Syndication bot for XMPP which is powered by feedparser and slixmpp.
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Work in Progress

This bot is still a work in progress. Albeit this bot works well in most cases, it is not yet ready for production. We are working to make this bot better.

Syndication bot for XMPP


Slixfeed is a news aggregator bot for the XMPP communication network which aims to be easy to use and fully-featured. It provides a convenient access to Blog and News sites.


XMPP is the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, a set of open technologies for instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data.

Visit XMPP for more information about the XMPP protocol and check the list of XMPP clients.

Slixfeed is primarily designed for XMPP (aka Jabber), yet it is built to be extended to other protocols.


  • Visual interface - Interactive interface for XMPP using Ad-Hoc Commands,
  • Ease - Slixfeed automatically scans (i.e. crawls) for syndication feeds of given URL.
  • Export - Download articles as ePUB, HTML, Markdown and PDF.
  • Filtering - Filter news items using lists of allow and deny.
  • Multimedia - Display audios pictures and videos inline.
  • Privacy - Redirect to alternative back-ends, such as Invidious, Librarian, Nitter, for increased privacy, productivity and security.
  • Portable - Export and import feeds with a standard OPML file.
  • Simultaneous - Slixfeed is designed to handle multiple contacts, including groupchats, Simultaneously.


monocles chat

Chat: Add URL Ad-Hoc: Commands


Ad-Hoc: Add URL Ad-Hoc: Settings

Getting Started


It is possible to install Slixfeed using pip and pipx.

pip inside venv

$ python3 -m venv .venv
$ source .venv/bin/activate
$ pip install git+


$ pipx install git+
$ pipx uninstall slixfeed
$ pipx install git+


$ slixfeed


  • Add the bot to contact list and follow it instructions.
  • Send command help or commands for a list of commands.

Slixfeed works with any XMPP chat client; if you want to make use of the visual interface Slixfeed has to offer (i.e. Ad-Hoc Commands), then you are advised to use Cheogram, Converse, Gajim, monocles chat, Movim, Poezio, Psi or Psi+.


Please join our support groupchats whether you want help, discuss new features or just greet us.


  • Schimon (Author).
  • Laura (Co-Author, Instructor and Mentor).


  • Mr. Stephen Paul Weber from Sopranica who has provided code for Data Forms to be used as visual interface for Ad-Hoc Commands, and who has taught me about Data Forms.



Special thank you to Mrs. Lapina who instructed me during months to complete this, in addition to significant code fixes.

Laura, I thank you greatly for your encouragement, time and help. This software would not have existed without you.

May this software be a life changing factor to people the world over.


MIT license.

  • Schimon Zackary 2022 - 2024
  • Laura Lapina 2022 - 2023

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