How to use Feed43

This is a quick how to use Feed43 to pull your TripAdvisor reviews.
http://feed43.com/understanding-patterns.html
http://feed43.com/step-by-step.html

Step 1. Specify source page address (URL)

feed43 step 1

Step 2. Define extraction rules

Global Search Pattern:

Item (repeatable) Search Pattern*:

feed43 step 2

Step 3. Define output format

Item Content Template*:

feed43 step 3

Step 4. Get your RSS feed

This will be generated at the end of the page.

18 Replies to “How to use Feed43”

  1. Is there a way to define the extraction rule or anywhere else in the Feed43.com data to only grab “4 or 5” star reviews? I’m thinking you can somewhere in the “Search Pattern” but haven’t figured it out yet. This is ultimately going into an RSS feeder, not in WordPress.

    1. Not to my knowledge. If you use the premium version then you could download most of your reviews and then filter the best ones by star rating using php.

    1. The avatar is pretty complex from what I remember, I think I ended up just using the TripAdvisor logo as a placeholder for the avatar.

  2. Hi there,

    Does this work for reviews on rental accommodation types in Trip Advisor?
    Doesn’t seem to find any pattern matches when I try to do mine.

  3. Hi Greg,

    I’ve just tried to create a feed for the following webpage: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g187048-d1899266-r255931770-Spice_Lounge-Derby_Derbyshire_England.html

    Not having much luck, though! I’ve followed the above instructions to the letter but, when I click on my feed, it states:

    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

    ERROR: Feed is not set up properly. Please fill in all required fields

    Can you help?

    Cheers, Andy

    1. Hi Andy,

      I guess I should of responded in order of the messages that I received them. I’ll take a look at this when I have some free time, but the first thing that I notice is that you’re using a .uk extension and everything I’ve worked with has been a .com.

      1. Hi Greg,

        Just tried this again using the .com version of the page. Still getting nowhere, though. When I click on “Extract”, I get “Global pattern didn’t match anything”. Can you help?

    2. hi Andy. same problem but it only appears after months of use. Chrome shows this but IE is okay. So have a try. my rss widget was not working properly, too. After several trials nothing changed except the widget can receive the feed. So I leave the problem there…

  4. Thanks Greg, what can I do if it’s not, though? Are there any good (and free) alternatives to Feed43, maybe?

  5. The instructions for the feed43 site is not working , can you confirm that its working on your end ?

    im using your code with my resturant site url ..
    but it just doesnt find any items ..

    ive been trying my best to figure this out ,,

    all i get is 1 item being extracted when I use

    class=”wrap”>{%}

    and

    {%}

    please help, this should be very nice when I get it working 🙂

    1. Seems as though feed43 has changed a bit and will only download a portion of the page. There are two solutions one would be to pay feed43 to download more of the page, the other would be to wait for my next release of the plugin that will have a built in solution. Unfortunately I’ve been extremely busy and I haven’t had the free time to finish the plugin, but I expect to have it ready withing the next couple of months. If you sign up I’ll notify you when I release it: http://gregorypearcey.com/sign/

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