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The RSSPie extension fetches and displays RSS feeds, such as a game's news or changes to wiki pages, on a wiki page using a simple tagging format.


Each RSS feed must use its own set of <rss> element tags. There are optional parameters available for the rss opening tag.

Parameters in the RSS tag
Attribute Description
itemTemplate="PageName" Default: Mediawiki:Rss_item_template
 Item template is used to define the display template for individual items in a feed.  It requires a complete page name including namespace if needed.
max="X" Default: 5
 Show only X number of items from a feed.
sort="newest" Sort direction for feed items. Sorts newest first by default and can be set to oldest.
descriptionLength="200" Default: 200
 Truncates long descriptions automatically to the specified character length.
dateFormat="Y/m/d H:i" Default: Y/m/d H:i
 Formats the date using PHP formatting guidelines.  Please see the PHP date documentation for formatting information.
filterIn="example,words" Default: (None)
 Comma delimited list of search words to filter into the display.  If the item in the feed contains any of the word(s) the item will be shown.
filterOut="example,words" Default: (None)
 Comma delimited list of search words to filter out of the display.  If the item in the feed contains any of the word(s) the item will be hidden.  Any feed items that get caught by filterOut will hide regardless if they get caught by the filterIn parameter.

Whitelisting feeds

Before a feed can be used, it must be whitelisted. Whitelisting RSS feeds is controlled through the protected Mediawiki:Rss_Whitelist page. Simply insert one filter per line. A fully qualified URL may be entered or a partial URL using * wildcards. Adding * to its own line will whitelist all URLs.

Here are some examples of whitelisting. Note that the comments should not be included. -- A specific rss feed on one site
*/news.rss -- Any news.rss feed from any site*.rss -- Any feeds ending in .rss on one site* -- Any feeds from one site


This example displays a feed from Gampedia's home page with a maximum of six items displayed.

<rss max="6"></rss>

Arknights Introduces High Tactical Gameplay Features in Recent Update - 2020/06/15 15:17

Following the “Code of Brawl” hype, today Arknights launches a new event named "Contingency Contract", introducing a highly customizable challenge stage for players of all levels....

Arknights Piles on Content and Brawls in Massive Spring Update - 2020/05/28 15:14

Arknights is wrapping up this spring with yet another update loaded with new content for players to enjoy. Today’s "Code of Brawl" update promises new Penguin Logistics storyline content, four new ope...

Arknights Major Update with New Theme Song Produced by Famous DJ Duo Yellow Claw - 2020/05/03 21:08

Summer may still be a few weeks away for most folks in the northern hemisphere, but Arknights is already heating up with its “Heart of Surging Flame” limited time event and a brand new song release “A...

Save the Oldest House in the Control: The Foundation DLC - 2020/03/26 16:00

Control was a surprise hit last year. With it's combination of satisfying gun play and an aesthetic that is vivid and unique, it became pretty hard to get the adventures of Jesse Faden and the Federal...

Strategy RPG Mobile Arknights Opens New Vignette Series - Operational Intelligence - 2020/03/25 15:44

Dystopian mobile RPG Arknights just announced its new game update, Operational Intelligence, with brand new events, operators, and storylines....

Jump into a Dystopia and Wreak Havoc with Bleeding Edge! - 2020/03/24 16:00

For the first time since Kung Fu Chaos seventeen years ago, Ninja Theory is releasing a multiplayer game. Bleeding Edge might come as a surprise to players used to their single player offerings, such...

Another common use is creating a feed of a wiki's recent changes, like so:

<rss max="5 - M-d-y"></rss>

UserProfile:GlaiveIX - 2021/07/30 00:54

GlaiveIX edited the Twitch account on UserProfile:GlaiveIX's profile. glaiveszn...

UserProfile:Gwitwer - 2021/07/30 00:37

Gwitwer edited the Discord account on UserProfile:Gwitwer's profile. Glitter#8486...

UserProfile:Swifty75 - 2021/07/28 12:48

Swifty75 edited the Twitter account on UserProfile:Swifty75's profile. swifty7_...

UserProfile:Swifty75 - 2021/07/28 12:48

Swifty75 edited the Discord account on UserProfile:Swifty75's profile. Swifty#7976...

UserProfile:Swifty75 - 2021/07/28 12:48

Swifty75 edited the Twitch account on UserProfile:Swifty75's profile. swifty7_...

Template for items in feeds

Prof hydra.svg Editing the item template is not required, but allows customization on how the information is displayed.

The template parser will substitute five pieces of information for each feed item as needed. {{{link}}} - The URL

{{{title}}} - Item Title

{{{author}}} - Author's Name

{{{date}}} - Epoch Date(Note: Display formatting is handled by Javascript in the browser.)

{{{description}}} - Full description or summarized content.

Default Mediawiki:Rss_item_template template:

<div class='rss_item'>
'''<span class='plainlinks'>[{{{link}}} {{{title}}}]</span> - {{{author}}} - <span class='date_epoch'>{{{date}}}</span>'''
: {{{description}}}

Configuration settings

Variable Default Value Description
$rpCacheDuration Default: 3600 seconds (One Hour) Cache feed information for the specified amount of seconds. Note: Very short durations will increase server load and the number of requests made to the remote host.

Migration from Extension:RSS

  • The date attribute was renamed to dateFormat. Please make sure to update the format to a PHP date compatible format.
  • The template attribute was renamed to itemTemplate and is the only template that needs to be edited. Simply copying the contents of Mediawiki:Rss-item to Mediawiki:Rss_item_template should suffice.