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MultiFeedSnap

In preparing this site I wanted to have multiple RSS feeds on a single page (here). The simplest plugin I found was Paul Morley’s FeedSnap which seems to be no longer supported. However, it only allows a single feed on each post or page. Therefore I rewrote the FeedSnap plugin to allow multiple feeds, removing its dependence on the lastRSS parser, and (in my opinion) simplifying the code somewhat.

The latest version of MultiFeedSnap is only available from its WordPress site here (1361 hits). It is stable on WordPress 2.5.1 and 2.6.

New!Version 1.1 released. Users can now specify how many posts from each feed they wish to display :

<h3>Digg.com</h3>
[*feedsnap, 10*]http://digg.com/rss/index.xml[*/feedsnap*]
<br>
<h3>Institution of Structural Engineers</h3>
[*feedsnap, 2*]http://www.istructe.org/news/rss.asp[*/feedsnap*]
<br>
<h3>Richard Dawkins</h3>
[*feedsnap*]http://feeds.feedburner.com/richarddawkins[*/feedsnap*]

Note: asterisks at brackets “[* ... *]” are only there to display the code and not have it parsed.

New: A Chinese site (553 hits) has assembled a list of WordPress-related RSS feed plugins. Google’s English translation is here (499 hits).


The MultiFeedSnap downloads chart

Comments

Comment from Brad
Time: 17 May, 2008, 05:00

Hi I just installed your WordPress plug in and I keep getting this error.

Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /home/luke3115/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 31

Warning: fopen(http://www.digg.com/rss/index.xml) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/luke3115/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 31
Error: It’s not possible to reach RSS file…

I swear I did everything right :) Any idea why? Nice plug in by the way.

Comment from Colin
Time: 17 May, 2008, 05:27

Brad,
Thanks for checking it out. I did a little research because I had the same problem when I tried a digg feed. It turns out digg require a referrer for some reason: http://hellaleet.blogspot.com/2007/04/parsing-diggs-rss-feeds.html
I’ve added the single line of code (!) and it works for digg feeds now.
Thanks :)

Comment from Brad
Time: 17 May, 2008, 06:29

Hi Colin. Thanks for responding so quickly. For some reason now I am getting an error on line 44 when I uploaded your new version. Weird. Am I missing something? THanks.

Comment from Thomas
Time: 17 May, 2008, 17:00

Thanks for this plugin, it works great. :)

2 wishes though for future.
1) It would be nice if the links opens up in a new window.
2) In some sentences I see funny looking squares with a ? in them instead of a letter or number, an encoding problem I guess.

Thanks again. :)

Comment from Colin
Time: 17 May, 2008, 19:48

Brad,
I’ve checked out the fopen() command and all seems fine with its usage in the script. What feed are you having difficulty with? Perhaps the URL is incorrect?

Thomas,
Thanks for your positive comments and for your suggestions. If you want the feed links to open in a new window change line 56 of the code from:

$atext .= "<p><b><a href=\"$item[link]\">$item[title]</a></b> <i>".$pubdate."</i><br>";

to

$atext .= "<p><b><a href=\"$item[link]\" target=\"_blank\">$item[title]</a></b> <i>".$pubdate."</i><br>";

Note the addition of the target=\”_blank\”tag for the hyperlink.

As for the funny squares: I get them too! It’s the encoding used by the feed-writer. I think the biggest criminal is curly apostrophes, rather than the straight ones of ASCII. At least I think so – perhaps someone who knows more about text-encoding might elaborate.

Thanks both for the support – nice to know the work is used :) Oh and posting code in posts is brought to you by:
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Comment from Brad
Time: 18 May, 2008, 16:39

Hi Colin. Man I’m so bummed I can’t get this awesome plug in working. If you see my site at blog.gamefury.net you can see what error I’m getting. I followed all the directions in the post and typed the feed in correctly. Any other thoughts? Thanks for all your help. Sorry to keep bothering you about this.

Comment from Colin
Time: 18 May, 2008, 18:24

Hey Brad,
Thank I’ve got it sorted. Your server has an option called allow_url_fopen which is et to Off. I’ve added support for this now using the Snoopy class. If you download v1.0.3 it should work for you. Let me know how you get on.

Thanks for sticking with it :)

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Comment from Thomas
Time: 21 May, 2008, 10:28

Hi,
Last night, I thought about asking you about implementing this new option (number per feed), and now I see you already done it. :)
However, when I publish it, I only see this (and not the news it should display):
[feedsnap, 2]http://www.thelocal.se/RSS/theLocal.xml

- Thomas

Comment from Thomas
Time: 21 May, 2008, 17:04

Whoops, it turned out that the automatic update didn´t work properly this time. All is working fine here now. :)

Comment from Colin
Time: 21 May, 2008, 18:19

Thomas,
Was just sitting down to look at it now and I see it’s sorted. Excellent – thanks for letting me know in the first place though. Nice to know it’s being used :)

Comment from xau
Time: 22 May, 2008, 21:29

I’ve been looking for a plugin that does just this, multifeedsnap is a very nice plugin nice work Colin. My question is what code do I change so that only the headline is visible with no body text?

Comment from Colin
Time: 22 May, 2008, 22:04

Hi Xau, thanks for the nice feedback.

You will need to comment out line 95 of the code so that is changes from this:

$atext .= "<p><b><a href=\"$item[link]\" target=\"_blank\">$item[title]</a></b> <i>".$pubdate."</i><br>";
$atext .= html_entity_decode($item[description]); //.'<a href="'.$item['link'].'"> more...</a>'
$atext .= "</p>";

to this:

$atext .= "<p><b><a href=\"$item[link]\" target=\"_blank\">$item[title]</a></b> <i>".$pubdate."</i><br>";
//$atext .= html_entity_decode($item[description]); //.'<a href="'.$item['link'].'"> more...</a>'
$atext .= "</p>";

Note the extra double forward slashes on line 95 “//”. I might try add in that functionality to the tag line. I’ll let you know :)

Comment from Jim McCarthy
Time: 24 May, 2008, 06:34

How often do the links update? BTW – great plug-in – a newbie and I could figure it out.

Comment from Colin
Time: 24 May, 2008, 09:56

Thanks Jim! I’m actually new to PHP myself, just jump in with both feet – what could go wrong?!!

The links update whenever the feed is updated by the feed writer. Digg is an example of one that will be updated frequently, though you will have to refresh your page (F5) for the update to be realised in front of you.

Comment from gabe
Time: 27 May, 2008, 05:36

Wondering if this can be used on sidebars. When I’ve tried to incorporate it to the sidebar of my blog, I only see this: [feedsnap, 2]http://www.thelocal.se/RSS/theLocal.xml[/feedsnap]

Thank you for any response. Nice plugin, and it worked within a post, just not on the sidebar as I was asking about.

