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An Atom and RSS feed client for the Laravel Framework

v4.0.1 2016-12-04 22:16 UTC

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Last update: 2024-05-12 00:40:33 UTC



This branch is for Laravel 4.x

An Atom and RSS feed client for the Laravel Framework


Add the following line to the require section of composer.json:

    "require": {
        "kgengler/feed-client": "4.*"

Run composer update.


Publish the package configuration using Artisan.

php artisan config:publish kgengler/feed-client

Find the providers key in your app/config/app.php and register the Feed Client Service Provider.

'providers' => array(
    // ...

Find the aliases key in your app/config/app.php and add the Feed Client facade alias.

'aliases' => array(
    // ...
    'FeedClient' => 'Kgengler\FeedClient\FeedClientFacade'

Open the configuration file in app/config/packages/kgengler/feed-client/config.php, and add the feed you need to access

// app/config/packages/kgengler/feed-client/config.php

return array(
    // The `laravel` key here is used to fetch the feed later. You can specify multiple
    // feeds, just use another key.
    'laravel' => array(
        // Feed type, either `atom` or `rss`
        // Required
        // Default: none
        'type'          => 'atom',
        // Url of the feed
        // Required
        // Default: none
        'url'           => '',
        // username required to access feed
        // Optional
        // Default: null
        'user'          => null,
        // password required to access feed
        // Optional
        // Default: null
        'password'      => null,
        // whether or not to cache the feed locally. I would recommend leaving this
        // on, unless you plan on caching it yourself. It will use whatever cache
        // driver you have specified for your application.
        // Optional
        // Default: true
        'cached'        => true,
        // time in minutes to cache feed
        // Optional
        // Default: 60
        'cacheTimeout'  => 60


Fetch the client from the Laravel IOC Container and get the feed with the key you provided in the configuration file:

$feed_client = App::make('feed-client');
$feed = $feed_client->get('laravel');

// or with the Facade
$feed = FeedClient::get('laravel');

Access methods to get the information from the feed:

$feed->getTitle(); // Feed Title
$feed->getDescription(); // Feed Description
$feed->getLink(); // Link to feed

$feed_items = $feed->getItems(); // Items in feed

// Feed items are given as a collection of FeedItem objects
foreach($feed_items as $item) {
    $item->getTitle(); // Item Title
    $item->getTime(); // Publication Time as DateTime object
    $item->getLink(); // Get link for Item
    $item->getDescription(); // Item Description