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Fast Feed ... manage and edit your news updates (RSS/HTML output)!

With Fast Feed you can easily manage news entries for an RSS feed - outputs a compliant RSS v2.0 xml file and custom HTML content files that can be used to populate many jQuery plugins and 3rd party news ticker scripts. One-click archiving to secondary "old news" feed is included.

Can be used with Dynamic Drive's Pausing RSS Scroller and supports multiple users to allow easy syndication administration.

Fast Feed

Features

  • Add, edit and delete your news items using a point-and-click interface
  • Supports multiple user accounts
  • Log file to track individual user actions
  • Unpublish or publish news items with the status toggle switch
  • Calendar date picker to change news item dates
  • Auto-sort entries from oldest-newest or newest-oldest
  • Set the maximum number of live entries to allow in newsfeed
  • Auto-generates an RSS v2.0 xml file that can be fed instantly to Twitter or Facebook
  • Optional URL to link news items to other websites or resources
  • Optional image upload (with auto-resize), upto a maximum disk space quota of your choice
  • Customisable with standard CSS - dress-up your HTML output any way you like

Download

Downloads are available when you view the full version of this website on a desktop computer.

You can grab the zipped download package from the top of the page. Just scroll up to the blinking download icon and give it a swift click.

Installation

The Fast Feed download pack comes with example web pages setup for reference, but you can see the installation page for more details.

Demo

Check out the back-end demo to see how easy it is to use, OR, see the front-end demos (below) for website integration ideas.

Tips and tricks ... they're also front-end demos!


Demo 1

Example using Dynamic Drive's Pausing RSS Scroller

[ hover over the news scroller to pause it ]

Demo 2

Example using jCarousel (a jQuery plugin by Jan Sorgalla)

  • User-Friendly
    (1/13)15th Jul 13: You don't need to be a web genius to use Fast Feed. If you can use MS Word, you can manage news items - it's all point-and-click, with a WYSIWYG toolbar to format content.

  • Multiple User Accounts
    (2/13)12th Jul 13: Need more than one person to do updates? With Fast Feed you can have as many accounts as you need. Perfect for syndication across affiliated websites!

  • Log User Actions
    (3/13)10th Jul 13: Eeek! Somebody made a mistake, but who was it? Keep track of who's doing what by viewing the Log File any time you need. Click on the title or "read more" link to see it now! 
    [ read more ... ]
  • Publish / Unpublish
    (4/13)08th Jul 13: Need to save news items for future use? Just unpublish them from the live feed - they will be saved on file ready for you to publish again when you need them. 
  • Automatic RSS Feed
    (5/13)02nd Jun 13: Use the auto-generated RSS file to push updates to Twitter, Facebook or an aggregator of your choice. Update once, and filter outwards to multiple destinations - saving you time and effort!

  • RSS Compatibility
    (6/13)01st Jun 13: Are special characters breaking your RSS feed? Define your own search and replace options to substitute problem entities to compliant alternatives. 
  • Optional URL
    (7/13)25th May 13: Point news entries to other websites or resources so a click on the title sends a visitor where you want. The title/"read more" link for this entry goes to the Fast Edit sister site. If no URL is defined, the host domain will automatically be used. 
    [ read more ... ]
  • Optional Image
    (8/13)22nd May 13: Illustrate your news with a related image. Just upload and it will be resized automatically.

  • Live Entry Limit
    (9/13)18th May 13: Keep visitors attentions by limiting the number of news entries on show. 
  • Calendar Date Picker
    (10/13)16th May 13: Display forthcoming events with the help of the calendar date picker. Just set the date in the future and a convenient date will show alongside the news.

  • Auto-Sort News Items
    (11/13)04th May 13: Sort your news newest-oldest to show visitors what has happened, in date order (today - yesterday - last week, etc.). Or, sort news oldest-newest to show the most recent events happening first, with future events coming after (today - tomorrow - next week, etc.). 
  • CSS Customisation
    (12/13)30th Apr 13: Use whatever CSS you like to fit the HTML output into your site design. You can also edit the HTML output to display news entries as a list, in a table or any other way you wish.

  • Testing HTML Content
    (13/13)18th Oct 11: test bold italic underline big small 

Demo 3

Example using Totem (a jQuery plugin by Build Internet)

  • User-Friendly
    (1/13)15th Jul 13: You don't need to be a web genius to use Fast Feed. If you can use MS Word, you can manage news items - it's all point-and-click, with a WYSIWYG toolbar to format content.

  • Multiple User Accounts
    (2/13)12th Jul 13: Need more than one person to do updates? With Fast Feed you can have as many accounts as you need. Perfect for syndication across affiliated websites!

  • Log User Actions
    (3/13)10th Jul 13: Eeek! Somebody made a mistake, but who was it? Keep track of who's doing what by viewing the Log File any time you need. Click on the title or "read more" link to see it now! 
    [ read more ... ]
  • Publish / Unpublish
    (4/13)08th Jul 13: Need to save news items for future use? Just unpublish them from the live feed - they will be saved on file ready for you to publish again when you need them. 
  • Automatic RSS Feed
    (5/13)02nd Jun 13: Use the auto-generated RSS file to push updates to Twitter, Facebook or an aggregator of your choice. Update once, and filter outwards to multiple destinations - saving you time and effort!

  • RSS Compatibility
    (6/13)01st Jun 13: Are special characters breaking your RSS feed? Define your own search and replace options to substitute problem entities to compliant alternatives. 
  • Optional URL
    (7/13)25th May 13: Point news entries to other websites or resources so a click on the title sends a visitor where you want. The title/"read more" link for this entry goes to the Fast Edit sister site. If no URL is defined, the host domain will automatically be used. 
    [ read more ... ]
  • Optional Image
    (8/13)22nd May 13: Illustrate your news with a related image. Just upload and it will be resized automatically.

  • Live Entry Limit
    (9/13)18th May 13: Keep visitors attentions by limiting the number of news entries on show. 
  • Calendar Date Picker
    (10/13)16th May 13: Display forthcoming events with the help of the calendar date picker. Just set the date in the future and a convenient date will show alongside the news.

  • Auto-Sort News Items
    (11/13)04th May 13: Sort your news newest-oldest to show visitors what has happened, in date order (today - yesterday - last week, etc.). Or, sort news oldest-newest to show the most recent events happening first, with future events coming after (today - tomorrow - next week, etc.). 
  • CSS Customisation
    (12/13)30th Apr 13: Use whatever CSS you like to fit the HTML output into your site design. You can also edit the HTML output to display news entries as a list, in a table or any other way you wish.

  • Testing HTML Content
    (13/13)18th Oct 11: test bold italic underline big small 

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Additional usage - Auto-feed updates to Twitter and Facebook

An RSS v2.0 xml file is (re)generated every time you update your Fast Feed news entries and you can use this file to push updates automatically to Twitter and Facebook. This is great for you as it means you only update once, and your news is fed out to other, multiple destinations, without any extra intervention from you. Less effort, less fuss!

Use one of these FREE services to push Fast Feed updates automatically to your Twitter or Facebook account;

Last updated: June 21st, 2016