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In this article I am going to cover some tools that you can
use that will allow you to publish RSS feeds on your site. This
will allow you to have fresh, updated content on your site and
you have control of what sort of content you display and how
often it is updated.
First off if you do not know much about RSS or feel you require more information take a look at this RSS publishers FAQ and then rejoin us again later.
There are several ways you can go about publishing RSS content, two of which this article will cover are using third party software that will take care of the RSS republishing for you. The second is to use some freely available PHP code to generate your RSS pages.
If you do not what PHP is or have little knowledge or PHP or programming then I would recommend that you use RSS Equalizer which takes care of the complicated stuff for you. RSS Equalizer produces HTML format pages that it has transformed from the RSS feeds it is using as its source.
RSS Equalizer is a PHP script that runs from your server so you will need to make sure your host can run PHP, most web hosts do. Once installed and set up RSS Equalizer can be left to parse content from the RSS feeds and produce a readable HTML format pages on your website.
If you have any programming experience or know a little PHP then there are some other free tools that you can use. These PHP scripts will allow you to parse RSS feeds and if you know PHP will give you more options for customisation. These tools are http://www.geckotribe.com/rss/carp/, http://lastrss.webdot.cz/ and zvonnews.sourceforge.net/zfeeder.php.
If you have the time and feel you can handle the PHP then the free PHP scripts above will be your best option. If you neither have the time or the inclination and want the hard work already done for you then try out http://www.newsniche.com/trk.asp?trk=10 (RSS Equalizer), its not free but it's the best option for the non programmer.
Allan is the webmaster at NewsNiche an RSS resource for webmasters. Learn how to use RSS to attract and retain visitors to your site.