If you’ve ever visited WP Mayor and had a look around you would have seen a page called WordPress Jobs. This page offers a list of WordPress-related jobs from various sources. This was done using an RSS aggregator, but we now decided to upgrade to the very popular WP RSS Aggregator plugin.
This plugin makes it very simple and quick to set up such a page; just enter the feed sources, embed a shortcode and there you have it – a new page listing jobs from various sites.
I documented the process of switching rss aggregators to show you how simple it is and what a good job WP RSS Aggregator does.
Below is the whole process; from the listing as it was before to the inputting of feed sources up until the final product.
Let’s start by taking a look at what the page looked like before.
Creating the Feed Sources with WP RSS Aggregator
The first step to converting this page to the WP RSS Aggregator was to set up the feed sources. Once you’ve installed and activated WP RSS Aggrgator you will have a new section in the sidebar specifically for this plugin. From here you can view and add your feed sources amongst other options.
By clicking on Feed Sources and hitting Add New you will be taken to the page below. Here all you have to do is insert the feed’s name, its URL and the limit of feeds you want to import. By setting your Feed state to Active and activating the feed immediately, the plugin will import the 10 latest feeds onto your site.
Embedding the Shortcode
Once you’ve set all the data needed just head to the WordPress Jobs page and embed the shortcode right into the page. You can do this manually or by using the RSS logo on the page. By clicking this logo you’ll be shown the popup below from where you can select the feeds available, with the option of importing more than one simultaneously.
Once you hit Add shortcode you’ll be shown it in the editor and the feeds will come up straight away on your page, as seen below.
Styling the Feeds
Now, we wanted our list to look as simple as possible, so we decided to remove the thumbnails and excerpts. With WP RSS Aggregator this is as simple as adding a bit of shortcode from the Documentation. All I had to do was add thumbnails=”no” and excerpts=”no” and it was done.
Once the first feed source was added and styled it was just a case of doing the same thing for the rest of our feeds. Below is what the final list of Feed Sources looks like on WP RSS Aggregator and on the final version of the page.
For more information about WP RSS Aggregator and what you can do with this plugin you can visit www.wprssaggregator.com or leave a comment below.
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