How to Install Feedster on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Feedster on Your Synology NAS

Feedster is a semi-minimal RSS reader written in ASP.NET. You can consider Feedster an alternative to similar projects like RSS, Shiori, FreshRSS, Wallabag. One of the things I like the most about Feedster is that it’s really intuitive. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Feedster on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Feedster v0.10.1 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it feedster. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Feedster Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the feedster folder that you created at STEP 3 name them data and images. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Feedster Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Feedster Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Feedster. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=feedster \
-p 5590:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/feedster/data:/app/data \
-v /volume1/docker/feedster/images:/app/images \
--restart always \
index.docker.io/nl2109/feedster:latest

Feedster Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Feedster Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Feedster” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Feedster – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Feedster Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 10

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5590 On the left sidebar click on Manage Feeds then +Add Feed. Add your favorite RSS feed then click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Feedster Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Feed added!“.

Feedster Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

On the left sidebar click Manage Folders then add the RSS feed that you have previously added at STEP 10. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Enjoy Feedster!

Feedster Synology NAS Set up 10

Note: If you want to run the Feedster container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

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This post was updated on Friday / September 30th, 2022 at 6:18 AM