Whats new in version 3.0?
On request filtering
I’ve taken another look at filtering, which is a feature included from version 2. I’ve modified the inbuilt IFeedContentFilterer to allow Feed pages to filter items by category via querystring parameters. This has caused a breaking change (and helped me understand how abstractions can help stable API design).
The feature allows editors to set up single feeds and for those feeds to provide subsets of data by responding to Category names that are passed via a comma separated querystring value. e.g. www.mysite.com/feed?categories=Alloy,Blog,Technology.
The default FeedFilterer has also been modified so that a content item has to be a member of all categories (both querystring and editor set) to appear. Previously it had to be a member of just one category filter.
Editor set cache
Each feed page now includes a new property allowing an editor to cache the feed output for a given number of seconds. This is to help performance for those feed pages on sites with a large amount of content.
It’s on Nuget
The source code is available at https://github.com/markeverard/Chief2moro.SyndicationFeeds.
A package (currently v184.108.40.206) is available in the Episerver Nuget Feed – http://nuget.episerver.com/ – search for CHIEF2MORO.SyndicationFeeds