Dashboard with own RSS Feed fails

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by matpen, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. matpen

    matpen New Member

    I am trying to configure the ISPconfig3 dashboard with a custom RSS feed based on b2evolution. Apparently something is wrong, because I see an empty dashboard.

    These are the steps I have taken:
    - log in into ISPconfig as admin
    - under System > Interface Config > Misc set the link given by b2evolution (I tryed both RSS and atom types)
    - exit and login again

    The dashboard is completely empty. Is this due to an incompatibility with b2evo or am I missing something?

    Thank you in advance!

    PS I can provide the link to the RSS feed if needed
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig supports atom feeds, the default feed is a feed provided by the wordpress blog on ispconfig.org, so nothing special at all. So most likely your feed is not compatible then.
  3. matpen

    matpen New Member

    Till, thank you for your reply.

    I looked a bit more into this, and it turns out it is an issue with the simplepie feed client. I am using ISPconfig3 (the latest version at the time of this writing), which in turns uses simplepie 1.2.1-dev.

    The problem is that b2evo-provided feeds use the URL format http://myblog.com/?tempskin=_atom, which is not parsed correctly by this version of simplepie: the "=" sign gets encoded and the feed is not found.

    However, the fix is very easy. Simply edit the file "simplepie.inc.php" and change line 12154 from
    $this->query $this->replace_invalid_with_pct_encoding($query'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-._~!$\'()*+,;:@/?');
    $this->query $this->replace_invalid_with_pct_encoding($query'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-._~!$\'()*+,;:@/?&=');
    (ie. add the "&=" at the end of the line)

    Prior to ISPconfig3 installation, this file is found in ispconfig3_install/interface/lib/classes/simplepie.inc.php. After installation it is in /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/lib/classes/simplepie.inc.php.

    I would like to point out that simplepie 1.2.1 stable seems to fix this bug. I strongly suggest this as the version in future releases of ISPconfig. Till, do you want me to file a reminder somewhere?

    Anyway, I hope the above helps.
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Thanks for the patch. I've added it to the bugtracker.

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