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Using Drupal as your RSS Feed Aggregator

You can use Drupal to be your RSS Feed Aggregator.

Here’s a quick how-to.

1. Enable Aggregator Module
From Home > Administer > Site Building > Module
Check on the Aggregator Check box and Save Configuration

2. Configure Aggregator Feed
From Administer Main Page, Select Administer By module, on the Upper site of the Administer Page.
Find Aggregator Module and click Feed Aggregator
Add Category, Add Feed, and Adjust Setting to feed your needs.

3. Configure Aggregator Permission.
From Administer Main Page, Select Administer By module, on the Upper site of the Administer Page.
Find Aggregator Module and click Permission
On the Aggregator Module, “Access New Feed”, check both Anonymous User And Authenticated User.
Then Save Permission

4. Configure Aggregator as your Drupal Main Page (optional).
From Administer – Site Configuration – Site Information, find the “Default Front Page” text box, and put ‘aggregator’ in the box, then Save Configuration.

We also need to configure the Cron job so the feed update schedule is run as per our request. Let’s discuss this separately. Meanwhile you could run the cron job manually from Status Report Page.

Good! You’re done for now! example of this Feed Aggregator is which available using a generous free hosting from and Free Domain from

Similar information regarding Drupal and RSS Feed Aggregator module: Creating your own RSS aggregator with Drupal.


17 responses

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  3. How do I show excerpts of posts from the feeds?

    August 11, 2008 at 4:58 pm

  4. Also URLs in the content are not being parsed, how do I do that. In settings ” & ” are there, but still URLs in the posts are not hyperlinks. Any ideas?

    August 11, 2008 at 5:10 pm

  5. @Manan
    I still try to find how to show only excerpts in drupal feed, hopefully I could update you soon.

    About the URLs, my URLs in the contents are hyperlinks, you could check in my test bed. Have you check the Allowed HTML tags in your Feed Aggregator Setting?

    August 12, 2008 at 2:29 pm

  6. I have another problem, I created 2 feeds using the aggregator. Feed A aggregates from 1 set of sites and Feed B aggregates from set 2 of sites, but the feed title for both the fields is sitename aggregator. how do I change that?

    August 31, 2008 at 9:44 pm

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  8. Farhan

    Really helpful, but I was wondering how can I display news feed on my home page?

    January 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  9. Farhan

    And when i set “aggregator” in “Default front page” title becomes “Aggregator | Website name”. Help required

    January 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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