PHP RSS Feed Read and List

PHP provides simplexml_load_file() function for reading data from xml file. We have seen about this function in Simple XML Parser tutorial. Using this function, we are going to read RSS feeds by passing the feed URL to this function. In this tutorial, we are parsing RSS feed and splitting it into an object array. By iterating this object array, we are getting required property of each feed item to display.

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PHP Code for Reading and Listing XML Feeds

This short code is used to parse XML feed URL to read data item and display.

<?php
$rss_feed = simplexml_load_file("http://phppot.com/feed/");
if(!empty($rss_feed)) {
$i=0;
foreach ($rss_feed->channel->item as $feed_item) {
if($i>=10) break;
?>
<div><a class="feed_title" href="<?php echo $feed_item->link; ?>"><?php echo $feed_item->title; ?></a></div>
<div><?php echo implode(' ', array_slice(explode(' ', $feed_item->description), 0, 14)) . "..."; ?></div>
<?php		
$i++;	
}}
?>

RSS Feed List HTML

This HTML table will display list of RSS feed items by iterating item array.

<table class="rss-table"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>PhpPot RSS Feed</strong></th> </tr> <?php //Loop starts for iterating feed item array ?> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><a class="feed_title" href="<?php echo $feed_item->link; ?>"><?php echo $feed_item->title; ?></a></div> <div><?php echo implode(' ', array_slice(explode(' ', $feed_item->description), 0, 14)) . "..."; ?></div> </td> </tr> <?php // Loop ends ?> </tbody> </table>

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This PHP code tutorial was published on November 7, 2014.

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