Live News 1.8

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Add fresh content to your website from external websites.

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This Live News plugin enables your ELGG powered website to pull the dynamic content from external websites and add them to your site automatically. No Manual works !! :)

This is done through RSS feeds of the external sites. This plugin uses SimplePie API for the RSS feeds. The credit of this API goes to group.

Live Implementation Example:

This plugin supports English and French. Donations are welcomed at my paypal address

How to use this plugin:

1) Upload the zip file to the mod folder. Unzip it.

2) Enable the plugin in the Admin's Pluing section.

3) Go to the settings of the plugin (see images provided here).

4) Enter the URL of the RSS feed in the settings and save it. The number of feeds selected is 10 by default.

5) Go to your website and see the "Live News" link in the header, most probably under the "more" menu.


How to get RSS for you website:

There are several website provide contents via RSS.Some examples are provided below. Simply copy paste the RSS link from these sites and use the same.

To open the links of RSS in new windows add target="_blank" in views/news.php file. 

<div class="item">
<h2><a href="<?php echo $item->get_permalink(); ?>" target="_blank"><?php echo $item->get_title(); ?></a></h2>
<p><?php echo $item->get_description(); ?></p>
<p><small>Posted on <?php echo $item->get_date('j F Y | g:i a'); ?></small></p><br/>


Its long time guys to be here.. I am now concentrating on my own plugin development projects for my customers. So not able to be active as before in ELGG.


  • Category: Media
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 1970-1-1
  • Downloads: 4195
  • Recommendations: 15

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