News 2.5

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5

Provides a RSS feed menu for your members to find interesting news articles.

RSS is a great way to get information about latest news from other websites. I read RSS feeds often to keep current and to educate myself on the latest technology, products, current events and other interesting news. I then re-post the very best articles on my forum for my members to discuss.

Each RSS feed is setup by the admin so members can read the latest news.

Live example:

(Example of News link)


(Example of News page)


(Example of news feed page)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of News page)


(Example of User Group Permission)


  • RSS feeds displayed as HTML so it works on all devices.
  • User Group permissions determine who can view the Admin page.
  • Ability to easily create categories.
  • Show news feed title and description, or title only.
  • Option to show News link in Visitor tab.
  • All phrases start with news_ for your convenience.
  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
  3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
  4. Upload the addon-News_v2.5.xml file.
  5. Click the Install Add-on button.
Options page:
  • Category: This field allows you to categorize your news feeds. The order determines the News index category order.
  • Image Link: Copy the library/Andy/News/news.jpg from the add-on directory to a web viewable directory of your choice and enter the link into the Options page.
Admin page:
  • Category: Select a category from the drop down.
  • Type: Most RSS feeds use the standard RSS XML format, so select "rss". If the feed is using an atom format, select "atom".
  • Show Description: Some feeds show way too much information and are difficult to read, I suggest setting them to "no" so the description is not shown.
Group permissions:
Set the two Group permissions:

News Show
News Admin
Database modification:

This add-on creates a table called xf_news in your database.

Sending a donation:

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Thank you.
First release
Last update


4.60 star(s) 5 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    On Nov 16, 2015 version 2.1 of this add-on was released to address an exploitable SQL injection...
  2. See description

    News v2.5 changes: Updated Template Modification to use Regular Expression.
  3. See description

    News v2.4 changes: Added additional Group Permission.

Latest reviews

Works great! Just what my site needs to preview the latest news. Thanks again AndyB. Always making great extras!
Would really have liked to use this add-on, but with it not following the suggested "best coding" practices in the use of the DB table naming structure cannot use it and feel comfortable with it. If at any time in the future XenForo utilizes the xf_news table, this add-on will cause upgrade problems due to that table name already being in existence. The fact was brought to the authors attention but even after an update that required a removal and re-install the practice of using the xf_ prefix remained.
Thank you for this great addon!
Works perfectly, thank you very much.
Great work.
That's it. Really like it on my site! Thank you Andy for this add-on and all the updates.

Recommended add-on! Try yourself.
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