I’m screwing with my RSS templates tonight. So far, I’ve changed the comments feed to include the title of the entry each comment was posted on – ’cause I dunno about you, but I find a context-free stream of recent comments to be exceptionally irritating. I should put in some forking something, too, so this change doesn’t apply to the comments feeds of individual entries (where it would be redundant).
Market research: Does anybody actually use the comments RSS feeds? Would you, if I made ’em better in some way? I used to have a feed of recent entries + their comments, is it worth reviving that format?
There’s a code snippet below the fold, and I’m also writing a more general article on feed customization.
Here’s what I changed in wp-commentsrss2.php:
$title = get_the_title($comment->comment_post_ID);
$title = apply_filters('the_title', $title);
$title = apply_filters('the_title_rss', $title);
<title><?php comment_author_rss() ?> on <?php echo $title ?></title>
Bold stuff is new.