There are many ways you can make use of RSS feeds, but the one you’ll be reading about today is their use for content aggregation purposes. What does that mean? Most (if not all) blogs also have their own RSS feeds, and these can be used to import their content, or a part of it, onto your own (or your client’s) WordPress site. How do you do this? This can be accomplished very easily using the WP RSS Aggregator plugin and its invaluable Premium Add-ons.
Our WP RSS Aggregator plugin has surpassed an incredible 300,000 all-time downloads, and we’re all very excited about what the future holds for us! Starting out as a simple plugin created by Jean himself for personal use, this plugin quickly got the public’s attention and continually evolved into the core plugin and string of add-ons it is today.
Content aggregation through RSS feeds might not be considered the most contemporary way of putting together your favourite content, however it’s still playing a vital role in the online world.
The availability of WordPress plugins aimed at incorporating RSS feeds into websites has diminished over the past few years with many projects being abandoned or even taken off the market.
Nevertheless, there are still a few great options to choose from.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is often provided in a truncated version, meaning that only the title and a short excerpt of the content you want is provided. This can often be problematic, but there are a number of ways that this problem can be solved – for free.