Comment from Colin
Time: 27 May, 2008, 16:04

Gabe,
Sorry for the delay – I had to check this out. The solution is the following:

1. Above the last line of the file add the following function:
function write_feedsnap()
{
$text = '[feedsnap, 2]http://www.thelocal.se/RSS/theLocal.xml[/feedsnap]';
$text = multifeedsnap_function ($text);
echo $text;
}

2. Below the last line add the following:
add_action('wp_meta', 'write_feedsnap');

The end of your file has now changed from this:
add_filter('the_content','multifeedsnap_function');

to this:

function write_feedsnap()
{
$text = '[feedsnap, 2]http://www.thelocal.se/RSS/theLocal.xml[/feedsnap]';
$text = multifeedsnap_function ($text);
echo $text;
}
add_filter('the_content','multifeedsnap_function');
add_action('wp_meta', 'write_feedsnap');

And it should work :) Does for me anyway!

Comment from gabe
Time: 28 May, 2008, 05:44

That worked, thank you for the slick help. For multiple feeds, I just did the following:

function write_feedsnap()
{
$text = ‘[feedsnap, 4]http://feeds.feedburner.com/NewspaperTree?format=xml[/feedsnap]‘;
$text = multifeedsnap_function ($text);
echo $text;
}
add_filter(‘the_content’,'multifeedsnap_function’);
add_action(‘wp_meta’, ‘write_feedsnap’);

function write_feedsnap2()
{
$text = ‘[feedsnap, 3]http://rss.mnginteractive.com/live/ElPasoTimes/ElPasoTimes_1902828.xml[/feedsnap]‘;
$text = multifeedsnap_function ($text);
echo $text;
}
add_filter(‘the_content’,'multifeedsnap_function’);
add_action(‘wp_meta’, ‘write_feedsnap2′);

Comment from Colin
Time: 28 May, 2008, 17:21

Gabe
That’ll certainly work. Since MultiFeedSnap can handle multiple feedsnap tags, you could do it all in one function:
function write_feedsnap()
{
$text = '[feedsnap, 2]http://www.thelocal.se/RSS/theLocal.xml[/feedsnap]';
$text .= '[feedsnap, 3]http://rss.mnginteractive.com/live/ElPasoTimes/ElPasoTimes_1902828.xml[/feedsnap]';
$text = multifeedsnap_function ($text);
echo $text;
}
add_filter('the_content','multifeedsnap_function');
add_action('wp_meta', 'write_feedsnap');

In this we’ve added the second feed to the original text variable with the .= operator. Handy :)

Comment from Ram
Time: 29 May, 2008, 09:25

Why wouldn’t this pull anything from google news feed – like http://news.google.com/news?ned=in&output=rss

Thanks

Comment from Top Games & Hardware
Time: 30 May, 2008, 10:27

Nice work! :)

i would be nice to have ant option to choose, how many characters or words to take from each post. cuz dislpaying all post isn’t gret idea…

Comment from Dean
Time: 3 June, 2008, 15:07

@ Ram, it does pull the feed in Atom format.

Colin i would like to incorporate feedsnap directly into the “page” loop, i.e [feedsnap, 2]http://news.google.com/news?q=[/feedsnap]

Is this at all possible? or am i misinterpreting something along the way, i am only a few months old to WordPress, but a solution using this method would be greatly appreciated and a donation greatfully given.
Thanks

Dean

Comment from Ciaron
Time: 3 June, 2008, 16:22

Nice plugin – even got it to work from a static page in my template using the call to multifeedsnap_function as above.

Is this plugin supposed to work with Atom? I’m guessing it is since it uses WordPress’s built parser – however I can’t get anything to display using this feed: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/atom.xml

Any Ideas?

Comment from Colin
Time: 3 June, 2008, 23:00

Guys,
Was away for a bit but will get to these queries tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback and suggestions, and hopefully we can get these issues sorted :)

Comment from Jamie
Time: 6 June, 2008, 05:00

I too am unable to get any google news feeds to work. No matter if I use rss or atom, nothing shows up.
This is an AWESOME plug in. I can see so many great uses for it! Hope you can help us get the google stuff working!

Comment from John
Time: 10 June, 2008, 01:11

Great plugin. It is working great on my site. I created a post rather than a page. I’d love it if I could make a post each month which pulls only those feed entries for a certain date range. Instead of [multifeed, 3]feedurl[/multifeed], perhaps [multifeed, 20080501, 20080531]feedurl[/multifeed].

Comment from Marty Martin
Time: 10 June, 2008, 19:32

I notice in your feeds your using bold tags <b> and italic tags <i> which are deprecated. You should switch to <strong> instead of bold and <em> instead of italic.

It’d also be good if you could turn off the description in admin instead of having to comment it out per your instructions above.

Otherwise, excellent excellent tool. I love it.

Comment from Jamie Thompson
Time: 11 June, 2008, 15:37

Thanks, this was really useful. I had to jump in and edit the html as it is invalid XHTML (using a target on the anchor) and b and i tags are deprecated and shouldn’t really be used. It’d be nice for less experienced users if these options could be changed more easily. maybe a template could be specified with placeholders?

Comment from alexrorss
Time: 11 June, 2008, 18:34

I am running latest version of wpress, the plugin is activated yet I just see the feedsnap tag and the rss url in my page rather than the feed… Any idea what’s going wrong?

[page: http://ukpokerroom.co.uk – right hand side.

plugin looks damned handy, looking forward to getting it working!
cheers
n

Comment from Mark
Time: 12 June, 2008, 16:47

Colin:
Forgive me for being a php idiot:) Stupid question. I have multifeed loaded and active and I have set the number of feeds that I want. Now the stupid question were does the folloing tag go?
The instructions say “Enter the following tags in your post:

[feedsnap]feedurl[/feedsnap]
where feedurl is the url of the feed you wish displayed.

Do I enter that right in the multifeed.php program, or in the main template? Sorry. Ok everyone on the board here, stop laughing at me. hahaha

Thanks Colin. Cant wat to use this plugin. I appreciate your help!!!

Comment from Luca
Time: 13 June, 2008, 07:11

I got the error

Error: It’s not possible to reach RSS file…

Comment from c. dickson
Time: 13 June, 2008, 13:46

Mark-
I am still playing around with this great plugin and am no expert. Quite the opposite. You go to your blog dashboard and click on write page or write post. Then you just insert [feedsnap]feedurl[/feedsnap] in the body of the post. Substitute the feed address you want to use for “feedurl”.
The Readme file will tel you how to control the number of posts you want displayed.

Comment from Colin
Time: 14 June, 2008, 14:23

Been busy lately, but here goes:

Dean – I don’t know why you want to pull it into the page loop. It’s enough to stick it into the write page or write post box in your dashboard. It can be put in the page loop but what’s the need?

Ram – I’ve spent hours trying to find why it won’t take Google feeds in RSS and I’m still not sure. If I sort it out I’ll post. As Dean says though, it pulls it in Atom so maybe this is the best route for you for now?

Ciaron – There’ll always be some feeds that it won’t cater for since it’s a very lightweight piece of code. In future it could become much more robust (like feedvalidator.com), but for now it isn’t. I think you’ve found a fed it can’t handle. Sorry :)

Jamie – See above. I’m trying!!

John – Good idea, thanks! There’s a few other ideas here that would require an admin page, but I’m not sure if I want to make it so much more complex. It would be quite easy to patch a bit of code inthere to do what you want it to do. Do you know how or will I post a little fix?

Marty/Jamie – cheers for the info – my html is 10 years old :)

Alexrorss – not sure. But I see from your site that you have some feeds working – is it working now for you, or are they hard-coded?

