ttrss – Readability Plugin

Hello everyone,

did you ever have a feed, that displays just a preview of the articles content instead of the whole story? If so this post is for you.

There are different ways to read the complete article. In the app you can click on the globe appbarButton (the one on the right) to open the originial page in the browser or you click on the text “Load original page”, which should be appended on the bottom of the preview text, to load the original page within the app. The second option has the drawback that not all functions of a real browser are supported by the webview in the app.

Another (and maybe the best) option is to activate the af_readability Plugin on your server. This tries to fetch the original content from the page and replaces the preview text with the full article. This is done using the readability service. As the complete content is stored on your ttrss server, it’s also used by the app and you can read full articles instead of the preview without navigating to the original page.
You’ll need to try if it works with your special feed source, but it does for most pages.
So here is how to acitvate the plugin for a special feed:

  1. Login to your ttrss server using the web interface
  2. Go to settings and open the plugin pane
  3. Activate af_readability
  4. Go to the feeds tab in settings
  5. Edit the feed you want to use the plugin for
  6. Go to the plugins tab and activate the readability setting
  7. Repeat 5 and 6 for any feed you’d like to.

You should now get the full contents for new articles of the selected feeds.
If you have any problems, just leave a comment here or mail me.

Kind regards

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