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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
Ukraine counter-offensive actions have begun, Zelensky says
Donald Trump: Former president to make first speech since federal charges announced
Unabomber Ted Kaczynski found dead in US prison cell

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 / Ukraine counter-offensive actions have begun, Zelensky says
Ukraine's president refused to say which stage the counter-offensive against Russian forces was in.
(Sat, 10 Jun 2023 15:23:17 GMT)

2 / Donald Trump: Former president to make first speech since federal charges announced
Mr Trump will speak at a Republican Party convention in Georgia before moving onto North Carolina.
(Sat, 10 Jun 2023 18:07:21 GMT)

3 / Unabomber Ted Kaczynski found dead in US prison cell
Kaczynski evaded capture for 20 years after a mass bombing campaign that killed three people.
(Sat, 10 Jun 2023 18:57:49 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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