Mark – No such thing as a stupid question (I’ve asked them all!). Thanks to c. dickson for answering your question ahead of me though :)

Luca – That means that it can’t reach the url you’ve typed in. Maybe it’s a typo, or maybe the url isn’t valid.

Comment from Jonas
Time: 15 June, 2008, 22:47

Hello,
I would like to use your FeedSnap on my swedish page but it’s not compatible with all our letters (å, ä, ö). Would it be in your interest to help me (us=) with that?

Thanks for the plugin!

Comment from Mark
Time: 17 June, 2008, 15:24

Thanks C. Dickson, I REALLY appreciate it! Thanks Colin for the great plugin and hosting this board with such great people that really want to help!

You all are Great. Thanks Again
Take Care
Mark

Comment from Dean
Time: 19 June, 2008, 12:34

Hi Colin, sorry for any confusion. The reason i want to put it within the loop is, I would like to fetch news from Google for a specific keyword, the keyword itself is defined by the page/post title, that way if i write about cornflakes, within the loop whenever the post/page is fetched, it will also fetch the latest “cornflake” news from Google.

Whenever i write another page, for example, about milk, i would like the page to fetch news from Google about “milk” without replacing the cornflake pages results. The way i figured this would work would be to use multifeedsnap within the loop rather than individual post/pages.

It may be a lazy way of doing it but it makes sense to me and i will not have to edit 150 pages, it could do them all on the fly, and at the same time offer relevant content to my visitors.

Colin if you do figure it out, as i am a php numpty, it would be greatly appreciated.

Dean

Comment from Derek
Time: 19 June, 2008, 17:51

Thanks for this, it is exactly what I was looking for!

The only feature request I have is to be able to list all the posts from a single day only, rather than a certain number of posts.

If I could do a daily posts saying “This is all the news from my feeds for today only,” this would truly be perfect.

Keep up the good work!

Comment from Derek
Time: 19 June, 2008, 18:20

No that I’m understanding more what this does, my previous suggestion may not be a good one. Is there a way to take a snapshot of the feeds at the time I make the post rather than having it dynamically update, or is that a function best left to a different plugin?

Comment from John Lacey
Time: 21 June, 2008, 11:49

I have to say I absolutely adore your plugin!

I confess I don’t really know very much about either RSS or PHP, though I was wondering would it be possible to select the elements of the feed to display? I commented out the line that includes the description… Although the application I really want to use it for is to show a YouTube video icon and include the link to it. Is that too ambitious? lol

Comment from Sue
Time: 24 June, 2008, 19:14

I would like to run this from a static page and no matter what I do as outlined above, I consistently get only the code, as in : [*feedsnap, 10*]http://digg.com/rss/index.xml[*/feedsnap*] . I added the code to the file as outlined above. Is there a different way to call the feed if from a static page?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Comment from Dean
Time: 4 July, 2008, 15:16

Colin, I managed to find an Ajax alternative to incorporate what i needed, for the benefit of other users you can find it @ http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxsearch/samples.html.

All credit to you Colin for putting the widget together, but it was not quite what i was looking for, but it set me down the right path all the same.

To see what i meant take a look @ http://www.lowcostsunshine.co.uk/travel-guide

Dean

Comment from Nick
Time: 4 July, 2008, 15:42

Hi im using your plug-in to pull in my tweets into a page and it pulls it in when i post the page but after that doesn’t and I have to repost the link for it to pull in new stuff.

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Comment from John Lacey
Time: 10 July, 2008, 00:17

Sue — Try removing the *’s and see what happens.

Comment from Richard
Time: 23 July, 2008, 13:07

Thanks this is exactly what i am looking for :)

Comment from BigKahuna
Time: 24 July, 2008, 18:13

Hey…I am trying to get this thing working on my site. It seems that everything is installed right however the plugin is only pulling in the title of a single post and not the post itself. If I go to the feed maunally through my reader I see it fine but not when pulled in through the plugin.

Comment from christopher
Time: 25 July, 2008, 05:21

hi, is there any way to keep the query data from being removed from the URL? I need the query data passed through so that the correct content is sent to the feed.

Comment from Stephen
Time: 26 July, 2008, 14:44

I’m using it on my site and works great. Mahalo.

Comment from christopher
Time: 27 July, 2008, 20:33

Please disregard my question . I managed to hack your plug in to get it to encode properly.

Comment from Morgan
Time: 28 July, 2008, 16:18

Hi!
i have a multilanguage blog and what to send a english rss to people who choose english and a portuguese rss for those eho choose portuguese… it´s possible to do that using your plugin?

If not, do you know any other plugin that can do that?

thanks,

Morgan

Comment from Colin
Time: 29 July, 2008, 00:40

Hi Guys,
A few of the questions can be solved with the following plugins so check them out:
Google News Plugin – Support for Google News feeds with multilingual abilites.
QuickRSS – Looks great though I haven’t run it. Probably not so quick though – has many more options and features than MultiFeedSnap – if feature-rich is what you want, it might be for you!

Hope this helps, MultiFeedSnap is what it is, it can’t do everything, but hopefully (and thanks to everyone’s feedback), it will become really good at what it does :)

Comment from Kieran
Time: 3 August, 2008, 21:56

Great plugin…however, looking for a WP RSS plugin that posts automatically news from an RSS feed. Any ideas?

Comment from Peter
Time: 7 August, 2008, 04:47

Hi,
Plugin works well!! Just wondering if there is a way to get pictures from the feeds I use. It only displays the text.
Thanks,
Peter

Comment from Millionster
Time: 8 August, 2008, 03:35

You should make a curl version of this script. A lot of webhost dont support fopen on external domains. Great otherwise.

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Comment from Mackie Images – Adventure Photography
Time: 13 August, 2008, 00:37

Thank you for the great plugin. There are a couple things I’m trying to do that may be easy code changes. I was able to remove descriptions (and only post titles) but now I’m realizing I’d like to just limit the length of the post, by either words or characters. Is this possible? Also, is there a way to choose whether or not to include images from the post?

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Comment from Plannthin
Time: 14 August, 2008, 21:07

It is exactly what I was looking for – a great simple plugin. As “newbee” at working with PHP I don’t know how to change the date format to another PHP format.

Please help me!

Comment from Colin
Time: 15 August, 2008, 05:16

Kieran/Peter – the links above might met your needs.

Mackie Images – Not exactly sure what is meant by limiting the length of the posts. But you could display the headers alone. Line 95 of the code is:
$atext .= html_entity_decode($item[description]); //.'<a href="'.$item['link'].'"> more...</a>'If you change this to:$atext .= .'<a href="'.$item['link'].'"> more...</a>'It should do what you want.

Plannthin – the date is displayed as the RSS feed writer intended. MFS doesn’t alter it. If you wanted to display it a different way you would need to parse the $pubdate string to get the day month, hour etc out and then reformat according to your needs. The substr() function will be your best friend after that!

Comment from Rob
Time: 17 August, 2008, 06:07

Thanks for the excellent plugin. It would be a nice improvement if it had another value for length of displayed feed (say 100 characters)! Cheers.

