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FeedGator imports RSS feeds into your Joomla! database as content items. The import can be into any kind of content component as long as there is a plugin to support it.

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FeedGator is the original RSS feed aggregator but it has been significantly updated with new features like full text importing. Please note: FeedGator does not display content items, that is done by the receiving content component.

Features Include:

  • Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0 native
  • PHP 5.4.x compatible
  • Plugins for native content, K2
  • Other plugins to be updated (FLEXIcontent, Kunena, Mosets Tree, Zoo)
  • RSS feed content can be stored to any content component (with plugin)
  • RSS 0.90 to 2.0, Atom 0.3, 1.0, Dublin Core, iTunes RSS and XHTML 1.0. For a full list check the SimplePie FAQ item on this subject. Now includes SimplePie over-rides to fix encoding issues.
  • Full text importing using Readability port by FiveFilters
  • Feed import preview to check your settings and end result
  • Feed filtering based on whitelist/blacklist set for each feed
  • htmLawed (X)HTML filter, processor, purifier, sanitizer and beautifier for imported text
  • Filter HTML to exclude unwanted sections or tags
  • Filter and replace text to edit/alter/censor where needed
  • Enclosure support built-in
  • Image and enclosure downloading
  • Access control for imported content
  • Variety of built-in and external metadata generation options (keyword tagging)
  • Trackback (, supported) and link handling
  • Import tracking and duplicate handling
  • Automatic feed caching
  • Automated imports using cron
  • Easy to read HTML reports online or via email
  • Automated Facebook posts or Tweets via AutoTweet NG

  • Intelligent upgrade - simply install on top of any version of FeedGator higher than 2.0!


Latest Development: VERSIONS 2.4beta3hotfix1 and 3.0alpha3 - ALWAYS BACKUP FIRST

Major version release. Massive code rewrite. Change the plugins to Joomla plugins to ease install/upgrade issues.

FeedGator3.0alpha3 is NOT PRODUCTION READY - This is a functional alpha release for testing.

FeedGator2.4 version is compatible with Joomla 1.5 - 2.5
FeedGator 2.4 beta3hotfix1

FeedGator3.0 is compatible with Joomla 2.5 - 3.x
FeedGator 3.0 alpha3

The uninstall process for 2.4 and 3.0 still removes the FeedGator database tables. YOU WILL LOSE ALL FEEDGATOR DATA WHEN UNINSTALLING.

Many, many, many features and developments for 2.4 and 3.0 including:
-Revamped admin again with better workflow
-Revamped and reworked code for many areas
-Easy installer and upgrade path
-Better focussing of the source text parser for difficult sites
-Better HTM


Not working on Joomla 3.3 and above

Ease of use

Not working


Posted on 24 February 2015
Ease of use
I used this to: Import Content in K2

Impossible instal feedgator

Posted on 09 February 2015


I use joomla 3... I try to install feedgator, but i need a xml file to instal this component!
What can i do to fix this?

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I use joomla 3... I try to install feedgator, but i need a xml file to instal this component!
What can i do to fix this?

Using V3.0.a3

Posted on 28 September 2014

Fantastic, V3 is not yet ready but most bugs are fixed in the forum. Definitely the best Feed component out there. Waiting for the full V3. (I still don't understand how to extract youtube urls though). BIG UP!! to the OpenSource coders, they are the real modern age heroes.

I have managed to install my server cron job and everything works fine with the feedgator.

The internal cron plugin couldn't manage over 2-3 feed sources i think.

I work with 23 feed sources up to now and i know i lose some articles, but it's not a feedgator's problem.

I would suggest something about keywords management. Global configuration should have an option to alter keywords black list for all feeds already installed.

Everything is working just fine.. the only thing i cannot get it to get youtube videos.. neither from full text or from the rss text.. i have also put *iframe in the html filters in every possible way but still cant get anything...

A litle problem

Posted on 21 February 2014

Hi, I am using your component in joomla 1.5 and imports news via rss trouble, but ignores the import accented letters in the titles, you could help me with this? thanks

Brilliant extension

Posted on 12 February 2014

Great extension, does just what it says, installed, set up the parameters and worked first time! not many do that. Used it for a Facebook RSS feed, so useful. Like the automatic cron feature too. Thanks a lot to the author.

Work Good!

Posted on 31 December 2013

For me it's ok! I had this in my old site j1.5 and now i have tested it on j3.2! work fine! Best work Staff! p.s:WORK WITH K2 TOO!!!

Ever since the demise of Joomla 1.5 I've been looking for a reliable way to post to a Joomla site using BlogPress on an iPhone. This extension was the catalyst in achieving that goal.

Within an hour I'd created a blog on Blogger, set up its feed in Feedgator, configured BlogPress to talk to Blogger and was making posts to the category of my choice in Joomla.

Setup of the component was very easy and intuitive with the 'tooltip' help. No need to refer to any manual. The psuedo-cron plug in does an excellent job of processing the feed at predetermined intervals. This looks like it's going to be a 'set and forget' extension.

Top marks! Feedgator will be my solution of choice for future projects that require remote / mobile publishing to Joomla.


Matthew Faulds
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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