Soft-launching - site to spotlight newest blog posts from the community

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my somewhat secret thread. Some weeks ago I launched to list all the blogs in the Django ecosystem. When I was working on this site, I realized it would be a good idea to also list posts from these blogs. And hence DjangoFeeds was born.

I am aware that there is already the Django Community listing but I figured more exposure wouldn’t hurt.

The original plan was to launch this starting this January, wait a bit for new posts to get imported and then tell the world on Twitter.

I had some issues and needed to make a few changes, rebuild database etc and also as things stand it does not look like there is enough content to show new posts daily. My initial plan was to just list the posts from the last week as to not be overwhelming.

Anyway, I decided to at least tell someone and maybe get some useful feedback. So if you have any ideas, please let me know :slight_smile:

PS: I did manuall import on January 11 and made some posts visible by hand, because with RSS you often have no idea when they were published.


Made a few changes. The site now lists also Django newsletters (newsletter as of right now) and podcasts.

I am also planning “search” page that will let you search all the indexed articles.

As announced I have finished the “archive” or “search” page that lets you search through all the indexed articles. Below for example if you want to learn more about Django Admin:

Hey great idea. Added my blog there :slight_smile:

Awesome! Just approved it :+1:

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Btw there is now Videos section available :slight_smile: For now just a few channels but I am trying to add more. If you know nice Django YT channels, please let me know and I will add them.

Videos are also accessible via search in the Archive.

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Back with a couple of updates. The archive is now browsable - Archive | Django Feeds so you dont need to search to access archive :slight_smile:

There is also a basic API available which lists the current posts and videos

If you want more API features, just let me know. (And possibly provide guidance as I am not yet that proficient with DRF :smiley: )

Played a bit with the iTunes API and now there is a page that lists recent podcast episodes with the option to play them straight on Django Feeds for quick sampling :slight_smile:

Unfortunately there aren’t that many Django podcasts but I hope this could provide a bit of additional discoverability.

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