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MagpieRSS Hotfix

Adds support for RSS enclosures and fixes some character encoding problems.

Is this plugin for me?

This plugin is only going to be of use to you if:

  • You are fetching feeds on your blog with the fetch_rss() function and want to parse enclosures contained in the feed; or
  • You are fetching feeds on your blog either with the RSS Sidebar Widget or with fetch_rss() and question marks are showing up somewhere in the feed where special characters are supposed to be.

How to I parse enclosures from my feed in my code?

It's easy. The syntax is similar to getting other items in your feed such as the title:

# Grab your feed from $feed_url:
$feed = fetch_rss( $feed_url );

# Grab the title of the first entry:
$title = $feed->items[0]['title'];

# Grab the URL of the first enclosure from the first entry:
$enclosure = $feed->items[0]['enclosure'][0]['url']);

This is an over-simplified example! Don't forget to use sanity checks in your code. You'll probably want to use foreach() to loop over your entries too. If you're not sure what the contents of your feed looks like, you can always dump it out using:

echo '<pre>';
print_r( $feed->items );
echo '</pre>';

Requires: 2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7
Last Updated: 2008-12-16
Active Installs: 60+


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