Simple RSS Feed Reader

Adding RSS/Atom syndicated content inside your Joomla website is now super-easy and simple with the 'Simple RSS Feed Reader' module from JoomlaWorks. All you have to do is add a few feeds to the module parameters, publish the module in some position and that's it!

You can even publish multiple feeds at the same time (meaning in the same module instance) and have them display combined!

The 'Simple RSS Feed Reader' module is based on the same feed parsing engine that powers, the most popular Joomla news aggregator in the Joomla Community.

The feeds are stored inside your Joomla site's cache folder and refreshed in a specific time interval, which you set in the module's parameters. This feed cache is different to Joomla's cache, as you may need to have your site refreshed every 5 minutes, but have the feeds the module retrieves stored longer than 5 minutes.


Notable features

  • one input box for feeds enables you to add unlimited feeds per module instance
  • combine multiple feeds into one output list
  • show or hide the first image inside each feed content
  • extract and resize remote images for more layout control
  • there's an additional option to serve resized images using a remote image resizing service ( - powered by CloudFlare's CDN) for fast loading times and without stressing your server
  • additional content options include pre-text, post-text and a custom link option at the bottom of the feeds block
  • MVC templating is standard - the module comes pre-packed with 3 sub-templates that will fit most sites - they also serve as a great starting point if you want to create your own
  • a special 3rd template (which was added in v3.8.0) allows for rendering any YouTube Playlist's feed as a list of videos (requires the use of the AllVideos plugin - also free)
  • one input box for feeds enables you to add unlimited sources to your module  

After you install the module, add one or more feed sources in the related box under "Fetch Options" and simply adjust the "Feed Content Options" in the module parameters.



The module comes with 3 sub-templates, which should be sufficient for most websites. If you want more control, you can simply override both the generated HTML and CSS, using MVC template overrides within your Joomla template. Or you can create new folders inside your template's /html/mod_jw_srfr/ folder and just select the new ones in the module's parameters.

The compact template is inspired by

"Simple RSS Feed Reader" is released under the GNU/GPL v2 license.

Check out the module in action in our official demo sites at and (the module is located in the right column on both sites).