WordPress as an RSS reader

With the announced close of Google Reader I think we are all going crazy looking for alternative feed readers. At the moment I'm still using Google until June 1 (announced close) but I'm already testing Feedly for the computer, because on the iPad I have clear that I will continue with my current combination: Zite Flipboard Currents .

But have you thought about using WordPress as an RSS feed aggregator and reader? so you know what you can do and in different ways. Let's see a few, do you think? …

Oh, and if you do not know what the hell I'm talking about, start by reading and learning what is RSS .

Ea, and that, by options other than, you already have a few, and if you know anything else, tell us about it, right?

Add blog to Google Currents

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Today one of the news of the day is that closes Google Reader on July 1 ]I thought it relevant to share one more mode, and certainly the preferred one by Google, to read articles from a news source.

I mean Google Currents the information reading application on devices Google mobile, available for iOS and Android.

The first thing is to download the application, and for that you can use this link for Android and this for iOS .

that you can read content in Google Currents, for which you will be asked to sign in with your Google account, since it works based on subscriptions. The application itself is simple, you can read content by sections or subscribing to specific RSS feeds, and the visualization will be, or how it was defined by the content producer or the magazine style view by default, very well adapted to mobile devices. [19659004] Help WordPress is already in Google Currents but what do you want to know how to add your website? well let's see it, it's very simple …

The basic steps to follow are the following:

  1. Access Google Producer with your Google account (important: only works from Chrome)
     google producer
  2. Create a new section by entering the basic information that asks: Name, url of the feed, and if you also want url of your YouTube account
     add edition
  3. Configure edition
     modify editions
  4. Create new editions if you have more websites you want to publish.

part ted ious, but essential, is the configuration of the edition and there are some elements that you should not fail to complete because of its importance:

  1. Basic information, where you choose the section and description, vital for you find through the theme browser and search engine.
     basic information
  2. Sections, to show not only the feed of your website but also the YouTube channel, social profiles and even photos
  3. Distribution, where you verify the ownership of the site through Google for Webmasters and that no one changes or appropriates your content, the main language and if it will be visible in other countries.
  4. Publication, to review possible errors, to prove how it will be the different devices, get the URL of your edition and, most importantly, launch the first publication.

And nothing else, if you want to subscribe already well to Help WordPress in Google Currents .

The system works very well indeed, there are many other applications of this type, how Flipboard or Zite, but it seems clear that Google will bet for your reading service, and you should not miss this opportunity to disseminate your content, do not you think?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Show the WordPress "loop" outside of WordPress

    <? Php if ( function_exists ( 'fetch_feed' ) ) {

    [19659012] include_once ( ABSPATH . WPINC . '/ feed.php' ) ]; //

    $ feed = fetch_feed ( 'http: // ayudawordpress / tag / Beginner / feed ') ; // Feed URL to display

    $ limit = $ feed -> get_item_quantity ( 3 ) ; // Number of entries to display

    $ items = $ feed -> g et_items ( 0 $ limit ) ; // loading the entries found in an array


    if ( $ limit == 0 ) ] echo '

    No feed.

    ' ; // if no feed exists

    else foreach ( $ items as $ item ) : ?>


  • <a class = "titublog" href = " <? php echo $ item -> get_permalink () ; [19659196]?> "

    title = " <? Php echo $ item -> get_date ( 'j FY @ g: i a' ) ; ?> ">

    <? Php echo $ item -> get_title () ; ?>

Your own logo in the WordPress RSS feed

Disappear or not finally Feedburner there are features of this service that we can easily clone and today we will see one of them. I mean the personalization of the feed, in this case adding an image and own logo to the RSS feed for a better identification and branding.

Also, is very simple because with a few codes added to our function plugin or even file fucntions.php of our WordPress theme, we'll have what we're looking for.

It would be something like this:

The best thing about this code is that of one stroke we customize the Atom feeds, RSS and even the RDF, adding icons and logos to our liking … and our visitors. You only have to pay attention – to modify them – to the lines where the routes to the icons and logos are indicated, and change them for the ones you are going to use. In the example, the folder " / images / " is used within the active theme

Also, as a plus, the logo will link to your website just as we could do with Feedburner.

Of course, the hard way you can always eliminate WordPress feeds but that's radical decisions.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or plus. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Author and original link in the feed • WordPress Help

The other day, when we saw a mode of showing a hidden copyright to those who copy you more than one commented that this did not work for the RSS feed, the most common method to copy articles. [19659002] Well, we are going to create a code with which to add to the RSS feed the author and link to the original article. In this way, if they read you through an RSS they will have the original link, just like the author of the publication, and it will also work for those who copy your content from the feed.

The code to include, in your ] plugin functions or file functions.php of your active theme is as follows:

// Show link to post and author in feed

function attribucion_feed ( $ content [19659008]) {

if ( is_feed () ) ] {

$ output = '

Written by' . [19659007] get_the_author () . 'in <a href = "' . get_permalink ( ) . '">' . get_bloginfo ( 'name' ) . '. If you are not reading this in '. get_bloginfo (' name ') . ', you will find the original article here … <a href="' . get_permalink() . '"> '. get_permalink () . '.

' ;

$ content = $ content . $ output ;


return $ content ;


add_filter ( 'the_content' 'attribucion_feed' ) ;

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Your own news widget on your desktop in WordPress

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<p> Have you noticed that some plugins add a <strong> own news widget on the desktop </strong> ?, Would you like to know how to do it ?, Well the truth is that it is quite simple, like almost everything in WordPress. </p>
<p> It is an element of <a href= branding great for customer loyalty or simply to have your registered users informed.

You only have to resort to our already famous function plugin or else to the file functions.php of the active theme and add the following:

The variable "num" you decide it with the number of links that will be displayed.

Oh, and if you think of a (reasonable) situation to use this trick, you tell me, I do not get it, today I must be thick.

Add anything at the end of the entries • WordPress Help

By now you will know how cumbersome it is, when you change the theme in WordPress, go recovering all those codes that you have inserted in the different files of the previous topic so they are also in the new one.

Of course, one way to avoid this annoying process is to use plugins for most things but is not always an option valid .

One of these situations, very typical, is those codes that we add at the end of our entries whether they are Adsense scripts, codes where the person who wrote the entry is counted, texts to encourage subscribing to the RSS feed, to follow us on Twitter or whatever you can think of.

Normally, for this, we edit the file single.php of the subject and add anything there, but to keep it tidier we will do it more elegant .

It is in these cases when it is best to use our function plugin or edit the file functions.php of the theme, which we can then use in the new one.

The code to add would be something like this:

Then, of course, "tune" it to your liking.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Exclude WordPress RSS feed categories • WordPress Help

Let's say that, for example, you have a website about scientific divulgation but, eventually, you publish your first photos of landscapes in the category " photograph ."

As you can imagine, surely your visitors will be for your scientific articles, not for your photographic progress, so if you subscribe to your RSS feed you probably do not care about your photos (notes Matt ).

Well, if you want to exclude some category from the RSS feed is very easy, you just have to add this code to your function plugin or your file functions.php of active topic:

Where category "-8" is the ID of the category you want to exclude. You save the changes and you already have it.

If you do not dare to use the code you can use the plugin Ultimate Category Excluder which has a settings page in which to check the boxes of the categories to exclude .