Really Simple Sydnication or RSS allows you to be in touch with the latest content that you are interested in from all your favourite websites without manually visiting each website.
We can use different web based or desktop based programs like “RSS reader” or “Feed reader” to read RSS feeds.
Here’s we will take a look into the 5 best RSS feed plugins for WordPress:
FEEDZY RSS Feeds is a small and lightweight RSS aggregator plugin. Fast and very easy to use, it allows you to aggregate multiple RSS feeds into your WordPress site through fully customizable short-codes & widgets.
The plugin uses the SimplePie php class natively included in WordPress. SimplePie is a RSS parser that can read the information contained in a feed, process it, and finally display it.
RSSImport is a simple and lightweight WordPress plugin. To import and display feed in your blog you can either use a PHP function, short-code or a widget.
The plugin uses only standard WordPress functionality. For WordPress 2.8 and newer, there is a setting available to enable the built-in SimplePie library for parsing feeds.
[RSSImport display="5" feedurl="http://example.com/feed/" use_simplepie="true"]
This will display Five feeds from http://example.com/feed using SimplePie to parse the feeds.
WP RSS Aggregator works well with both RSS and Atom generated feed. It can be used to display RSS feeds from as many sources as you want.
You can use different short-codes to achieve different functionality like displaying feeds anywhere on your website or blog with a short-code.
We can easily name each feed source to easily organize our external feed sources with the help of schedular. This plugin can help you make the most out of RSS concept.
This plugin allows you to present multiple RSS feed subscription option to your site’s visitors and allows them to subscribe to new posts or pages based on categories or individual tags.
It shows RSS feeds for categories and also shows posts counts for each category.
This plugin is a perfect fit if you have a website or blog with variety of categories.
The only negative is that it is not regularly updated, at the time of writing this post it was last updated 7 months ago and wasn’t even compatible with latest wordpress verison.
Check for the latest verison of this plugin before using it as outdated plugins can be a security risk.
RSS Image Feed as its name suggests it creates Image feeds. It is very useful plugin for those blogs where posts contains lots of images.
Images created in feeds are clickable even in the excerpt. It attaches the first image of the post to your feeds as the featured image.
Finally, you can now pick the best RSS plugin for WordPress. Do tell us which one you are going to pick.If you are already using any of these RSS plugins for WordPress then let us know about your experience with those plugins.