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The feed_link tag can be used as either a single or container tag and is used to output a link to the site’s ‘articles’ RSS feed. When used as a container tag, it will turn the contents into a link to the feed, otherwise the value of label attribute will be used as link text. Should be used in Textpattern Page templates.


Tag will accept the following attributes (case-sensitive):

category="category name"
Restrict to articles from specified category/categories. Note: the category names may be different to the title you typed when you created the category, as the names are sanitized for URL use. Check the Categories panel to ensure you are using the correct names.
Values: (comma separated list of) category name(s).
Default: current category.
Whether to output a link to the RSS or Atom version of the feed.
Values: rss or atom.
Default: rss.
format="value" v4.0.4+
Whether to output HTML <a> tag or <link> tag.
Values: a or link.
Default: a.
Number of articles to display in the feed.
Default: depends upon Preferences panel setting.
section="section name"
Restrict to articles from specified section(s).
Values: (comma separated list of) section name(s).
Default: current section.
HTML title attribute to be applied to link tag.
Default: depends upon flavor used, either RSS feed or Atom feed.

Common presentational attributes

These attributes, which affect presentation, are shared by many tags. Note that default values can vary among tags.

class="class name" v4.3.0+
HTML class to apply to the wraptag attribute value.
Default: tag name or unset (see class cross-reference).
Label prepended to item.
Default: unset (but see label cross-reference for exceptions).
HTML element to wrap feed link, specified without brackets (e.g. wraptag="p").
Default: unset (but see wraptag cross-reference for exceptions).

Note: wraptag is applicable only when using format of a.


<txp:feed_link flavor="rss" section="about" category="general" label="XML" wraptag="p" />

Example 2: Container example

<txp:feed_link wraptag="p">
    <img src="/path/to/rss-icon.png" alt="RSS">

Example 3: Site wide generic RSS feed

<txp:feed_link section="" category="" />

Creates a link to the site’s feed for articles in all sections and categories. If you omit the category and section attributes, the feed will default to the current section/category.

Example 4: With Symbolset’s ‘rss’ glyph

If you happen to use the ‘rss’ glyph in the social media set of Symbolset, you can still use this tag. Let’s say you’re creating a social button bar using Symbolset glyphs in a list. The normal way to do this would be to set up your selectors on the individual anchor elements, like the first three list items show below. For the RSS glyph you need to put the selectors in the <li> since you can’t put them in the <a>, as the last list item shows:

<ul class="socbar">
        <a href"https://twitter.com/xxx" class="ss-icon twit">twitter</a>
        <a href="https://plus.google.com/xxx" class="ss-icon gplus">googleplus</a>
        <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/xxx" class="ss-icon in">linkedin</a>
    <li class="ss-icon rss">
        <txp:feed_link flavor="rss" section="articles" category="" label="rss" />

If you’re using Symbolset, then you’ll know that the label=" attribute value in the last list item above has to be rss for the glyph to work. If you try and put the two Symbolset class attribute values in the feed_link tag using its class attribute, it won’t work, unfortunately. But putting them in the <li> element, like shown above, does work.

There is no atom trigger word in Symbolset! So while you can use flavor="atom" and create an Atom feed just fine, you still need to use label="rss" for the link label to call the Symbolset glyph. This shouldn’t be a problem because the glyph replaces the link text. You can then use title=" to provide a custom hover text, or leave it out for the default display: ‘Atom feed’.

Then the CSS must be like follows to target both instances of Symbolset glyph use:

/** Common rules **/
li.ss-icon a {
    /** design as you want **/

/** Target each one if specific hover effect is wanted **/
.twit:hover {
    /** design as you want **/
li.email a:hover {
    /** design as you want **/

See the email tag for a similar solution for Symbolset’s ‘email’ glyph.


Version 4.3.0

class attribute added.

Version 4.0.4

format attribute added.

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