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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a RSS trigger and Threads action. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Select this integration
  2. Configure the New Item in Feed trigger
    1. Connect your RSS account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Configure Feed URL
    4. Optional- Configure Published After Than
  3. Configure the Post a Chat Message action
    1. Connect your Threads account
    2. Configure Chat ID
    3. Configure Message
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, source-available components from Pipedream's GitHub repo. These components are developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Trigger

Description:Emit new items from an RSS feed
Version:1.1.2
Key:rss-new-item-in-feed

RSS Overview

With the RSS API you have the power to create powerful tools and applications.
RSS is a great way to reliably subscribe to, track and build around your
favorite content sources. Here are some examples of things you can create
using the RSS API:

  • A personal news website to syndicate articles from multiple sources.
  • A custom feed reader to deliver timely notifications of updates and news.
  • A live editorial dashboard to track news, trends and public sentiment.
  • An automated “report bot” to aggregate and report on news topics.
  • A competitor tracking tool to stay on top of industry news.
  • A custom RSS-based search engine or RSS-supported deep learning engine.
  • A live events feed to notify users and followers of new developments.

Trigger Code

import rss from "../../app/rss.app.mjs";
import { defineSource } from "@pipedream/types";
import rssCommon from "../common/common.mjs";
export default defineSource({
    ...rssCommon,
    key: "rss-new-item-in-feed",
    name: "New Item in Feed",
    description: "Emit new items from an RSS feed",
    version: "1.1.2",
    type: "source",
    dedupe: "unique",
    props: {
        ...rssCommon.props,
        url: {
            propDefinition: [
                rss,
                "url",
            ],
        },
        publishedAfterThan: {
            type: "string",
            label: "Published After Than",
            description: "Emit items published after the specified date in ISO 8601 format .e.g `2022-12-07T12:57:10+07:00`",
            optional: true,
        },
    },
    hooks: {
        async activate() {
            // Try to parse the feed one time to confirm we can fetch and parse.
            // The code will throw any errors to the user.
            await this.rss.fetchAndParseFeed(this.url);
        },
    },
    async run() {
        const items = await this.rss.fetchAndParseFeed(this.url);
        for (const item of this.rss.sortItems(items)) {
            if (this.publishedAfterThan) {
                const publishedAfterThan = +new Date(this.publishedAfterThan);
                const ts = this.rss.itemTs(item);
                if (Number.isNaN(publishedAfterThan) || publishedAfterThan > ts) {
                    continue;
                }
            }
            const meta = this.generateMeta(item);
            this.$emit(item, meta);
        }
    },
});

Trigger Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
RSSrssappThis component uses the RSS app.
timer$.interface.timer

How often you want to poll the feed for new items

Feed URLurlstring

Enter the URL for any public RSS feed

Published After ThanpublishedAfterThanstring

Emit items published after the specified date in ISO 8601 format .e.g 2022-12-07T12:57:10+07:00

Trigger Authentication

The RSS API does not require authentication.

About RSS

Real Simple Syndication

Action

Description:Post a message to a chat. First, make sure you add your Bot user to the chat.
Version:0.0.4
Key:threads-post-chat-message

Action Code

import threads from "../../threads.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "threads-post-chat-message",
  name: "Post a Chat Message",
  description: "Post a message to a chat. First, make sure you add your Bot user to the chat.",
  version: "0.0.4",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    threads,
    chatID: {
      propDefinition: [
        threads,
        "chatID",
      ],
    },
    body: {
      propDefinition: [
        threads,
        "body",
      ],
      label: "Message",
      description:
        "Compose your chat message here, and include markdown if you'd like. See [here](https://github.com/ThreadsHQ/api-documentation#2-1) for examples.",
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
      chatID,
      body,
    } = this;
    const chatMessage = await this.threads.postChatMessage({
      $,
      chatID,
      body,
    });

    $.export("$summary", `Chat message successfully sent "${chatMessage?.result?.chatMessageID}"`);
    return chatMessage;
  },
};

Action Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI.

LabelPropTypeDescription
ThreadsthreadsappThis component uses the Threads app.
Chat IDchatIDstring

To find the chat ID, open the Threads chat in your browser and copy the ID: https://trythreads.com/messages/{your_chat_id}

Messagebodystring

Compose your chat message here, and include markdown if you'd like. See here for examples.

Action Authentication

Threads uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your Threads account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to Threads APIs in both code and no-code steps.

You can create a new API key and find your existing keys at https://trythreads.com/apiKeys

When you create a new API key, we create a new Bot user for the key. The Bot user has the same posting privileges as any member in your organization.

About Threads

Cut chat in half. Threads is a Slack replacement designed for makers.

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