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Joomla 3.x Extensions arrow rss Factory PRO 4.0.3

rss Factory PRO 4.0.3
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rss Factory PRO combines all the abilities of rss Factory FREE with a very special feature Import2Content, allowing complete or partial import of specified feeds into your Joomla content.


RSS Factory PRO combines all the abilities of RSS Factory FREE but also gives you the ability to import feeds into your content as Joomla articles using the Import2Content feature. You can choose to add full articles and afterwards set rules in order to import like, for example, just the story. This option is unique for Joomla and allows you to populate your site not only with the RSS Story, but with the full story from the source website.

This is not a simple webcrawler, it allows you to add some clear editing rules - for instance to remove the menu frames from the original website, or some advertisements. To create rules you will only need to add HTML tags that specify when the story starts and where it will end. With Import2Content you can also enable a Word Filter which allows you to only import the articles that contain specific words or which contain none of them. 

rss Factory PRO features:

  • Cron Jobs
  • Automatic Refresh of feeds though a Pseudo Cron process
  • Import Feeds to Content (for each feed, a section and category can be chosen, including the author and publishing period.)
  • Settable date format
  • Ads integration
  • Search form
  • Comment system
  • Feeds voting
  • Including FTP protocol for retrieving RSS XML's
  • Categories & Subcategories (unlimited number of levels)
  • Category Description, Pathway
  • Fully SEF - compatible with Artio JoomSEF
  • Easy Language Management
  • Users can submit feeds
  • Archive System (for improved search engines indexing)
  • Category management and module
  • FavIcons for feeds (pulled from the feedsite or custom uploaded)
  • Customized output styles easily manageable through configuration
  • Automatic unpublishing of erroneous feeds
  • CSS customization
  • Word filter
  • Permissions management
  • Refresh of Feeds using AJAX (backend only)
  • Automatic Version Check
  • and many more...


  • Joomla 3.x
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON
  • cURL, GD2, iconv, mbstring libraries enabled.
  • will not run together with the free version on a same Joomla installation.

Version Info

rss Factory PRO 4.0.3 released on January 28, 2014.

  • Fixed issues regarding categories module, backend about model, backend settings permissions, backend form field rules, refresh and import 2 content.

rss Factory PRO 4.0.2 released on October 1, 2013.

  • New feature: module sort stories by hits;
  • New feature: backend option to convert article characters to HTML entities.
  • Fixed issues regarding import to content rule status button displayed incorrectly after saving and importing non utf-8 articles.

rss Factory PRO 4.0.1 released on April 19, 2013.

  • Fixed several issues regarding import2content.

rss Factory PRO 4.0.0 released on March 11, 2013.

  • Support for Joomla 3.0.x        

rss Factory PRO 3.2.2 released on August 1, 2012.        

  • New features: added backend option (enable/disable) to overwrite existing articles when importing articles using the i2c feature.

rss Factory PRO 3.2.1 released on July 19, 2012.       

  • New feature: select the access level for i2c articles.
  • Fixed several issues including create new category on backend, etc.

rss Factory PRO 3.2.0 released on May 15, 2012.      

  • New feature: Edit comments.
  • New feature: backend comments management.
  • New feature: Comment admin notification.
  • New feature: Comments management permissions.
  • Improved "I2C Full Article Rules" feed page tab user experience.
  • Fixed several small issues and improvements, including Word Filter (feed must contain at least one of the words), external links on full article import.

rss Factory PRO 3.1.0 released on February 1, 2012.     

  • New feature: preview RSS news (when set to -1 will display all news; when set to 0 will not display any news).
  • New feature: limit the characters count for title and content for Display Category menu item.
  • Fixed several issues regarding component menu items, router missing routes for favorites, display set to table, escape input data in replace content plugin, display categories on columns.

rss Factory PRO 3.0.1 released on December 29, 2011.    

  • New feature: added title on frontend submit feed.
  • Optimized router: less database queries.
  • Fixed issues regarding frontend submit feed translations on frontend, feed edit button and "Read more" link options on backend, "visit story" route, added missing "add comment" route, router, module language.

rss Factory PRO 3.0.0 released on December 13, 2011.    

