for EUROPE released on May 1, 2007.

  • ECB Exchange Rates (European Central Bank)
  • easy install
  • automatic updates
  • customizable flag images
  • history files

for Romania released on Apr 26, 2007.

  • BNR Exchange Rates (Romanian National Bank)

released on May 28, 2007

  • added better support for UTF-8 feeds; you can now force the charset encoding of the pages (new admin option "force character encoding")
  • added rel="nofollow" + target="_blank" to the external links of all feeds
  • added support for some malformed XML feeds (no encoding attribute)
  • workaround for strange formatted dates
  • incompatibility fix with com_page_cache
  • fixed curl_setopt issue with safe_mode on sites
  • fixed issue with Feeds without date
  • fixed Mambot bug regarding results (bad id in result)
  • fixed link visit now with http header 301 moved permanently.

We just rendered an eBook with our own eBook Factory component, containing the most important information about rss Factory. You can download and read it here

This way you can see our eBook Factory component in action and learn to know about our free rss Factory Reader! Enjoy!

  • create your own eBooks
  • including table of content
  • with images
  • and columns
  • Google loves PDF


The Factory proudly presents a whole new approach to the Content of your JOOMLA website!




Does your website contain valuable content?


Would you like to sell this content as an eBook?


Or perhaps, just send out newsletters with a PDF attachement of your content?


Have you ever considered that your website may have articles that could be gathered in an eBook format?

Well, we have some exciting news for you: all of this is possible with the new eBook Factory 1.0 Joomla component.

Since Joomla’s own PDF engine is merely a basic text to pdf convertor, we put our best work into developing a component. This component not only respects the standard layout of an eBook, but also includes Graphics, Fonts, and External Links that you used in your content.

After installing the new Component, just as you would any other Joomla component; you may immediately unleash its features.

All of your work is done in the administration panel of Joomla. There, you can create a set of eBooks containing Chapters and subchapters from your content items. You can use the Sections and/or Categories: as Chapter titles, as well as Subchapters. All of the Page numbering, and Table of Contents numbering is done automatically. You will be able to choose between Roman, Arbic numbering, and even have the option to use letters for subchapters.

Fonts and styles can be set for each eBook individually, and you can use a cover image to brand your eBook.

Any eBook can have unlimited numbers of columns, which will aid in making your eBook look professional, and easy to read.

Read our "eBook Factory Tutorial" to get a quick walkthrough through all the Components Features and Configuration Options. 

The good news is, you can test all of these features using our Demo Server! (in the administrator backend please login as user "demo" using password "demo")

If you would like a preview, you can check out a generated eBook, by following this link.

Release date: May 2, 2007.

rss Factory 1.0 is the follow-up of the later RSSReader2 - a well known Joomla Component provided by

We, Skepsis Consult aquired last fall Softmarket in order to add professional Joomla knowledge to our Company. All our products can now be found in our shop under We did set the new download location and pushed the component to its next version.

In the previous life as RSSReader2, our component had over 7000 downloads, and is indexed in Google in over 750 sites!

If you decide to choose the relevant topics, RSS Feeds are simple and clean ways to direct genuine traffic towards your site. You will be pleasantly surprised with the results.


Since the “old days”, the rssFactory contained a lot of features. Such as, the most outstanding listings that we can count:

  • Easy install and uninstall
  • The component is based on MagpieRSS and supports  RSS 0.9, RSS 1.0, the various Userland RSS verions (0.9x and 2.0); additionally it supports Atom 0.3, and many custom RSS namespaces
  • RSS categories – an easy way to categorize your feeds, and group them by specific topics
  • Session based tracking of already readed news (Feeds will appear “unchecked” if they have already been read)
  • Ad Banners and Adsense integration
  • Customized output styles; all easy manageable through configuration
  • Automatic unpublishing of erronous feeds
  • Refresh of feeds in CRON
  • Easy CSS customization
  • Easy Search through Feeds

What’s new? Well there is a lot...

  • Several code optimizations and bug fixing
  • Automatic refresh of feeds though a pseudo-CRON process
  • Preview of  feeds in Category list (optional)
  • Added Tabbed viewstyle to the available styles
  • Date format customization
  • FAVICONS for feeds (pulled from the feedsite or custom uploaded)
  • Color customization of overlib Output (althou could be overriden by your template)
  • Font size customization for overlib Output
  • Automatic version check – you can see if a new version is available
  • Improved Category management
  • Refresh of feeds using AJAX (admin side only)
  • Automatic installation of module and mambot
  • New SEARCH mambot (allowes you to search through feeds along with searching through content)
  • Backup and Restore of feeds
  • Import feeds from CSV Files
  • and many other features...

Known limitations:

  • Problems with some UTF-8 feeds if your site uses ISO encoding
  • There are some problems inserting Google Adsense code in TinyMCE WISIWYG editor; bypass it by switching WISIWYG editor off, changing the add content, then switching it back on.


  • refresh RSS feeds using CRON (if your hosting supports CRON jobs): 

lynx -accept_all_cookies -dump 'http://[HereYourSiteName]/index.php?option=com_rssfactory&task=refresh&password= [HereYourPass]'

  • You can set up the component to use autorefresh, by using the pseudocron option of the component.


For more Information, Configuration Guide or FAQ's, please visit our Support page or search our forums.

 Release date: Apr 22, 2007.