I am looking for some advice on the best way to pull down an xml file off an ftp address and display the content in an article or module.

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-expert-agent-xml-feed/ is exactly what I'm after for Joomla. It is for displaying houses/properties.

From initial research, I'm not finding anything that does this for Joomla, I would really appreciate some suggestions.

Thank you

  • Do you know any PHP? You could probably take a feed feeder and then add the authentication to the cURL request. – YellowWebMonkey Jun 7 at 12:19
  • I don't YellowWebMonkey unfortunately. Is there nothing in Joomla that can already do this? Thanks – phil_c64 Jun 7 at 12:41

I don't know of any extension that out of the box will authenticate to get the feed.

Joomla Works makes a solid feed reader (https://www.joomlaworks.net/extensions/free/simple-rss-feed-reader). You might contact them to see if they could add the feature.

You could also try customizing the helper.php file in it include a cURL authentication similar to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20064271/how-to-use-basic-authorization-in-php-curl/20064360. However, that would depend on how the FTP is configured and whether it would even accept that kind of request.

  • Thank you for the ideas YellowWebMonkey, I will have to pass on this information to see what can be done as this is out of my skillset. – phil_c64 Jun 7 at 17:14

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