The rss plugin


This plugins integrates zrssfeed to display RSS-Feeds via Google-API and a parser for local feeds using jQuery 1.5+ into CometVisu. rssfeedlocal is derived from simplerss and zrssfeed rssfeedlocal is mainly meant to be used with rsslog.php and plugins

<rss src="/visu/plugins/rss/rsslog.php" refresh="300" link="false" title="false"></rss>
<rss src="" refresh="300">Test API</rss>
<rss src="/visu/plugins/rss/tagesschau-rss2.xml" refresh="300" header="true" date="true"></rss>


For a general understanding of how the configuration files are structured and what elements and attributes are it is recommended to read this section first: visu-config-details.

The behaviour and appearance of the rss plugins can be influenced by using certain attributes and elements. The following tables show the allowed attributes and elements and their possible values. The screenshots show, how both can be edited in the editor.

Attributes underlined by ..... are mandatory, all the others are optional and be omitted.

Allowed attributes in the rss-element

Element Attribute
  Name Content Description
rss src string  
width dimenstion (number+unit)  
height dimenstion (number+unit)  
refresh integer  
limit integer  
header true or false  
date true or false  
content true or false  
snippet true or false  
showerror true or false  
ssl true or false  
linktarget _new, _blank or _self  
link true or false  
title true or false  

Allowed child-elements und their attributes

Element Attribute
Structure Name Content Description
  • layout
colspan decimal Amount of coloumns this widget sould be wide.
colspan-m decimal Overrules the amount of coloumns on a medium screen.
colspan-s decimal Overrules the amount of coloumns on a small screen.
rowspan decimal Amount of rows this widget should be high.
x string Horizontal position of the widget for 2D pages.
y string Vertical position of the widget for 2D pages.
z string Reserved for future use.
width string Width for the widget for 2D pages.
Element Attribute
Structure Name Content Description
  • label
  • icon
name string  
type string  
flavour string Selection of a display variant. See also :ref:’flavour’.
color string  
styling string  
class string Add this value to the CSS class so that it can be formated by a user provided style sheet.
  • label
  • #text
  string Text to display a label for the widget.


It is possible to manually edit the visu_config.xml and add an entry for the rss plugin.


Make sure that you only use UTF-8 encoded characters by settings the encoding in your XML-editor to UTF-8 mode!


[1]The simple view might not show everything. To see all elements/attributes use the expert view.