To display, embed or publish a RSS feed on your home page or blog post, there are a number of little known tools, scripts and web services that can solve your need in a matter of minutes. Here's a live example of an RSS feed embedded and displayed inside this very article:
As a matter of fact, to do this, all you need is just a technology capable of converting your selected RSS feed into something that can be easily pasted and copied into a blog post or inside the HTML template of your web site.
In this guide, I have pulled together all of the RSS-to-HTML tools that I have discovered out there and which allow you to easily display any RSS feed on any web page, or social media site, rapidly and easily.
As always, I have also selected a few basic criteria and a full tools comparison table to allow you to easily compare and identify the ideal solution for your specific needs:
- Bitty Browser
Bitty is a free embeddable browser that allows you to have a navigable window inside your own web site or any social media site. Bitty can display web sites, RSS feeds, podcasts, and more. If you want Bitty to display a RSS feed of your choice, just paste the URL (OPML files are also supported) inside the browser and then embed the code wherever you like. You can also customize some limited options on how the browser will be shown on web pages.
- Feedroll Pro
- Feedroll RSS Viewer
- Feedo Style
- Google Gadget Builder
Google Gadget Builder is a free tool that allows you to create a gadget that will displayed on iGoogle homepages. You can freely customize your gadget to display RSS feeds and then also promote and monetize it via AdWords. No OPML importing features. Embedding is limiting to iGoogle homepages, so personal web pages or social media sites are excluded.
- Google Dynamic Feed Control Wizard
Google provides a free service to embed a dynamic feed control on your web page and let your users see customized views of the feeds. You can freely customize the way the dynamic feed control should be displayed, and then simply copy and paste the Ajax-based code onto your web site or iGoogle homepage. No OPML importing feature or social media integration features supported.
- Feed Informer
- Optimal Widget Generator
Optimal Widget Generator is a very essential tool to build a widget that displays a RSS feed of your choice, and embed it on any web page. Completely free to use, Optimal Widget Generator can customize only the dimension of your widget but not the appearance. Widget can be embedded using IFRAME tag. OPML file importing is fully supported, but social media integration is not possible.
Yourminis provides a free, web-based tool to create a Flash widget out of a single RSS feed. You can then embed the widget on any web page or social media site copying and pasting a piece of code. You can freely customize appearance and dimensions of your widget, but not importing an OPML file.
FeedForAll is a software available for Mac and Pc that lets you create, edit, and syndicate RSS feeds and podcast right from your machine. RSS feeds are displayed in HTML format and are easily customizable and embeddable on any web page or social media. OPML importing is not supported. FeedForAll costs $34.95 for a single license on both platforms.
- CaRP Evolution
CaRP is a PHP script that lets you generate RSS feeds for your web page. CaRP comes in two different versions: LE (basic) and Evolution (enhanced). The LE version allows no control on the appearance of your feeds, while the Evolution version comes with sixteen free bonus plugins to let you customize your RSS-generating experience: auto-update feeds, add images, embed videos, select which part of the text you want to show, sort your feeds, and much more. CaRP LE is free and CaRP Evolution is priced at $47. Registration required for both.
- Free RSS to HTML PHP Script
The free RSS to HTML PHP script is a tool from FeedForAll that allows you to embed a RSS feed inside a web page or social media site for viewing with a regular browser. The advantage of such solution is having pure, auto-updating HTML code which is indexed by search engines. Installation instructions included in the .ZIP file available for free download.
Originally prepared by Robin Good and Daniele Bazzano for MasterNewMedia, and first published on April 13th, 2009 as "How To Embed And Display RSS Feeds On Any Web Page: Best RSS-To-HTML Publishing Tools".
Originally written by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia.Robin Good -