RSS feed?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Ardoptres, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Ardoptres macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have just started a self-hosted blog, and would like an RSS feed.
    Though, it seems like there is a lot of coding to do. (I've been reading this page: http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum98/465.htm)

    So my question is, if there is any software that can create an RSS feed easily. On OS X, online or on Windows, preferably on the first two.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. designguy79 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Is your blog in WordPress or another ready-made solution? If so, you should be able to find a plug-in for it.
     
  3. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    If not, here is an excellent (and I mean top notch) class written in PHP which does exactly what you want.

    http://www.ajaxray.com/blog/2008/03/08/php-universal-feed-generator-supports-rss-10-rss-20-and-atom/

    Features:
    • Generates RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0 and ATOM 1.0 feeds
    • All feeds are are validated by feed validator.
    • Supports all possible feed elements.
    • Simple and easy to define channel and feed items
    • Implements appropriate namespaces for different versions.
    • Automatically converts date formats.
    • Generates UUID for ATOM feeds.
    • Enables usage of subtags and attributes. (example: image and encloser tags)
    • Completely Object oriented in PHP5 class structure.
    • Handles CDATA encoding for required tags.
    • Nearly same code for generating all kinds of feed
    You can add channels easily, no matter your web site (i.e. manually put links in, pull from database then use the class methods to add a channel item, etc.)

    Example on the download page of how it works for developing feeds dynamically using PHP.

    -jim
     

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