Adding an RSS feed.

Originally written by kevinpfromnm on 2009-08-25.

This is mostly the same as standard rails. Hobo does shorten the controller side if you don’t need any filtering.

In your controller, add an index_action for your feed.

index_action :rss

Hobo index actions will paginate for html requests but by default do not for xml requests.

Then add the view file under /app/views/controller/rss.builder

xml.instruct! :xml, :version => "1.0"

xml.rss "version" => "2.0" do do

   xml.title       "news"        url_for(:only_path => false, :controller => 'posts')
   xml.description "news items"

   @posts.each do |post|
     xml.item do
       xml.title       post.title        url_for(:only_path => false, :controller => 'posts', :action => 'show', :id =>
       xml.description post.body
       xml.updated_at  post.updated_at
       xml.guid        url_for(:only_path => false, :controller => 'posts', :action => 'show', :id =>


The above is from a feed I created for a posts controller. Substitute your fields as needed.

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