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Displaying an RSS Feed on a Webpage

 1:03 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hello all,

I've recently been asked to display an RSS 2.0 feed on my webpage, and have had no previous experience of how to do this - any guidance would be appreciated!




 1:43 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

The RSS feed for your website will depend upon the theme of website
like news protal?
just chat room?

and then you may just find the code for your theme there are bunch of free providers all around just google it.


 2:38 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the reply.

My website already generates an RSS feed (its a games site, so gaming news) - but in this instance, I need to display the contents of someone elses feed - which will show details of the Game Server we're renting.


 6:53 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think Magpie [magpierss.sourceforge.net] might be what you are looking for.


 8:46 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Werty is Ryte: If you are not up on coding then you can also use Feed2JS which can be found here: [jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu...]


 10:37 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for those!

However, after putting the RSS through the second link, I noticed that some things are on the RSS that I don't want to display on the forum (what OS the server is running, for one) Is there a way to select which items I display?


 11:33 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

The following website shows the RSS version comparisons and it also tells you what is required, optional and supported for each version.


Ellen Finkelstein

 5:28 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you are not a programmer and want something simple, the online service at UKOLN works well. Go to [rssxpress.ukoln.ac.uk...] and click the RSS Xrpess-Lite link. It won't let you filter.

I've just found out about another new tool that's supposedly easy to use. I haven't tried it. Go to [feedsyndicator.com...] .

[edited by: Woz at 6:45 am (utc) on Dec. 24, 2004]
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kamikaze Optimizer

 5:21 am on Jan 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Werty is Ryte: If you are not up on coding then you can also use Feed2JS which can be found here: [jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu...]

I am not sure that type of feed (in a script) will get spidered.

Your thoughts?


 8:24 am on Jan 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

KO, I think you are correct, I think that feeds2JS uses javascript to show the feeds and may be overlooked by the spiders, although google sometimes shows items from JS in cache.


 8:34 pm on Jan 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

i use caRP and it very easy to install and work well .
but the " '" are translated in?

my feeda arec in french language .
do someone know what to do?


 9:10 am on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

You have to use PHP or ASP (server side stuff) to include RSS feed content on your pages. The search engines can then spider the content.

If you use JS to show the feed content, your visitors can see that but not the search engines.


 11:27 pm on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can anybody point me in the direction of some ASP or PHP code that will display the RSS on a page?

The feed2js site is pretty sweet in that it automatically generates javascript that will display the feed to visitors to my site. But, as pointed out above, the feed's text is invisible to spiders.

So it there any feed2asp site where I can just enter an RSS feed and it will generate the ASP code for me that will display it on my pages such that Googlebot and others will see it? That would be awesome if it exists.



 2:37 am on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Whoa, you are going to want to look at carp or magpie.


 1:42 pm on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)
You can find a number of tools for doing this on the RSS Compendium at


kamikaze Optimizer

 2:38 pm on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I would be willing to pay someone if they could setup Magpie for me. I just can not figure it out and my PHP Guy is off on another project right now.


 5:16 pm on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

You may want to take a look at RSStatic. It generates either a .html page or a .php page (depending on your settings in the config file). It also creates an archive of everything you have received from a rss feed.

[edited by: werty at 9:20 pm (utc) on Feb. 4, 2005]
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