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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Hels

@Neil Creagh I can't remember the exact details but you can do this via yml file. If you search the slack archive website you should find the message where someone here told me how to do it!

Mo

I think if you did this via YML, it would be a global change?

Mo

In which case, looks like you can use GridFieldPaginator.default_items_per_page config variable

Mo

@Neil Creagh I just updated my answer with how to change this globally via YML

Neil Creagh

Great - thanks. Mo using ::class worked 👍


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Hels

It doesn’t really explain what a “kit” is….

Hels

???? I don’t know. On their website the 2 options are “kits” or download

Hels

whats the best way to use font-awesome in templates in silverstripe? use the free “kits” thing or download the css?

Hels

I have a very strange problem. I have a domain name with several sub-domains all on cloudflare. 5 of the subdomains have .conf files on digital ocean. 2 of them (A and B) point the document root to their own silverstripe projects and work fine. 2 of them (C and D) point their document root to the same silverstripe project, and the fifth (E) points to a non-existent folder (was a silverstripe project before but was deleted). Visiting any of C,D, or E in Safari browser makes them all go to the silverstripe project belonging to B (chrome browser can’t find the DNS). I have also made another new subdomain on cloudflare but not made a .conf file for it and that also goes to the silverstripe project belonging to B. This never used to happen (site C used to work fine), plus previously I couldn’t have a sub-domain on cloudflare working without a .conf file or vice-versa

Anyone got any clues???

Hels

for the benefit of the archive: the issue was in the apache configuration. It automatically uses the .conf file in sites-enabled which is first in the alphabet as a “default” for any subdomain it doesn’t find a seperate .conf file for. Adding a aaa-default.conf file (aaa to be sure it will always be first in the alphabet) which just contains

  1. <VirtualHost _default_:80>
  2. Redirect 404 /
  3. </VirtualHost>

means that any unrecognised subdomains will just see a page saying error 404 page not found