How to add RSS Newsfeeds in Joomla

Overview on how to create RSS newsfeeds on your Joomla website

This tutorial reviews the process of adding RSS News Feeds on your Joomla website. The process is quite simple and it will help you display RSS newsfeeds directly on your homepage.


To add RSS feeds, you need to complete the following steps:

Step 1 Create Newsfeed Category

This step is optional and it is intended for those who have not created any newsfeed categories yet. To do that, log into your website as administrator, go to the Components tab and then Newsfeeds > Categories.



Click on the New button at the top-left corner of the screen.



Edit the following options:


  • Category - Enter a title of the new category, description, set it's status, etc.
  • Publishing - Create date, by whom, meta information, etc.
  • Permissions - Manage the permission settings for the user groups.
  • Options - Set the layout, image, etc.



Step 2 Add RSS Newsfeeds

This step adds RSS newsfeeds to your Joomla website. For the purpose of this tutorial, we have used the standard Joomla RSS feed. To add RSS Newsfeeds to your Joomla website, you need to navigate to the Components tab and then Newsfeed > Feeds.



Click on the New button at the top-right corner.



Edit the following options:


  • Title - Enter a title of the news feed.
  • New News Feed - Enter the link of the RSS News Feed, category, etc.
  • Images - Upload images for the newsfeed.
  • Publishing - Start/finish date, author, meta details, etc.
  • Display - Enter how many articles should be displayed, cache time, language, etc



Click the Save button to keep the changes.

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