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RSS Reader
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RSS Reader for Magento 1

Place RSS feeds on your store pages. Fully customizable with its own caching system.

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RSS Reader for Magento offers numerous features and options, including:


  • Ability to work with numerous feeds
    Create as many RSS Reader occurrences as you need!
  • Full control over every option available on a “per instance” basis
    You can override the default options set in the administration panel (see list of configurable options below)
  • Enabled caching options
    RSS Reader obtains content from a remote host and stores it in its own cache
  • Ability to put RSS Reader occurrences on your pages using Magento CMS pages and blocks
    For store owners, developers and designers, you won’t ever have to edit any files, as this feature can be handled through the administration panel. Need more flexibility? Not a problem! RSS Reader occurrences can be easily culled from Magento layout XML files
  • Option to customize CSS and Template files*
    RSS Reader uses its own CSS files and custom template. You can create as many output patterns as needed, using them on a “per instance” basis

    * requires CSS and Magento templating knowledge

Configurable options

RSS Reader options can be easily set up from the administration panel, but if you need more flexibility, you can easily override each option on a “per instance” basis:

  • Feed URL
    Specifies the URL of the RSS feed to be read
  • Feed title
    Allows you to set up a RSS feed title that will appear above the RSS Reader content
  • Articles number
    Sets the number of RSS feed entries to be displayed
  • Show summary
    Controls the RSS feed entry content display (if your RSS feed is from a Wordpress blog, it will enable/disable article content display)
  • Summary max characters
    Carefully cuts off the summary text so it’s not longer than a specified number of characters without breaking up words
  • Summary max words
    Limits the word count in the summary text
  • Show date
    Enables/Disables RSS feed entry date display
  • Date format
    Sets a date format string (default setting is “d-m-Y H:i:s”, e.g. 04-03-2009 13:51:32)
  • Enable links
    Makes links from RSS feed entry titles. The links are then opened in a new window
  • Enable cache
    Enables or disables caching as needed
  • Cache lifetime (in seconds)
    Allows the user to set up a cache update period (default setting is 86,400 seconds, a.k.a. 24 hours)


Review by Stefan | Dec 26, 2017

Got it running successfully after some troubleshooting (no feed was displayed in frontend). It's important to check that allow_url_fopen is set to '1' in your php.ini, otherwise the feed is not shown. Otherwise extension is easy to setup and works as explained. Thanks for the great work!

Extremely Useful

Review by Christos | Jul 9, 2014

A great tool for actualizing your content. Just pull the feed from related sources, turn your site into the news digest - and you will find your customers returing and ordering.

Great and free!

Review by Dizzy | Dec 9, 2013

A handy plugin, and a free one, which makes it even more attractive:)
Just a piece of advice: make sure that you are following readme carefully when installing. Believe me, it's all in there, but if you just leave compillation on (just as I did:) you'll get something to be nervous about.
Their support is great, BTW:)

Free module with numerous options!

Review by ADDIE | Nov 21, 2013

Free module with numerous options! The most useful for me is the one to customize CSS and Template files*. Thanks!

Keep your customer interested for another minute

Review by Steve | Jul 16, 2013

If you add some exciting feed to your site, it is yet another reason for your visitors to linger at the store, and probably, make a purcashe.
Given this app is free, you get one extra sales opportunity out of nowhere

Good addition

Review by Bob | Jun 1, 2013

A great tool for actualizing your content. Just pull the feed from related sources, turn your site into the news digest - and you will find your customers returing and ordering.

A nice little app

Review by Jerry | Apr 25, 2013

Quite a cool thing, we use it to get feed from our partner stores. Works like a charm!

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