Laravel RSS/XML Feed

In this article, we will discuss about how to create RSS feed in Laravel. But first we will discuss an overview about RSS feed.
RSS is the type of web feed that allows users and applications to receive regular updates from a website or blog of their choice. RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or it often called Really Simple Syndication. RSS feed is read by an RSS reader or a feed reader, which can be web based, a standalone desktop application or a mobile application.
An RSS fee is delivered in XML format, allowing maximum compatibility between readers.
In this article, we are going to use laravelium/feed package for generating RSS feed in Laravel application. So, let’s follow the steps below:

Step1: Install Laravel Project:

Open your terminal and run the composer command: “composer create-project –prefer-dist laravel/laravel RssFeed”

Step2: Install the Packages

In this step we have to install laravelium/feed package using “composer require laravelium/feed” command.

After installing the package, we have to add service provider under providers array and aliases array.
Open “config/app.php” file and add service “Laravelium\Feed\FeedServiceProvider::class,” under providers array like this:

Next, add services under aliases array like this:

Publish Configure File:
Run the command in your terminal for publishing the configure file:
php artisan vendor:publish –provider=“Laravelium\Feed\FeedServiceProvider”. This process is optional, so, you can skip out this process.

Step3: Configure SQL Database

Open your database server and create database like this:

Next, open .env file and setup database credentials like this:

Step4: Create Model:

Next, we have to create model and migration file. So, run the command: php artisan make:model Post –m, here “-m” will create migration file also.

After running the artisan command, open migration create_posts_table.php file and add line of code like this:

Next, run the migrate command: php artisan migrate. This command will create tables in your database.

Step5: Creating Dummy data:

Now we will create dummy data in your database. Open the database/factories/UserFactory.php file and add the fake table like this:

Open database/seeds/DatabaseSeeder.php file and add the line like this:

Next, run database seed command; php artisan db:seed

After running seed command, 50 records of data feed into post table. You can see database post table like this:

Step6: Create Controller:

Now we have to create the controller for rss-feed. Run the command:
php artisan make:controller PostController

Next, open the “app/Http/Controller/PostController.php” file and add the following:

Step7: Define The Routes:

Open routes/web.php file and define your routes like this:
Next, open the resources/views/welcome.blade.php file and add an RSS link to the welcome page by adding Feed::link in the section like this:

Step8: Navigate The Browser:

Enter the URL: 127.0.0.1:8000/feed and you will get your feed like this:

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