these blocks:

    Start: <td class="Said">

    End: <small>

    And, done!

    http://www.feedity.com/?ADVsaCxRmkzEW6dpjWcUqQlunR6h7DQ4pAUFh2NQsG5VbY%253dhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/14443265/%40%40%40CAT%40%40%409

    Hope it helps!

  4. Richard says:

    Hi,
    Would it be possible to get this to work on a single flickr discussion?

    looks promising!

    Richard

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