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CMFSin (0.7)

by Ihor Berehulyak last modified 2009-02-20
Released on 2007-09-18 by Andy McKay, Mark Pilgrim, Darci Hanning, Jon Lim, Sidnei da Silva, Richard Amerman for Plone 2.1, Plone 2.5 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
CMFSin is a simple syndication client for Plone/CMF. CMFSin is simple solution that enables one site to display the RSS feed from other website in real time with no storage facilities.


This is a simple syndication client for CMF. It uses rssparser and shares many things in common with CMFNewsFeed but has a different model for handling channels. It is designed to map _n_ channels or feeds to sets of composite virtual channels which can then be called in in a timely fashion. Most of the remaining work has to happen in UI land.

CMFSin now should work in Plone 2.0, 2.1, and 2.5. Please report any bugs to the issue tracker:

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Install using the CMFQuickInstaller or the Plone Control Panel.
    In the ZMI, add a CMFQuickInstaller Tool to your CMF/Plone Site. Click on portal_quickinstaller. Check CMFSin and click "Install".
  2. In the ZMI, go to the new sin_tool object of your CMF/Plone site. Add RSS or RDF channels to the "channels" section:
    syntax: <channelname>=<url>
    ex: freshmeat=
  3. Add syndication mappings to the "map" section.
    syntax: <mapname>=<channelname> [,<channelname>]*
    ex: geek=freshmeat,slashdot
  4. Click "Set Config".
  5. Finally, go to the Properties tab of your CMF/Plone site then add the mappings you defined to your left_slots or right_slots.
    syntax: here/sin_tool/macros/<mapname>
    ex: here/sin_tool/macros/geeknews
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