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Slick RSS

The Basics

Main page Slick RSS
Author David Thomas
Plugin Version 1.4
Compatible Joomla version 1.0.x
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Required SimplePie version Beta 3 (not 1.0-compatible)
Optional Helpers Unknown
Plugin Support Unknown

About the Plugin

Slick RSS is a Joomla module using the SimplePie parser. Parse and Display RSS Feed News with DHTML Teaser Tooltip.

  • Up to 5 RSS feeds per instance
  • Display set number of items
  • Item Title
  • Item Description
  • Tooltip Title
  • Tooltip Description
  • Limit Word Counts for Title and Description
  • Enable / Disable Images
  • Easily Customise Tooltip Colour
  • Set Link Target (new window, same window)
  • Supports UTF-8 and International Character Sets
  • Supports embedded media files in newsfeed (podcasts etc…)
  • Caching and module class suffix is supported.

What Do I Need To Know?


  • Version 1.3, For UTF-8 support, Slick RSS now uses the slick and fast RSS Parser from
  • Version 1.4: Even better configuration options and support for international characters.

Specifically, related to character display, Slick RSS 1.4 will now:

  1. Optionally override your default Joomla encoding with the RSS feed encoding. (default=disabled (1.3)
  2. Enable or disable the translation of characters from the RSS feed into your default Joomla encoding charset. (default=enabled (1.4))

SimplePie 1.0 compatibility is in the works.

plugins/joomla/slick_rss.txt · Last modified: 2011/03/06 03:56 (external edit)