Hels

I can get an incognito window, but somehow it still stores all my saved passwords and does auto-log me in to some websites that I visit frequently so I don't think it is a true incognito like I get on the laptop (which is totally standalone and not "managed" in any way) & no, I can't just use the laptop - I borrowed it over the weekend & forgot to bring it in to work today!!

Hels

who knows. I just really wanted to see the new version of the page!!

Hels

No. There are other things that don't work either. I can't get to the cookies erasing part, or to manage passwords. It also doesn't let us print directly - have to save the page then print from another program (not that I need to do this often, but when I do it is very annoying!). I am starting to think that "managed" is actually a typo for "mis-managed"!!! 🤣

Hels

It's just because I know that a webpage I visit very often has been updated but I am still seeing old things so I was thinking maybe the browser cached it. Unfortunately the uni has given us a "managed" version of chrome (whatever that is meant to mean!) so neither of your suggestions work 😢

Hels

Sorry for non-silverstripe question but.... I need help!! Anyone know how to do cmd+alt+I on a windows computer? I tried ctrl+alt+I (cos ctrl is sometimes the translation of cmd) but it doesn't work. I am trying to get the 'empty cache + hard reloadoption in chrome that you can get if you click & hold on the spiral icon after you have donecmd+alt+I`

Hels

Thanks!! Now to choose the colour..... 🎨

Hels

Hi, does anyone know how to make your website set the colour of the top part of chrome?

Below is image of screen shots of various random websites I visited recently where some of the have changed the colour but most are white. It looks like something they are setting specifically as there doesn't seem to be any logic to the type of website & the specific colour seems to be linked to their brand identity.

Hels

Are RSS feeds still a thing?

wmk

theoretically yes. I had to include a RSS newsfeed in a site to show other news

Hels

😢 that's not the answer I wanted!!! someone has contacted asking for access to the RSS feed for part of our site. we dont have one & wanted to just say "thats not a thing anymore"!! I don't actually know what one is - it's just something that I vaguely remember super-geeks mentioning years ago but I haven't heard it mentioned for ages

null

@Hels RSS feeds are just XML files that tend to get updated automatically by some process on your server

johannes

People ask for all kinds of stuff. That does not mean you have to provide it. But if you decide that you need to: it’s really easy in Silverstripe CMS to make one.

null

You could make one in the same way you make a template for any page... it's just a template

Hels

Thanks all. I reckon we will just go with "thats not a thing" for now. It's for our newly launched blog project. We already advertise new articles on twitter, facebook, and instagram so don't really see why people need some weird other thing

Hels

I'll keep your advice bookmarked in case a bunch of other people request it too

null

Top users would be email clients getting updates in their inbox. I agree with others, it's not a critical feature anymore 😄

johannes

Yeah, Blogs would be an area where that question comes up.

Hels

yeah, I was surprised we gave in to pressure and started the blog in the first place tbh! we already post plenty on twitter/facebook/instagram so even a blog seems rather out-dated!!

null

low effort, you can try just installing and configuring a module to see if it "just works": https://github.com/silverstripe/silverstripe-versionfeed

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johannes

Well out of all those places a blog it the only one you control and own the connection to your audience. So if you do have content, it’s not a bad Idea.

Hels

yeah, but a blog just seems so old-fashioned. much easier to just browse twitter/insta on fone app. in my real job we are actually planning to remove blog as one of the coursework types for uni students as it is no longer relevant. it will be replaced by podcast or youtube video

johannes

Okay. Now let’s see where do you publish your podcast and the show notes for it? But yeah you jung folks with your phones... I‘ll go now and yell at a cloud.

dorsetdigital

Your social content won't directly contribute to key aspects of your SEO. So if that's important on the site, then a blog can be beneficial.

Firesphere

I use a lot of RSS feeds, actually. I love them, way easier to catch up on everything than having to browse to every site individually

Florence Liger

@Hels Just a note about VersionFeed, we have disabled it on all our sites, because there was an attempt to take down some of our sites through it. So technically it is a security vulnerability (unless it's been updated to fix this)

Florence Liger

what is a [email protected] report? We've just basically made that decision by ourselves, so I don't think we have, but I can check

dorsetdigital

It's an email address to report security vulnerabilities. If you find one, it would be cool if it were reported. That's the quickest way to get an update / fix

dorsetdigital

Or if it's a bug, it can be filed against the package itself: https://github.com/silverstripe/silverstripe-versionfeed

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Florence Liger

now recalling the circumstances of the event, Silverstripe were the ones who advised us that we should disable versionfeed, so it would be fair to assumed that they would have notified themselves? We didn't hear anything back afterwards, so we haven't changed our practices.

Hels

Thanks for the heads up @Florence Liger I will not mention version feed. Tbh I was more looking for an "expert" comment to back up our response that we don't want to make RSS cos its not relevent & if they want to follow us they should be on twitter/insta/facebook like everyone else!! 🤣 🤣 🤣

Hels

Thanks for the info on SEO @dorsetdigital. I think there is some SEO set on the website but I'm not sure how much. Tbh I'm not really all that clear on how SEO works & it's very far down my list of things I will learn (the site I made is for members only so doesn't need to be findable to general public)


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