Using RSS—Sample PHP Code


lastRSS

<?php

// include lastRSS library
include './lastRSS.php';

// create lastRSS object
$rss = new lastRSS; 

// setup transparent cache
$rss->cache_dir = './cache'; 
$rss->cache_time = 3600; // one hour

// load RSS file and print item
$rs = $rss->get('http://www.infoplease.com/rss/birthday.rss')
if ($rs) {
  print <<<EOT
<b><a href="$rs[link]">$rs[title]</a></b><br>

EOT;
  $item = array_pop ($rs[items]);
  print <<<EOT
 <a href="$item[link]">$item[title]</a> ($item[description])

EOT;
}
?>

Installation:

  1. Download lastRSS.php from http://lastrss.webdot.cz/
  2. Save lastRSS.php to the same directory containing the page displaying the RSS feed
  3. Set cache directory (cache_dir) manually