RSS Parsing problem

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#1

I just switched to hosting with Dreamhost.
I had been using Feed2HTML (http://www.extralabs.net/feed2html.htm) code to parse an RSS feed onto my site, but I can’t seem to get it to work on dreamhost.
Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be, or can anyone supply me with equaly simple code?

Thanks


#2

From looking at the forums for that software, it appears that the script relies upon allow_url-fopen being enabled, and it relies on that instead of using cURL.

Allow_url_fopen is disabled on DreamHost for security reasons (as it should be).

Your choices are to:

  1. Recode the script to use cURL

  2. Install your own PHP, or use a copy of DH PHP with your own php.ini to enable allow_url_fopen (please do not do this - it was disabled by DreamHost for a reason :wink: )

  3. Use different software to accomplish what you are trying to do.

I vote for choice 3 - I use feed2js, and it’s related tools (magpierss), all the time on DreamHost, and it works very well.

–rlparker


#3

Thanks
That worked great!


#4

Good deal! You are welcome, and I’m glad it worked well for you! :slight_smile:

–rlparker


#5

magpierss gets my vote every time!

Using it now on a few sites.

Cheers,
Karl

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