I have tweaked it a bit and coded it onto my Revolution City website on the front page here:

http://manawatu.christian-apologetics.org/

Enjoy.

Comment from ChuckMcB
Time: 17 August, 2008, 10:46

If anyone has problems with fopen() or “Error: It’s not possible to reach RSS file…” errors (like me 10 minutes ago) make sure that WP is not adding tags or converting special characters to their html codes….to do so click on the HTML tab while making a post and double check the rss feed address.

ps. nice, simple plugin, cheers.

Comment from dEAN
Time: 19 August, 2008, 20:02

Colin, just stopping by to let you know that i am happily using feedsnap to great effect in my latest website.

@ BigKahuna, sometimes the rss settings of the feed you are pulling in do not necassarily allow for the description to be added, don`t panic, not everyone does it this way, try a few other feeds to see what i mean.

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Comment from Larry Bradshaw
Time: 23 August, 2008, 15:26

The plug nicely brings in the rss feed from: http://www.spotcrime.com/rss/ia/desmoines, but when you click on a link on the page from the rss feed, it just opens a new browser window with the same rss feed. It never takes you to the rss producers site to read the full article? Any suggestions?

Comment from Larry Bradshaw
Time: 23 August, 2008, 17:50

I forgot to list the page that has my feed on it so you can see what I mean about clicking on the headlines, it doesn’t take you to the actual story on SpotCrime.

http://www.livingdowntowndesmoines.com/downtown-maps/des-moines-metro-area-crime-feed/

Comment from Maria
Time: 26 August, 2008, 02:06

Hi Colin,

For some reason, it’s not pulling some of the feeds. On this page:
http://blog.dailycal.org/
only two feeds are pulled. The “Bear Bytes” feed is part of the WordPressMu page, but “The Daily Clog” has its own WordPress blog on a different subdomain.

The feeds for the other three work; I’ve checked them in the browser, but for some reason, nothing is pulled. The RSS URL that you see for the RSS button is the same RSS URL that I use for the FeedSnap.

Comment from Maria
Time: 28 August, 2008, 08:53

Scratch that. For some reason, the feeds just started pulling up now and all five of them are there.

Comment from Colin
Time: 3 September, 2008, 01:19

Glad to hear it Maria – a lot of the issues that arise are due to the feed and not MFS itself. Not to say it’s perfect though… :p

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Comment from gadget
Time: 9 September, 2008, 08:26

Great, great plugin. So much so that I’m building a new site around it. One issue I’m having though is an excessive amount of Error 500s. Reading the above, it may be the fopen coding. Do I need to change my host? If so, what questions do I need to be asking any new hosting company pls?

Comment from Thomas
Time: 9 September, 2008, 13:21

Hello,
I know I was the one asking to have the rss feeds to open in a new window, but would it be possible to ask you to add into the readme what to modify and how to modify, if we want a specific feed to not open in a new window?

I plan to use several feeds using this script, some I want opening in a new window and some not.

Thanks,
Thomas

Comment from Colin
Time: 9 September, 2008, 13:41

@gadget
TO be honest I’m not entirely sure what the Error 500s are or why you’re getting them. There is an issue around php scripts accessing websites, but the script tries the fopen function first, and if it fails, then it uses the snoopy class to open the website. Have you verified the feeds perhaps with some of the other feed readers I mentioned above?

@Thomas
I can indeed add the codes above to the Read Me for a subsequent release. Getting a specific feed to open in a new window is not trivial – it would require a new option in the feedsnap tags, just like the option for the number of posts to pull in, and some additional coding in the script. Perhaps I’ll implement this in future, but I don’t see it happening soon. Sorry! By the way – it seems strange that you would want some to open in a new windown and some to not – why not just have them all open in a new window?

Comment from Bill
Time: 20 September, 2008, 19:50

Colin, I don’t know up from down on any of this stuff, I am a user, not a fixer, and I am currently using Paul Morley’s original “Feedsnap” with WordPress and it works great.. but just one feed.. and I need to add multiple feeds.. Thank God I found your tool…I have it downloaded, but need to know if I need to “uninstall” the original “feedsnap” before I install your plugin, or does it matter? Please excuse my ignorance, I just don’t want to create an issue if there is some way to avoid it…. Your tool is exactly what I have been looking for and it’s been right here under my nose all along… Thanks for all you do and have done.

Comment from Bruno de Florence
Time: 21 September, 2008, 12:30

A brilliant idea for a plugin indeed, may Colin be praised! It could be combined with the Web Collage plugin (it’s in the WP plugin repertory) , which allows you to show a thumbnail of the site you are featuring. It uses artviper.net’s screen shot generation service (free for non commercial uses). With those 2 plugins, you almost have the equivalent of the Snapshots facility.

So Colin, you know what to do for the next upgrade of the plugin -:)
Cheers from London, UK.

Comment from Bruno de Florence
Time: 21 September, 2008, 16:20

Comments on RSS:
I have noticed that some RSS feeds behave and some dont behave well at all. Have also noticed that the same feed address will sometimes be available, and sometimes not. When it does not work for a particular feed plugin, it does not work either for the WP RSS widget. Perhaps it migth be best to RSS via FeedBurner.

This said, Snapsots seems to always be able to pull a feed. Also, couldn’t the code used by WP to display WP’s related feeds in the Dashboard be adapted for a plugin, thus allowing feed insertion in post or page, with CSS styling?

Comment from Bruno de Florence
Time: 21 September, 2008, 18:25

More comments on RSS:
Just had a proof of what I was talking about in previous post. A feed from a French CMS (Spip) was not displaying (no fopen error though). Then a few hours later it was picked up by Colin’s plugin, only to disappear again after I did a browser page refresh a few minutes later. Go figure.

Concerning the CSS styling of the feed display, there seems to be 3 solutions:
1)In the body of the post itself, encapsulate each call to FeedSnap in a DIV (painful & slow).
2)In the php file which displays the posts, test to see if the post belongs to the Links category, and if yes use my own DIV.
3)In multifeedsnap.php, on line 94 where $text is assigned its value, replace the p tag by my own DIV.

If feasible, option 3 would be my preferred solution as it ensures straightforward portability to different themes. So Colin, is this solution possible?

Comment from Bill
Time: 23 September, 2008, 12:40

Colin, no need to reply to the post above.. tested it in an undeveloped blog and think all I need to do is “deactivate” the old Feedsnap plugin… all seems to work well in the trial with MFS..Thanks for a great tool..

Comment from Linuxbastard.is-a-geek.com
Time: 26 September, 2008, 09:09

Hi Colin,

Nice little plugin. It’s simple enough and it looks easy enough to use. Am thinking of using it, but would like it to use the whole post.

Comment from Colin
Time: 26 September, 2008, 21:58

Cheers Bill – glad it’s sorted.

Bruno – Thanks for all the feedback. Your option 3 sounds good. Perhaps a DIV id=”MultiFeedSnap” would let people do their own css on things. What do you think? This is easily implemented. As for the site previews…wow! A hell of an add-on… And as for your point about WPs own code for pulling feeds, I’ll look into it. Thanks again!

