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Looking for a good RSS Feed Widget

Posted on 2014-02-12
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At the end of March, Widgetbox rides into the sunset. I have been using this terrific RSS feed widget service for 8 years with over 30 features on two websites and now I have to replace it.

I am not interested in do-it-yourself code; I want either a simple, easy to use online website/service that generates the code according to checkbox-selected features (such as size, color, typestyle, etc.) or a program that does the same thing--that is, I put in the feed address and my preferred settings--that spits out the cut-and-paste coding for my HTML page.

I've looked a lot, and have found some online ones that will do, but none that approach the style and looks of Widgetbox, so I'm tossing this out to see if any experts know of some candidates that fit my admittedly fussy, non-technical requirements.

Any suggestions?
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by:Merete
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Can this help
RSS Feed Widget
As its name suggests, RSS Feed Widget is a handy widget to help you embed and display your favorite RSS, just specify the URL of RSS feed, click the "Create Widget" button, it can immediately generate a short code for you, copy and paste this code to your web page or blog, it will bring your favorite real-time content to you.
http://www.rssfeedwidget.com/

http://www.surfing-waves.com/feed.htm
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by:RadioGeorge
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Merete,

I had already looked at these two options.

Thanks for the suggestions, but the search continues . rssfeedwidget has a very bare bones layout, not attractive or with good customization options.

Surfing-waves is definitely very good, BUT....

"Boo Hoo! Unfortunately our free service has reached maximum capacity (25 million widget views a month!). To prevent degredation of this service we've put a hold on any new widgets."
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Times are changing RadioGeorge, unfortunately the days where we could keep our older excellent tools even with the newer generation tools has changed with html5 and microsoft monoply over the web.
iGoogle killed Widgetbox
They say it is a security risk exposing users to maliscious attacks.

There probably is some genious writing an open source but I have noway to source that.
I did read up about it and everyone is a bit puzzled why it's pulling out
Wiki
There is no source of information to suggest why Widgetbox is closing its site doors, though this coincidentally comes shortly after the shutdown of iGoogle at the beginning of November 2013, and the spiraling deterioration of Google Gadgets which were widely used among the user-created apps/gadgets of Widgetbox and the apps/gadgets of the belated iGoogle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widgetbox
Widgetbox is shifting its resources

Since it is so popular I'm pretty sure there will be something available to replace it.
Maybe good?
FeedWind RSS widget
http://support.feed.mikle.com/support/preview-the-new-feedwind-design
Calculator Widget
http://www.formloop.com/
http://blogvio.com/#skin
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by:RadioGeorge
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I appreciate your input. I have looked at many replacements, including the first batch you suggested and feedwind, and it seems that I'll have to select from one of the ones that have made it on to a very short list. Maybe we'll find out if Widgetbox got bought out, grew tired of its operations, or just decided to call it quits.
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