How to Mash Up RSS Feeds with Yahoo Pipes

How to Mash Up RSS Feeds with Yahoo Pipes

1. Create Your Pipe
Sign in with your Yahoo ID (or create a new ID if you don't already have one) at the Pipes home page at, and then click Create Pipe. Click the Untitled tab at the top left and give your project a name. Lots of pipes are in the, uh, pipeline, so be creative if you want yours to stand out in the list. (You can always change it later.)


What's in a name? A lot - especially if you want to share your work with others.


2. Select Your Feeds
Don't know programming? Scripting? The toolset on the Pipes editing screen seem tough? Fear not - it's just drag-n-drop. Under Sources, drag the Fetch Feed module to the workspace. Click the plus icon to create enough text boxes for the feeds you want to combine, and paste the URL for each feed into a box. The URL must be the full Web address to the RSS file. Most sites advertise this address under a RSS, XML, or Atom link, which you can Control-click and copy. Or just look for the RSS icon.


A "?" icon in the Fetch Feed module means the feed address is wrong.







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HiDoes any one know add to add dates to a Yahoo pipe output posts? So that it will show the dates of each post?Thank you,Sara



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read all of your comments - went and set up an account at fwicki and set up some feed mashups. maybe it's better for a very simple mashup - but it offers nowhere near the range of options of pipes -

for example, if i want to combine an RSS feed with a search from a given URL, filtered by a keyword, I can do it on Pipes - but nothing even close on fwicki. And that just scratches the surface of what Pipes can do.


Myo Kyaw Htun

Actually, I like to create atom mixed up with my fav rss urls. But pipes produce only atome feed :( so poor. I can't read full feed even the original rss are full feed atom format.



I have to agree with Myo and George. Pipes leaves alot to be desired. Yes Myo, I like to create a various mix of feeds, some are even earlier versions of RSS. Pipes is not my choice at all, I think it is lacking.
And thanks for the tip George. You are right. I went to Fwicki after reading this post and signed up for a free account. I agree with you George, it is much simpler and easier to use. Creates great mashups. I like the cool reader page it creates too and I can customize my reader.



I have a Yahoo! Pipes account... and quite frankly I must say it is not something I use. Pipes is clumsy and cumbersome at best. Why bother? When I want a simple way to create a killer RSS syndication mashup... I go to Fwicki! (the best in my opinion...) preceeded Yahoo! Pipes and Fwicki is much simpler to use.

Sorry Jonathon... but I have to disagree with you about Pipes. In my opinion, Pipes are a bit clogged... but don't fuss with calling the plumber, just go to Fwicki. Make it easy!




@George: Guess who works for Fwicki. . .

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