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A quick start guide for installing Venus Planet Blog Aggregator on OpenShift
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Venus on OpenShift

Venus is an awesome ‘river of news’ feed reader. It downloads news feeds published by web sites and aggregates their content together into a single combined feed, latest news first.

More information can be found at

Running on OpenShift

Create an account at

Create a PHP application

rhc app create -a venus -t php-5.3

Add cron support to your application

rhc app cartridge add -a venus -c cron-1.4

Add this upstream Venus quickstart repo

cd venus
rm php/index.php
git remote add upstream -m master git://
git pull -s recursive -X theirs upstream master

Customize planet configuration

vi libs/planet.ini

Commit any planet configuration customizations

git commit -a -m "customized planet config"

Then push the repo upstream to OpenShift

git push        

That's it, you can now checkout your application at:


To give your new planet site a web address of its own, add your desired alias:

rhc app add-alias -a venus --alias "planet.$"

Then add a cname entry in your domain's dns configuration pointing your alias to venus-$

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