RSS Feed Reader
The RSS Feed Reader WordPress Plugin lets you simply output any RSS feed as HTML into your WordPress blog page, post or sidebar widget!
Also, take a look at our Twitter Feed Plugin!
- Download the plugin direct from the Plugin Page at WordPress.
- Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
- Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin
- Insert the shortcode!
How & Where to Enter the Shortcode:
To insert the Twitter feed, simply enter the following shortcode within a page, post or text widget:
You have to insert these values to make sure the feed is set up for you:
The URL location of the RSS feed you want to output
The number of tweets to display. This is obviously limited to the amount of items in the RSS feed itself
Some people show difficulties when RSS items are output. Turn to yes to see is this resolves the issue
There are a few attributes that you can use to change the way the twitter feed outputs within WordPress:
All the items link to the target URL of the item itself. To disable, switch this to “no”
Turning this on also outputs whatever is in the item’s description. Use this with caution as it may output a lot of data!
This outputs the date of publication of the item.
Have a choice of 01 January 2010 or xx minutes/hours/days ago
j F Y
j F Y \a\t h:ia
The PHP date format to output. More formats can be found here
Customisation & Styling:
There are a few attributes that you can use to customise the look and feel of the tweets:
If a value is entered, the whole plugin will be surrounded by a DIV with the ID you choose
The CSS class you want to give to the <ul> the tweets are listed within
The CSS class you want to give to each <li> each tweet is listed within
“published on ”
“written on “
Prefix text to go before the time (only used when conditional=”no”)
Provides a link to this page!
All links use the rel=”external nofollow” tag. You can also download my rel=”external” in a New Window WordPress plugin!
Here’s an example of the RSS Feed Reader being implemented with some attributes used:
[rss-feed url="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ManchesterSeo" num=3 links="no" ]
Which will output this:
[rss-feed url="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ManchesterSeo" num=3 links="no"]