I've run into a problem setting up a feed. What I need is to feed the latest two or three posts from a blog to the top page of a website in the same domain/server. I wanted images in the feed, so I ended up using WordPressMU 1.2.1. I used rss2html to pull the feed into the top page, but it's *extremely* slow. I was told on the rss2html forum that this was because the server needs first to generate the XML, then rss2html.php has to process it. So it's taking over 12 seconds to show the top page, and that's way too slow. If I view the feed at Bloglines, it's pretty much instantaneous.
So what I'd like to ask is .... what are my options? How can I pull a feed from a blog and include it in another html/php page in the domain without incurring all that overhead? For example, is there a way I could have WordPress automatically generate an actual file on the server each time the blog is updated and feed that instead? Any other tricks I could use? Or am I going to have to choose another blog software and set-up?