Comment from Haven Rich
Time: 2 October, 2008, 23:42

I’ve been using this plugging for a long while now but with the recent update (2.6.2) everything began to mess up. After much searching and banging my head on the keys, I decided to take a chance and mess with some coding. I’m not a program coder so this stuff is greek to me!

Anyhow, I kept getting a Warning: ini_set() error. I solved it by removing the ini_set(‘user_agent’, ‘Anything here’); line in the plug-in coding and it works perfectly now.

Great plug-in!

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Comment from Paul Morley
Time: 6 October, 2008, 14:23

It has been a while since I looked at anything WordPress related, but I’m so glad that FeedSnap has been developed further, something I had always intended to do. Keep up the good work.

Comment from Colin
Time: 6 October, 2008, 15:05

Good to hear from you Paul. Thanks for the encouragement and for making FeedSnap in the first place. Good luck with your work.

Colin

Comment from Mike Johnston
Time: 9 October, 2008, 13:05

I’d love to be able to use this but I am unable to figure out how to make the feeds not break layout and expand across the whole site. they also don’t appear to use the same styling as my site. Any way to do this?

Comment from Mike Johnston
Time: 10 October, 2008, 14:34

Colin, is there a way to get multisnap to format correctly within a post? As it is right now, if I enable it, the feeds expand into my sidebar.

Comment from John Chan
Time: 14 October, 2008, 10:08

Hi Colin, it is possible to use this plugin with wp-cache plugin?
Because when i run the wp-cache plugin, then i activate your plugin and then i put the command like this :
[feedsnap, 10]http://digg.com/rss/index.xml[/feedsnap]
it give me an error like this : “Error: It’s not possible to reach RSS file… ”

Whats wrong with it?
FYI i run on WP 2.6.2 with wp-cache activate

Comment from Adam Katz
Time: 17 October, 2008, 20:32

How would I implement this in theme editor to display in a column? When I put in the code it simply spits it back out as text on my blog.

Thanks

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Comment from dana
Time: 22 October, 2008, 11:18

I am trying to parse this:

http://www.google.com/blogsearch_feeds?hl=en&client=z2&q=nick+bollea&ie=utf-8&num=10&output=rss

It is not working…any ideas?

Comment from stefd
Time: 23 October, 2008, 19:47

hi, nice plugin. It works ! but i ‘ve a question, where could i configure the refresh time of rss feed i read ? i don’t find this option noway ! what’s the default delay of refresh ?

Comment from Rudi
Time: 27 October, 2008, 12:54

Hi. Is it possible to specify how many words or characters each feed displays. Or is it possible to display the headline from each post instead of the main body as a short list to show the latest post headlines. Here is an example of the type of menu system I’m trying to do. http://blogs.dispatch.co.za/

Comment from Fujita Argeno
Time: 30 October, 2008, 05:36

Hello!!
I’m using this plug in in Japan, Thanks ofr that!!
I wanted to insert in footer of my site, a feed reader about another site. It’s possible with this plug in?
I tried:
or

Can you help me with the function to call Multifeedsnap?

thank you!

Comment from Fujita Argeno
Time: 30 October, 2008, 05:38

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Time: 30 October, 2008, 05:39

FeedSnap(‘http://portalmie.com/eventos_/feed‘);

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Comment from kev
Time: 5 November, 2008, 14:37

I’m testing out a site with your plug in but get this error:
Warning: fopen(feed://www.dominican-estate.com/index.php?action=rss_featured_listings) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/xxxxx/public_html/xxxxx/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

This is the line I’m using on the page:
[feedsnap]feed://www.dominican-estate.com/index.php?action=rss_featured_listings[/feedsnap]

Comment from Mark
Time: 7 November, 2008, 05:24

This is really silly question but I don’t know php. I’m trying to show multiple feeds together with the code above. So I created a new page and posted the code below within the page but that shows a bunch of code you go to view the page. Can someone help me out and tell me how to call the function within the page and where do I put the function.

Thanks

function write_feedsnap()
{
$text = ‘[feedsnap, 2]http://www.thelocal.se/RSS/theLocal.xml[/feedsnap]‘;
$text .= ‘[feedsnap, 3]http://rss.mnginteractive.com/live/ElPasoTimes/ElPasoTimes_1902828.xml[/feedsnap]‘;
$text = multifeedsnap_function ($text);
echo $text;
}
add_filter(‘the_content’,'multifeedsnap_function’);
add_action(‘wp_meta’, ‘write_feedsnap’);

Comment from Karen
Time: 12 November, 2008, 18:56

Would like to use a RSS feed that has query strings, but they seem to get cut off. Please Help.

Comment from Doug
Time: 21 November, 2008, 05:02

the code above for showing the feed on the right sidebar isn’t working for me. What might i be doing wrong?Also, is it possible alternate a graphic, then the feed below, then aonther graphic, and another feed below, etc.

Here’s the code i pasted from your example:

function write_feedsnap()
{
$text = ‘[feedsnap, 2]http://apolloalliance.org/digest/?feed=rss2[/feedsnap]‘;

$text .= ‘[feedsnap, 3]http://apolloalliance.org/blog/?feed=rss2[/feedsnap]‘;
$text = multifeedsnap_function ($text);
echo $text;
}
add_filter(‘the_content’,'multifeedsnap_function’);
add_action(‘wp_meta’, ‘write_feedsnap’);

Thanks.

Comment from Tomb
Time: 21 November, 2008, 07:27

I got the same error kev did. What to do?

Comment from Russell Smithers
Time: 21 November, 2008, 22:46

Thank you for this WP plug-in, I have been looking for something like this for a while now. I just installed it and used it without any problems.

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Comment from big o
Time: 27 November, 2008, 18:41

same issue as Kev and Tomb. Any ideas. I host in a shared hosting environment. Not sure I can change to much config in the sever

Comment from bAsTaRd666
Time: 28 November, 2008, 00:02

Hi dear Colin, I like very much your wp-plugin! I’d like to know how to show AUTHOR of the article, in addition to TITLE and DATE in the “mirrored content” trough RSS Feeds!
Thank you in advance for your answer,
bAsT.

Comment from tom
Time: 28 November, 2008, 16:43

Love the plugin – first one of its kind that I’ve been able to get to work right out of the gate. Question on load times… Immediately after activating my page with the feeds, my entire site load time came to a halt. Is there a way to cache the feeds?

Thanks.

Comment from derrick
Time: 4 December, 2008, 19:58

Hi. Great Plugin. It’s always worked like a charm. I just came across on feed I want to carry but they don’t do exerpts so I wanted to limit to headlines only. I read above how to do this by commenting out the line.

//$atext .= html_entity_decode($item[description]); //.’ more…
$atext .= “”;

But for some reason no matter how I comment that line out it just kills the plug in. I tried both //$atext and // $atext (notice the space. I wonder if wiping out the line all together would work? I’ll try that but any ideas would be great.

Comment from Michael Smith
Time: 6 December, 2008, 17:27

Hi… AWESOME plugin! Gave it 5 stars. Having one problem, though, I can’t seem to get it to work on category and tag pages? Any thoughts?

