How to create an RSS Feed for Joomla

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Joomla Tutorial/Tip: How to create an RSS Feed for Joomla and then submit it to FeedBurner?

Joomla already offers a built-in RSS/Atom Feed function using a Core-Component, but it's really hard for new users to implement and use. Some facts about the built-in RSS Feed Component:

  • You may assign a maximum number of item contents (articles), which will be shown in the Feed.
  • You may only assign RSS Feeds to whole Section(s) and/or specific Category(-ies); the articles that are in those Sections and/or Categories will be displayed in the Feeds.
  • You may have as many RSS Feeds as you want; every single Section and Category can have its own Feed.

It is wise to use a "read more" link in every article, so that only an intro will be displayed in the Feed.

1. Combine Joomla's Feed with the Power of FeedBurner

The best way to go is to combine the built-in Feed Component of Joomla with the free RSS Feeds service of Google called FeedBurner. From the Site of FeedBurner:

FeedBurner's services allow publishers who already have a feed to improve their understanding of and relationship with their audience. Once you have a working feed, run it through FeedBurner and realize a whole new set of benefits.


#40 Oliver Spaether 2016-05-13 19:29

Many thanks for the advise. I'm working on Joomla 3.5.1 and the page is looks good but I can't get Joomla to desist from linking 'volunteers and members' to the rss feed on the page, really annoying. I've tried for hours there's no function to change the Menu Item type although the instruction refers to such an option,

Details (Menu Item Type: The type of link: Component, URL, Alias, Separator, or Heading)

I don't care if the page has no menu item displayed or one linking to '#' or one without a link, but not with a link to the rss feeder itself, that's not wanted of course.

Does one of you have experience with this and what do you recomment to do, that'd be awesome.

Wishing you all the best for the year.
Many thanks
#39 Stacey 2015-09-09 17:30
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am so glad to find instructions on how to find the URL for my RSS feed without having to install additional extensions!
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#37 Murshid 2012-04-09 18:34
Tons of Thanks for this tutorial..

#36 Zukidaru Ru 2012-03-24 05:31
Hi, thanks for this tips, but when I have submited my RSS Feed on FoodBurner, its link is refused. Now how does i do???

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#35 justin 2012-01-15 02:17
Thanks so much for this guide - I know how long those things take to produce! Much appreciated:) Works a treat (Joomla 1.5) So hard finding out about this stuff sometimes, so refreshing to find it explained so clearly. You're a star!
#34 Kanna Sreenivas 2011-10-05 14:41
I tried this and the traditional way..
but the feed link shows error from feed burner that its not a valid xml, and when i paste the feed link obrained from Joomla, I t downloads an index.php file and not able to see feed
#33 David E. Narváez 2011-10-03 05:13
Thanks, if I had read this a couple of weeks before I'd be well ahead of schedule now :)
#32 Mick 2011-09-05 16:22
Great, been looking for a manual way for a feed and I think this is the answer
#31 amirulfaiz 2011-08-10 03:49
Really great tip here. Thank you very much. :D

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