FeedWind crawler update frequency

The FeedWind crawler bot

The FeedWind crawler is an RSS feed crawler bot for FeedWind, a widget which displays RSS feeds, provided by Mikle Inc.

To display recent content from a feed in our RSS widget, we regularly crawl the RSS feed entered in the setup page of FeedWind. Technically, we crawl once every 15 minutes so feeds will refresh at that frequency. However, RSS feeds are updated by the RSS feed source page owners, so obviously we can only update as fast as the originating feed updates.

Widget refresh (update frequency)

Note: Currently a page refresh is required to update your feed content. This can be made automatic by the inclusion of either a HTML tag or a script, to force a periodic refresh to widgets without requiring a page refresh. Here is a script version for an iFrame refresh (FeedWind code can be selected as an iFrame in our setup screen)

Using a script to force automatic refresh

<– script –>

Function RefreshIframes(){

$(“iframe”).each(function() {

var src= $(this).attr(‘src’);

$(this).attr(‘src’, src);

});

}

setInterval(function() {

RefreshIframes();

}, 30000);

<– end script –>


Using HTML to force automatic refresh

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”1800″>

Which will refresh the whole page every 1800 seconds


FeedWind crawler technical details

Crawler: FeedWind Crawler
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Feedwind/2.0; +http://feed.mikle.com/support/description)


June 1, 2016 8:26 pm