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Scheduled server maintenance notice

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:53:21 +0000

Due to planned maintenance scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16th, Feed Informer functionality will be limited for about two hours between 4 and 10 AM EDT. Although your digests and widgets will be served as usual, the access to control panel will be temporarily closed, and feed updates may be delayed. We are sorry for […]

Widgets How-To: Display Single Random Item Using Javascript

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:48:02 +0000

Feed Informer's built-in tools, paired with CSS capabilities, let you create meticulously crafted widgets, but sometimes it's not enough. Perhaps you didn't know it, but you can make your widgets more powerful by adding Javascript to the mix. Let's consider the following example of how you can expand built-in functionality of Feed Informer widgets using […]

Feed Informer to support widgets for secure web pages

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:11:17 +0000

We are happy to announce that Feed Informer now fully supports embedding widgets into secure web pages (i.e. hosted over HTTPS protocol). It means that from now on you can choose which version of the embed code you want to use, generic or secure, depending on the protocol used, and Feed Informer will generate the […]

New template tag to display the first item’s image is available

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:05:06 +0000

We are happy to announce that two more template tags are available: %FIRSTIMAGEFROMDESCRIPTION% %FIRSTIMAGEFROMCONTENT% Both tags search for the first HTML tag occurence in description/summary and content sections respectively, and return the processed img tag, with basic attributes kept intact, for example: (image) Predefined class "feed_informer_first_image" is assigned […]

Feed Informer now complies with robots.txt rules

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:05:13 +0000

In order to retrieve up-to-date data from web feeds, our software engine (“crawler”), periodically revisits publicly available feeds. Today we officially announce that our crawler now complies with Robots Exclusion Protocol, so, as a webmaster, you can block access to your feeds using appropriate robots.txt instructions. We have modified our Terms of Service accordingly, the […]

Feed Informer now supports media content in RSS feeds

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:22:47 +0000

We are pleased to inform our users that Feed Informer service now supports aggregation and processing RSS tags related to media content, such as links to video, audio and image files, along with associated metadata. We provide not only new template tags to work with RSS 2.0 enclosures but also a subset of tags related […]

User account policies to be changed

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:35:39 +0000

As we announced before, on Monday, July 01 we launch a new version of Feed Informer. Among other things we introduce new, stricter rules for user accounts. Starting Monday: It will be mandatory for every user to have a working email address associated with the Feed Informer account. Each account should be associated with a […]

New version of Feed Informer is set to be released in a few days

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:48:22 +0000

The Feed Informer development team is happy to announce that the new version of the service is set to come out on Monday, July 01. We have been working on it for quite a while, since we realized that the software architecture we used before essentially prohibited Feed Informer’s further development. On top of this, […]

Update your Twitter timeline feed URLs

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:15:05 +0000

Dear users, due to recent Twitter API changes, it is highly recommended that you replace your every source feed URL which pattern looks like: with the new one according to this template: where user_id is the ID of the user for whom to return results for. Since old-style Twitter timeline sources will most […]

Major Hardware Upgrade Is Coming Soon

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:32:52 +0000

Dear users, We are planning to perform a major hardware upgrade on Monday, July 25 (starting at 1:00 AM Pacific Time). It might take a few hours to complete. Please note that until the upgrade is complete you won't be able to access Control panel and your digests won't be updated (still they will be […]