Parsing <contend:encoded> attribute from a wordpress feed with simplexml

wordpressThat was a long title for this post o_o. Well , I first must clarify that my blog is not a wordpress mod, however it doesn’t mean I don’t have to work with wordpress at some point in the day. Recently I was doing a newsletter for a Website and I decided I would parse the RSS from that website to get the 4 newest contents however I ran into a trouble while using PHP’s SimpleXML class and this was that I SimpleXML couldn’t parse the contentn since it came with what is called namespace. For those of you who only came in here for the solution here it is =)

Replace <content:encoded> for <content> 😉

this is a simple example on how I did it


	$data = file_get_contents(“”);
	$data = str_replace("content:encoded>","content>",$data);
	$xml = simplexml_load_string($data);
	$item = $xml->channel;
	foreach($item->item AS $art)
		$content = $art->content;    
		echo $content;

and thats it.

For those of you who kept reading I’m gonna tell you the solution to this problem, it’s indeed quite easy. Indeed a namespace tell us that what’s inside that tag is encoded in some other weird standard but don’t worry, the same feed it’s telling you what it is. if you see at the begining of the wordpress feed you’ll see this:


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