News app - importing starred items (from Feedly) - JSON format?


I’m having trouble importing starred news items from a JSON file. The News app does not generate any errors but neither does it import the articles. It seems to do nothing.

I’ve migrated my news feeds from Feedly to Disroot using OPML. This worked fine. After some effort to export my starred/saved-for-later items from feedly, I have a (supposedly) JSON file that should be able to be imported.

I cannot find any documentation about the JSON file that the News app is expecting, so have no way of knowing whether my JSON file format is correct. The first three items in the file are shown below as an example:

    "title": "Create or document?",
    "url": "",
    "time": " Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:00:18 GMT"
    "title": "Watch the Making of the Dymaxion Globe: A 3-D Rendering of Buckminster Fuller’s Revolutionary Map",
    "url": "",
    "time": " Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:54:33 GMT"
    "title": "A French robot named Jojo makes plotter portraits",
    "url": "",
    "time": " Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:33:00 GMT"

Is the import problem caused by my file being in the wrong format, or is there another reason? If the JSON file format is wrong, what is the correct format?

Thanks for your help.

PS These are the instructions that actually worked and generated the JSON file.

Are you importing the file under the ‘Unread/Starred Articles’ ?

Here is another tutorial for migrating Feedly posts to Nextcloud:

Thanks, Antilopa. I used similar instructions to export RSS article data from Feedly. Once the data are exported, they suggest that the import into Nextcloud is trivial (using Upload in the Unread/Starred article part of the side panel of the News app). So, yes, I am importing the file under the “Unread / Starred Articles” section.

It is this import process that is not working for me. I do not know whether the fault lies with the input file format, hence my question about what JSON file layout does NextCloud expect) or whether the import routine is not functioning correctly.

Anyway, thank you for your reply. I feel that I’ll have to do some manual cutting and pasting of URLs from the JSON file into News (500+ times) to achieve what I want. It’ll be a hassle but is a one-off task. That is, unless anyone has a better idea.

Thanks again.

Checking nextcloud logs we can see an error when importing, though haven’t got time to investigate it properly.

Given the example and all, we’ll have a proper look in coming days and try to find out what the issue with that json file is.