efeed Feed Writer Generator Extension (RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, and ATOM 1.0)

  1. Requirements
  2. Usage
  3. Change Log
  4. Resources

Feed Writer Generator Extension to create your feeds. Currently supports RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0 and ATOM 1.0.

IMPORTANT I have updated the github repo so it is now isolated to update independently from other extensions. Get the most up to date version from its github repository.


  • Developed using Yii version 1.1.5


Unzip the contents of the package and place it on your protected/extensions folder.

Examples of use

RSS 1.0


// specify feed type
$feed = new EFeed(EFeed::RSS1);
$feed->title = 'Testing the RSS 1 EFeed class';
$feed->link = 'http://www.ramirezcobos.com';
$feed->description = 'This is test of creating a RSS 1.0 feed by Universal Feed Writer';
$feed->RSS1ChannelAbout = 'http://www.ramirezcobos.com/about';
// create our item	
$item = $feed->createNewItem();
$item->title = 'The first feed';
$item->link = 'http://www.yiiframework.com';
$item->date = time();
$item->description = 'Amaz-ii-ng <b>Yii Framework</b>';
$item->addTag('dc:subject', 'Subject Testing');

RSS 2.0

// RSS 2.0 is the default type
$feed = new EFeed();

$feed->title= 'Testing RSS 2.0 EFeed class';
$feed->description = 'This is test of creating a RSS 2.0 Feed';

$feed->setImage('Testing RSS 2.0 EFeed class','http://www.ramirezcobos.com/rss',

$feed->addChannelTag('language', 'en-us');
$feed->addChannelTag('pubDate', date(DATE_RSS, time()));
$feed->addChannelTag('link', 'http://www.ramirezcobos.com/rss' );

// * self reference

$item = $feed->createNewItem();

$item->title = "first Feed";
$item->link = "http://www.yahoo.com";
$item->date = time();
$item->description = 'This is test of adding CDATA Encoded description <b>EFeed Extension</b>';
// this is just a test!!
$item->setEncloser('http://www.tester.com', '1283629', 'audio/mpeg');

$item->addTag('author', 'thisisnot@myemail.com (Antonio Ramirez)');
$item->addTag('guid', 'http://www.ramirezcobos.com/',array('isPermaLink'=>'true'));



ATOM 1.0


$feed = new EFeed(EFeed::ATOM);
// IMPORTANT : No need to add id for feed or channel. It will be automatically created from link.
$feed->title = 'Testing the ATOM RSS EFeed class';
$feed->link = 'http://www.ramirezcobos.com';
$feed->addChannelTag('updated', date(DATE_ATOM, time()));
$feed->addChannelTag('author', array('name'=>'Antonio Ramirez Cobos'));
$item = $feed->createNewItem();

$item->title = 'The first Feed';
$item->link  = 'http://www.ramirezcobos.com';
// we can also insert well formatted date strings
$item->date ='2010/24/12';
$item->description = 'Test of CDATA Encoded description <b>EFeed Extension</b>';


Change Log

  • v.1.3 Added stylesheet support
  • v.1.2 Added support for atom:link
  • v.1.1 Fixed bug on EFeedItemAtom thanks to Flokey82


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4 495 downloads
Yii Version: 1.1
License: BSD-2-Clause
Category: Others
Tags: feed, rss
Developed by: Antonio Ramirez
Created on: Jan 1, 2011
Last updated: 11 years ago


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