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RSS Feeds

We like to display content from other websites we like and we do that using their RSS feeds, which is a way of linking to their most recent content.  We use a WordPress plugin called WP-RSS Import to handle the feeds.  This is the WordPress page with English instructions.  Install and activate that plugin as normal.

Here is an example from the PurposeFairy site:

On their website at www.purposefairy.com there is an RSS subscribe button and right-clicking om that and then “copy link location” puts it on the clipboard – it is http://www.purposefairy.com/feed/

The basic code to import the contents of a feed into a page or post uses a shortcode – just type it into the post where you want the feed to appear:

[ RSSImport display=”5″ feedurl=”http://www.purposefairy.com/feed/” ]

This example has had an extra space insterted after and before the square brackets so it displays the code rather than the feed.  This is how the feed looks with the proper shortcode in this page

Other parameters can be inserted into the feed code to change what is displayed, there is a full list here, but some of the most useful are:

displaydescriptions=”true” – shows description of each item as well as title

truncatedescchar=”200″ – if this is not used the default length s 200 but it can be changed by adding this

There are also lots of parameters for formatting and adding text at the start and end of the list or each item.

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The links and text take the default format for the site.