  • New Product Concept.
  • New feature: comments on feeds.
  • New feature: favorites RSS sources.
  • New feature: "match the exact words" filter on feeds and articles.
  • New feature: content plugin for relevant stories.
  • Improved frontend language to Joomla standard. 
  • Fixed issues regarding RSS source feed (backend edit page), settings page, search plugin, content plugin, add new rss feed on backend, etc.

rss Factory PRO 2.1.1 released on October 27, 2011.   

  • Fixed issue regarding CSV import, router when segments are empty, backend RSS list: publish/unpublish.

rss Factory PRO 2.1.0 released on August 19, 2011.  

  • Support for Joomla 1.7.x.
  • Fixed issues regarding display category menu item, ordering feed sources, articles are assigned the 'All' language (when using i2c).

rss Factory PRO 2.0.1 released on April 11, 2011. 

  • New feature: feeds open in new winodw (enable/disable from backend settings).
  • New feature: when using i2c, article sources open in new window (enable/disable from backend settings). 
  • Fixed issues regarding show as multiple select on module ("Show only category"), display when using "Draggable Divs".

rss Factory PRO 2.0.0 released on February 3, 2011.

  • Redeveloped for Joomla 1.6.x.
  • New feature: filter option on each feed source.
  • New feature: set nr. of columns in admin for "draggable divs" and "tiled".
  • New feature: configure the "Read-more" link appended to articles.

rss Factory PRO 1.8.3 released on February 7, 2011.

  • Several code improvements.
  • Option to display the category root for the category tree module.
  • Removed Domit parser.
  • Fixed several issues including missing root link for category path, show correct source title in digg view, missing Itemid in category tree module links, restore settings file from backup, breaking template when displaying categories on a single column, wrong saving of component description (broken html), display all feed sources when category navigation is turned off, etc.

rss Factory PRO 1.8.2 released on January 26, 2011.

  • New feature: edit custom date format in administration.
  • Fixed issue regarding counting stories in category tree module.

rss Factory PRO 1.8.1 released on November 15, 2010.

  • New feature: administrator setting that allows to manage the way stories are "duplicates", when the same feed is parsed several times, URLs for images when in I2C full article, wrong count for nr. of stories/source in module, displaying categories with empty source feeds.

rss Factory PRO 1.8.0 released on November 8, 2010.

  • New feature: FTP protocol added for retrieving RSS XMLs (each source can be configured with it's own FTP details - host, user, pass and file path).
  • Improvement: when using I2C Full Article, the images with relative URL paths are saved with their complete URL path, so they will be also visible on the site.
  • Fixed several issues regarding I2C on full article, I2C full article (replaced JString::substr_replace, used for utf8 purposes, with standard php's substr_replace; for some reason, JString::substr_replace returns just empty strings, which leads to feature malfunction when user sets more than one import rule).

rss Factory PRO 1.7.2 released on November 3, 2010.    

  • New feature: strip html tags for I2C (simple).
  • New feature: word filters per each source for I2C.
  • Fixed issues regarding wrong name for ROOT category (inserted at install), warning when parsing article for I2C full article.

rss Factory PRO 1.7.1 released on October 12, 2010.   

  • Fixed several issues including category tree model, category tree module, category path, generate/restore backup, counting stories under "manage sources", I2C full article add pagebreak, I2C full article ordering rules, I2C full article where multiple rules were all applied to the same original text, instead of deleting the already processed parts (after applying each rule), html entities in imported articles (titles).

rss Factory PRO 1.7.0 released on September 28, 2010.  

  • New feature: added several propreties to $story; $story->categoryId,$story->categoryName and $story->categoryDescription (for the cases the category parent is needed, the method RFProHelper::getStoryPath($story) should be used, which will return the full category path as an array of objects).
  • New module: Category module.
  • New module: Top Voted.
  • New option: enable/disable overlib (tooltip) for channel string.
  • New option: support for page-break on new article.
  • New option for RSS module: max. nr. of stories per category.
  • Fixed several issues including tooltip title in module, etc. 

rss Factory PRO 1.6.1 released on June 8, 2010. 

  • Fixed issue regarding duplicate content, readmore links urlencoded chars (on several google feeds), listing stories multiple times when voting not enabled.

rss Factory PRO 1.6.0 released on March 29, 2010. 

  • New feature: Hits for feeds.
  • New feature: new view sytle (iframe with toolbar).
  • New feature: add link at the end of the article to the original page. 
  • Fixed some issues regarding usage on servers with outdated PHP 4 version, displaying modal content of a news without site template, import source feeds from CSV in backend.

rss Factory PRO 1.5.9 released on November 12, 2009.  