Comment from Teresa Cuervo
Time: 16 December, 2008, 16:43

I recently installed your plugin, multifeedsnap to have my RSS feeds “feed” into a page rather than on a sidebar, I activated the pluin when intalled and would like to know where do you put the url for the reader I am using(in this case Google reader) I still have the Rss widget and that allows the space for that.
Please advise

Thanks1

Comment from Trey
Time: 19 December, 2008, 11:27

Hi,

Is there any way to get this to work with right to left languages. I want to use Arabic feeds, and the text comes out fine except that its aligned left to right and i cant figure out how to change it. Is there an edit? Great plugin otherwise.

Thanks!

Comment from boudewijn
Time: 25 December, 2008, 20:46

I was looking quite a long time for a plugin like this, and am very pleased to have found this one. works like a charm.

I am curious to know wether it’s possible to make the plugin put the rss output in a ordered list; …

So that each headline will be on a seperate, numbered line. My php knowledge is slim to nill, so any help will be much appreciated.

thanks for your great work!

Comment from boudewijn
Time: 27 December, 2008, 20:31

hmm..I figured it out myself. looks great now.

If anybody has the code for limiting the amount of characters, please let me know.

thanks again Collin.

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Comment from mike
Time: 8 January, 2009, 23:05

help!!

Warning: fopen( http://healthit.ahrq.gov/images/health_it_rss_feed.XML) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /hsphere/local/home/havaml/empathhealthsystems.com/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

Comment from nrv
Time: 14 January, 2009, 06:43

Colin,

Excellent plugin.
I was wondering if there is any way the script could display n RSS feed listings( [feednap, n]feed URL[/feedsnap] at a time and follow any number of listings that exceed n using a “more…” option or create links numbered pages for easier navigation ?

Comment from Juno
Time: 14 January, 2009, 14:04

Just a quick question: does this plugin work for WP 2.7? I’m desperately looking for a working, easy-to-use plugin to display some feeds on a page, and so far I haven’t found anything that works.

Comment from David
Time: 16 January, 2009, 13:23

Hi,

Great plugin instead but i have a problem with it regarding showing feed :

Like you can see here : http://lesartisans.org/testserveur/

I can see the feed when URL is “http://www.planet-sansfil.com/?feed=rss2″ (second post) but not that one “http://www.planet-sansfil.com/?feed=rss2&cat=10″ (first post).

PS : the both links are working as well (I have tested on several RSS soft, RSS links…).

any idea ?

Comment from Bianca
Time: 18 January, 2009, 18:55

First Time i used the Plugin i get an Feed. After reload it´s empty. HELP PLEASE!
http://www.minniwelt.de/news/2009/01/18/feed-2/

Comment from Mally
Time: 24 January, 2009, 16:40

Is it possible to display other values from a RRS feed such as an image?

At the minute it shows description, url and title

Comment from kitty
Time: 24 January, 2009, 20:45

Dear Colin, first of all great plugin! but i have a bit of problem here. I created a page to list some of the newsy feeds like find useful and somehow two of them, both feedburner urls, are not showing up. I wonder what is wrong with it. I checked their RSS and they’re working fine.. Please help! Thanks for this great app.

Comment from Jerry
Time: 27 January, 2009, 11:27

Cool plugin. Is there a way to specify that you want headlines only or the number of words or lines to take from the post instead of taking the entire text?

Someone said it only shows description, url and title. Have I set it up wrong? My test blog shows every word of the post and I don’t want that. I only want the headline or first few words.

Comment from Wellness
Time: 3 February, 2009, 02:34

This is great, I have been looking for something like this and am very happy to see it works from WP 2.5.1 – thanks.
Greets Wellness

Comment from randy
Time: 6 February, 2009, 23:24

anyone ever see this error? i only get it when I have more than 1 feed on the page:

Warning: Attempt to assign property of non-object in /home/**hidden**/**hidden**/wp-includes/rss.php on line 449

Comment from kat
Time: 10 February, 2009, 11:29

Was ready to download and use this plug-in, however I see it’s not stable in 2.7 yet. I’m sure you’re busy with other things. Hopefully, there might be a compatible version soon? Mucho thanks! :)

Comment from Bas – Serial Expat
Time: 16 February, 2009, 17:31

It’s not showing anything for me. Is it because it’s unstable in 2.7 or are feeds invisible in Preview mode??

Comment from Colin
Time: 16 February, 2009, 17:39

This program is stable in WP2.7. If you’re not getting feeds through it is because the feed is:
- not supported by the parser, i.e. not standard formatting;
- corrupt or not available.
Just try some different feeds to see if you get any joy. If it doesn’t work for you, there’s a number of other similar (but more complex) plugins available – see further up the comments.

I take the point that there could be loads more options in MFS, number of words, headlines only etc. At the moment I haven’t the time to look into these. Perhaps I will in the future, perhaps not. But on the plus side, the code is there so give it a stab and see if you can improve it! Let me know if you do so I can update this page!

Comment from Qazi Atiq
Time: 19 February, 2009, 08:35

Wow this is exactly what i was looking great !!!!
Thanks a lot

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Comment from Betclic
Time: 26 February, 2009, 12:59

Thx for that post, i work on my RSS and i found here few solutions to my PB ! Thx !

Comment from John V.
Time: 7 March, 2009, 09:08

Hey Colin,

Great plug-in and it worked for me on several sites until I upgraded to WP 2.7.1. Any suggestions please and thank you?

Comment from dsi games
Time: 14 March, 2009, 11:48

I’ve used this superb plugin many times, thank you. However, I’ve just added a feed from the Sony Press Site – http://presscentre.sony.eu/rss/default.aspx?feedid={E05B7BCC-AA48-48E2-B4AB-2C2A8F98619B} – and whilst the feed date order is ‘latest first’, when I add it to this page – http://www.gadget-blog.co.uk/news-phones-headsets/sony-news/ – the date order is chronological. I’ve never had that happen before. Does anyone know how I can get the date order to be ‘latest first’, as per the original feed?!

Thank you in advance.

Comment from alexandra burke
Time: 15 March, 2009, 12:24

Colin, great plugin. Is it possible to edit the html. EG. Is it possible to change the post header to a h2 or h3 tag and limit the snippet to a set number of words rather than using the original feeds’ settings?

Comment from dita_disini
Time: 18 March, 2009, 06:36

if I don’t want to see image on some of my feed because its ruin the line, and still wanna have an image in different feed?? how can i do that, thanks

Comment from Nicole
Time: 29 April, 2009, 18:23

Okay, I must be the dumbest person in the world … but, how do I implement this once it has been activated in my plugins section? I have triple checked, it is activated, but … there’s nowhere I can see that will let me edit it … not in settings, no dashboard menu items … can you please tell me how I now use it to create a post with multiple feeds?

Thanks, and sorry for being so basic!

Comment from Ivan
Time: 1 May, 2009, 07:03

i was wondering how i could change the order of the feeds from latest to oldest. Thanks.

Comment from frasi
Time: 13 May, 2009, 05:52

Thanks for this plugin, it works great

Comment from psp go
Time: 1 June, 2009, 08:49

Great plugin, have used it on several sites. However, since upgrading to WP 2.7 I’ve noticed that the feeds are not being updated on my site. Has anyone else noticed this?

