WordPress RSS Feed Retriever Plugin

How to add a WordPress RSS Feed to your website

Adding a WordPress RSS Feed to your website is simple. First, download the WordPress RSS Feed Retriever plugin using the link above. Next, upload the plugin file to your website via the WordPress admin dashboard go to Plugins > Upload plugin. Once the plugin is installed and activated, you can then use the [wp-rss-retriever] shortcode anywhere on your website to fetch and display an RSS feed.

Using the WordPress RSS Feed shortcode

The great thing about this plugin is that it uses shortcode to display the RSS Feed. This means you can use the shortcode anywhere on your website using a few simple methods. First, if you want to display the RSS feed directly within your content all you need to do is copy and paste the example shortcode into your content. Update the URL and the RSS feed will appear on the front end of your website.

To display your RSS feed as a widget. Add a new text widget to your sidebar. Then click on the “Text” tab and paste the example shortcode above. Save the widget and test the RSS feed on the front-end of your website.

If you want to display your RSS Feed somewhere else on your website, you can display the feed using PHP. Check out the plugins documentation page FAQ section for example PHP code.

Free Version

  • Fetch Thumbnail or First Image
  • Display Excerpt
  • Aggregate Multiple Feeds
  • Advanced Caching

Pro Version

  • Fetch Thumbnail or First Image
  • Display Excerpt
  • Aggregate Multiple Feeds
  • Advanced Caching
  • Multiple layout options using Columns/Grid layout
  • Improved styles with icons

Description

This simple lightweight plugin fetches an RSS feed, or multiple feeds, and displays them in an unordered list using shortcode.

Live Demo

Example

[wp_rss_retriever url="https://wordpress.org/news/feed/" items="10" excerpt="50" read_more="true" credits="true" new_window="true" thumbnail="200" cache="7200"]

Documentation

PROPERTIES:

  • url – The url of the rss feed you wish to aggregate from. For multiple urls simply use a comma between them.
  • items – Number of items from the rss feed you wish to fetch (Default is 10)
  • orderby – Order the items by date, reverse date, or random (date, date_reverse, random)
  • title – Whether to display the title or not (true or false, defaults to true)
  • excerpt – How many words you want to display for each item (Default is 0 or infinite, use ‘none’ to remove the excerpt)
  • read_more – Whether to display a read more link or not (true or false, defaults to true)
  • new_window – Whether to open the title link and read more link in a new window (true or false, defaults to true)
  • thumbnail** – Whether or not you want to display a thumbnail, and if so, what size you want it to be(true or false, defaults to true. Inserting a number will change the size, default is 150, use 150×200 format to set both width and height)
  • source – Whether to display the source or not (true or false, defaults to true)
  • date – Whether to display the publish date or not (true or false, defaults to true)
  • cache – How long you want the feed to cache the results in seconds (Default is 43200, (12 hours))
  • dofollow – Whether to make links dofollow or nofollow (Defaults to nofollow)
  • credits – Whether to give credit to the plugin author (Defaults to false)
  • columns – Set layout to columns/grid layout with number of columns. (Default is 2) **PRO version only**
  • icons – Use advanced style layout (true or false, default true) **PRO version only**

Displaying a WordPress RSS Feed with the Gutenberg editor

Our plugin now works with the new WordPress Gutenberg editor and adding an RSS Feed to Gutenberg with a block is very easy. Once you are on the page you want to add your RSS Feed to, click on the “+” icon in the top left corner and search for “shortcode”. Then click on the shortcode block to add the block to your page. 

RSS Feed with WordPress Gutenberg Block

Next, copy and paste the provided example shortcode above into the shortcode block. Save the page and test the RSS Feed by viewing the front-end of the website. 

If you experience any issues with our WordPress RSS Feed Retriever plugin please contact us via the support forum on the plugin documentation page.