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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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Pulling RSS feeds from other sites onto my home page.

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29 October 2009 at 6:48am Community Member, 135 Posts

I have been looking through the forum trying to establish if this can be done.

I would like to have a section on the home page of my site that pulls in one story from each of say BBC news, Guardian news, Yahoo news etc.

Can this be done?

Can anyone point me in right direction?


29 October 2009 at 7:35am Community Member, 243 Posts

Have a look at the RestfulService documentation:


29 October 2009 at 9:05pm Community Member, 8 Posts

hi, I've used the Google ajax feed API with good effect, although not in a silverstripe implementation. However it should work anywhere.


29 October 2009 at 10:21pm Community Member, 135 Posts

thanks for responses. I will have a look at these today and let you know,


30 October 2009 at 4:34am Community Member, 509 Posts

I have done this using the SimplePie class, bundled in the sapphire/thirdparty/ folder.

I used it in my Dashboard module:

It is also used in the blog module I beleive. If you picked the code appart, you sould be able to pick out the method you need.



30 October 2009 at 4:40am Community Member, 135 Posts

Cool, i will have a look ... it will have to be tomorrow evening as here at work I am doing silverstripe project but on a laptop that is not on internet...long story. but I will defo get back to you guys on this as soon as I get something working. Thanks for advice


30 October 2009 at 12:17pm Community Member, 135 Posts

can i use this on my local silverstripe project?

have not got a domain for it yet soo can't put in to get API KEY


30 October 2009 at 12:23pm Community Member, 135 Posts

i get this error with the RestfulService method

"Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in C:\wamp\www\SilverStripe01\sapphire\api\RestfulService.php on line 96"

any idea why?

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