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Alan's BBC Technolgy News RSS Widget


This plug-in adds a very simple RSS feed from the BBC technology news section. The reason I created this was that I wanted a very simple no-nonsense RSS feed widget which I could modify easily for each project where the client required minimal control over the widget.

A few notes about the sections above:


  1. Upload bbctechnews.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Drag the widget to your sidebar.


How do I change the number of feeds that are shown?

From the plug-in editor look for the line: “$maxitems = $rss->get_item_quantity(5);” simply change the number in the brackets. Update the file.

How do I change the RSS feed for something else?

From the plug-in editor look for the line: “$rss = fetch_feed(‘’);” and simply change the link inside to some other feed. Update the file.

Contributors & Developers

“Alan's BBC Technolgy News RSS Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




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