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Planet is a blog feed aggregator that is running on Web1. It will parse the given news feeds and then turn them into a single combined feed and web page. Planet will probably not be kept when web1 is retired in the near future. A redirect to our main cslabs page might replace it.

Adding a New Blog

Once logged in to web1:

  • Open the file: /var/www/planet_html/examples/fancy/config.ini
  • Scroll to the bottom and add:
  name = John Doe
  # Uncomment the following line to give the user an image.  Images go in /var/www/planet_html/output/images
  # face = image_name.png
  • Save the file
  • Run the script

Important Files

All planet files are located in /var/www/planet_html/. These are ones of some notable importance:

  • examples/fancy/index.php.tmpl — Template used for main page generation.
  • examples/fancy/config.ini — Configuration file for planet.


When the /usr/local/bin/ script is executed, it just calls the python file. What will happen is planet will read the index.php.tmpl file and then create a normal browser-readable index file at /var/www/planet_html/output/index.php. Apache sees /var/www/planet_html/output as the root document folder for the website.

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