RSS feeds might not be that much popular anymore, but they still provide an easy way to collect the latest posts from different websites. If you want to display feed items from other sources on your WordPress site, you will need a plugin.
There are several plugins like FEEDZY RSS Feeds that help you do that. In today’s post, I am going to show you how to use the FEEDZY RSS Feeds plugin to collect and display RSS feed items on your WordPress site.
Are you ready? Let’s get started.
Why We Need this Plugin?
FEEDZY RSS Feeds makes it very easy to aggregate multiple RSS feeds from various sources and display these on your WordPress site. If you plan to use some RSS feeds more than once, you can combine these into different categories.
The plugin offers several admin options that enable you to control how the feed items look like. There are custom widgets and several custom shortcodes to help you display the feed items anywhere you want.
What Can I Do with This Plugin?
As you already know, the main purpose of FEEDZY RSS Feeds is to show RSS feeds from other sources. It offers different ways to show the feed items. They have created an excellent demo showing the different ways to integrate the plugin with your website.
You will have total control over the sources and display styles. First of all, you can define the feed sources from where you want to show the items. There are separate options to define how many items to display, show or hide the RSS title, etc.
For the feed items, you can choose different options like trimming the title after a specific number of words, opening the link in the same window or a new tab, show the date and author name, show a summary, display the first image, and set a default thumbnail for the feed items.
If you are displaying the feed by using the custom widget, you can provide a title and an intro text for the widget.
Using the FEEDZY RSS Feeds plugin makes it easier for other websites to retrieve the images from your RSS feeds. The plugin is available in all popular languages including English, French, Spanish, German, and Japanese, which will be useful for multi-lingual websites.
There is a pro version of FEEDZY RSS Feeds. It offers premium features like the following –
- Several templates for displaying feed items in different styles
- Convert the feed items into WordPress posts, pages, or any custom post type
- Blacklist specific keywords to prevent unwanted items
- Automatically retrieve price from various product feeds
- Insert your affiliate links into the feed items
- Priority email support from the plugin developer
- Guaranteed support and updates for 12 months
How to Use FEEDZY RSS Feeds Lite?
FEEDZY RSS Feeds offers three ways to show the feed items –
- Using the custom widget,
- Using the shortcode creator from the post editor and
- Using the shortcodes.
To use the custom widget, go to Appearance > Widgets. Find out the widget titled “FEEDZY RSS Feeds” and drag it to your desired place.
You will find different options to provide a title, intro text, and define the feed URL(s), number of items along with the item and image options. Make the necessary changes and click “Save.” Now, reload your website and enjoy the RSS feed items.
If you want to display the feed items in a post or page, go to the post editor. Find the red “FEEDZY Lite” icon. Click on the icon to open a pop-up like the following –
You will find separate options to provide the feed URL(s), define how many items to show, how the links will open, and several other feed item and image options.
Configure all the available options and click the “Insert Shortcode” button. This will add a shortcode to the post with all of your defined settings. Publish the post and enjoy the feed items in your post.
Lastly, you can use the shortcode to display the feed items in any location you want. The default shortcode looks like the following –
It is possible to extend the shortcode by using custom parameters. Check out the plugin page to find out which shortcode parameters are available.
There are three pricing plans for the premium version of FEEDZY RSS Feeds –
Personal: Priced at $59 per year, this plan allows you to use the premium plugin on one website, and comes with keyword blacklisting, unlimited feeds, display product feeds, use the templates, add tracking tags, mobile-optimized design, and 12 months of support and updates.
Developer: Priced at $99 per year, this plan allows you to use the plugin on three websites, includes all features of the personal plan, and supports feed to post.
Agency: Priced at $199 per year, this plan allows you to use the plugin on an unlimited number of websites, includes all features of the developer plan, and offers priority support.
- Provides a simple way to display RSS feed items
- Supports categories to group similar feeds together
- Custom shortcode with lots of parameters
- Lots of useful features in the premium version
- No default option for custom CSS
FEEDZY RSS Feeds comes with all the necessary options to help you display RSS feed items on your WordPress site. You should get the premium version to enjoy all the excellent features without any restrictions.
So, are you using any RSS feed plugin right now? And how do you think the FEEDZY RSS Feeds plugin will help your website? Let me know by leaving a comment below.
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