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RSS Factory (lite version) ComponentModule

Editor's Note
  • This extension requires registration to download.
RSS Factory can display relevant RSS feeds set from the backend which is a clean way to direct genuine traffic towards the site.

RSS Factory can be used to add as many feeds as intended. The extension was successfully tested with large sets of feeds.

Layout & Themes

Multiple display styles (tiled, list, tabbed, slider)
Multiple content presentation styles (tooltip, table, modal)
Fully customizable CSS

Key Features

Automatic refresh of feeds through Cron or Pseudo Cron
Users can submit feeds
Voting system for feeds
Commenting system
FavIcons for feeds (pulled from feed sites or custom uploaded)
Ads integration (display ads of your choice in between feeds)
Word filter (include/exclude articles that contain certain keywords)
Automatic unpublishing of erroneous feeds
FTP protocol for retrieving RSS XMLs
Permissions management
Quick search bar


Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
SEO/SEF friendly (compatible with Artio JoomSEF)
Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
Easy transition to RTL
Simple installation, configuration and updating process


Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
Restrict usergroups on certain categories

Main Settings

Date & Time format (can hide date on feed display)
Set the number of feeds per page
Set display styles
Enable/disable search form
Enable and set up commenting system
Enable ads and set the number of rows to be shown after
Enable and set up component routing of the links
Set the number of feeds per page
Hide or show empty source feeds
Enable/disable FavIcons
Hide or show enclosures
Set up Cron Job and Pseudo Cron
Enable and set up word filter
Manage permission settings for all user groups

Modules & Plugins

Feeds display module with multiple sorting types (date, votes, comments, hits and random)
Categories navigation module
3 Plugins (content, system and search)

Backend Management

Actions: create new feeds and edit existing ones, manually refresh feeds, publish submitted feeds, etc.
Overview comments
Manage ads
Clear and optimize cache
Generate and restore backup archives
Import from CSV (there are sample files in the component archive and in the component admin folder)


Joomla! 3.x
MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
cURL, GD2, iconv, mbstring libraries enabled

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Reviews: 20
I tried to use this extension but the documentation is too antique (Joomla! 1.0). When I tried uninstalling the whole thing did not uninstall properly and I am stuck with an error.
Owner's reply

You should have a better look! You can find updated documentation under

Sure we have also Joomla 1.0 documentation since this product was around even on Mambo days.

Reviews: 2
Great free Rss aggregator. I used it from their versions in Joomla1.0 and was fascinated by the brilliance of this extension. It has some neat ideas that I did not recall seeing in other extensions, and they seemed to optimize the later versions since the news loads much faster now. GJ boys!