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Yarns Indie Reader

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Yarns Indie Reader by Jack Jamieson (jackjamieson.net)
Over the past little while, I’ve been chipping away at an Indie Reader plugin for WordPress. It’s still a bit rough at this point but works well enough that I’m happy to announce it here.
Jack, I installed the Yarns Indie Reader just minutes ago. Setup was easy and of course, I used your site as the first test. Love it! This is a useful contribution to the IndieWeb.

I have hundreds of feeds in my RSS reader. Have you done on test on how/if performance is affected? At some point I need cut back on my RSS list.

Does the plugin support Markdown for formatting?

Looking forward to how this develops.

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2 Comments on “Yarns Indie Reader

  1. Hi Khürt, I just tested Yarns with a few different markdown pluginsResult: Markdown entered in Yarns worked with this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/markdown-editor/ but did not seem to work with some others. I don’t use usually use markdown on my site so I’m not familiar with differences between plugins. Hope this helps a bit, at least.
    Yarns doesn’t do anything special to work with markdown, it just creates a post with the raw text you enter in the reply field. This means it should be equivalent to writing a post in the “Text (HTML)” input of the post editor. This means any html you edit will work, and markdown will at least work on some configurations.
    If you give it a try, let me know happens!

  2. Khürt, Thanks for downloading Yarns!
    I have not been testing with large numbers of RSS feeds, so I don’t have a solid answer. Yarns uses a simple cron job to check ALL of your subscriptions every 60 minutes. With a large number of subscriptions, this would involve a large number of requests each hour. I plan to improve this but it will take a little while to figure out the best approach.
    I also haven’t tested using markdown. I’ll give it a try and let you know

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