Comment from gadget
Time: 2 June, 2009, 21:34

Hi Colin.
I wanted to get in contact with you regarding your supern Multifeedsnap plugin. As you say on the WordPress site, you have only tested it upto 2.5.1 – Unfortunately, it does not appear to work with 2.7.1 as the actual RSS Feed does not update after its first added to the site. Are you able to help pls?

Comment from preorder psp go
Time: 7 June, 2009, 20:48

Are you sure you’re using WP 2.7? I don’t have any problems with the site I run it on.

Comment from link building services
Time: 12 June, 2009, 16:50

How do I implement this once it has been activated in my plugins section? I have triple checked, it is activated, but … there’s nowhere I can see that will let me edit it … not in settings, no dashboard menu items

Comment from Admin
Time: 12 June, 2009, 18:57

It’s described in the section “Usage” in the ReadMe.txt file that comes in the donload zip file. I can’t post the usuage here as WP will parse it, but you enclose your fee URL in feedsnap brackets, anywhere on your site that you want the feed to be located. You can have as many of these as you want on a single page or post.

Comment from Kevin DaSilva
Time: 15 June, 2009, 09:45

Awesome plugin! How do I get My Affiliate Id In? Just do a search with my ID and subscibe to that specfic feed?

Thanks

Comment from Jeremy Barnish
Time: 17 June, 2009, 16:00

It wont seem to pick up a feed from yahoo pipes. Have you tried this or know a plugin that might work with pipes?

Comment from psp games
Time: 22 July, 2009, 21:40

Just had a proof of what I was talking about in previous post. A feed from a French CMS (Spip) was not displaying (no fopen error though). Then a few hours later it was picked up by Colin’s plugin, only to disappear again after I did a browser page refresh a few minutes later. Go figure.

Comment from Arlene
Time: 31 July, 2009, 04:36

Easy to use plugin – thanks for sharing your skills with us! I’m a nut for consistency in format, and I’m having trouble: Sometimes feeds come in with a description, other times (eg. from Blogspot blogs) with title only. Is there any way to control this? And can I control whether photos come in with the feed, or not? Thanks

Comment from testking a+
Time: 8 August, 2009, 18:57

I don’t use Twitter that often but people use Tiny URL on Twitter all the time because of the 140 character limit per Twit. Seeing this made me think what if I used it to shorten Ebay Feed URI? It was worth a try. So I went to TinyUrl.com and pasted my monster Ebay RSS URL in the transform box and got a tiny url to put in the
[feedsnap] shortcode[/feedsnap] Now the plugin shows the feed. And I am happy again.
This reminds me of another Ebay related rss problem. Finding the rss button at the bottom of my Ebay Advanced search result pages. I just couldn’t find it! I asked Ebay support. Got back some whiffle about clearing my cookies and cache. Turns out I was using the Beta Advanced Search. I opted out of this and now I can find the RSS button at the bottom of my advanced searches.

Comment from Claire
Time: 12 August, 2009, 08:22

I am trying to get this working with wp 2.8. Seems I am getting same error message as others on here: 12

Aug
Home
Posted by Claire | Edit Published in Uncategorized

Warning: fopen(http://aprendizdetodo.com/weblog.rss) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/yarclair/public_html/go3/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

Error: It's not possible to reach RSS file...

Please advise asap!

Comment from Ump
Time: 28 August, 2009, 17:41

Thanks for the amazing plugin! I have one question..how would i get this to work within an include file in the single post theme page?

I tried the above code for the sidebar, but it doesnt seem to work for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Comment from Ump
Time: 28 August, 2009, 20:11

Colin, first of all..i love the plugin! Simple and easy to use! I have one question..what modifications to i need to make in the code above (regarding sidebar) to make this work within the single post theme of my blog?

Thanks!

Comment from DaveC
Time: 30 August, 2009, 17:17

Creating a custom template file with the feed embeded into the page. This template file doesn’t have anything from ‘post’ or ‘page’, so I coded the [feedsnap, 10]http://www.nwrenovation.com/feed[/feedsnap] directly into the page, yet it only prints [feedsnap, 10]http://www.nwrenovation.com/feed[/feedsnap]. Any ideas?

Comment from bedroom closet organizers
Time: 15 September, 2009, 16:54

This is a useful plugin tool but I cannot get it to work with wp latest version. Plenty of errors encountered.

Comment from Richard Burckhardt
Time: 16 September, 2009, 18:01

Trying it out in WordPress 2.8.4 but all I can get is the code to show on the pages (ie `[feedsnap]the feed URL [/feedsnap]`), no feeds.

Comment from Ump
Time: 16 September, 2009, 23:25

Colin, ive seemed to answer or work out all of my current problems thus far. However, i have it a road block..i’ve created this include that pulls into the post template..

function write_feedsnap()
{
$feedz = get_post_meta($post->ID,’feeds’,true);
$text = ‘[feedsnap, 3]‘,$feedz,’[/feedsnap]‘;
$text = multifeedsnap_function ($text);
echo $text;
}
write_feedsnap();

as you can see, im trying to populate the rss feed url using post meta..but for some reason i cant get it to display or it breaks my page completely. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Once again, thank you!

Comment from electric treadmill
Time: 20 September, 2009, 20:01

I think something is missing with the codes. WordPress editor seems not to be liking the code as displayed here. I can’t get my feeds working on the page. It’s a mess.

Comment from blu ray player
Time: 22 September, 2009, 12:13

This is by far my favourite WP plugin. Thanks for sharing.

Comment from Phil
Time: 24 September, 2009, 07:00

Is Colin still maintaining this code? IIf not, is anyone going to work with it in the future?

Comment from Admin
Time: 24 September, 2009, 07:57

Phil,
I think you’re probably right – I’ve been really busy with work in the last 6 months or more. I haven’t even had the time to spend on the website, never mind tools for it. If someone does want to take it and adopt the patches and wishes listed above I’ll help them out as much as I can.

Any takers?!

Colin

Comment from Phil
Time: 24 September, 2009, 17:58

I’m not much of a php programmer as I’m just now learning it. Maybe I could study the code and it will help me in my studies and then do something with it. I’d like to see the ability to list categories with links related to that category listed below. I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for the quick reply Colin.

Comment from Nicole
Time: 12 October, 2009, 19:49

Oh my, I am such a huge fan of this plugin — am wondering if anyone can help me? Am trying to use it for Twitter RSS feeds and am getting this error on my “preview” page:
Warning: fopen(http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/53459075.rss/) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home/bizref/domains/allaboutdarien.com/public_html/aboutdarien/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

And nothing at all is showing up on my “live” page.

Can anyone help me??

Comment from cd wallets
Time: 27 October, 2009, 20:46

I also tried with feed from Twitter, and my “live” box doesn’t show anything either. Is there a code I need to put in for it to work?

Comment from Car Hire Schiphol
Time: 27 October, 2009, 20:53

This is an awesome plugin. If it doesn’t work for you, I think you might want to make sure that you are using WordPress 2.5.1 or 2.6!

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Comment from Bob
Time: 11 November, 2009, 00:13

Great, now there will never be an end to the feeds on my site :)

Comment from article volcano
Time: 22 November, 2009, 18:37

This looks like a great homebrew script. I’ve been looking at other (commercial!) solutions for what I want to do, but this looks like the business. Thanks for your hard work on this. Will report back when I get it to work. The Internet Rocks!

