Remote RSS Feeds block settings

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Remote RSS Feeds block settings.

Location: Remote RSS Feeds settings link in Administration > Modules > Blocks


This page defines the settings for remote RSS feeds. You can find on the internet on blog sites, newspapers etc. and they can be shown in a block on your Moodle course.

Three settings are available here:

  • block_rss_client_num_entries - The default number of entries to show per feed shown in the block. This can be overridden when you actually set up a block in a course.
  • block_rss_timeout - The time in minutes between a reread of the feed by Moodle. Since some feeds on busy sites can take long to load, it can slow down the load of your course page. Therefore it is wise to set this time rather high, so only every now and then a visitor of your course is the victim of the slow remote server. Time is in minutes here.
  • block_rss_client_submitters - Who will be allowed to define new rss feeds? Defined feeds are available for any page on your site. The choice is administrators, teachers and administrators or everybody.

Adding more feeds can be done from an RSS feeds block.

See also