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Importing and synchronizing content using Feeds


Presentation from DrupalCamp Spain 2011 about Feeds in Drupal 7.

Presentation from DrupalCamp Spain 2011 about Feeds in Drupal 7.

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  • 1. 7 drupalImporting and syncingcontent using FeedsPeter Vanhee2nd October 2011 - DrupalCamp Spain
  • 2. Who am I?‣ Consumer and contributor to Drupal for over 5 years‣ Co-founder Youth Agora @youthagora and Nuvole @nuvoleweb‣ Web consultant in Barcelona @pvhee
  • 3.
  • 4. Content is aggregated and synchronized using Feeds
  • 5. Use Cases‣ Build Activity streams using feeds from Twitter, Facebook, ...‣ Batch import sets of users from file‣ Import Commerce Products‣ ...
  • 6. What is Feeds?
  • 7. Feeds is...‣ Import / aggregate framework‣ Create and update drupal entities out of the box: nodes, users, taxonomy‣ Real-time feeds support
  • 8. Related‣ Migrate ‣ Aggregator‣ Table Wizard‣ User import‣ Node import
  • 9. Feeds as the standard for piping content
  • 10. Feeds usage drupal 6 drupal 7 statistics from Statistics from
  • 11. Fetcher ParserProcessor
  • 12. Fetcher‣ Http‣ File upload A complete list is at
  • 13. Parser‣ CSV, RSS1, RSS2, Atom‣ OPML, Sitemap XML‣ XPath for XML/HTML‣ JSONPath for JSON‣ YouTube, Flickr, Slideshare‣ iCal A complete list is at
  • 14. Processor‣ Node‣ User‣ Taxonomy‣ Commerce Products A complete list is at
  • 15. my drupal site Example #1Import and sync RSS Feeds
  • 16. Feeds importers are configurations of Fetcher Parser Processor
  • 17. create nodes of type Feed item
  • 18. fields in RSS fields in Feed item
  • 19. And now... importing!
  • 20. /import
  • 21. We can do this with Drupal Core Aggregator too!
  • 22. Let’s try spawning Feed A User 1 Feed B Feed A User Feed B Feed C Feed C1 User 2 Feed X Aggregator (core) Feeds
  • 23. Spawning
  • 24. Add Feed = Add Node
  • 25. Example #2Import images
  • 26. A node of type Story will hold a Flickr image
  • 27. the Flickr XML feed{
  • 28. Parse XML with XPath expressions //item title link description geo:lat geo:longmedia:thumbnail/@url
  • 29. Fetcher http Parser XPath Parser Map targets from XPathProcessor Node processor
  • 30. select XPath XML parser
  • 31. source is XPath Result fields in Story
  • 32. Importing
  • 33. We have problems ! Tags are not imported correctly
  • 34. Feeds Tamper
  • 35. Enter Tampering Input Field Output Field explodedrupal feeds sevilla drupal feeds sevilla html_encodeMe&lt;/a&gt;posted a <a href=”.”>Me</a> photo:&lt;/p&gt; posted a photo
  • 36. Configure Tampering
  • 37. More tamper actions
  • 38. Add your own tamper plugins snippet from
  • 39. After importing... tags are now correctly split
  • 40. Importing Big Stuff‣ Feeds has Batch support‣ Feeds can run on cron jobs in the background
  • 41. Field support‣ Text ‣ Email‣ File ‣ Multimedia‣ Image ‣ Address‣ Link‣ Geofield‣ Taxonomy Tip: check Feeds issue‣ Password queues for patches‣ Date‣ Integer
  • 42. Feeds as a Framework‣ Supports import/sync of Commerce Products (via Commerce Feeds)‣ Straightforward to add custom fetchers, patchers and processors using Feed hooks (check feeds.api.php)
  • 43. Finally...when not to use Feeds‣ Content does not need to be stored by Drupal‣ Complex content migration tasks
  • 44. Now... Real-Time? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?Publisher Subscriber Yes. Here you are. Are we there yet? Slide taken from @alexb presentation on Feeds
  • 45. Enter PubSubHubBubPublisher Hub Subscriber What does this solve? 1. Notifications to Subscribers managed by Hub 2. Send only what is changed and when it gets changed
  • 46. Euhm.. so what does Feeds do exactly? Feeds makes Drupal a PSHB SubscriberUpdate feeds in real-time from PSHB Hubs e.g. Blogger, Wordpress, Superfeedr, ...
  • 47. Thanks! Peter Vanhee @pvhee
  • 48. Questions? Peter Vanhee @pvhee