Q: Why isn’t “Force Full Content” pulling in all the content I want?

A: While in some cases the Full Text algorithm will not produce the desired results, this is not a bug, but instead a result of the lack of technological means.

The full text algorithm works by going to each individual item’s page and reading that page in order to determine the actual full content of the item, and some other data about it, such as the featured image. The software behind this service does not see what humans see, but instead it sees HTML markup, and from it’s structure attempts to determine what is what.

However, in some cases it is not possible due to wrong structurization of the page’s markup and lack of semantic connection between elements of the page that identify it as an “article”. You can read more about how the Full Text service works here.

To check whether your feed sources are set up correctly to import the full content using this add-on you can use our free Full Text RSS Feeds Demo. Simply enter the feed source URL, choose the settings you need, and hit “Create Feed”. This will generate an example full text feed for that source where you can check what content is able to be imported using our Full Text script.