Create any number of RSS feeds, select which sections and categories to include or exclude. Choose whether to render images or HTML in the feed. Output the whole the article in the feed, just the introduction or a certain number of words. The Ninja RSS Syndicator puts you in control of your feeds.
Also check out our new Enclosures Plugin and also our Content Plugin Tags remover plugin. With more plugins coming soon!
* Choice of output types: RSS 2.0, ATOM
* Write the feed name and description
* Choose the number of articles to show in feed
* Choose how to order the feed (by date descending, date ascending, section, category, article)
* Choose whether to show full text, a number of words in feed or just the intro text
* Choose the format for rendering author name
* Choose whether to render HTML
* Choose whether to render Images
* Choose whether to show frontpage items
* Choose which section to include
* Choose which categories to exclude
* Choose which individual articles to exclude
* Select the feed button
* Create your own personalized RSS buttons
The links for the RSS cant use Joomlas internal SEO optimication.
Cant get a second RSS feed to work, would like one with images and one without for facebook and one without for twitter.
Nice tool, does what it has to, options are very good. But SEO of a RSS feed so it does not include the component name is PRETTY important in regards to security...
Thanks for your review, The next version of Ninja RSS is going to work with both default Joomla SEF and a few thirdparty SEF components.
If you are having trouble creating an account then please feel free to email us - support(at)ninjaforge.com and we can sort you out.
The forum really is the best place to get your other issues sorted out (can't create second feed)
But please insert a new value for the option "Include Author's email and name?" : "only author's name"!
We could introduce this option, but the RSS specifications require an email address as a minimum. The "name" is the optional bit.
If we allow name only, then you will get invalid feeds. We would rather not be deliberately producing invalid RSS feeds.
Thanks for taking the time to try out Ninja RSS angelph.
We are sorry to hear you are having trouble, but asking for support on the forum is much more effective than just posting a bad review if you want to get this working.
We have literally tens of thousands of sites where cat/section selection is working, so this is very likely to be something related to your parameters or site setup.
You can pay $10 for a Silver subscription on the Ninja web site and then are allowed to download their Ninja RSS Strip Plugin Tags Plugin, which also installs easily without errors and does just what it says; however, I think this functionality should be included in the component itself. It seems like a Micro$oft-like gotcha that I don't appreciate.
Other than that, I'm very happy with the component, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone whose content items are simple and without any plugin tags. If you're like most users, and your content has at least a couple different types of plugin tags, count on spending that $10 or taking the time to build the tag-stripping plugin yourself.
Thanks for the kind words.
We originally had the functionality built into the component, but we had a mix of people who wanted:
- no plugins run (strip all out)
- all plugins run (strip none out)
- some plug ins run (strip some out)
So I had to split it out into a plugin. At which point we made it a paid extra.
It may seem like a Micro$oft gotcha, but it is just us wanting to feed our families. That $10 gets you access to all of the extended functionality plugins and all of our silver level extensions (40+).
There is several thousands of hours of work in those extensions combined, so we feel it is more than a fair deal for just $10.
Besides which, the vast bulk of the functionality of Ninja RSS is still 100% free of charge. It is just the optional extras that we ask for some money for.
Ninja RSS is really gooooddd :) If the product is good, the support is better. Seriously. I was facing this issue with multiple feeds on my website, despite disabling the default rss component. What Joomla forums couldn't do, Ninja forums did it for me.
Moreover they offered me a paid plugin free for testing purpose because it was related to the issue I brought out. Couldn't have asked for more.
They are really sincere and dedicated. While choosing products, you know you could go for one that has such good support for free!
However Ninja is NOT providing a proper feed. Even when opening feed from the module, it needs to be opened 2!! times to show the content.
I have 2 second site pulling content from these feed and they are dead now since I did change from Breast cancer.(Yes I did use the new feed url)
XML Parsing Error: junk after document element
Line Number 12, Column 9:
and this is OK when clicked again... strange behavior.
I am disappointed
I am sorry to hear you are having issues. You should be clearer though:
Ninja is NOT providing a proper feed "for me".
This is the very first time we have heard of an issue like yours and if you would please post a link to your site on our forums we can look at fixing it for you.
My site works perfect and every component I install works fine. I tested the component and module on 2 different Joomla 1.5.15 installations on my host (including my site in production) and nothing works. I mean I see the rss image and links etc, but entering the feeds are random order, and changing settings from the component has 0% effect. Adding an article it to exclude doesn't hide the article etc. I am on it for more than 5 hours even changed php.ini
Just waiting for a new version to make it work. Dunno what goes wrong. :(
The component is working fine on thousands of sites, so there is obviously something going on with your site that is throwing it off.
If you had posted this on our support forum instead we might have been able to help you get it working and saved you the 5 hours.
tip: Changing settings won't change things if you haven't removed the cache file because it is cached. We will be adding an option to clean the cache in the next version.
Th reason you aren't seeing any changes is because of the cache. Set your cache to 0 and refresh the feed and it should change.
We will putting some code to refresh the cache whenever the feed information is changed in a future version.
Very user friendly and the job it does is perfection to core.
This is certainly one of the best component for Joomla, cant beleive I didnt notice for such a long time.
Its time this component be added in popular list so that many will be aware of it, to all the newbies who havent tried this mark my words "you have missed a golden component".
Well done Creator, hope we see many such kinda module in other aspect of Joomla.
We appreciate the kind words. There is a shiny new version with lots of new features including a plugin system for adding extra fields to your RSS feeds.
Make sure you check it out!
A really nice feature I would like to see would be the ability to use the Joomla RSS feed icon as opposed to the default one or any icon you choose instead. That would be the icing on the cake.
You can upload an icon image file manually into the icons directory on your server and it will show up in the select list for the module display.
We will be adding a file uploader & manager to the next version to make this easier to do.
Or you can just use any icon you like, anywhere you like and just copy the url into a link around it.
i set up the feed, then after synidcating it to another one of my sites i notice a few spelling errors in my article, so I updated it thinking well it should show cross board on the feed.
well it did not. However, i don't think it is related to your component. So thanks a ton for a great and easy to use rss syndicator.
The problem you encountered was probably because of the Feed being cached.
It is cached according to the settings you define in the feed parameters to reduce the processing done by your site.
Serving a cached file is much quicker than generating it every time.
The downside is like you pointed out, the RSS content doesn't change until the cached version expires and the file regenerated.
To regenerate it yourself, just set the cache to 0, load the feed once, then reset it to the old amount.
I might add a regenerate button in a future version to simplify this.
I did set my Cache time to 0 and my site is setup for sef url, and this thing works without a hitch.
Thank you guys a bunch for your awesome work, as this will help to optimize my site even further.
Great to hear that you like it!