Using RSS feeds with WordPress for fun and for profit. At one point or another most bloggers will want to display articles from another website. You may be sharing articles with a syndicated author, setting up a news ticker, or simply listing the current headlines from news sources in your niche. Whatever your reason, RSS feeds are usually the best way to pull in content from another source.
Today we’ll discuss how to import an RSS feed and display the feed items in a WordPress blog. There are plenty of methods to fetch and display the RSS feeds: plugins, third-party feed websites (such as feedzilla); and custom PHP scripts. Here are best WordPress plugins for RSS feeds.
Your specific needs will determine which plugin you’ll need. Do you only want to show feed titles? Or, do you want the excerpts too? Is the feed going into a sidebar, a page or a post? Not all plugins can display the RSS feed in all ways. Once you know your goals, you’re ready to choose a plugin.
FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from feeds that you choose into your WordPress webblog, and supports multiple feeds.
Khanh’s Quick Feeds (KQF)
KQF is an AJAX powered plugin can ] add feeds to posts, pages or any template file. There are a lot of customization options so you can style your feeds in a variety of ways.
SelectiveRSS is a simple Plugin that allows you to embed RSS feed items into Pages or Posts. It also optionally allows you to choose how many items to display and allows you to limit items to ones that contain certain words in the titles. Additionally, you can store feed entries for a specified number of days.
The FlickrRSS plugin will display Flickr photos by user, set, favorite, group or community. The plugin is relatively easy to setup and configure via an options panel. It also has support for an image cache to save on server load.
FeedCache saves your server from working too hard by loading the chosen RSS feeds from a cache file.
RSSImport displays contents of feeds in templates, the sidebar or in posts with a shortcode. Includes a long list of parameters that can be used to style the feed.
RSS Blogroll allows you to link to your favorite blogs and display the latest items from their RSS/Atom feed. Article titles are much more attention grabbing than a plain list of blog titles.
BlogNetworking is a networking plugin for bloggers to share headlines for mutual benefit.
Do you have a Best RSS plugin for WordPress? Let us know in the comments…