Magpie RSS is an RSS parser available free from SourceForge.
It consists of a handful of scripts which sit on your site and creates a cache file which needs to be chmod’d to 755 or 777 – you may need to use your FTP tool to do that – or Magpie may do it for you.
So, what do you need to do?
- Visit the Magpie site and download the latest version of the files.
- Unzip the files on your local file system. They come with some examples which may be good to have a play with, but you actually only need to upload these into a “magpie” directory
- Now, decide which page you want to add the feed to and open the appropriate file in your favourite editor (mine is Zend).
- Now you just have to add these lines to the file, save and upload!
$rss = fetch_rss( ‘http://www.propertyinvestor.info/articles/feed/’ );
$items = array_slice($rss->items, 0, 5);
$output = “
To be completed…