Installing or Updating

Installation (FTP)

If you do not have access to a server to host Full-Text RSS, please see our Hosting page.

  1. Extract the files in this ZIP archive to a folder on your computer
  2. Using an FTP client, e.g. FileZilla, upload the files up to your server
  3. Access index.php through your browser. E.g.
  4. If you haven't done so already, click on the link to run the compatibility test to see if your server meets the requirements
  5. Enter a URL in the form field to test the code
  6. If you get an RSS feed with full-text content, all is working well.


Each new version of Full-Text RSS comes with an UPDATING.txt file with step-by-step instructions. Please refer to that.

Generally, updating involves replacing everything with the new version with the following exceptions:

  • If you'd configured the last version, copy custom_config.php from your old version to the new installation.
  • If you'd added custom site config files (in site_config/custom/), copy those over to the new installation.

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