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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:

Dean Douglas Booth and Mike Wiegele.

Wiegele’s donation funds 14 new student awards

   Thursday, March 5 2020

The founder of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing has donated $50,000 to TRU.

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The legal team of Meaghan McMahon, Anita Szigeti and Ruby Dhand in the Supreme Court of Canada.

TRU Law Professor Advocates in the Supreme Court of Canada

   Thursday, March 5 2020

Dr. Ruby Dhand was part of a legal team challenging the unilateral application of Christopher's Law in the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Legacy Square official opening Brett Fairbairn

First residential building officially opens at TRU

   Friday, February 28 2020

On Friday, the 77-suite Legacy Square rental building and one of four projects announced by the TRU Community Trust officially opened.

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New book reframes social work and aging

   Thursday, February 27 2020

Dr. Wendy Hulko co-authored a new text that addresses major shifts in the field of gerontological social work in Canada.

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:

Dean Douglas Booth and Mike Wiegele.
The legal team of Meaghan McMahon, Anita Szigeti and Ruby Dhand in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Legacy Square official opening Brett Fairbairn

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:

Cancelled—Live theatre: Director’s Festival Night A

  Date: April 6, 7:30pm - 9:45pm
  Repeated Dates: Apr 8, Apr 10
  Location: Old Main

Catch an assortment of five, one-act plays, directed by senior directing students.


Cancelled—Live theatre: Director’s Festival Night B

  Date: April 7, 7:30pm - 9:45pm
  Repeated Dates: Apr 9, Apr 11
  Location: Old Main

Catch an assortment of five, one-act plays, directed by senior directing students.


Trivia night

  Date: April 9, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

TRUSU Eco Club presents a trivia night with a little something for everyone.


Postponed—Dish Up Downtown 2020

  Date: April 15, 4:45pm - 9:30pm
  Location: Multiple Venues

Note: This event is postponed. Join Kamloops’ premiere progressive-dining-fundraiser for a walking tour of six downtown Kamloops restaurants. Each location will present a seasonal, signature dish. TICKETS Why should I go? A portion of the money from each ticket goes toward scholarships and bursaries that help TRU students achieve their dreams of education. Take in...


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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