Wondering whether you need a WordPress RSS feed plugin or not? Let us show you what beautiful things you can make with it!
The one thing people nowadays tend to say is that emails and RSS feeds are dead. A fact that couldn’t be more from the actual truth. Knowing that we live in a time where attention span is so limited, just the thought of having all the relevant information unobtrusively delivered to us is a relief. Still not convinced?
As per BuiltWith statistics, the worldwide RSS feed usage looks like this:
We know that at least 27,046,082 live websites use RSS, so this tool is far from dead.
That being said, we share with you this list of WordPress RSS feed plugin recommendation to choose from. We tested each and every one of them so you don’t have to, just read what each of them does and choose as fitting.
2019 WordPress RSS feed plugin recommendation
WP RSS Aggregator is one of the easiest to use freemium RSS plugins out there. Beside aggregation, you can use it to display RSS feeds into your posts and pages as well. The great thing about this plugin is there’s no limit on the number of sources and items to import into the feed. Moreover, you can even choose whether to show or hide the source and author links, pagination on your templates and more. And, this WordPress RSS feed plugin is Gutenberg compatible meaning you can use Gutenberg block to display the feed in your posts.
The very installation process is easy to set-up. All you need to do is add feed source URL, customize the settings and you’re nearly done:
Now, go to the text editor and there you’ll see this icon:
By clicking on it, you’ll define the aggregator shortcode that you can add to your post and/or pages:
And once you do that, the end result or the RSS links will look like this:
The premium feature has very few add-ons that further improve the usability of this plugin, such as:
- Feed to post
- Full-text RSS feeds
- Keyword filtering
- Excerpts & thumbnails
The price for these add-ons starts at $30 and can go up to $80 for a single add-on/year. Then again, there’s this Advanced Feeds Bundle where you can buy a most popular and used bundle of add-ons for $79 single site/year (Import Feed Lists) or $150 single site/year (Import Posts).
As the name itself says, this is a speedy and super easy solution for your RSS auto blogging. Super RSS Reader is a free widget that lets you display relevant information from other sites and blogs on your web place. Once you install and activate it, it’ll show up in your widget area. Simply drag and drop it where you want it to stand, and include the URL of the site you want to display:
Several customization features help you portray content such as:
- Color style
- Ticker animation
- Show description, date, author, and thumbnail
- Enable full of rich description
Maybe the best thing about this WordPress RSS plugin is that it’s animated so the content you scrape is changing which may attract the attention of your visitors on the page where it’s set. Another useful feature is that you can add multiple RSS feeds within it and they’ll get separated in tabs.
A very easy to use an RSS aggregator and free auto blogging tool. Feedzy lets you display RSS feeds within posts and pages as well as within any sidebar as a widget. You can use an unlimited number of RSS feeds and categorize them for better delivery, it’s responsive, and you can even use YouTube to curate all those videos you like!
As I said, Feedzy operates with shortcodes and widgets, and it’s straightforward to use it. Just install it and set up new categories from the dashboard or find the Feedzy Widget in the Widget area to configure RSS feed.
If you’re to use Feedzy within a post, simply open the Visual Editor, click on the Feedzy icon:
and insert the shortcode from the category you made:
There you can further customize the way you want your RSS feed to look like and click Insert shortcode when you’re done:
The final look will be like this:
And if you’re going to use it as a widget, simply insert the URL in the Feedly widget, define all the other features and click Save. The final look will be like this:
Autoblogging made simple, right? 🙂 Now, pro version comes with more features, like:
- Article spinner integration
- Multiple templates
- Automate your affiliate links
- Feed caching
This plugin lets you set up and import posts from one or several RSS-feeds and save them as posts on your site, simple and flexible. Unlike the other WordPress RSS plugin tools, this one doesn’t use shortcodes. Once you install and activate this plugin, go to its dashboard, click on Add new feed and insert the feed’s URL:
You can choose to optimize the preferences, set up Nofollow option or define canonical URLs and such. Define the place on your site where you want RSS feed to stand, click Save and the feed will show up within your posts and pages on site and people will read defined curated content right on your domain. This is auto blogging done right since the RSS plugin imports and publishes full RSS posts straight to your WordPress blog.
Premium version comes with more features such as:
- Keyword-based filters and curation
- Automated featured images
- Cloud-based processing via Full-Text RSS
- Import/export feeds
The price starts at $19/month for a Hobby package and goes up to $349/month for professional use. And, there’s a 14 days Trial period to see if the premium plan works better for you.
Great stuff, right? Saves you time when you don’t have what to write about and keeps your blog alive.
A bit of different WordPress RSS plugin here, great to use on blogs and sites with lots of content and categories. What it does is it adds category specific RSS subscription menu into your posts, pages, sidebars. How does it work?
- Install and activate the plugin,
- find it within the Settings option in your dashboard,
- configure the options like category names, add specific topic/category RSS link,
- set up the RSS feed from the Widget area.
Once you do all that, here’s how your RSS feed will look:
Pretty nice way of categorizing the content you have on your blog and letting visitors decide which ones they want to subscribe to.
A simple and easy RSS Feed widget that lets you display your RSS’s in a slider way. You’ll get yourself a highly customizable RSS feed slider in three quick steps:
Once you configure the plugin, customize the preferences within the widget, such as:
- Feed title
and many other things which you can control and the final look will be something like this:
All done within minutes and the feed is well implemented on your blog or site.
RSS Feed Widget has a pro option as well, which let you have multiple feeds and a separate set of feeds to display. The price is $48 for single site usage.
Another great auto blogging tool and a way to display information in a centralized way. WpeMatico is a freemium WordPress RSS plugin that helps you publish posts from any RSS feed you choose. It’s organized into campaigns so each feed is a separate campaign that you can dedicate to either a site itself or a page, a post, even a site’s category. That way, you can scrape all the RSS feeds you track and publish them on your site as centralized information you want to share with your audience. Very legit way to do auto blogging on your blog, which we described in more details in our post How to set up auto blogging with WordPress.
So, how do you set up WPeMatico? You do that all from the dashboard, within Add New /campaign/:
Use the Wizzard feature to customize the preferences and define where you want your RSS feed to show up. Once you set up and customize campaign, it’ll show as a blog post someway like this:
Premium features include add-ons such as:
- Custom taxonomies for custom post types
- Keyword filtering
- Auto tags feature
- Custom fields with dynamic values
- Import and export multiple campaigns
The price starts at $63 for two websites license, and you can inform yourselves more at the premium site page
So, whether you want your RSS feed to look more on point or you wish to add value to your blog for your readers, these are the tools to use. From simple add-ons to more advanced features, you have all you need to improve your blog and add auto blogging to it. And, one more great thing about it – all these plugins work well with our themes 🙂 Just in case you’re looking to change your blog or site 🙂
Hope you liked this article, feel free to share which RSS plugin you used and how. We would love to know how we helped 🙂