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WP RSS Aggregator


WP RSS Aggregator is the original and best plugin for easily importing, merging and displaying RSS and Atom feeds on your WordPress site. It’s the most comprehensive and elegant RSS feed importer for WordPress.

Automatically Import RSS Feeds & Display Them On Your Site

No limit on the number of sources you can import from.
No limit on the number of items you can import.
Automate each import on its own schedule.
Use our [wp-rss-aggregator] shortcode to easily display items.
Feed auto-discovery to add sources without the exact RSS feed URL
Open YouTube, DailyMotion and Vimeo videos directly
Limit the number of feed items stored to maintain performance
Choose to show, hide and/or link the author, source and publish date.
Create a custom RSS feed from imported feed items to use elsewhere
Extendable via action and filter hooks

Click here to learn more about this free core plugin.

Bloggers & Content Marketers

Increase your WordPress site’s credibility and popularity by importing full or partial Posts into your site with our premium add-ons.

Beginner Bloggers and Copywriters – Find and display fresh, new content to engage and grow your audience.
Site Owners & Content Marketers – Curate content to keep your avid readers on your site for longer.

SEO Benefits from RSS Feeds

Importing RSS feeds alone won’t improve your site’s SEO, however, if you curate content (articles, tutorials, videos, listings, etc) and bring in quality traffic, the benefits begin to appear:

Generate lots of new backlinks to your site.
Enhance your online presence and gain more trust.
And therefore, you can help boost your SEO!

Quick sidetone: Don’t steal other people’s work; give credit where it’s due.

Who is this useful for?

Importing and displaying RSS feeds is helpful for many types of sites:

Curate news, videos and more from the top sources in your niche.
Add related posts from other sites to your site.
Curate job, real estate or other listings for your market or niche.
Show Youtube videos on your site to engage more visitors.
Aggregate podcast episodes related to your hobby or profession.
Writers, list your articles from across the web on your main site.
And much more.

For example, WP News Desk curates WordPress news, tutorials and more from over 100 trusted sources. Travel Blogger Community does something similar to share blog posts from well-known travellers. Crypto Headlines shares Youtube videos from popular Youtubers. What will you do with WP RSS Aggregator?

Premium Add-ons to Import Posts

Import RSS feeds as WordPress posts or any other custom post type to display them just the way you want on your site.

Advanced Feeds Bundle | Free Demo

This bundle is made up of 3 great add-ons:

Feed to Post
Full Text RSS Feeds
Keyword Filtering

Here’s a quick look at what these add-ons can offer:

Import Posts as Drafts or set them to Publish upon import.
Automatically categorise imported posts and/or assign tags.
Import all media within the content and pre-set featured images.
Import the original author’s details or assign an existing user.
Automatically add you own custom content before or after imported posts.
Custom field mapping for the more experienced among you.
Exclude unwanted elements from the original source with extraction rules.
Import only the Posts you want with keyword, phrase and tag filters.
Connect to our premium full text service to import the full content from sources that are missing text, images and more in the original RSS feeds.

Premium Add-ons to Enhance the Shortcode Display

Simple Feeds Bundle | Free Demo

This bundle is made up of 3 add-ons:

Excerpts & Thumbnails
Keyword Filtering

Showcase Of WordPress Sites Running WP RSS Aggregator

Browse through our entire Showcase to see how WP RSS Aggregator is being put to great use on a large variety of websites.

You can even take things a step further by using our 3rd-party content spinner integrations or by creating a mobile app using the imported content. Check out this tutorial from MobiLoud on how we built an app for the WP News Desk website.

We Stand Behind What We Build

Our comprehensive Knowledge Base provides you with everything you need to install, set up and customise the plugin to your needs. You can also browse through a number of FAQs to get started.

If that doesn’t do the trick, we provide support for the free version of WP RSS Aggregator via the support forum here, while for premium support (owners of valid premium add-on licenses) and pre-sales questions please contact us via our premium support channel.

Related Info

WP RSS Aggregator and its premium add-ons are compatible with the new Gutenberg block editor introduced in the revolutionary WordPress 5.0. You can find more information about how the two work together here. A dedicated Gutenberg block is in development.

We provide a Feed Creator service that allows you to generate RSS feeds from any webpage, even if it doesn’t have its own RSS feed. It provides inline documentation on how to use the service.