  • Compatible with PHP 5.3.0 and added some tweaks for PHP 4 compliance.
  • Improved version_info.php: xml-ul (parsing now with JSimpleXML, instead of domit which is incompatible with php 5.3.0).
  • Fixed several issues including category filter, feed title, tooltip, edit add redirect, strip comments from feeds, pagination without SEF, JS modal view, pagination links, html enteties in module, refresh on module voting, save on empty categories, ads related warnings, show only category in module, order categories on UNIX, htmlentities with UTF-8 encoding, import2content word filtering, title links from digg feeds, import from CSV, display date, creation date (from feed GMT), date publish_up (today, after the site time), date publish_down (today + offset_days, after the site time), when voting disabled (same item listed several times), category description, shorten-text in module for item_title or item_description, etc.

rss Factory PRO 1.5.8 released on Octomber 29, 2009.  

  • Fixed several issues including module tooltip, module display when only a single category was set for display, duplicate component when creating a new menu entry, images name formating in backend (lowercase, uppercase), notices and warnings on component settings, etc.

rss Factory PRO 1.5.7 released on October 19, 2009.  

  • Menu items available to assign on categories even if the settings "show categories" is off.
  • Fixed several issues including module, plugin, ads (when nr. of ads bigger then number of stories), i2c full article, "read more" link on articles, incompatibilities with PHP4, etc.

rss Factory PRO 1.5.6 released on September 30, 2009. 

  • New module settings for "show only categories" (not id, using multiple selection.
  • Improved stories scalability from database.
  • Improved SEF.
  • Improved pagination.
  • Fixed several issues including show categories settings, menu items, module issue, ads, draggable divs, etc.

rss Factory PRO 1.5.5 released on September 24, 2009.

  • Joomla native MVC (building menu items with links to the component is easier).
  • Admin improved interface: using xajax for simple tasks like publish/unpublish, improved filtering for listings (feed sources, ads), improved error management.
  • Ads can be assigned to one or more categories (this will help displaying only the relevant ads for the feeds).
  • Component's settings are now saved in a zip-file instead of the database, increasing the performance and for an easier backup.
  • Headlines link to their stories (when displaying categories with preview).
  • Module can list feeds using: tabs, sliders, draggable divs, simple list, tiles.
  • Module can show each feed details using: tables, overlib, modal box and digg style.
  • Filter Categories on feed sources after parent and child indentation.
  • Experimental feature for import to content: parse full articles as a Joomla Content entry, meaning graphical interface that can let admins set some simple rules to define the container of the full story for each source feed separately; by setting the correct container, our application will be able to parse the full story and import it as article content in your site; this way, the article will contain the complete story, not only the short description from rss.
  • Fixed several issues including "draggable divs", bigger text areas for prepend/append text, search input design, ads display, warning on empty submitted feeds, save related-categories, save refresh password etc.

rss Factory PRO 1.5.0 released on July 28, 2009.

New Submit features:

  • Submitting feeds (enable/disable).
  • Enable guest feeds submit.
  • Text being displayed to submitter.
  • CAPTCHA verification on submit.

New Refresh features:

  • Three RSS parsers: SimplePie, Domit, Magpie RSS - we strongly recommend SimplePie!
  • Added "refresh script time limit" - protection for overloading the server.
  • Word filter option (enable/disable).
  • List with allowed words (if feed doesn't contain any of these words, it will not be imported to cache).
  • List with banned words (if feed contains any of these words, it will not be imported to cache).

New Voting features:

  • Voting (enable/disable).
  • Guests may vote (let unregistered users to vote feed stories).
  • Allow negative rating (if "Yes", a feed will be able to have ratings like "-1","-2",...).

New Display features:

  • Show empty categories (show categories without any feed).
  • Show empty sources (show sources without any feed).
  • "Choose how to display the full story/news" - added "Modal box" option
  • Added "digg-style", "modal" and "custom" as view styles!!!
  • Template for each view style (overlib, table, digg, modal & custom) - we recommend modifying only the "CUSTOM" template!!!

