RSS for Projects?

I used to have a sidebar on my blog that pulled the RSS feed for a project that I help run, but it wasn’t working anymore. I’ve been trying to fix it, but no luck (disclosure, zero experience with this other than getting lucky in having it work the first time).

Project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/lizards-on-the-loose-2019

I was able to find this link for an atom feed in the project page’s code, but it doesn’t work for me: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations.atom?project_id=lizards-on-the-loose-2019
Or rather, it works, but it’s seems to be a feed of the latest iNat observations, not those for the project.

Any suggestions? TIA!

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maybe try using the Explore page to help you build your Atom query? on the Explore page, input all the appropriate filters, and then once it looks like the page is returning what you want to see, open up the Filters menu, and click on the Atom button in the bottom right corner of the menu (to the left of the download button). that should take you to a page like: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations.atom?verifiable=true&page=1&spam=false&place_id=any&user_id=&projects=lizards-on-the-loose-2019. just copy that page’s url.

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Thanks! That definitely gets a working result.


It doesn’t have the prettier formatting with the pics for the observations that the RSS feed used to have, but definitely functional. Much appreciated!

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here’s one of the entries from the Atom file:

  <entry>
    <id>tag:www.inaturalist.org,2005:Observation/44048905</id>
    <published>2020-04-28T01:30:06Z</published>
    <updated>2020-04-30T20:49:41Z</updated>
    <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44048905"/>
    <title>Brown Anole</title>
    <author>
      <name>kleynerman_annie</name>
    </author>
    <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;&lt;img src="https://static.inaturalist.org/photos/69844134/medium.jpeg?1588037413" alt="Medium" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</content>
    <georss:point>25.7212637329 -80.278500393</georss:point>
  </entry>

it definitely looks like pictures are being included in the Atom file (via the content tag). maybe if you used to be using an RSS file, you may need to reconfigure your feed widget to pull from the appropriate tags in the new Atom file? (RSS and Atom files both use the title tag, but RSS might use a description tag as opposed to a content tag to contain an image reference.)

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Thanks so much for the suggestion…I will look into it!

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