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:

TRU study confirms BCLC’s positive impact on Kamloops

   Tuesday, October 26 2021

A report by TRU economist Peter Tsigaris says the BC Lottery Corporation headquarters in Kamloops has contributed about $2.2 billion to the city.

Read more

Researchers look at COVID cough

   Monday, October 25 2021

A group of researchers has developed a noninvasive way to prescreen for COVID that’s quick, easily accessible, and discreet.

Read more

TRU alum takes third in law essay competition

   Wednesday, October 20 2021

TRU Law alum Candace Formosa placed third for the essay she submitted to an annual Insolvency Institute of Canada competition.

Read more

TRU nursing leaders honoured for influence

   Tuesday, October 12 2021

TRU Dean of Nursing Rani Srivastava and CIHR Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing Lisa Bourque Bearskin are being inducted into the Canadian Academy of Nursing Fellowship.

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:


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:

Staff+Alumni Doughnut Break

  Date: October 28, 11:00am - 11:25am
  Location: Culinary Arts Training Centre

Alumni who work at TRU are invited to stop in for a coffee and doughnut courtesy of TRU Alumni. Learn what services and benefits are available to alumni, and meet your TRU Alumni team. RSVP to alumni@tru.ca to let us know you’ll be coming. Bring your own mug. Thursdays in October, starting Oct. 14. 11...


Creative Commons Licenses

  Date: October 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Creative Commons licenses are used to impart how an author would like their work to be shared, used, and reused by others. Knowing more about Creative Commons licenses will help you to legally use the works (texts, images, music, videos, etc.) of others and to select a license for your own creations. Join Open Education...


TRUly United Info Table

  Date: November 3, 11:00am - 12:59pm
  Location: Scratch Cafe (Culinary Arts)

Come grab some Paramount Theatre popcorn and learn about the TRUly United Campaign. A select number of first visitors at each event willget a gift bag! Sign up, donate, or increase your deduction for a chanceto win TRU Swag!


Understanding LifeWorks

  Date: November 3, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
  Location: No location specified

Take a break in your day to join your colleagues for a Wellness Wednesday virtual Lunch and Learn. Your well-being matters.


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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