RSS Readers, Social Web, Data Import & Export, Content Construction, Social Display

It displays relevant RSS feeds set from the backend, obtaining a clean way to direct genuine traffic towards the site. RSS Factory PRO combines all the abilities of RSS Factory with a very special feature Import2Content, allowing complete or partial import of specified feeds into your Joomla! content.

  • Favourite
  • Report

Layout & Themes

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

Key Features

  • Import feeds to content (for each feed, a section and category can be chosen, including the author and publishing period)
  • Full article import (add various rules for your feeds, for example you can select to display only the story body and the title of the article)
  • 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
  • Categories navigation module

Main Settings

  • Date & Time format (can hide date on feed display)
  • Set the number of feeds per page
  • Set display styles
  • Set up Import2Content (general settings, default article parameters, relevant stories, word filter)
  • 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! 4.x, 3.x
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2, iconv, mbstring libraries enabled
  • Will not run together with the free version on the same Joomla! installation



Good product, good support !

Posted on 25 September 2017
I bought Rss Factory Pro and I'm very happy about the product. Perfect for streaming external RSS feed on my website.
Ease of use
Very easy to use.
I had a few questions I posted in the support forum, and I got help right a way. Problem solved. Conclusion: Good product, good support !

Value for money
You get a good product for cheap money
After 2 hours of playing with this extension without success I decided to ask the support to help me to find out my problem.
No support !!!!
No at all. Pushed me out.
Poor and not relevant, and axpired not updated.
Value for money
Waste of time and money.
I used this to: Import RSS feed import from other site.
Owner's reply: Unfortunately, this is ONLY A REVENGE review. The customer wanted without any reason a refund, so he decided to leave this REVENGE review, simply misleading about our support and documentation. We are a small-sized company and do not afford to give all the extension for free. We have some free extension to support the community, but it's our work and our time which is invested. Wanting even the commercial ones for free, is not something helping the community to evolve, since it will only discourage the developers.

Regarding support, our existing customers already know that we are offering one of the best support in the Joomla community, with excellent response times, through our special ticket system and forum, being one of the few software houses developing for Joomla even from it's beginnings.

Regarding our documentation, everybody can check it on our special WIKI server, to see that it covers all extension features and settings. The documentation is written with simple words, so that everybody can understand it, not only the more experienced users.

We always try to offer a professional solution and support to our customers, not neglecting the quality, but always with a special detail to it; it's what has been guided us even from the very start, helping us now, after 10 years to be one of the few major developers for Joomla.

We feel very bad that such tactics are present at the Joomla community. Such low rated revenge reviews don't help a potential new user or us, nor the Joomla community. Since we started developing Joomla extensions 10 years ago, we have noticed that if a product is well rated, it's a win-win situation for everybody. Unfortunately, satisfied customers rarely return to leave reviews, but having a larger user base for a certain product means more and variate user feedback which are helping us to continuously improve the product and by thus bringing some financial resources that further help and sustain the development of the specified extension over a longer period of time, as we are striving with all our extensions.
More functionality than any other RSS extension on Joomla.
Ease of use
Really easy to use, I had numerous RSS feeds downloading and on my website within minutes of installing the extension.
Great communication, knowledgeable, timely and efficient...Erik is a RockStar!
Value for money
Excellent Value!
I used this to: Due to the Extensions great functionality out of the box, I was able to have the PHP Factory team further extend/customize the extension in a direction it was not originally intended, They were a pleasure to deal and I highly recommend their products and services.

Hi, i’m using RSS Factory since age on my blog, and i just moved of host, so i faced an annoying error message on RSS factory that forced me to upgrade the module, so i pay nearly 40€ for that, but the error remain, it was determined that the error message was related to the new open base dir restriction that my host use, (you have to know that open base dir is a good pratice recommended for joomla for security purpose) so Erick gave me a release 3.22 of the module who was seem able to handle such restriction, i installed the module and the message went, but when updating the rss flux the module hang on « processing request » and nothing happen, if you refresh the page the flux is well updated but that a shame for a module of this price, after nearly two week of figth, the final word of this « factory » of non sens is :

We already replied to this in previous tickets.

