How to Create a News Aggregator as an Online Side Business with WP RSS Aggregator

As you may know, we are also the team behind the WP RSS Aggregator plugin, and I'm also the Head of Support for the plugin. Now, one of the questions that I've been asked on multiple occasions is whether it's possible to create a website similar to Alltop, or whether it's possible to create a fully-functional auto-blog website using WP RSS Aggregator. The simple answer is YES.

As you may know, we are also the team behind the popular WP RSS Aggregator plugin, and I’m also the Head of Support for the plugin. Now, one of the questions that I’ve been asked on multiple occasions is whether it’s possible to create a website similar to Alltop, or whether it’s possible to create a fully-functional auto-blog website using WP RSS Aggregator.

The simple answer is YES.

The Alltop.com Website
The Alltop.com Website

In this great post from Rob Freeman you’ll find a quick and easy tutorial on how to create a website similar to Alltop that brings together all the latest news on a particular topic through the use of Google Alerts RSS feeds. It’s also a great way of creating your very own online side business through the use of advertisements.

It’s all possible using only the free core version of WP RSS Aggregator and any free WordPress theme out there, and you can have it all set up within a very short time-frame. Here’s the result from Rob’s project.

Rob Freeman's Perovskite.com website built using WP RSS Aggregator
Rob Freeman’s Perovskite.com website built using WP RSS Aggregator

Should you wish to make the feed look more attractive you can always opt for one of the premium add-ons, namely the Excerpts and Thumbnails add-on, and if you want to take it even further and create your very own auto-blog you can choose to work with the very popular Feed to Post add-on.

You can even test out the latter using the free Advanced Feeds Bundle demo and create a quick test site that can look and function like any professional auto-blogging website out there.

Take a look at how Rob Freeman created his website and give it a go yourself.

Mark Zahra
Mark Zahra
CEO at RebelCode, the team behind WP Mayor, Spotlight, WP RSS Aggregator, and the Mastermind.fm podcast. Follow me on Twitter @markzahra.

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