FeedCreator.class.php for webdesign pages

formerly RSSCreator.class.php
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RSS is an exciting, yet not quite new standard that lets you publish news from your page for other pages to syndicate.
FeedCreator.class.php provides an easy way to create RSS feeds from within PHP using ease to use classes.

Pages which used feedcreator.class.php are the following:

Webdesign Heidelberg

Webdesign Mannheim

Webdesign Darmstadt

Webdesign Mainz

App Entwicklung Mannheim

Webentwicklung Frankfurt

Webdesign Ludwigshafen

Webdesign Pforzheim

Webdesign Bad Kreuznach

Webdesign Bensheim

Webdesign Bruchsal

Webdesign Eberbach

Webdesign Hanau

Webdesign Heppenheim

Webdesign Kaiserslautern

Webdesign Landau

Webdesign Mosbach

Webdesign Neckargemünd

Webdesign Neustadt

Webdesign Pirmasens

Webdesign Sinsheim

Webdesign Speyer

Webdesign Viernheim

Webdesign Weinheim

Webdesign Wiesloch

The webdesign pages used following features:

Features: creates valid feeds according to RSS 0.91, 1.0 or 2.0 as well as PIE 0.1 (deprecated), OPML 1.0, Unix mbox, ATOM 0.3, or customizable HTML or Javascript format.
configurable feed caching
very well documented and easy to use
Feed image
includes almost all RSS 0.91 attributes
decide which version to create during runtime
easy to use and well documented class interface
intelligently truncates strings when needed

Example for building an RSS 1.0 feed:



$rss = new UniversalFeedCreator();


$rss->title "PHP news";

$rss->description "daily news from the PHP scripting world";

$rss->link "";

$rss->syndicationURL "".$PHP_SELF;

$image = new FeedImage();

$image->title " logo";

$image->url "";

$image->link "";

$image->description "Feed provided by Click to visit.";

$rss->image $image;

// get your news items from somewhere, e.g. your database:


$res mysql_query("SELECT * FROM news ORDER BY newsdate DESC");

while ($data mysql_fetch_object($res)) {

$item = new FeedItem();

$item->title $data->title;

$item->link $data->url;

$item->description $data->short;

$item->date $data->newsdate;

$item->source "";

$item->author "John Doe";





Version history:

v1.7.2 10-11-04
changed license to LGPL
v1.7.1 fixed a syntax bug
fixed left over debug code
v1.7 07-18-04
added HTML and JavaScript feeds (configurable via CSS) (thanks to Pascal Van Hecke)
added HTML descriptions for all feed formats (thanks to Pascal Van Hecke)
added a switch to select an external stylesheet (thanks to Pascal Van Hecke)
changed default content-type to application/xml
added character encoding setting
fixed numerous smaller bugs (thanks to Sören Fuhrmann of
improved changing ATOM versions handling (thanks to August Trometer)
improved the UniversalFeedCreator’s useCached method (thanks to Sören Fuhrmann of
added charset output in HTTP headers (thanks to Sören Fuhrmann of
added Slashdot namespace to RSS 1.0 (thanks to Sören Fuhrmann of
v1.6 05-10-04
added stylesheet to RSS 1.0 feeds
fixed generator comment (thanks Kevin L. Papendick and Tanguy Pruvot)
fixed RFC822 date bug (thanks Tanguy Pruvot)
added TimeZone customization for RFC8601 (thanks Tanguy Pruvot)
fixed Content-type could be empty (thanks Tanguy Pruvot)
fixed author/creator in RSS1.0 (thanks Tanguy Pruvot)
v1.6 beta 02-28-04
Added Atom 0.3 support (not all features, though)
Improved OPML 1.0 support (hopefully – added more elements)
Added support for arbitrary additional elements (use with caution and see documentation)
code beautification 🙂
considered beta due to some internal changes
v1.5.1 27-01-04
minor bug fixes and improvements
v1.5 06-01-04
added OPML 1.0 support
added more documentation
v1.4 11-11-03
optional feed saving and caching
improved documentation
minor improvements
v1.3 10-02-03
renamed to FeedCreator, as it not only creates RSS anymore
added support for mbox
tentative support for echo/necho/atom/pie/??? (thanks to Scott Reynen)
v1.2 07-20-03
intelligent auto-truncating of RSS 0.91 attributes
don’t create some attributes when they’re not set
documentation improved
fixed a real and a possible bug with date conversions
code cleanup
v1.1 07-03-03
added images to feeds
now includes most RSS 0.91 attributes
added RSS 2.0 feeds
oops, forgot to include a necessary function 😉
v1.0 06-24-03
first version