Displays a list of RSS/Atom feed items given the feed URL and other parameters (optionals). Highly customizable.
= 1.3 * New Feature: Possible to disable the reverse chronological order established by default. Normally, this results in a chronological order but not always. I.e. Google news will not be chronological.
New Feature: Added "Serbia" to the list of Google News countries
New Feature: Added "More Top News" to the list of Google News topics
Change: Added more comments to code
Change: Google News attributes for shortcode are now the same as for widget variables (to avoid confusion)
Bug Fix: Non-latin alphabeths and non-standard chars (Google news locations) are now displayed properly
Bug Fix: Image URL for rss icon in shortcode is now correct
Bug Fix: Standard Google News feed URL has been changed (by Google)
Bug Fix: Location as null string does not deafult to usa (??) (Google news)
Bug Fix: urlencoding text for Google News searches
Change: If no feed item is returned, a message specifying how many items were requested is displayed
Bug Fix: double quote works but do not show up
Bug Fix: Local field/attribute (for Us and Ca only in English) did not work (var geo was local instead)
Bug Fix: Feed linked to title did not work when feed was Google News feed.
Bug Fix: Readme file was empty
Bug Fix: plugin version in footer was 0.9 instead of 1.0 (now is 1.1)
New Feature/Bug Fix: Date (weekdays & months) are now "localized" (=displayed in the language your wordpress is installed)
New Feature: Given the possibility of displaying only items published by a given amount of hours (for infrequently updated feeds, * New Feature: Given the possibility of displaying Google News feeds given the new param: localization, topic or search keyword(s), local (for Us & Ca news only)
it avoids showing always the same old items for a long time).
Change: the preview of the excerpt on mouse-over is disabled if the excerpt is ticked-off (widget)/set to TRUE (shortcode)
Change: improved documentation about n. of items to be displayed: reminded that setting a value of 0 will return the total number of items in the feed.
Bug Fix: fixed path to rss image from '../RSS-just-better/..' to '../rss-just-better/..' (thanks Mike)
New Feature: Being able to truncate/limit the title to (given) chars
New Feature: Being able to choose the date format
New Feature: Being able to choose the time format
New Feature: Being able to sort the feed items by title (instead of the default date/time)
Change: "Link to author" in widget form becomes "Link to the Plugin Homepage"
Change: the popup window showing on mouseover title is limited to 400 char
Change: optimized function to retrieve feed and format list
Change: Changed error message when feed URL is not right: its more likely a temp fault of the hosting server (especially if it has already worked before than not a malformed feed
Bug Fix: fixed the plugin homepage URI in readme.txt file
Bug Fix: The [...] in the excerpt linked to the description and not to the URL of the linked item/article [Thx ]
Bug Fix: "Num. of News" in widget form becomes "No. of Items"
Bug Fix: Fixed the shortcode example in readme.txt as contained syntax errors [Thx Wayne]
Bug Fix: The strings for titles and excerpts were not properly formatted for display on screen [Thanks Mary Ann]
Change: Improved documentation for page Other Notes
New feature: the user is able to set the cache refresh time both in the widget form and the shortcode
Change: Replaced old email address (mywizardwebs@) with new (stefonthenet@)
Change: Added the plugin version number in the "Powered from" line at the botton
Change: Author URI, Plugin URI added to readme.txt file
Change: Improved description of sample shortcode
Fixed bug: Boolean variables were not properly tested and caused some inconsistent views when the plugin was used as a shortcode
Added attribute "filter" to include or exclude given words
Changed footer's author link to the plugin homepage
Set attribute Charex default value to 150 so that if excerpt is true, an excerpt is automatically displayed (for 150 chars).
Changed attribute num default value to 5
Enclosed shortcode in a class (it seems attribute feed collided with wordpress since 3.2)
Made Date & Time formats (when selected) as those defined in wordpress settings page
Made linkable title opening in new/same window according to widget selection
Added attributed "title" and "link" to shortcodes too
Made link for title as an image to an RSS cube
Used fetch_feed as feed farser function (the other was not compatible with all the PHP server installations)
Made code DHTML compatible (hopefully)
Made it fully compatible with Atom 1.0
Added proper error messages for: empty, non-existing URLs and invalid/misformatted feeds content
Added defaults for target and list (widget fields)
Added instruction to hide Warnings from the xmlsimple_load_file function
Fixed a bug which prevented proper display of description/summary with tags
Fixed a bug which prevented the shortcode to show feeds from URLs containing & and =
Made it fully compatible with RSS version 0.92, 2.0, 2.0.1 where link and title might be omitted
Made the widget title linkable to the feed URL
Used the native PHP class simpleXML instead of the WordPress feed parser (Magpie)