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Easiest Way to Display RSS Feed
I want to display feed inside a css/xhtml div

 1:03 am on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hello all,
I did a little searching on here for this type of thing and found a few things but were from a few years ago. I am hoping there is a new,simple,fast way to display my wordpress blog rss feed on my main website. I have a completely separate main website and I currently have a self hosted(subdomain) blog running on wordpress. Both my main website and my blog are hosted on the same server and the blog is a subdomain.(/blog)
On a certain area of my website I wanted to display my latest blog post in a small css div block. I'm aware of a few services like magpie and simplepie. I was hoping there was an easier way, because reading through the how to's for those, I'm LOST! What do you suggest is the best way for someone who knows really nothing about php?



 2:45 am on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

To include an RSS feed on your site you need to take the feed source and convert it to display on your site. Magpie is a PHP based open source solution that we've recommended [webmasterworld.com] in the past.

If that's too complicated for your needs then the simpler approach has been to use 3rd party javascript. You can include a small snippet of javascript to your site and your feeds will be displayed that way.

If you're looking for a good list of software options for RSS display I've found a pretty good list of them on the RSS Specifications [rss-specifications.com] site.


 3:31 am on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

Ok, that's what I was afraid of. Ugh, I really need to learn php. I'll see if I can figure out the magpie. Thanks for the response and the link!

Web Templates

 1:48 pm on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

IMO The easiest way to display RSS in your website is to use RSS2HTML a free PHP script. This means that you can retain the complete control of the HTML layout (using templates) and make it match your existing design. Additionally using PHP rather than JavaScript will mean that search engine spiders can "spider" the contents of the RSS feeds.


[edited by: bill at 9:32 am (utc) on Feb. 5, 2009]
[edit reason] see sticky mail [/edit]


 1:59 pm on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

I use CARP... the free version does almost everything you need and offers powerful configuration options. The software author sends out really idiotic rubbish to his mailing list though.


 12:10 am on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

awesome! Thanks for the replies. I will check these two suggestions out as well.


 12:29 am on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

>author sends out really idiotic rubbish

You noticed that, too? Other than that, Carp is good.


 1:20 am on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

haha, I kept that in mind and signed up under an email address I don't care about.

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