New Import2Content features:

  • Articles published by default (if set to now, every article will be imported as "unpublished").
  • Default text perpended to articles (header for each article).
  • Default text appended to articles (footer for each article).
  • The "Enable Import2Content", "Default Author", "Default Section/Category", "Articles published by default", "Default publishing period", "Default text /appended/perpended to articles" settings can be override for each source feed, while editing it.
  • I2C Word filters (enable/disable).
  • List with allowed words (if feed doesn't contain any of these words, it will not be imported as an article to content).
  • List with banned words (if feed contains any of these words, it will not be imported as an article to content).

General code base optimization including:

  • Improved speed at parsing feeds (simplepie is faster than magpie).
  • Improved speed at display (most of the display code is re-written).
  • Improved database speed (optimal indexed tables).
  • International Domain Name support (ex. chinese UTF8 characters).
  • Full support for "enclosures", inclusive attached files using the "media" namespace (introduced by Yahoo in RSS 2.0 and meanwhile used also by Google).
  • Ordering on save feed source.
  • Using "divs" instead of "tables".

rss Factory PRO 1.2.4 released on April 30, 2009.

  • New feature: "Read more" link is added to articles and feeds (in table view) and can be routed through the component (SEO optimized) or can be linked directly to the initial site (view feed in wrapper is not available under this setting). The links from each feed content are having target="_blank" and rel="nofollow"; the first for guest (not to leave the page), second for bots (SEO).
  • New feature: "<enclosure>" Tags are parsed; avaialble in feeds as attachements with link to the file.
  • New feature: strip HTML tags from content feeds, with the option for allowed tags; tag <a> is NOT recommended to be removed.
  • Added the ads table to the Backup.
  • Height auto for iframe (at view feed in wrapper).
  • Support for gzipped encoded XML's
  • Fixed issue regarding replace bot plugin, display of archived feed (on module).
rss Factory PRO 1.2.3 released on March 30, 2009.
  • Fixed several issues involving feed archive deletion and import2content (when the url was automatically modified by the generator on each refresh, although the feedcontent is the same; this fixed will avoid possible dublettes).

rss Factory PRO 1.2.2 released on March 3, 2009.

  • New feature: show first X chars from feed content in the module.
  • New feature: add multiple categories from textarea.
  • New feature: enable/disable read more link.
  • Several issues fixed, including itemid on search result, some charset issues, display issue involving js, segmentation fault (11).

rss Factory PRO 1.2.1 released on February 20, 2009.

  • Several issues fixed, including MySQL 4 compatibility implicating the import to content function.

rss Factory PRO 1.2.0 released on February 16, 2009.

  • New feature: Import Feeds to Content.
  • New feature: Archive System.
  • Several minor issues fixed.

rss Factory PRO 1.0.8 released on January 23, 2009.

  • Several minor issues fixed including apostrophes, search validation, mysql_real_escape_string().

rss Factory PRO 1.0.7released on December 15, 2008.

  • Several issues fixed including saving ItemId, feed parsing with domit, IE feed search, modified remote_read_url() function to solve host (curl_errno 6), overlib, etc.

rss Factory PRO 1.0.6 released on November 17, 2008.

  • New module feature; in field "Show only category" several categories can now be added separated by ",".
  • Fixed issue regarding fireboard incompatibility (function "microtime_float").

rss Factory PRO 1.0.5 released on October 16, 2008.

  • Admin strings added to the language file.
  • Fixed issues regarding some notices, UTF-8, Show first x Characters, Show category path Base, etc.
  • Several code improvements.

rss Factory PRO 1.0.3 released on September 18, 2008.

  • New suppress function added for embedded objects or images.
  • New Backup/Restore feature to save also the Component Settings.
  • Fixed issues regarding table view (overlib, chanellink).

rss Factory PRO 1.0.2 released on September 3, 2008.

  • New replace plugin added.
  • Several code optimizations
  • Fixed issues regarding safemode, empty category redirect loop.

rss Factory PRO 1.0.1 released on September 1, 2008.

  • Fixed issues: UTF-8, feeds ordering, admin icon, paginated search, memory limit, template/overlib, other minor issues.
  • Several code optimizations. 

rss Factory PRO 1.0.0 released on August 8, 2008.


Screenshots are representing version 4.0.1 of RSS Factory PRO.


Customer Reviews:

Tomislav  (Monday, 09 September 2013)
Rating: 5
Must have extension on every Joomla site. Very good!

raktor  (Monday, 25 March 2013)
Rating: 5
Just upgraded from the free version. The import to content feature is AMAZING!!!!! worth every penny :) Best RSS extension!!!

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