Comment from Chad
Time: 23 November, 2009, 15:47

Does not appear to support Feed URLs that don’t end with .rss. I want to display a feed that has a URL like http://blogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss and that does not appear to work. Bummer. If this can work, please let me know where I’ve gone wrong.

Comment from Dean Ouellette
Time: 23 December, 2009, 06:52

Great plugin, and it looks like you are busy, anyone know how to fix this

Warning: fopen(http://idx.diversesolutions.com/Feed/RSS/4103886) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 403 Unauthorized in /home/ouellett/domains/deansellsaz.com/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

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Comment from Social Media Marknadsföring
Time: 23 February, 2010, 22:28

Great plugin! Thanks alot Colin.

Best,
Magnus Lundin

Comment from Ben
Time: 5 April, 2010, 01:02

is there a way to display a thumbnail of the first image in the post from the feed?
can this be displayed left align to the title and summary, or maybe make alignment configurable?

Comment from Tom
Time: 8 April, 2010, 12:27

Just wanted to join the others here and say thanks for the plugin. I’m new to feeds but have been making websites for some time.

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Comment from Blog Bagus
Time: 5 May, 2010, 03:27

Can be set posting scheduling ( every day posting auto ? )…thanks

Comment from Alysia
Time: 6 July, 2010, 20:07

I installed the theme–and made the suggested modification listed above to have links open in new window–but now this shows up at the top:
Warning: fopen(http://www.istructe.org/news/rss.asp) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 404 NOT FOUND in /home2/fortben1/public_html/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

Any suggestions on a fix?

Comment from Edgar
Time: 14 July, 2010, 08:37

Great Plugin, how about if I create around 50 pages just on feeds, will it effect the systems resources

Thanks

Comment from Sean
Time: 10 August, 2010, 05:46

I wonder if you or someone else could show an example of how to add an image array to a feed that doesn’t include them?

What I want to do is:
1. check to see that the feed exists and it is a particular feed – say 3 items in the feed
2. if it is that feed, loop through an image array for each feed item
and add the image before the link text for each feed item.

I’ve created images and played with the code, but I’m a php novice and keep getting errors that disable the plugin.

Can anyone help with a simple code sample and I can take it from there? I have a lot of difficulty with the syntax.

Thanks in advance.

Comment from simon
Time: 16 September, 2010, 17:23

Hi Colin.

Thanks for your great plugin.
2 suggestions: 1. I would like to combine some feeds into one box. The posts should be arranged according to their date.
2. Would it be possible to show the whole posts as an rss feed?

It would be great if you could help me

Best to you and your projects

Comment from Howard
Time: 12 October, 2010, 14:51

Are there any help files, have installed but does not show any help, settings or anything? Am I missing something?

Comment from RSS Marketing
Time: 26 October, 2010, 17:15

Hi,

it seems like a terrific plugin. Thank you!
I installed it with WP 3.0.1 and activated but strange thing is that, it doesn’t display either as a widget or in the list of settings or anywhere else in my dashboard, so that I can configure it.
I think I have the same problem as Howard.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Comment from Jeff
Time: 15 November, 2010, 05:38

In reply to Howard and RSS Marketing, the reason there’s no settings screen or a widget, is because there are no settings to change other than the code you insert into a page. See the instructions at the top of this page for details how to use it.

Comment from Stefan
Time: 22 December, 2010, 10:08

Hy, i try to include my DropBox-Events as an RSS stream, but i wan’t work. Does anyone have an idea, what’s wrong with this tag?

[feedsnap, 10] http://www.dropbox.com/17199558/26909220/daa75d2/events.xml [/feedsnap]

I always get this errormsg:

Warning: fopen( http://www.dropbox.com/17199558/26909220/daa75d2/events.xml ) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /mnt/weba/20/27/5140027/htdocs/stoerignet/blog/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

Error: It’s not possible to reach RSS file…

Thanxs for your help,
Stefan

Comment from Karteikarten
Time: 15 April, 2011, 11:21

It’s really a nice and helpful plugin. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this.

Comment from Money Games Online
Time: 19 April, 2011, 22:35

Wow!!! That’s really great plugin… I want to know that is this plugin is working in Google chrome?

Comment from Protectia Muncii
Time: 6 May, 2011, 20:59

Does this work with the latest WordPress version? I’d be interested in trying it, but I don’t want to mess the current layout of my blog

Comment from Iren
Time: 19 May, 2011, 21:19

It was great to read it – interesting plugin, thanks.

Comment from Ryan
Time: 2 June, 2011, 17:48

Having problems with feed urls that are not vanilla, meaming domain.com/feed works, but when you start trying to pull entries from and url with special characters it doesn’t display anything at all. Something like: http://www.idahopress.com/search/?q=&t=article&l=100&d=&d1=&d2=&s=start_time&sd=desc&c=news/*,news/*/*&f=rss is going to fuck it right up . Even something simpler like this: http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/?fin=xml&type=default&c=y doesn’t work at all. More and more urls are being generating dynamically from CMS’s and without the ability to support those this plugin will become useless in a hurry.

Thanks for your work so far

Comment from Ryan
Time: 2 June, 2011, 18:26

A great alternative to this plugin can be found here: https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rss-in-page/

Comment from website design
Time: 8 June, 2011, 09:45

This code is awesome, I will be using this to my wordpress.

Comment from Doc Sheldon
Time: 8 June, 2011, 21:39

For anyone interested, I’m currently using MultiFeedSnap on WP version 3.1.3, and it works great!

Comment from sales coaching
Time: 14 June, 2011, 08:47

I havent tested this yet but this looks great!, Thanks a milion!

Comment from Cashback
Time: 30 July, 2011, 14:00

Excellent plugin.
I was wondering if there is any way the script could display n RSS feed listings( [feednap, n]feed URL[/feedsnap] at a time and follow any number of listings that exceed n using a “more…” option or create links numbered pages for easier navigation

Comment from cashback
Time: 31 July, 2011, 12:11

Author, is there a way to get multisnap to format correctly within a post? I dont want the feeds to mess up my sidebar as it is doing now

Comment from bonzo
Time: 4 August, 2011, 22:28

Great plugin and was exactly what i was looking for.

Got one problem though. Everything works when i first add the rss feed in a post, but it doesnt update when i add new content to that specific feed. Any suggestions? Its kind of useless to me if it doesnt update :)

Comment from bonzo
Time: 4 August, 2011, 22:34

Just noticed the lack of support lately. Is this plugin left for dead? Too bad if it is since it works for me, except for not updating added feeds.

Comment from Gary
Time: 29 September, 2012, 12:53

Hi would you mind letting me know which web host you’re using? I’ve loaded
your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot
quicker then most. Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a fair price?
Thanks, I appreciate it!

Comment from marketing internet
Time: 12 November, 2012, 04:32

Just noticed the lack of support lately. Is this plugin left for dead? Too bad if it is since it works for me, except for not updating added feeds.

Comment from toile solaire
Time: 1 December, 2012, 09:49

whenever the feed is updated by the feed writer. Digg is an example of one that will be updated frequently, though you will have to refresh your page (F5) for the update to be realised in front of you.

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