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    I am working on a personal website, and i want to know if any of you have any suggestions about an easy way to create a news feed without having to edit any code every time i post a new update.

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    If what you mean is that you would like to have a news feed on your site that stays the same even if you update other parts of the page it is on, you could try FEEDWIND.

    Just configure the feed from whatever news source you want, and set the style how you like, then copy and paste the code into your page. As long as you don't mess with the code, you should be able to change anything else on the page without wrecking the feed.
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    No. What i need is something i can update (possibly externally) to display my own news updates without having to manually edit the code every time i want to post something new. Does that clarify?

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    You could look up on SSI(Server Side Includes). You change the html to shtml and then you can include other pages or documents within the current one. For instance, you could have it include the file date.html to get the date of the new feed, then include(after any styling) the file called news.html that would contain the news feed. Note: your server will have to support SSI, most free web hosting does not. If you are using a payed host then you may not have any problems. If you use your own host you may have to install support for it if it doesn't have it already.

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    Well thank you! I will definitely look into that!

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    blogger.com and feedburner. i have that same setup on my site for the same reason. although it could be done with php, why? it does what i need with 0 effort on my part including the email and feed subscribe options.

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    I recommend against actual Server Side Includes (SSI), it's pretty outdated method, has security issues and many hosts do not offer them anymore.

    As mentioned above, you'd be better off using PHP to do it. It's dead easy to implement this. Do a Google search on 'PHP Include Files' and there is a ton of info.

    Additional to that, you could look into using XML to update and better format your newsfeed externally. Again, do some research on Google for more info andf come back with your questions.


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