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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
Miami building collapse: Four dead and 159 missing, officials say
Child labour in Uganda: The hidden costs of Covid
Czech Republic: Deadly tornado sweeps through villages

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 / Miami building collapse: Four dead and 159 missing, officials say
Rescuers continue to search for survivors trapped in the rubble of the 12-storey building.
(Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:45:37 GMT)

2 / Child labour in Uganda: The hidden costs of Covid
When all Uganda's schools closed due to the pandemic, nine-year-old Teddy joined her mother mining for gold.
(Thu, 24 Jun 2021 23:00:34 GMT)

3 / Czech Republic: Deadly tornado sweeps through villages
Four people are killed and at least 100 injured, with the worst-hit areas looking like a war zone.
(Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:55:40 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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