What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds are free content feeds from Web sites, that contain story headlines, summaries and links back to full-text stories on the Web. For more information, visit Wikipedia's article about RSS. Also, view the RSS specification.

Parsing RSS feeds

Parsing RSS feeds using Java, jQuery, PHP, etc. gives you the most flexibility of what to display and how, and also gives you access to extended RSS data (images, etc.).

Examples of possible display options for custom parsing:


If you don't have the ability for custom parsing, there are several free tools available that provide a simple way to embed RSS feeds. The limitation with the free tools is that you generally can only display headlines and description text. Below are 3 tools but there are many others available.

Free Tools

Google Feed API

With the Feed API, you can download any public Atom, RSS, or Media RSS feed using only JavaScript, so you can easily mash up feeds with your content and other APIs. View Google Feed API documentation.


Jawfish

Offers a basic code generator that lets you customize fonts and background colors.

Example:


JavaScript RSS Viewer

Offers a basic code generator that lets you customize fonts and background colors.

Example:

The Live Well Network
Knock It Off!
Mirror/Mirror
Live Big with Ali Vincent
My Family Recipe Rocks!
Food Rush
We Owe What?
Let's Dish
Deals
Mexico: One Plate at a Time
Home with Lisa Quinn
Hiring America
Children's Programming
The Chew
Military Makeover
The Balancing Act