Automatic Blog Links Coming

We have started a beta program for BOB recognized bloggers this week. What does this mean? If you are a blogger and a BOB member, and if your blog features posts on appropriate topics, then you can request that your blog be registered to your BOB account. After the BOB administrator team reviews and approves your request, your signature will automatically include links to the 3 most recent posts on your blog as published via an RSS feed. Your blog must offer an RSS feed in order to subscribe to this feature, at least for the initial version.

Recognized / authorized blogs are scanned once per hour and signatures are updated soon after.

If you would like to participate in this program, please post your blog URL as well as your blog RSS URL in this topic. For the initial release of this feature we will only support Wordpress-based blogs. Other blogging platforms will be tested and implemented based on demand. We do not have any requirements as to blog frequency but we do expect quality material. Blogs that do not meet these conditions will not be approved and/or may be dropped from the program.

As part of a future enhancement, we would like to add all registered blogs to our search engine as well, so that when you search BOB you are not only searching our topics and posts but these authorized external blogs as well. This feature is on our roadmap but may or may not ever be completed. After experimenting with BOB-hosted blogs we felt it was more appropriate to allow folks to continue hosting blogs on the platform of their own choice, but the idea of being able to search those blogs is still attractive. More details will be posted if / when that feature ever becomes available.

Bob (BOB member since 2002-06-06)

Dallas Marks on Business Intelligence

dmarks :us: (BOB member since 2003-04-16)

Any plans of supporting SCN or blogs in the future?

Jamie Oswald :us: (BOB member since 2007-11-12)

Dallas, your RSS feed returns some unexpected results. Instead of links to your blog, the feed shows links through When I test the RSS with a browser, it’s full of ads.

Jamie, I started with wordpress because that’s what I have to test. :slight_smile: If you can provide a couple of links to RSS feeds from (public, obviously, can’t log in) or SCN, I’ll test them out.

Dave Rathbun :us: (BOB member since 2002-06-06)

I wouldn’t bother with ASUG right now (it’s still totally closed and may, for all I know, stay that way forever). I probably wouldn’t bother with SCN either, since they are changing out there platform in the next month or so. If you do get bored, though, here is my current one.



Jamie Oswald :us: (BOB member since 2007-11-12)

The feed from SCN is definitely in a different format. I would have to recode some of the read script so that there is a source (blog type?) included so I know how to extract the information I need.

Dave Rathbun :us: (BOB member since 2002-06-06)

Then I’d definitely hold off until they are on their new jive platform. I believe that is scheduled for next month.

Jamie Oswald :us: (BOB member since 2007-11-12)



gmyers :us: (BOB member since 2008-07-14)

Will do. Greg, same for you, I guess.

Dave Rathbun :us: (BOB member since 2002-06-06)

Thanks, my blog is:

The RSS feed is located at :

Love that BOB is always innovating

kmcmanus (BOB member since 2005-09-02)

Kevin, you’re all set.

Dallas, your blog is pending a response to my question earlier about the blog links and format, thanks.

Dave Rathbun :us: (BOB member since 2002-06-06)
is my wordpress site with SAP dashboard tutorials

Cairmor :us: (BOB member since 2008-06-05)

I will run a test over the weekend. You will know that it is working when your blog posts show up under your sig. :slight_smile:

Dave Rathbun :us: (BOB member since 2002-06-06)

Awesome idea!

Now I just need to actually blog regularly ;>

Atul Chowdhury (BOB member since 2003-07-07)

The rss link in your header goes to feedburner, which is not the same format that we can read right now. There is also a /feed/ link which fits the format but the URLs have extra information. The full URL is

… and all we really need is a bare URL

If you’re okay with me using the hidden feed URL and stripping down to the bare URL for linking purposes I’ll go with that.

Bob (BOB member since 2002-06-06)



pderop (BOB member since 2010-10-27)

Blog site:
RSS feed:

ybiru (BOB member since 2002-06-11)

Thank you.

Marek Chladny :slovakia: (BOB member since 2003-11-27)

I like the fact you give homework 8)

Nick Daniels :uk: (BOB member since 2002-08-15)

Right now my code is not smart enough to read feedburner processed feeds. I need just a regular RSS.

Dave Rathbun :us: (BOB member since 2002-06-06)