Its not a component issue, its a hosting issue.

Best regards,

Erik Folberth

Project Manager

SKEPSIS Consult SRL / The Factory Team

So if you plan to use this module check that your host don’t use open base dir, or you will have no support at all,

Best regards,

Owner's reply: Guillaume, We are sorry you felt then need to post a "revenge-review", despite the fact that we tried to solve an issue, which - as you know - was not a product issue, but a hosting issue on your side. But as they say - no good deed remains unpunished.

Our best response to this review can only be quotes from your own emails:

on 30.Oct.2012 you wrote:
"Thank you a lot erik, I dont know if Andrei send you the message I transmetted to him last evening, but I would like to apologize for my last time attitude when I faced this last issue with rss factory,
I was in a bad period for me and I pay a lot of attention to my blog, and I was very sad with you because I was totaly noob with web technologies and I was persuaded that the issue was your fault, and btw it was a php issue, (that a french forum on infomaniak host confirmed to me) So i’m sincerrely sorry, it was the darkside of myself that i dont love of course, but we are dual…
Thanks a lot Erik,

on 2.Nov.2012 you wrote:
"Hi Erick, you close my case so i\'ll get back, i\'m sincerelly sorry, but things goes bad and bad by my side so i was forced to upload a
backup from a state previous of the install of rss factory 3.22 (will took 48h), this will force me and my host to a lot of effort, ......
Kind regards,
Guillaume Saviard."

You acquired the product from us at least three times during the last 3 years and I think we had a good business relation. It's unfortunate
you chose to punish us with this 2 stars review for a product unrelated matter (some setting in your hosting environment).

Excellent Product !

Posted on 13 February 2012
I use RSS Pro for Years to make Sport News joomla articles from RSS for a big sport portal.

It does the job without any problems/ I end up with nice new Joomla articles with image every day, automatically. Does any other RSS reader can do that?

Always work perfectly and I get a good support from the Developer.

Thank You RSS Pro

Confusing and messy

Posted on 14 January 2012
I find the product a mess and a time consuming tool. It gave me a feeling of an uncompleted product. Functions like tabbing, content previews, layout have a most unclear functionality.

The ambitions are probably high and perhaps later on we'll see a product worth paying for.

Gorm Chandler
Owner's reply: It's unfair to receive such a negative review, since we are always taking customers feedback very seriously.

The current layout was developed based on our customers suggestions and till now we did not received any complaints. It would have been more productive for all of us, if you would have helped us, by communicating with us these aspects and explaining them.

Great RSS Extension!

Posted on 02 August 2010
After using the free version for more then 1 year in several websites i was convinced to

purchase the PRO version, and i was never sorry. The great additional features and the nice

new views are great, administrator back end is as easy as in the free version, but has more

options. The best thing about this one is the import to content feature that helped me create

a brand new website packed with content in no-time.

Support is smooth and the response is quick – i got all i needed through their ticketing system,

but forum looks fine too. Thanks guys, keep it up!

Amazing News Feed Resource

Posted on 09 July 2010
I'm using RSS Factory Pro on my educational site and I couldn't be happier. It allows us to provide relevant news from multiple sources in an unlimited organizational structure. There is no other component out there that comes close to the functionality of RSS Factory Pro!

We're not even using the feeds to content feature, great for those looking to generate site content, and it's still one of the best investments that I've made on any of my Joomla sites.

Many thanks to the good folks at The Factory for providing the functionality that allows us to develop a definitive news source for our students!

no support!!!

Posted on 15 June 2010
the extension looks like its cool, but the support is terrible, if you need support you need to request in a forum. I have 3 days with a issue posted in the forum without receive any response. I just compared with other extensions that i receive support in less than 12 hours, here not.

Too expensive extension for NOT SUPPORT!
Owner's reply: MrAngelo,
As i have noticed in our forums your complains are regarding the FREE version of RSS Factory.
For the free version we have no prioritary support, as you for sure fully understand.
For 24 hour replies we suggest you purchase the RSS Factory PRO, and you get not only additional features but also import to content of full news articles.
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RSS Factory PRO

Last updated:
Dec 13 2018
Date added:
Jun 26 2009
GPLv2 or later
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