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News Manager RSS feed
News Manager RSS
Allows you to serve your News Manager blog as an RSS feed.

Get it from Extend

Get the source from GitHub

Requires News Manager - tested with News Manager 2.2.4.

Project homepage:

Latest Version: 1.1.0 - March 2012

  1. Extract the zip file into your GetSimple plugins/ directory
  2. Copy themefiles/rss.php into your current theme
  3. Create a new page to be your RSS feed, and set it to use the rss.php template
  4. In "News Manager RSS Settings", set your newly created page as the RSS feed page
  5. Optional: If you have FeedBurner configured on your RSS feed, you can set your FeedBurner feed ID (the bit after in your FeedBurner URL) as well, and requests for your site's feed will be redirected to FeedBurner.
Reed Murphy: www, email, github

I have found some bugs with the plugin.

1. In Safari 4.1 (Mac) I got message:

Safari can’t open the page.
Safari can’t open the page “feed://www......./rss/” because Safari can’t load any data from this location.

It loads with different browser....

2. ...but there are parsing errors

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: http://www..../rss/
Line Number 8, Column 32:
when there's ó.

Get-Simple converts a lot of letters specific to other languages to entities, so that would make a lot of troubles to many non-English users.
Hi blazejs,

Thank you for the bug report - I haven't tested this plugin with non-English characters, so I'm not surprised it broke Smile

I'll check out the Safari issue on my own feeds, and see what I can do. In the meantime, are you able to PM me a link to the RSS feed that's showing the parsing error?
Reed Murphy: www, email, github
Version 1.0.1 of News Manager RSS is now available, fixing several issues with encoding and escaping non-English characters.

Get it from Extend.

1.0.1 Changes:
* Added MIT license
* Content escaping / encoding fixes:
    * <description> no longer uses XML-encoded entities - the content is UTF-8 wrapped in CDATA
    * <title> is UTF-8 with HTML special characters encoded
    * <link> / <guid> encode HTML special characters
Reed Murphy: www, email, github
Hi, I wondered if you can help me, I've recently added the latest version as I was having a problem in IE where it wouldn't display the feed. It's displaying now, but I notice that all the image links are broken
please see

It appears that the urls in the feed are being published with a "\" on the end which is causing the link to break
Hi zengrenade,

It looks like I wasn't properly handling PHP's magic_quotes_gpc being set to On.

I've uploaded a new version of News Manager RSS to Extend, containing a fix for this issue - could you update to the latest version and let me know if that fixes things for you?
Reed Murphy: www, email, github
That's working now, awesome, thanks

My feed is not valid not working in IE. Please see

And try to suscribe en Google Reader and fails.


Just wanted to thank you for the plugin, works like a charm. Smile

Hi Madelyn,

I'm sorry to hear you're having issues with the RSS plugin. I've sent you a PM with a few questions that should help me track down the bug.
Reed Murphy: www, email, github
Hi Lasse,

Thanks for the thanks - glad to hear it's working for you Smile
Reed Murphy: www, email, github
Please update the release-information in news_manager_rss.php

you updated to version 1.0.2, but your file still says: 1.0.1, so the new update-alerts in GS 3.1 show wrong alerts

Cheers, Connie

Plugin Name: News Manager RSS
Description: Adds RSS functionality to News Manager
Version: 1.0.1
Author: Reed Murphy
Author URI:

define('NMRSS_CONFIG_XML', GSDATAOTHERPATH .'nmrss_config.xml');
define('NMRSS_TAG', '[newsrss]');

$thisfile = basename(__FILE__, ".php");
    $thisfile, //Plugin id
    'News Manager RSS',  //Plugin name
    '1.0.2',      //Plugin version
    'Reed Murphy',  //Plugin author
    '', //author website
    '', //Plugin description
    'pages', //page type - on which admin tab to display
    'nmrss_admin'  //main function (administration)
Die deutsche GetSimple-Webseite: = the german Get-Simple-Website!
Das deutschsprachige GetSimple-(Unter-)Forum:
Hi Connie,

My apologies for that - I've updated the version number and resubmitted it to Extend.
Reed Murphy: www, email, github
Hi all.
It doesn't work for me:
The same as in madelyn's case. Any suggestions?
PS: I use News Manager version 2.2.4 and Get-Simple version 3.1
Hail to get-simple developers!
Hi reff,

I think I can see what's causing that issue (XML-encoded entities in the RSS <title> tag), and I've uploaded a fixed version to Extend; can you please install the updated version (note that you'll have to manually update the rss.php template, as it had to be changed for this fix), and let me know if it is fixed for you?
Reed Murphy: www, email, github
ReedMurphy Thank you so much, now everything works fine!
Huge respect for your furiously quick reply!!!
Hail to get-simple developers!
Version 1.1.0 of News Manager RSS is now available, adding FeedBurner support.

Get it from Extend.

1.1.0 Changes:
  • Added FeedBurner support
Reed Murphy: www, email, github
Hi there.

I instaled GS 3.1,
News manager 2.2.4 and
News Manager RSS 1.1.0

Rss is only shown in Firefox. On IE says "Feed code error" and on Chrome feed is not shown as it's should. Can you help me with this? I don't know what is wrong.

Hi Kovalj,

Can you PM me a link to your RSS feed, and I'll take a look at it?
Reed Murphy: www, email, github
Hi ReedMurphy, thanks for quick reply.

I manage to find the problem, It seems script can't work when Share +3 plugin is activated. I disable Share +3 plugin and now works fine.

Thanks for great plugin.
Hello Reed,

Many thanks for a very useful plugin. I have set up a test for myself here:

It displays correctly in Firefox and IE, but not Chrome (it reports "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it." and displays the raw XML file)

Any idea what the problem could be? I have v1.1.0 of the plugin installed and v3.1 of Get Simple.
Hi ReedMurphy,
Thx for plugin!
but i have same problem like Kovalj.
When Share +3 plugin is activated rss dont work. When is disabled is OK Big Grin

In Chrome:
error on line 38 at column 95: EntityRef: expecting ';'

in IE:
A semi colon character was expected.
Line: 38 Character: 103

i think numbers come from my text witch is cyrillic.
No problem in Firefox

Best regards
share +3 v1.1
News Manager 2.3.5
News Manager RSS 1.1
thanks for this plugin, works well and looks how it's supposed to be Smile
Just a question - is there a way to set up the number of characters displayed below every single title? Can I somehow turn off showing the excerpts in the feed? It would be nice.

Thanks in advance for your reply Smile
Tomáš Janeček - Multilingual personal website powered by GetSimple
» The little I did for GetSimple

Is this still supported? I am having the Chrome problem, although it is working perfectly in Firefox. I even set up a Feedburner to see if that would resolve the issue but it didn't. I have the "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below." problem.

Anyone have any ideas?
I fixed it! Ignore me. I'm not an RSS girl. :-)

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