I am new to stackexchange and don't know if i am asking this correctly but plz help me.

I am using Drupal Views to display RSS for my site. I am using the 'Views RSS: Core Elements' module to map the RSS fields with the custom fields added by me in the views. All works well. But a requirement forces me to add custom item elements in the RSS display. I am implementing the hook_views_rss_item_elements() to add custom item elements. When i view the RSS page i get the see the custom items but when i try to read the RSS using a RSS reader, the items are not being read. What am i doing wrong, or am i missing something?

Here is my code to add custom items to the 'SHOW ITEM ELEMENTS : CORE' for RSS display:

function Mymodule_views_rss_item_elements() {  
  $elements['blogs_title_image'] = array (
    'title' => t('Blogs Title Image'),
    'description' => t('Blogs Title Image'),
  $elements['blogs_additional_tags'] = array (
    'title' => t('Blogs Additional Tags'),
    'description' => t('Blogs Additional Tags'),
  $elements['blogs_short_desc'] = array (
    'title' => t('Blogs Short Description'),
    'description' => t('Blogs Short Description'),

  return $elements;  
  • One thing that may help with your question is to enclose your code in a code block (the { } button). Also, it probably helps to see the RSS XML output itself. – mradcliffe Apr 16 '16 at 14:12
  • thanks mradcliffe, i have formatted it. Any suggestion why my code is not working? – shuva mallick Apr 16 '16 at 14:19

After some research i did manage to find my way out: I implemented hook_views_rss_namespaces to add a custom namespace and the custom items under the namespace:

function Mymodule_views_rss_namespaces() {  
  $namespaces['blogs'] = array(
  'prefix' => 'xmlns',
  'uri' => 'http://base.google.com/ns/1.0',
return $namespaces;

Note: Use the same 'prefix' and 'uri' as given in the above code or else namespace uri error will arise.

  • Is there no need of adding : to added custom fields ? such as explained here : drupal.org/node/1346506 And are you able to validate your rss feed using validator ? such as validator.w3.org/feed Looking forward to hear from you. Your comments will be helpful. Thanks! – jas May 16 '17 at 11:23
  • I have done similar for me but following this article drupal.org/node/1346506 – jas May 16 '17 at 11:24

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