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Feeds - RSS, Events, Date

RSS Feeds

In order to insert an RSS feed on a page, you must include the script. The following variables can be used to customize it to your liking.

Important
  • The first variable must be prefaced with a '?'. The remaining variables all use an '&' as a preface.
  • The last variable must be '&url'. If other variables follow it, the script may not work correctly or at all.
  • The URL must be 'https://'. This will prevent a mixed content blocking/warning error that might prevent the images from showing up as expected.
  • The order of the variables before the &url is irrelevant.
  • You may omit variables you do not want to use; this will set them to 0 by default.
  • Except where otherwise indicated, accepted options are 0 or 1.
  • num - This specifies the number of items to load. Typically, this will be between 3-10. Accepted options are 1-10.
  • size - This specifies the size of an image to display, to be displayed with the specified column width out of 12. For example, if the number specified is 3, the image will be 1/4 (3/12) of the available space. To display a full-width image in a sidebar, specify a size of 12. For any number less than 12, the description will be aligned to the right of the image. If a 0 is specified, the image will be hidden. Feed items that do not have a featured image attached will be formatted correctly regardless of this setting. Accepted options are 0-12.
  • title - This will show or hide the title.
  • date - This will show or hide the date.
  • desc - This will show or hide the description.
  • button - This will make the 'Read more' link a button or text.
  • inbody - This will enlarge the headings for better legibility in the body of a page.
  • forhome - This will change the entire layout for use on the homepage. This should ONLY be used on the homepage; most other variables will be ignored when this variable is enabled.
  • titlelink - This will link the title, making it teal.
  • nopad - This will reduce the padding around each feed item.
  • linkhide - This will show or hide the link. This will override the button setting. If this is set to 1, the title will be linked automatically.
  • althead - This will underline the headings.
  • url - This specifies the feed URL. It must be an RSS XML feed.
<!--#include virtual="/utilities/feed/rssparsefeed.php?num=4&size=4&title=1&date=0&desc=1&button=1&inbody=1&forhome=0&titlelink=0&nopad=0&linkhide=0&althead=1&url=https://inside.tru.ca/category/featured/feed" -->

The above code will display the below feed:

Graduate students receive $17,500-scholarships

   Thursday, September 19 2019

Jesse Biddlecomb, Brandon Turner and Adam Zelmer are the recipients of $17,500 Canada Graduate Scholarships -Masters.

Read more
Dr. Lachlan Fraser researching in the field

Research reclaims disturbed ecosystems

   Thursday, September 19 2019

The way ecosystems recover from resource extraction depends on people like Dr. Lauchlan Fraser and his team of researchers.

Read more

New semester brings changes to on-campus housing

   Monday, September 16 2019

Fall brings changes to on-campus housing, with renovated spaces and another kind of refresh—new names for all TRU Housing properties.

Read more
The latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law zeroes in on animal law.

TRU Law faculty and students publish journal on animal law

   Thursday, September 12 2019

The latest Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law, edited by TRU Law faculty and students, takes a close look at animal law.

Read more
<!--#include virtual="/utilities/feed/rssparsefeed.php?num=3&size=12&title=0&date=0&desc=0&nopad=1&linkhide=1&url=https://inside.tru.ca/category/featured/feed" -->

The above code will display the below feed:

Dr. Lachlan Fraser researching in the field

Event Feeds

Event feeds work almost identically to RSS feeds. However, the only options are: num and inbody. The 'inbody' element will enlarge the font size of the feed.

To create the URL for an events feed, go to events.tru.ca and view the category or tag of the feed you want to display, then add 'eo-events?event_start_after=now' to the end of the URL. The include statement should look like the following:

<!--#include virtual="/utilities/ics-parser/parseEvents.php?num=4&inbody=1&url=https://inside.tru.ca/events/category/faculty-and-staff/eo-events?event_start_after=now" -->

The above code will display the below feed:

Moodle Drop-ins and Workshops

  Date: September 23 - All Day
  Location: No location specified

Moodle and learning technology drop-ins and workshops are available daily throughout the Fall. For more information and to register, please visit: https://trubox.ca/workshops/


Staff and faculty lunch & learn: benefits 101

  Date: September 24, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Review the Manulife benefit packages for support staff, administration, faculty, and Open Learning faculty members. 


Kamloops: Envision TRU Community Consultation

  Date: September 25, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  Location: Off Campus

During the next decade, what do you want to see happen at Thompson Rivers University? Because TRU does not exist for itself, we’re inviting stakeholder groups and citizens to provide their ideas and share their thoughts toward the Envision TRU project. The 10-year vision will become a map for TRU’s priorities. Already, on-campus consultations have...


Fuel Cells: The Next Generation for Sustainability

  Date: September 26, 9:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Learn more about fuel cells and why they may be the best strategy for Canada and its efforts to slow climate change.


Dates & Deadlines Feeds

To display a feed of upcoming Dates & Deadlines, it is configured much like the other feeds.

The defaults are:

  • Number of items: 5 (num=5)
  • Link the title with the URL (url=1)
  • Use smaller text (h4 for titles, p for dates)
  • Show all dates (audience=all)
  • Display as a list (blockgrid=0)
  • If blockgrid is enabled, display a grid of dates 3 wide on medium screens (grid=3)

The possibilities for the size variable are: 12,14,16,20,24,28,32. This will change the date size; the title will be 4px larger. For instance, if &size=20, the dates will be 20px and the titles will be 24px. Enlarging the fonts will allow the text to be visible on CCTV screens.

The options to display in a block grid are: &blockgrid=1 to enable, &grid=2 (typically 2-4 is appropriate, default is 3).

The options to for the audience variable are: &audience=staff or &audience=student. The default (left blank) will display all dates.

<!--#include virtual="/utilities/dates/dates-list.php?num=8&url=0&size=14&blockgrid=1&grid=4" -->

The above code will display the below feed:

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