function aggregator_refresh

7.x aggregator.module aggregator_refresh($feed)
5.x aggregator.module aggregator_refresh($feed)
6.x aggregator.module aggregator_refresh($feed)

Checks a news feed for new items.


$feed: An object describing the feed to be refreshed.

5 calls to aggregator_refresh()
aggregator_admin_refresh_feed in drupal/modules/aggregator/
Page callback: Refreshes a feed, then redirects to the overview page.
FeedParserTestCase::testAtomSample in drupal/modules/aggregator/aggregator.test
Tests a feed that uses the Atom format.
FeedParserTestCase::testHtmlEntitiesSample in drupal/modules/aggregator/aggregator.test
Tests a feed that uses HTML entities in item titles.
FeedParserTestCase::testRSS091Sample in drupal/modules/aggregator/aggregator.test
Tests a feed that uses the RSS 0.91 format.
UpdateFeedItemTestCase::testUpdateFeedItem in drupal/modules/aggregator/aggregator.test
Tests running "update items" from 'admin/config/services/aggregator' page.
2 string references to 'aggregator_refresh'
aggregator_cron_queue_info in drupal/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module
Implements hook_cron_queue_info().
hook_cron_queue_info in drupal/modules/system/system.api.php
Declare queues holding items that need to be run periodically.


drupal/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module, line 612
Used to aggregate syndicated content (RSS, RDF, and Atom).


function aggregator_refresh($feed) {
  // Store feed URL to track changes.
  $feed_url = $feed->url;

  // Fetch the feed.
  list($fetcher, $parser, $processors) = _aggregator_get_variables();
  $success = module_invoke($fetcher, 'aggregator_fetch', $feed);

  // We store the hash of feed data in the database. When refreshing a
  // feed we compare stored hash and new hash calculated from downloaded
  // data. If both are equal we say that feed is not updated.
  $hash = hash('sha256', $feed->source_string);

  if ($success && ($feed->hash != $hash)) {
    // Parse the feed.
    if (module_invoke($parser, 'aggregator_parse', $feed)) {
      // Update feed with parsed data.
      db_merge('aggregator_feed')->key(array('fid' => $feed->fid))->fields(array(
        'url' => $feed->url,
        'link' => empty($feed->link) ? $feed->url : $feed->link,
        'description' => empty($feed->description) ? '' : $feed->description,
        'image' => empty($feed->image) ? '' : $feed->image,
        'hash' => $hash,
        'etag' => empty($feed->etag) ? '' : $feed->etag,
        'modified' => empty($feed->modified) ? 0 : $feed->modified,

      // Log if feed URL has changed.
      if ($feed->url != $feed_url) {
        watchdog('aggregator', 'Updated URL for feed %title to %url.', array('%title' => $feed->title, '%url' => $feed->url));

      watchdog('aggregator', 'There is new syndicated content from %site.', array('%site' => $feed->title));
      drupal_set_message(t('There is new syndicated content from %site.', array('%site' => $feed->title)));

      // If there are items on the feed, let all enabled processors do their work on it.
      if (@count($feed->items)) {
        foreach ($processors as $processor) {
          module_invoke($processor, 'aggregator_process', $feed);
  else {
    drupal_set_message(t('There is no new syndicated content from %site.', array('%site' => $feed->title)));

  // Regardless of successful or not, indicate that this feed has been checked.
  db_update('aggregator_feed')->fields(array('checked' => REQUEST_TIME, 'queued' => 0))->condition('fid', $feed->fid)->execute();

  // Expire old feed items.
  if (function_exists('aggregator_expire')) {