Create an RSS feed from a Joomla category

I’ve spent the afternoon looking for an answer to how to create an RSS feed from a Joomla category. Almost every search yields the same answer, use a feed aggregator / reader to load the feed onto your site. No, I want it the other way round. Feed results via RSS from a category on my Joomla site.

Well it’s possible. This article tells you how: How To Create RSS Feed For Joomla

The basic gist is to create a menu item that remains unpublished with a section blog list link to the category you want to feed from. Adding &format=feed&type=rss to the full url of the category will format it correctly.

Usual xml rules apply – page titles with ampersands need to be written as an entity & amp ;

Hope it’s easier in Joomla 1.6

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