How to Mash Up RSS Feeds with Yahoo Pipes

How to Mash Up RSS Feeds with Yahoo Pipes

6. Go Public
To complete the pipe, connect the Unique module to the Output module, which is already in the workspace. At the bottom of the browser window, the Debug area should fill up with your new feed's output. (If it doesn't, be sure all of your modules are connected, top to bottom. If the Debug area returns no items, your search terms are probably too restrictive.) In the top-right corner of the browser window, click Save and then click Publish. In the pop-up window, enter a description for your pipe. Click Publish again, and your Pipe will go public.


If all your modules are connected correctly, the Debug window will list items from your feed.


7. Subscribe and Enjoy
At the top of the page, click the Back To My Pipes link. Your new pipe will be listed toward the top of the page. Click Run This Pipe, and Yahoo will display the contents of the resulting RSS feed. Finally, notice the Subscribe button. Copy the Get As RSS link that appears when you hover over this button, and paste it into your favorite RSS reader. The feed is yours to enjoy.


Running your new pipe displays the output in your Web browser.


BONUS TIP: Taking Care of Troublemakers
If a feed has more than 100 items, or is in Urdu, you have problems. When a feed needs help, drag a second Fetch Feed module to the workspace and put in the problem feed. Then connect a second set of Operators to the new Fetch Feed module so the feed behaves. (Tips: The BabelFish module translation of non-English feeds is so-so, and the Truncate module only uses a few items from bloated feeds.) Connect the new module set to the old set with the Union module. Your pipe will look like a giant Y, with the Union module at the bottom, just before Output.




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HiDoes any one know add to add dates to a Yahoo pipe output posts? So that it will show the dates of each post?Thank you,Sara



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Can i use it to translate a site ? like: Histoires Érotiques ?



read all of your comments - went and set up an account at fwicki and set up some feed mashups. maybe it's better for a very simple mashup - but it offers nowhere near the range of options of pipes -

for example, if i want to combine an RSS feed with a search from a given URL, filtered by a keyword, I can do it on Pipes - but nothing even close on fwicki. And that just scratches the surface of what Pipes can do.


Myo Kyaw Htun

Actually, I like to create atom mixed up with my fav rss urls. But pipes produce only atome feed :( so poor. I can't read full feed even the original rss are full feed atom format.



I have to agree with Myo and George. Pipes leaves alot to be desired. Yes Myo, I like to create a various mix of feeds, some are even earlier versions of RSS. Pipes is not my choice at all, I think it is lacking.
And thanks for the tip George. You are right. I went to Fwicki after reading this post and signed up for a free account. I agree with you George, it is much simpler and easier to use. Creates great mashups. I like the cool reader page it creates too and I can customize my reader.



I have a Yahoo! Pipes account... and quite frankly I must say it is not something I use. Pipes is clumsy and cumbersome at best. Why bother? When I want a simple way to create a killer RSS syndication mashup... I go to Fwicki! (the best in my opinion...) preceeded Yahoo! Pipes and Fwicki is much simpler to use.

Sorry Jonathon... but I have to disagree with you about Pipes. In my opinion, Pipes are a bit clogged... but don't fuss with calling the plumber, just go to Fwicki. Make it easy!




@George: Guess who works for Fwicki. . .

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