Enbedding WP RSS into a website (8 posts)

  1. wessex
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I have set up a WordPress site, and want to embed the RSS feed into another website which is constructed using static XHTML. I have tried several tools to do this, including:

    RSSinclude - http://www.rss-info.com/en_rssinclude-simple.html
    RSSexpress - http://rssxpress.ukoln.ac.uk/lite/include/?t=1

    My feed is - http://news.wessexarch.co.uk/wp-rss2.php
    (although it's not properly 'live' because we've only got a few test entries at the moment)

    I can see the feed correctly using Firefox's Live Bookmarks, I can click it and view the XML, but it isn't parsed by the above tools. RSSexpress claims the URL doesn't exist, and RSSinclude displays nothing.

    Can anyone advise? Is anyone using a similar tool? I'm restricted to using an external script, or JavaScript as I can't change the URI of the page destined to show the syndicated headlines...



  2. wessex
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hmmm, just tried http://www.bigbold.com/rssdigest/ as well, and I get the message:

    "Bad news. http://news.wessexarch.co.uk/wp-rss2.php is not a valid RSS file, or could not be read by our server."

    Am I missing something?

  3. indi
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I've used feed to javascript before:


    The various RSS syndication plugins are more efficient if you're displaying the feed on a WP site

  4. wessex
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thanks for the tip - still not working though :-(

    Can you recommend some WP 1.5 RSS plugins?

  5. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

  6. wessex
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I'm wondering now if the reason my RSS file doesn't seem to exist is because I'm hosted on a Windows 2003 server...

    My hosting company seem to think it's to do with wp-blog-header.php returning the 404 in certain situations, and they think it's related to the "rewrite rules".

    Any thoughts, anyone?


  7. James Huff
    Support Representative
    Posted 11 years ago #

  8. wessex
    Posted 11 years ago #


    Fortunately for me, my hosting company, LiquidSix, figured that out too. Perhaps it would be a good addition for the WordPress Codex?


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