Tutorial: How to add RSS feeds to Wordpress blog
Posted by Mark Seaman on 30 June 2009 11:52 AM
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Here is a short help guide on how to use RSS feeds with your WordPress blog.
Now with the help of our Feeds To Code Converter we will convert this feed into a code snippet:
Pic.2- Feeds to Code
You have to convert your feed into a code snippet in order for your feed's content to be displayed in your blog. Pay attention to what code snippet format we are using. Different parts of blog will require different code formats. We will draw your attention to this matter later.
Pic.3- Login to blog
Now, we have several options on where to display rss feed content. Let’s start with a situation where we need to add our feed's content to some existing blog post. To do so, we need to go to "Posts" section and pick up a post we need. Then we choose HTML editor (here we need our feed converted into HTML) and copy/paste our code snippet into the spot we want.
Pic.4- Feed to post
Now we need to press "Publish" and let’s see what we got as a result.
Pic.5- View feed in the post
Now, every time a visitor reads the post he will see the feed and the content provided. It will be always up-to-date and self updated.
Note: if you want to use PHP code snippets instead of HTML code snippets in your posts you need to use special Wordpress plug-ins such as EXEC-PHP.
Pic.6- Sidebar editor
Now let’s see what we’ve got.
Pic.7- RSS feed in the sidebar
Well, as you see there is nothing rather difficult about displaying rss feeds content in your WordPress blogs.
Now you can see we got three spots in our WordPress blog with our feeds: 1) actual post 2) sidebar 3) main page below posts.
Pic.9- RSS feeds in WordPress blog
Note, you can choose any WordPress theme and edit it pretty much the same way. Also do not forget that you can use additional options in Feeds to Code Converter to format your feeds content. You need to do this procedure just once, after that the feed will be updated in your blog automatically providing fresh and updated content to your visitors.