Our terms & conditions can be found here.

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The free shortcode display of Feed items imported by WP RSS Aggregator

A customised shortcode display using some simple CSS changes

Another customised display of the Feed Items using CSS styling, but with the Excerpts & Thumbnails add-on

Posts imported using the Feed to Post add-on

Youtube videos imported using the Feed to Post add-on

Adding/Editing a feed source

The list of feed sources

The list of imported feeds items

The complete settings page for the core plugin


How to install and set up the core WP RSS Aggregator plugin:

Install Method 1:

Go to the Plugins section in your WordPress site’s dashboard.
Click the “Add New” button.
Search for “WP RSS Aggregator”.
When found, click on the “Install” button, then hit the “Activate” button once it has installed.
Go to the RSS Aggregator menu item, then set up your feed sources and general settings.
Use the WP RSS Aggregator shortcode in your page and/or post to display the imported feed items: [wp-rss-aggregator]

Install Method 2:

Click on the “Click to Download” button above.
Upload the wp-rss-aggregator zip file to your site’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
Activate the WP RSS Aggregator plugin from the ‘Plugins’ section in your dashboard.
Go to the RSS Aggregator menu item, then set up your feed sources and general settings.
Use the WP RSS Aggregator shortcode in your page and/or post to display the imported feed items: [wp-rss-aggregator]


You can easily select the source for your feeds and also insert a limit via shortcode parameters as shown below. To get your feed source ID simply hover over the required feed source in the feed source listing page. It will appear beneath the name.

[wp-rss-aggregator source="ID" limit="num"]

An example of a shortcode parameter in use could be:

[wp_rss_aggregator link_before='li class="feed-link"' link_after='/li']

It is advisable to use the ‘HTML’ view of the editor when inserting shortcodes with parameters.


Here are two examples of a function call from within the theme’s files:

wprss_display_feed_items( $args = array(
    'links_before' => '<ul>',
    'links_after' => '</ul>',
    'link_before' => '<li>',
    'link_after' => '</li>',
    'limit' => '8',
    'source' => '5,9'


<?php do_shortcode('[wp-rss-aggregator]'); ?>


How do I display the imported feed items?

You can either use the shortcode in your posts and pages: [wp-rss-aggregator]

Or you can call the function directly within your theme: <?php wprss_display_feed_items(); ?>

Is there a limit on the number of feed sources I can use?

No, there is no limit for the number of feed sources. Having many (50+) feed sources should not present any problems in itself. However, pulling in posts from many sites is bound to put your server under some stress, so you might want to consider using a hosting solution that goes beyond your typical shared host.

Check out our dedicated page on WordPress hosting recommendations.

Does WP RSS Aggregator work using JSON as the source?

No, our plugin does not currently import from JSON, it only imports from RSS and Atom structured XML.

Why do I get “No feed items found” when I insert the shortcode on a page or post?

Try adding a few more feed sources and make sure they are valid by using the RSS Feed Validator.

Try out the solutions listed on our Feed Items Not Importing documentation page.

It’s important to make sure your WordPress cron system is working well. If not, the feeds cannot be imported. If in doubt, you can install the WP Crontrol plugin to check for bad cron, or go to RSS Aggregator > Debugging and hit the red button to re-import all feed items.

If the problems persist, please contact our support team. If you’re using a premium add-on, please use the premium support channel.

Can I store imported feed items as posts?

Yes! You can do that with the Feed to Post premium add-on. You will not only be able to store items as posts, but also as any other custom post type. You can also set the author, set tags and categories, import images into the gallery or set featured images, and much more.

Some RSS feeds only give a short excerpt. Any way around that?

Yes, along with the Feed to Post add-on we have another add-on called Full Text RSS Feeds that can get the full content of most feeds that only supply a short excerpt. The Full Text RSS Feeds add-on requires Feed to Post and a valid license key to function.

I’m not sure which premium add-ons are right for me. Can you help me out?

Sure! We wrote a post just for you. Read about which add-ons you should buy as we explain the different types of usage so you’ll know what to expect when purchasing.

If you need any further help you can contact our support team or try out our Simple Feeds Bundle demo and Advanced Feeds Bundle demo.

Where can I find the documentation for the plugin?

Our complete Knowledge Base with FAQs included can be found here.


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