Feedzy RSS Feeds Documentation
NOTE: If you purchased Feedzy RSS Feeds Premium then you need to have both Feedzy RSS Feeds Lite & Pro activated to take advantage of the plugin's pro features.
FEEDZY RSS Feeds is a small and lightweight RSS aggregator plugin. Fast and very easy to use, it allows you to aggregate multiple RSS feeds into your WordPress site through fully customizable shortcodes & widgets.
The plugin uses the SimplePie PHP class natively included in WordPress. SimplePie is a RSS parser that can read the information contained in a feed, process it, and finally display it.
How to Install
After you have purchased the plugin go to Purchase History to download the Feedzy RSS Feeds Lite plugin. After downloading the plugin, navigate to Plugins > Add New > Upload, in your WordPress dashboard. Now, click the Choose File button, select the archive of your plugin from your local computer and press the Install Now button. In few seconds, WordPress will upload and extract the plugin archive for you. All you need to do next is to press the Activate link under the message for successful plugin installation.
After that, you need to install Feedzy RSS Feeds which is the Pro-add, and gives you many features which makes creating new maps easy.
You can fetch feeds using Feedzy by navigating to Posts > Add New, and clicking on the Feedzy RSS Feeds icon in the Visual Editor. You can do this with pages and custom post types as well.
Clicking on the icon will open up a pop-up with all the options, which are following:
- Feed URL: The feed(s) URL (comma-separated list). Check feed before insert to make sure they work. For example, you can use https://themeisle.com/blog/feed/
- Number of Items: The number of items you want to display.
- Should we display the RSS title? (Yes/No): Configure if you want to display the feed's title.
- Links may be opened in the same window or a new tab: In which tab you want the links of the feed posts to open. If you want them to open in a new tab, you can choose _blank.
- Trim the title of the item after X characters: If you want your title to be of a specific length, you can specify here.
- Should we display the date of publication and the author name? You can enable/disable the date and author name in the feeds from here.
- Should we display a description (abstract) of the retrieved item? Do you want to display the description of the feed item. It will be pulled from the feed's content.
- Crop description (summary) of the element after X characters: Just like the title, you can trim the description here.
- Only display item if title contains specific keyword(s) (comma-separated list/case sensitive): Here you can filter out your feed items by the title.
- Exclude items if title or content contains specific keyword(s) (comma-separated list/case sensitive): Here you can do the opposite. Not display the feed items containing specific keywords.
Item Image Options
- Should we display the first image of the content if it is available? If you enable this, the feed will display the first image from the content as the featured image.
- Default thumbnail URL if no image is found: If none of the image is found, this image will be used as the default. The above option needs to be enabled for it to work.
- Thumbnails dimension. Do not include "px". Eg: 150: Size you want the featured images to have.
These options are not available in the free version of the plugin.
- Should we display the price from the feed if it is available? Display the pricing from the feed, if it's available.
- Referral URL parameters (w/o "?"): URL referral parameter if you want to track it using Google Analytics.
- How many columns we should use to display the feed items: Number of columns you want the feed to be displayed.
- Template to use when displaying the feed: Here you can choose between three of the given layouts for your feed.
Feedzy allows you to group all your feeds into a category and then fetch them at once. You can make a category from Feedzy RSS > Feed Categories > Add New.
From there you can put all your feed URLs in the Category Feeds textarea, separated by commas. After that click on Publish
You can now copy the slug and use it as a parameter, like this:
Importing Feeds as Posts
Feedzy also allows you to import your feeds into posts. Now remember it depends on the feed that you're trying to feed. It will only import the number of posts that the feed has, and it will only fetch the content if the feed allows it.
You can navigate to Feedzy RSS > Import Posts > Add New. You can put your feed sources, filter them out what type of posts you want, and what type of you don't what. And in the final screen, you can see which content you want to import to which field.
After that you can Save your progress, and wait for the next cron job to take place. We fetch new posts every 60 minutes.