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Full-Text RSS Mods V3.8

This project is cloned and then modified from FiveFilters's latest free version at Bitbucket(They do only update this on Bitbucket now).

Compatible with PHP 7.0+ 🤣


  • Add supports for Heroku
  • One-key dployment on Heroku 😊
  • Introduce Composer
  • Default entries increased to 10(default) / 30(maximum)
  • site_configs updated to latest version (9 March 2020)
  • .gitignore added to ignore custom_config.php

Start Now 😊

Preview: Full-RSS-Generator on Heroku using One Key Deployment.
(may sleep due to limitations for free plan)

If any customization needed, plz fork and do it by yourself for privacy.

Full-Text RSS

Full-Text RSS from FiveFilters.org is used by software developers and news enthusiasts to extract article content from news sites and blogs, and to convert RSS feeds that contain only extracts of stories to full-text feeds.

This is the public version of Full-Text RSS available to download for free from https://bitbucket.org/fivefilters.

For best extraction results, and to help us sustain the project, you can purchase the most up-to-date version at http://fivefilters.org/content-only/#download.

If want a managed, hosted API instead, see our plans.


  1. Extract the files in this ZIP archive to a folder on your computer.

  2. FTP the files up to your server

  3. Access index.php through your browser. E.g. https://example.org/full-text-rss/index.php

  4. Enter a URL in the form field to test the code

  5. If you get an RSS feed with full-text content, all is working well. :)

Configuration (optional)

  1. Save a copy of config.php as custom_config.php and edit custom_config.php

  2. If you decide to enable caching, make sure the cache folder (and its 2 sub folders) is writable. (You might need to change the permissions of these folders to 777 through your FTP client.)

Site-specific extraction rules

This free version does not contain the site config files we include with purchased copies, but these are now all available online. If you'd like to keep yours up to date using Git, follow the steps below:

  1. Change into the site_config/standard/ folder
  2. Delete everything in there
  3. Using the command line, enter: git clone https://github.com/fivefilters/ftr-site-config.git .
  4. Git should now download the latest site config files for you.
  5. To update the site config files again, you can simply run git pull from the directory.

Code example

If you're developing an application which requires content extraction, you can call Full-Text RSS as a web service from within your application. Here's how to do it in PHP:

// $ftr should be URL where you installed this application
$ftr = 'http://example.org/full-text-rss/';
$article = 'http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21936308';

$request = $ftr.'makefulltextfeed.php?format=json&url='.urlencode($article);

// Send HTTP request and get response
$result = @file_get_contents($request);

if (!$result) die('Failed to fetch content');

$json = @json_decode($result);

if (!$json) die('Failed to parse JSON');

// What do we have?
// var_dump($json);

// Items?
// var_dump($json->rss->channel->item);

$title = $json->rss->channel->item->title;
// Note: this works when you're processing an article.
// If the input URL is a feed, ->item will be an array.

echo $title;

Different language?

Although we don't have examples in other programming languages, the essential steps should be:

  1. Construct the request URL using URL where you installed Full-Text RSS and the article or feed URL (see $ftr, $article, $request in example above).

  2. Fetch the resulting URL using an HTTP GET request.

  3. Parse the HTTP response body as JSON and grab what you need.