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RSS reader

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Insert a RSS feed into the page

Basic function

Feed :
The address of the rss feed to use as the source.
Number :
The number of entries to show from the feed
Template :
The template is what decides which content to use from the feed source
It takes the form of a html code with special variables to extract various values from the xml code used in creating rss
The standard default template only uses .link. and .title.
here is the output for a standard function showing 3 items from the feed at
http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/world/rss.xml
Venezuela crisis: Clashes break out at border towns
Kim Jong-un leaves North Korea for Vietnam by train
Assam toxic alcohol deaths: 99 people die in north-eastern Indian state

Paged rss (uses xtscript)

Paged rss feed xtscript

Advanced function
Template Variables

Note: Not all of these variables may be available in the feed source .link.
Contains the address of the feed item's web page
.title.
The title of the feed item
.source.
The original source of the quoted feed item
.no.
feed items number
.pubDate.
The date the item was published
.description.
A text to describe the feed item.
This is often just a short text description of the feed item but it can be the full content of the item including links and images !
What is shown in the description is up to the feeds author
Here is the output of the same BBC news feed using this as a template
.no./ <a href=".link.">.title.</a><br />.description.<br />(.pubDate.)<br />
1 / Venezuela crisis: Clashes break out at border towns
The opposition tries to bring aid into the country, while President Maduro vows to keep it out.
(Sat, 23 Feb 2019 20:57:32 GMT)

2 / Kim Jong-un leaves North Korea for Vietnam by train
The North Korean leader is set to meet US President Donald Trump on February 27-28.
(Sat, 23 Feb 2019 22:04:26 GMT)

3 / Assam toxic alcohol deaths: 99 people die in north-eastern Indian state
Another 100 people are being treated after drinking bootleg alcohol in India's Assam state.
(Sat, 23 Feb 2019 14:34:21 GMT)

HTML code

If you wish To use the RSS function via html code the reserved characters " & < > in the template must be converted to html entities

RSS reader template converter

NOTE :
You cannot use feeds originating from rss/xml files on any xtgem site it will cause this error
"XT Error: Can`t read RSS files from XtGem sites."

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