On-demand Partial Feeds

Album Cover: Wincing the Night Away

"It's like I'm perched on the handlebars of a blind man's bike."
The Shins / Spilt Needles

Posted on April 13, 2008 10:33 AM in Blogging
Warning: This blog entry was written two or more years ago. Therefore, it may contain broken links, out-dated or misleading content, or information that is just plain wrong. Please read on with caution.

I added a feature to my CMS yesterday that allows me to trigger partial entries in my blog's web feed on-demand. I'm not a fan of partial feeds and never have been. If you've been subscribed to my feed for a while, you know that I've always included the full text of my entries. However, yesterday's post about my wedding was fairly long and contained a couple pictures. It seemed like a good candidate for introducing in the feed entry and allowing readers the option of reading the rest at my blog if they chose to do so.

Unfortunately, the change I made to my CMS had a slight bug in it (where it cut off the beginning of the post instead of the end), and Googlebot is so darn quick-to-the-draw that the bungled entry showed up in Google Reader before I had a chance to correct the problem. However, the entry for the last post has been corrected and I believe my new on-demand partial feed feature is ready to go. I have another post coming up soon that will contain a lot of pictures, so that will likely be the next candidate for putting it to use.


kcygiowl on May 15, 2017 at 5:22 AM:

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