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Add-on Sidebar News 1.2

Adds a RSS news feed to your sidebar.

    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5

    Adds a RSS news feed to your sidebar.

    (Example of Sidebar News)


    (Example of Options page)


    1. Download sidebarnews_v1.1.zip and unzip it.
    2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
    3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
    4. Upload the addon-SidebarNews_v1.1.xml file
    5. Click the Install Add-on button.

    The Sidebar News add-on requires the following two add-ons:




    Setup step 1:

    Edit the andy_sidebar_extra_one template like this:

    <xen:if is="{$visitor.permissions.sidebarExtraOneGroupID.sidebarExtraOneID}">
    <xen:require css="andy_sidebar_extra_one.css" />
    <div class="section">
    <div class="secondaryContent">
    <h3>{xen:phrase sidebarextraone_title}</h3>
    <xen:if is="{$sidebarNewsResults}">
        <xen:foreach loop="$sidebarNewsResults" value="$result">
            <div class="sidebar_news_row">
            <div class="sidebar_news_title"><a href="{$result.link}" target="_blank">{$result.title}</a></div>
            <div class="sidebar_news_date">{$result.sidebar_news_date}</div>
            <div class="sidebar_news_desc">{xen:raw $result.description}</div>
            <div class="line"></div>
    Setup step 2:

    Edit the andy_sidebar_extra_one.css template like this:

        border-bottom: 1px solid @primaryLighterStill;
        padding: 10px 0px 0px 0px;
    .sidebar_news_title a
        color: @primaryMedium;
        padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    .sidebar_news_date {
        color: @mutedTextColor;
        padding: 0px 0px 10px 0px;
        color: @mutedTextColor;
        padding: 0px 0px 10px 0px;
    Setup step 3:
    1. Enter the information into the Sidebar News options page.
    2. Set appropriate Group Permissions to "Allow" for the Sidebar Extra One add-on.
    3. Set the Sidebar Position Options page to the position you want the sidebar block to show.
    4. Edit the sidebarextraone_title phrase.
    Questions and Answers:

    Q: I'm already using the Sidebar Extra One add-on for another sidebar block, can I use one of the other Sidebar Extra add-ons?
    A: Yes.

    Database table:

    This add-on creates a table called xf_sidebar_new in your database.

    Sending a donation:

    If you like this add-on, please consider sending a small donation. My PayPal email address provided upon request via Private Conversation.

    Thank you.
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Recent Updates

  1. Sidebar News