[Free Add-on ] News 2.5

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Compatible XF Versions
1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Provides a RSS feed menu for your members to find interesting news articles.

RSS is a great way to get information about latest news from other websites. I read RSS feeds often to keep current and to educate myself on the latest technology, products, current events and other interesting news. I then re-post the very best articles on my forum for my members to discuss.

Each RSS feed is setup by the admin so members can read the latest news.

Live example:

News | South Bay Riders

(Example of News link - [pic 1])


(Example of News page - [pic 2])


(Example of news feed page - [pic 3])


(Example of Options page - [pic 4])


(Example of News page - [pic 5])


(Example of User Group Permission - [pic 6])


  • RSS feeds displayed as HTML so it works on all devices.
  • User Group permissions determine who can view the Admin page.
  • Ability to easily create categories.
  • Show news feed title and description, or title only.
  • Option to show News link in Visitor tab.
  • All phrases start with news_ for your convenience.
  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
  3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
  4. Upload the addon-News_v2.1.xml file.
  5. Click the Install Add-on button.
Options page - [pic 4]:
  • Category: This field allows you to categorize your news feeds. The order determines the News index category order.
  • Image Link: Copy the library/Andy/News/news.jpg from the add-on directory to a web viewable directory of your choice and enter the link into the Options page.
Admin page - [pic 5]:
  • Category: Select a category from the drop down.
  • Type: Most RSS feeds use the standard RSS XML format, so select "rss". If the feed is using an atom format, select "atom".
  • Show Description: Some feeds show way too much information and are difficult to read, I suggest setting them to "no" so the description is not shown.
Group permissions - [pic 6]:
  • Be sure to allow the Administrator and any other user group you would like to be able to view the Admin page.
Database modification:

This add-on creates a table called xf_news in your database.

Sending a donation:

If you like this add-on, please consider sending a small donation. My PayPal email address provided upon request via Private Conversation.

Thank you.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    On Nov 16, 2015 version 2.1 of this add-on was released to address an exploitable SQL injection...
  2. See description

    News v2.5 changes: Updated Template Modification to use Regular Expression.
  3. See description

    News v2.4 changes: Added additional Group Permission.
  4. See description

    News v2.3 changes: Updated PHP code.
  5. See description

    News v2.2 changes: Fixed issue with non-Full Friendly URLs.