Importing feeds into your website can be very useful in providing daily fresh content to your users. You can thus display an RSS news digest from all the main blogs/sites in your sector all on one page in your website. I have just released a new plugin called WP RSS Aggregator, with which you can very easily display an aggregator on a page or post in your website.
We are using this plugin here on WP Mayor, head over to the WordPress World News section to see it in action.
WP RSS Aggregator works in a similar fashion to RSS readers like for example Netvibes.
You can add any number of feeds through an administration panel, the plugin will then pull all the feeds from these sites, merge them and sort them by date.
The output will be organised under the following headings
- 2 Days ago
- More than 2 days ago
The plugin uses SimplePie for the feed operations. The actual news feeds are not stored in your databases but only cached for faster response times.
You can call the function from within the theme or even use a shortcode with parameters.
Do you have any feedback or suggestions for this plugin? I’d love to know of any improvements that can be done to make it more useful for you.
About Jean Galea
Jean Galea is a WordPress developer, trainer and consultant. He is the founder of WP Mayor and is available for freelance work. You can get in touch via his website at www.jeangalea.com.
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