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Managing multiple RSS news feeds in one package

A new community has surfaced that marries more than 30 Open Source projects with the also-free Drupal Content Management system.

The name of the program is “Managing News,” and is the spawn of “Development Seed.” It runs atop Drupal 6.

The program can interpret all kids of variation of RSS, such as RDL, Atom, XML, RSS 2.0 and OPML. The neat thing is that you can gather all your RSS feeds under one umbrella and have them available to you wherever you might be.

You can add tags for each story, create categories and save your searches to display the stories containing the search keyword(s) you use. There is also a map that shows where in the world your news stories occur, a map that you can click on and read the news from that geographical location. You can create category channels to display stories that contain a topic – such as environment, science, unemployment and others.

This program has a lot of positives for it, and you can read about it here, and see a video showing how it generally works.

To see two real working, regularly updated, sites that use this package, click here or click here.

This product is designed to run on you web site. All you need is a web site and a hoster. For the more advanced reader, you can set it up on your own computer with a static IP and Apache and MySQL, both of which are available in packages for both Windows and Mac. Example: MAMP for Mac and XAMPP for Windows (or Mac).

Uses: Both businesses and individuals.


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This entry was posted on September 5, 2010 by in Content Management Systems, Free RSS programs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , .
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