Adding a feed to the Joomla control panel

If you administer a Joomla installation, it is your responsibility to promptly apply security updates are available. And this is true not only of the Joomla core, but of all the extensions you've installed as well. One good way to receive timely news of updates is to follow each project's feeds. …

I follow a lot of feeds and have a preferred feed reader, so I add my Joomla-related feeds to it. But if you don't have a preferred feed reader, or if you have set up Joomla for a client who doesn't, a good place to add Joomla-related feeds is to the reader built in to the Joomla control panel.

In Extensions – Module Manager – Administrator, select "New". From the choices available, select "Feed Display". In Details – Title, give the feed a title. In Details – Position, choose "cpanel". In Parameters – Feed URL, enter the feed's URL. In "Feed Title", "Feed Description", "Feed Image", and "Item Description", set as desired; I set all to "no". In "Items", select a small number such as 3, to keep the feeds short and easy to read. Press "Save".

I always follow Joomla's security announcements and vulnerable extensions feeds, as well as the security feed for any installed extension.

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8 Responses to Adding a feed to the Joomla control panel

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