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An RSS reader that can be placed in pages, posts and sidebar, using ajax to show contents after the site has been loaded.

Other RSS reader! How do you dare?

My page (I don't know if yours too) use to get blocked reading some RSS feeds. I created Lexi to read the RSS after the page was created, not during the process.

Lexi shows strange characters with some feeds

Lexi encodes the feed list in UTF-8. If your site uses another character encoding you can change wp-content/plugins/lexi/lexi.php, but I suggest you to use UTF-8.

If your site is in UTF-8, uses WP 2.7.x or an older release, and the problem persists, install SimplePieCore Plugin.

Can I set my own CSS?

Yes. Copy the file lexi.css to your theme folder. The plugin will check for it.

Lexi can't reed the xyz feed

First, use the simplepie validator to check the feed. If you get an error it means the problem is in the library. To solve this situation, use a Mashup engine like Yahoo Pipes to create a new RSS feed from the original data.

If the validator returns the feed data, maybe the library in your WP is older than the one in the validator. Use the RSS widget (the one from WordPress) with the feed to check if the library can read it. If it works, is time to write a comment in my personal page with the RSS feed on it. Else, use a mashup engine as described in the first step.

Also, it happens with some feeds the first time they are readed, but ten minutes later they work.

How does the truncate function work?

This simple function takes the html code, extract the text and truncate it to the first paragraphs with less than 400 characters. If you want to truncate allways to an specific size, define the LEXI_TRUNCATE_SIZE variable into your wp-config.php file with the required number, like this:

define('LEXI_TRUNCATE_SIZE', 200);

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.1.4
Last Updated: 6 years ago
Active Installs: 100+


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