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rss-homepage is a complete PHP set-up that parses multiple RSS feeds and gives you an output on one web page, allowing you to see the feeds in columns, boxes, etc, in a style suited to the site's feed you are viewing.
rss-homepage is based on rss2php - a library of php scripts that will parse RSS feeds and give an output for php pages. rss-homepage uses this output, styles it and gives it back in a version that is much more aesthetic and at the same time easier to configure.
Extract the archive to a folder that can be served to clients on your web server.
View the index.php file (in whatever location it is) in your web browser. You will be presented with the default page showing Slashdot (with subject images!), BBC News and The Inquirer RSS feeds, along with a quickly accessible Google search box.
If you want to add/change the feeds displayed on the page, read index.php and modify it how you like.
For updating the feeds, modify update.sh to save the feeds you want to the directory where you extracted the archive.
You will probably want to add update.sh to a cron job so that it downloads the feeds every so often.
At the moment rss-homepage contains:
All the RSS parsing code from rss2php
index.php - the file that contains the output
output.php - file that uses basic output from config files and puts it into xhtml to be styled by the stylesheet
style.css - a stylesheet to show a page with a 2 column layout with a box for each feed.
slashdot.php, bbc.php, inquirer.php - example config files for parsing Slashdot, BBC News and The Inquirer RSS feeds
cached xml files for each of the RSS feeds
images for headings for the feeds and arrow images
update.sh - a very simple script to download and cache the RSS feeds needed (this will probably need to be modified by you - it downloads cached feeds to ~/public_html/rss so you might want to change this)
updatetime - a file to save the last time that feeds were updated. Usually modified by update.sh, and comes as 0000000000 as default
A portion of the actual RSS parsing code in rss2php is from a PHP tutorial by
Kevin Yank, and the tutorial can be viewed at:
First code release.
Includes, and is set to use by default, configs for Slashdot, BBC News and The Inquirer.
Based on rss2php version 0.2