Starting an RSS Club
I added the ability to publish articles exclusively to the RSS feed. The idea for an RSS Club comes from Dave Rupert and friends.
To accomplish this, I added a new data field to the frontmatter of articles for
flags. This is an enumerated array of special conditions for each entry. With
Astro collections and Zod, the configuration looks like this:
flags: z.array(z.enum(["DRAFT", "RSS-ONLY"])).optional(),
I had previously built in logic to handle drafts with a boolean in the
frontmatter, but I wasn’t interested in adding another
to the configuration. Flags gives me a pattern to quickly add additional
conditions for instances like this.
To publish an article for the RSS Club, I just add this line to its frontmatter:
flags: - RSS-ONLY
Dave’s RSS Club creates pages for entries online – the links are just hidden
from site navigation. My implementation differs in that the articles only exist
rss.xml file. If you want to read that content, the only way to do
so is with an RSS reader.
Join the club by subscribing to https://seanmcp.com/rss.xml