About RSS 2 HTML

What does it do?

This service allows to you take any RSS or Atom feed that you find, and place that feed into a web page on your website. The feed will be formatted so that it is easily readable by your website visitors.

How does it work?

Once you have found a feed that you want to embed in your web page, you can use RSS 2 HTML to create snippets of code:

  1. You enter in the URL for a news feed into the online form within RSS 2 HTML; the feed has to be in one of the supported formats.
  2. You then place these snippets into your website. Usually you do this using a CMS (Content Management System) or in the admin portal for your blog (e.g. WP Admin). You can do this yourself, or send the snippet of code to your website developer.
  3. Then when anyone accesses your website, they will see the latest items from the news feed you selected, embedded directly into your web page.

You can customise the content and appearance of the feed items to match the rest of your website. Depending on your requirements, you can either do this in the online form within RSS 2 HTML, and/or get your website developer to implement.

You can embed one feed into multiple different web pages in your website, or you can embed multiple feeds into a single web page, or multiple different feeds in different web pages in your website.

Who can use it?

Anyone! You will need access to edit the “HTML code” for your website, to be able to add the code snippet. Frequently, you have this access through a CMS (Content Management System) or admin portal. For example, if you have a Wordpress site, then as long as you have access to WP Admin, then you can use RSS 2 HTML.

If you have a developer who makes changes to your website on your behalf, then you can have your developer add the code snippet for you.

Supported feed formats

You can use any feed with RSS 2 HTML, as long as it is in one of these formats:

Nearly every feed that you see online will be in one of these formats. Just give it a try!

Supported websites and blogs

The snippets of code that RSS 2 HTML creates are compatible with nearly every CMS / blog platform out there. You will need to already have access to the CMS, admin , or management portal for your website. Whichever interface you use to manage your website or blog, you will need to have access to edit the HTML or JavaScript for your web pages. Don’t worry, you will only need access to paste in the snippets that RSS 2 HTML creates.

If you don’t use an off-the-shelf CMS or blogging platform, you can still use RSS 2 HTML. In this case you will need to have access to edit the source code for your website and the ability to deploy your updated source code to your web hosting provider.

Supported URLs

You can load feeds from any publicly available feed HTTP or HTTPS URL as long as it is served over one of these ports:

Feed updates / caching

To improve performance, RSS 2 HTML caches all feed content for 5 minutes. This means that when a feed has a new item added to it, it can take up to 5 minutes to see that new item in your website.

Service limits

All usage of RSS 2 HTML is subject to the Terms of Use; beyond that, there are currently no blanket limits on usage of RSS 2 HTML.