Even Though RSS Never Went Away, Could It Be Coming Back as a Facebook Sinker?

Long time readers will know I was – am – a huge fan of RSS and Atom, simple feed based protocols for syndicating content and attachment links, even going so far as to write a manifesto of a sort at one point (We Ignore RSS at OUr Peril). This blog, and the earlier archived version … Continue reading “Even Though RSS Never Went Away, Could It Be Coming Back as a Facebook Sinker?”

JISC Project Blog Metrics – Making Use of WordPress Stats. Plus, An Aside…

Brian has a post out on Beyond Blogging as an Open Practice, What About Associated Open Usage Data?, and proposes that “when adopting open practices, one should be willing to provide open accesses to usage data associated with the practices” (his emphasis). What usage stats are relevant though? If you’re on a hosted WordPress blog, … Continue reading “JISC Project Blog Metrics – Making Use of WordPress Stats. Plus, An Aside…”

OPML Support for JISCPress and WriteToReply

What’s the easiest way to read a document published on JISCPress or WriteToReply? One answer is just to read the document on the parent site, but another way is to pull the content into another space using the RSS/Atom syndication feeds that WordPress makes available, and that the digress.it plugin opens up even further. In … Continue reading “OPML Support for JISCPress and WriteToReply”

Single Page Commentable Consultation Docs

With a new doc out on WriteToReply published by DCMS, I’ve started getting fired up again by the sorts of things that I think the platform is capable of, so over the next couple of weeks I hope to post a few ideas, and will then start looking for ways of trying to get the … Continue reading “Single Page Commentable Consultation Docs”

Using JISCPress/Digress.it for Reading List Publication

One of the things I’ve been doodling with but not managing to progress much thinking wise (not enough dog walking time lately!) is how we might be able to use the digress.it WordPress theme to support various course related functions in ways that exploit the disaggregating features of the theme. Chatting with Huw Jones last … Continue reading “Using JISCPress/Digress.it for Reading List Publication”

Thoughts on JISCPress

As we come to the final month of the JISCPress project, we had some great news over on WriteToReply last week where we were able to announce that Eduserv would be covering our hosting costs for the immediate future (Eduserv funds hosting for WriteToReply, eFoundations: Write To Reply). So what exactly does the platform we’ve … Continue reading “Thoughts on JISCPress”

Single Page RSS Feeds – So What? So this…

Having posted about Single Item RSS Feeds on WordPress blogs: RSS For the Content of This Page, it struck me that whilst this facility might be of interest to a very, very select few, most people would probably have the response: so what? To answer that question, it might help if I let you into … Continue reading “Single Page RSS Feeds – So What? So this…”

Single Item RSS Feeds on WordPress blogs: RSS For the Content of This Page

At Mash Oop North yesterday, Brian Kelly askd me how I got the “RSS for the content of this page” link onto my (hosted) WordPress blog: Clicking the link on an arbitrary blog post page turns up an RSS feed containing just a single item: the content of that blog post. The trick is quite … Continue reading “Single Item RSS Feeds on WordPress blogs: RSS For the Content of This Page”