Now supporting JSON feeds and scheduled posts

Posted on Wed 24 May 2017 in Dispatches • 1 min read

I’m happy to report that this site now produces a valid JSON feed for your consumption. If you are using one of the few feedreaders that support them, that is.

JSON Feed logo

JSON Feeds: Slurp ‘em if you’ve got ‘em!

JSON feeds are a relatively new concept in syndication, but the design looks very solid and so much easier than XML based protocols such as RSS and Atom. As a result, it should make the process of generating and parsing feeds much easier, which would result in things being less likely to go wrong.

The question, of course, is if anyone out there is still using a feed reader and if they care enough make use of it. Time will tell. Maybe no one will, but it was stupidly simple to implement here, so why not?


I’m also delighted that I now have scheduled posts working in Pelican as well. I have a cronjob on my server that pulls updates from my git repository twice an hour and automatically builds and deploys the site. That means I can schedule posts by setting their publish date in the future and they will automatically be moved out of draft status on the next build that occurs after that time. It’s a small change, but adds a lot of convenience for me. In fact, I was able to write this post last night and simply schedule its publication for midday today. 😁