RSS to publish Web content: Writing entries in Radio UserLand that are stored in an RSS-only category, using a cronjob to retrieve that RSS data every five minutes, making a few search-and-replace changes to the RSS with Perl, turning the data into an HTML file using wget and PHP, then including the file on a Web page.
Radio makes it easy to route entries to several categories that are published on another site. The entries also can be collected in an additional category for an RSS feed.
The process works, but I ran into three familiar obstacles with Radio's category support:
Though I could handle these changes with Perl, it's a Rube Goldbergian solution that would be out of reach for Radio users without shell accounts on their Web server. My father-in-law Clint Moewe is using Radio's categories feature to publish a second weblog, St. Augustine Vacationer, and he'd like to tweak the RSS feed to reflect the correct URL and webmaster e-mail address.
Thanks Rogers, I'll post this feature request to our bug tracking database.
Thanks! It's a cool setup now, but I think it's a few tweaks away from being a killer feature for general Radio users.
The only thing I stopped using categories in Radio is that shortcuts do not work in categories' RSS feeds (and I used shortcuts heavily for quoting).
Too bad that Lawrence has been here already, so he probably wouldn't see it :(