Tag: carp

December 12, 2005 / / PHP & Web Development

CaRP is a “Caching RSS Parser“, thus it’s name. It comes in a variety of flavours but I tested the free version.

The only problem I had was that my host had safe mode turned on and that caused some problems in the “installation” – creating the cache folders but the manual instructions did the trick.

The scripts come with an install and example page. To get real value check their online examples which show how you can combine two feeds and take the most recent, for example.

December 12, 2005 / / PHP & Web Development

This is the main page of a series (yet to be written) of How-To guides for adding RSS feeds to your website.

It’ll cover HTML and PHP scripted sites and all the tools will be free to use.

Why HTML? Well, some blogging systems and the Blogger sites don’t allow the user to add serverside scripts. Poop to them, but until they relax or allow some controlled way around it then those sites need to be treated as pure HTML.

Method Type Cache 3rd Party? SEF Score Demo
Magpie RSS PHP Yes No Yes 10 here
DOMIT! RSS PHP Yes No Yes 5 here
CaRP PHP Yes No Yes 4 here
SimplePie PHP Yes No Yes 10 here