Feed Parser


Andrew Weaver

3rd Party (Free)

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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Feed Parser is a free plugin for ExpressionEngine 2 to fetch and read XML-based feeds and API results and display the contents in your templates.

The Magpie RSS/ATOM Parser plugin that comes with EE allows you to read RSS and ATOM files; Feed Parser takes the potential a bit further:

Features include:

  • It can read any XML format not just RSS and ATOM, so you can use it to retrieve more types of data including API responses
  • You can access any element or attribute within the XML. All the data within the XML can be displayed or used in conditional ‘if’ statements
  • Feeds are cached and you can set how frequently a new file should be fetched
  • Common EE variables {switch}, {count}, {total_results} are available
  • Standard date formatting can be used
  • Parameters include: offset=, limit=
  • A debug mode will help you set up the feed for the first time, alerting you of any issues and giving you a list of available parameters


A simple RSS feed

<h3 class="title">{title}</h3>


Display images and descriptions from your flickr RSS feed. This example demonstrates how to access other XML elements and attributes, and using the date formatting feature.

<h3 class="title">{count}/{total_results}: {title}</h3>
<h4>Tags: {media:category}</h4>
<p>Posted by <em>{author}</em> on {dc:date.Taken format='%l, %F %j%S, %Y at %g:%i %A'}</p>


Show entries from your tumblr blog. You can use conditionals to display the data depending on the type.

<h3 class="title">Post from {@date-gmt}</h3>
{if @type == "photo"}<p><img src="{photo-url#4}"/></p>{/if}
{if @type == "quote"}<blockquote><p>{quote-text}</p></blockquote>{/if}
{if @type == "video"}<p>{video-source}</p>{/if}
{if @type == "link"}<p><a href="{link-url}">{link-text}</a></p>{/if}
<p><a href="{@url}">{@url}</a></p>

Feed Parser Links

This entry was created December 2, 2010, 1:32 pm.
This entry was last updated April 20, 2012, 1:06 am.

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8 Reviews:

Todd Richards 03.03.15

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Needed a simple way to read RSS feeds, and this worked like a charm.  Running on EE 2.9.2.

Brett Burwell 01.18.14

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Worked great and was a snap to setup for the simple RSS feed I needed to pull into my site.

afairhurst 09.05.13

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I’ve used this to show entries from a Tumblr blog. The debug mode made it easy to configure it. I added parameter parse=“inward” to make it play nice with CE Image. Many thanks to the dev for this excellent free plugin.

glennj 12.08.12

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Functionality looks great, but my main problem is the amount of PHP Notices and Warnings it generates.

Remove those and it will be a great Add-on.

timprint 09.12.12

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Couldn’t be easier to set up and works perfectly. The debug mode that shows you all the available variables is a great touch.

Paul Frost 02.23.12

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An easy way to get Flickr images into templates. The debug parameter is really useful in finding out what is available from the feed.

Ryan Masuga 08.07.11

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Piece of cake to use. It has debug parameter if you’re having trouble getting it working, and you can cache the result.

I use this to get the most recent EE Podcast info on the devot:ee homepage.

JCDerrick 06.24.11

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This is a really great add-on and it’s very easy to use. Just plug in the code you need from the examples and you’re set. You can also customize this quite a bit, and it works perfectly.