As I hinted to in this blog posting, I’ve had problems with two RSS feeds that I process in the What Others Are Saying box on the right.
I had fixed them once, but I then upgraded to a new version a bit too quickly and lost my modifications.
So now I’ll post my changes here, so that they’re saved for posterity.
First of all, my beloved Phyllis insists on writing her titles in all-caps, which looks crap when mixed with other postings. This code takes care of this:
if (stristr($url, 'phylsblog')) $title = ucwords(strtolower($title));
Secondly, John Wells’s blog stores the date in the title field in a non-standard format, and the title in the description field:
if (stristr($url, 'phon.ucl.ac.uk')): $day = substr($title, 0, strpos($title, ' ')); if (strlen($day) < 2) $day = '0' . $day; $month = substr($title, strpos($title, ' ')+1, 3); $month = $months[$month]; $year = substr($title, strpos($title, ' ', 4)+1, 4); $issued = $year."-".$month."-".$day." 00:30:00"; $title = $item['description']; endif;