How Feed.Us works
Feed.Us installs via CODE:
DO NOT install & unpack Feed.Us on your server.
DO NOT setup your entire site using our service.
DO NOT build a site with our templates.
DO NOT use our servers to host your site.
DO: Build your own site, use your own code (on whatever platform you prefer).
DO: Host the site anywhere.
DO: Add Feed.Us code where you need content management -- in place of text or code.
Then your site can be edited by logging into www.Feed.Us and using our simple interface to make changes - without FTP, without Dreamweaver.
(Below is a description of the way that Php and ASP and JSP work, but we've referenced Php code here because it's our most common. For a description of how Feed.Us works with Ruby on Rails, please click here. For Php specific instructions, click here.)
How it works:
Sign up for a Feed.us Account
In your hosting control panel, create a directory and give write permissions on that folder:
Add one "FeedUsGrabber" file to your server (PHP, ASP, ASP.net file etc)
Login to www.Feed.Us and add content: write, copy/paste or auto import from a variety of sources (RSS, Google Docs, etc).
Within the Feed.us online interface, use our Scriptomatic to select your content and layout (just the body field, or title and body fields, etc).
The Feed.us Scriptomatic generates two lines of code and a unique URL, of which you can include into your site file (index.php, news.aspx, etc):
Make all further content updates, without changing any code, using Feed.Us and our WYSIWYG editor:
For a more detailed description of how Feed.Us works, please click here.