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Drupal - Aggregator Module


In this chapter, we will study about Aggregator Module in Drupal. Aggregator Module takes the content from other websites but does not generate any feeds. It is also known as a feed reader. It gathers and displays texts and images from other sites and blogs.

Following are the steps to enable Aggregator Module.

Step 1 − Click Modules from the menu bar.

Drupal Aggregator Module

Step 2 − A list of different modules gets displayed. Enable the Aggregator module and click Save Configuration as shown in the following screen.

Drupal Aggregator Module

Step 3 − Now, go back to the aggregator module and click Configure option on the right side.

Drupal Aggregator Module

Step 4 − A Feed aggregator page gets displayed.

Drupal Aggregator Module

Following are the settings present on this page.

  • Allowed HTML tags − This specifies that you can get only those HTML tags which are included in the given text box as you can see in the image. If you remove any of them you won't find that particular tag in your content.

  • Number of items shown in listing pages − Select the number of items you want to be displayed on your pages.

  • Discard items older than − You can remove items that are older by using this option.

  • Select categories using − You can select categories accordingly, either by clicking on Check boxes radio button or multiple selectors.

  • Length of trimmed description − Select the length of your descriptions.

Once you are done with all the settings, click Save Configuration.