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A feed aggregator content type for Plone.

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Life, the Universe, and Everything

This package defines a Feed Aggregator content type that shows all entries on a list of feeds. External content is not indexed in any way.


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  • [ ] honor privacy settings on byline

  • [ ] lead image support

Mostly Harmless

Don’t Panic


To enable this package in a buildout-based installation:

  1. Edit your buildout.cfg and add add the following to it:

    eggs =

After updating the configuration you need to run ‘’bin/buildout’’, which will take care of updating your system.

Go to the ‘Site Setup’ page in a Plone site and click on the ‘Add-ons’ link.

Check the box next to collective.feedaggregator and click the ‘Activate’ button.

How does it work

Every Feed Aggregator includes a list of feeds to be processed. The entries in the feeds are parsed in parallel using multiprocessing. Results are cached for 15 minutes on an instance base. If a Feed Aggregator is modified in any way, caching is invalidated.

Not entirely unlike


Archetypes-based folder that turns external feed entries into content items. Works in Plone 4.3 and 5.

Share and Enjoy

This package would not have been possible without the contribution of the following people:

  • Héctor Velarde

  • Font Awesome (icon)

You can find an updated list of package contributors on GitHub.

The development of this package was sponsored by UNESCO.


1.0a2 (2016-09-26)

  • Entries are now limited and sorted by the selected key in the specified order; batching is also enabled. [hvelarde]

  • Fix LocationError on RSS feeds. [hvelarde]

1.0a1 (2016-09-19)

  • Initial release.

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