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Section = galveston
Geolocation = galveston
I’d like to be able to see assets that have either one of those properties returned in the results.
You can only do an "or" query within a specific rule. So, you can do section = news "or" sports, by creating one query rule with each of those items selected.
You can do an "and" query by selecting section = news AND (a separate rule) section = sports.
But, you can't currently do "or" queries for two different rule types.
We do have a feature request in for this already, but it is not currently roadmapped. It would require a large architectural change to implement. It could be something we look at more in the future, however.
That said, I'm wondering if a technical solution could be implemented. Would it be possible to have certain asset Flags set to auto-expire, or un-check themselves, after a set period of time? This would remove some of the need to babysit the site and allow editors to move on to other things.
Let me know what y'all think.
Now I realize it isn’t really a problem from the perspective that it’ll display on our public website. It will also delete itself according to a schedule so there isn’t a storage concern I hope.
However it does create a problem in that it makes it nearly impossible to check and make sure our own local content hasn’t accidentally been published without being assigned to a Section (and hence not showing up on the public site).
Essentially, the feeds the Missourian now has are formatted as a search, not really a feed per se (that is, the feed url doesn’t end in .xml or similar) — the url looks like this: feed://www.columbiamissourian.com/search/?q=&nsa=eedition&nfl=advertorial&t=article&l=20&s=start_time&sd=desc&f=rss
That works fine in the feed readers I tested it in, but for the Apple Publishing Platform feed we need an Atom or RSS feed in .xml or .rss format.
I went through Town News support and it's apparently not something that is currently generate-able there.
The Apple feed specification is here, if it's useful: https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/documentation/General/Conceptual/News_Publishing_Guide/RSSBestPractices.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40015407-CH13-SW1
The reason we want to generate that RSS/Atom feed is to test with the Apple Publishing Platform beta. There's a roundup of the new News app in this Nieman post: http://www.niemanlab.org/2015/06/for-news-organizations-this-was-the-most-important-set-of-apple-announcements-in-years/
If others are interested, please note and it will help bump up priority.
The search link that you referenced above (http://www.columbiamissourian.com/search/?q=&nsa=eedition&nfl=advertorial&t=article&l=20&s=start_time&sd=desc&f=rss) is still a valid RSS 2.0 feed, even though it doesn't end in an .xml. From what I can tell, Apple does not appear to require a specific extension... only a valid feed.
I personally set up another site as a News Channel on the Apple News Publisher platform, and my RSS feed was domain.com/rss (with no specific extension, though it is a valid feed) - and it appeared that it was accepted. That being said, I haven't been notified that my channel is live yet.
In other words, I think it will work if you try it. There may be additional tweaks we have to make to optimize things going forward, so let us know how it goes.
Here is some more information about generating MRSS, RSS and ATOM feeds from BLOX using search: http://docs.townnews.com/kbpublisher/How-to-Generate-RSS-ATOM-or-iATOM-feeds-from-BLOX_5941.html
And, if you want to create specific channels based on certain sections in your BLOX site (for example, a specific channel for a columnist or a sports team), here are details on how to create search queries (which can then create feeds): http://docs.townnews.com/kbpublisher/Search-Queries_5555.html
Let me know if you have more information about this, or if you've confirmed something different. It's a new thing so we're trying to stay on top of it! =)
I’d love to see an option that would make comments mandatory; BLOX would prevent an asset from being saved unless something had been entered in the comments box.
Maybe it could be only enforced if it has been X minutes since the last update so that someone could easily fix a small typo right away.
We launched 2.5 weeks ago and started looking at our Google analytics closely this week.
We are getting more views on individual photo urls than the story urls and more time on the photos than the stories. We don't really have blocks showing individual photos (just photo galleries), so it's pretty difficult to get to a photo page. The sourcing is also direct (from users already on the site). This makes us think it is registering views on the story on the photos. Anyone seen this? Is there a way to straighten it out?
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