Configure the RSS2HTML Scriptt:
Welcome to the RSS2HTML configuration Tutorial.
Before we begin, there are a few things
you'll need to verify with whoever your
web hosting provider is. First, does your
web server support PHP?
Second, what is your FTP server?
Third, what are your login credentials for
your FTP server?
Fourth, what is the link to the feed you
want to translate?
If you aren't sure what the answers any
of those question are, please pause this
video and locate that information.
The first step in configuring RSS2HTML is
to download it, so head over to our website,
Once there, on the left hand side, click
In the Downloads section, click on the Download
button in the RSS2HTML section and save
the zip file. I've created a special directory
for the purposes of this tutorial but you
can save the file anywhere that is convenient
to reference. Once the file is downloaded,
right click on it and select the "Extract
All" option. Then click on Next to extract
the files contained within the zip. Now
that we have the components of the script
extracted, you'll notice these four files.
This file is the documentation for the script,
which will go over far more information
than is contained in this tutorial. It is
always a good idea to read and review the
documentation because it will give you a
better understanding of the script, how
it works and different ways it can be implemented.
The other three files are the actual components
of the script.
First we have the PHP script file itself.
Next we have the secondary parser include
and last we have an example template.
So, now that we have the components extracted,
we need to upload them to your web server.
To do this, you'll need an FTP program.
Windows itself has an FTP shell built in
to the Windows Explorer but if you're unfamiliar
with uploading files, you may want to use
an FTP program.
In this tutorial, I'll be using RhinoSoft's
Serv-U Gold FTP program, which you can download
It's incredibly easy to install and configure,
so if you're new to uploading and don't
have your own FTP program, give it a try.
Now that we have all three components of
the script FTP'd up to the web server, we'll
need to determine the URL that was assigned
to the files. In this example, the URL for
this FTP directory is www.feedforall.com/demo/
So, the files that I've uploaded will all
be referenced from that URL. This is important
because the final step in configuring the
RSS2HTML output is to build the translation
There are three steps in this process.
First, we need the URL of the rss2html.php
script. In this example, it's: http://www.feedforall.com/demo/rss2html.php
Second, we'll need the URL of the RSS Feed
to Translate. The example feed I'm translating
Third, we'll need the URL of the template.
In this example, it's: http://www.feedforall.com/demo/sample-template.html
Once you have all three URL's, we'll need
to build the translation link. All translation
links will be referenced as follows:
First, the link to the PHP script, question
mark XMLFILE=, the link to the RSS Feed,
&TEMPLATE=, then the link to the template:
Enter this URL in to a web browser and you
should see the RSS Feed's information translated
into HTML that the browser can display.
As a final note, I'd like to point out that
there are literally hundreds of ways to
configure the output of the script. You
can change the way the template is laid
out and which variables are displayed so
that the template looks exactly the way
you want it to. All of the variables that
can be used in a template can be found in
the documentation file.
There are also many different methods of
implementing the script. We're going over
the most basic method of implementation
in this tutorial but if you're interested
in alternate implementations, please visit
this thread in our forum: http://www.feedforall.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=384
This concludes the RSS2HTML configuration
Welcome to the tutorial and explanation
of how and why to convert from rss to html.
Please visit our website, www.feedforall.com
, for more tutorials, including how to configure
the program to create and post RSS Feeds.