Feedzy RSS Feeds Documentation
Feedzy is an RSS aggregator that helps you curate content, auto blog, display, and import RSS feeds within a few minutes.
| Overview of the functionalities
| Download and Install
|| Using the plugin
| Displaying feeds
| Advanced Features
| Feed Categories
| 🎥 Video - Getting Started with Feedzy
💡 Overview of the functionalities
The plugin's basic functionality is to display information from one site to another. The key point in this process is called the feed. A URL represents the feed on the source website, where information is available / exposed. The information available in the feed can be customized by the source website owner, so not everything you see on the site is also available in the feed.
This feed ( URL ) has to be set in Feedzy so the plugin can render the available information on the destination site. Feedzy can't produce content, so it's just displaying/importing the information in the feed.
Now that you know more about how the plugin works, you might need help finding feeds. The following article might be useful: How to find Feed URL for Feedzy.
📩 Download and Install
To download and install the Feedzy RSS Feeds plugin, make sure you follow the steps below:
Navigate to the WordPress Dashboard > Plugins.
- When the plugin appears, click on the Install button, and then, Activate the plugin, to start using it.
📝 Note: If you have purchased the PRO version of the plugin, check this dedicated documentation. To have Feedzy Pro working properly, please make sure that both versions of the plugin are installed and activated simultaneously.
🧰 Using the plugin
There are two main scenarios for using this plugin. One is to display the information in the feeds on your site, and the other is to import the feeds as posts on your website ( this is a premium version ).
This section covers displaying the feeds. For the import functionality, please check the following guide: How to use Feed to Post feature in Feedzy
How appears on your website
🔍 Displaying the feeds
There are 4 methods as it depends on the page editor you use. The shortcode and widget methods are independent of the editor.
📝 Note: All methods presented below have exactly the same options available. The only difference is the editor.
|| Feed to post
Integration with the WordPress editor
When using the WordPress editor for editing the post/page, just search for the Feedzy block ( /feedzy ), add the desired feed(s), and set the available parameters in the right sidebar.
The Feedzy Gutenberg block, once added to the desired page/post, allows a feed source to be added to the form fields available there, and another 3 actions:
- Load Feed - will load the content processed by the plugin via the Simple Pie library.
- Validate - it will open the w3org feed validator to check your source before loading it.
- The categories button - will open the Feedzy categories feature. The functionality is explained below.
Integration with Elementor
When using the Elementor plugin for editing the post/page, you can find the Feedzy widget in the left panel where all the elements are. Drag and drop the widget in the desired area of the page. Then add the desired feed(s) and set the available parameters in the left panel.
Feedzy Pro is also compatible with Elementor Pro, which means you can create your own template with the Feedzy Loop widget available in Elementor. Customizing the template structure, magic tags can be used to fetch items from the feed. Once the structure of the feeds is defined, you can use a dedicated Elementor widget to set the feeds source and the template(created in Elementor) to be applied to the feeds loop.
📝 Note: More details about this feature can be found in the following guide - Elementor Compatibility in Feedzy RSS Feeds.
Using a shortcode
Shortcodes are easy to use, as they can be added almost anywhere. It can be either in the content of a post / page or in a dedicated section provided by the theme you are using. This approach should work with any WordPress theme and page builder plugin.
The basic shortcode is [feedzy-rss feeds="source_URL"].
📝 Note: For the complete list of the available parameters, please check the following guide: How to use Feedzy with a shortcode.
Example - using the Shortcode block + basic shortcode
Using a widget
A widget can be added in Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. Search for the Feedzy RSS Feeds widget and add it to the desired area. The available areas depend on the theme you are using.
After adding the block, you can enter the URL or pick one of the created categories.
Then, you can access the block's settings, similar to the Gutenberg editor scenario.
🗂 Feed Categories
Feedzy comes with a useful option of grouping multiple feed sources of similar topics into a single category that can be further used as a feed source. In this submenu of the Feedzy RSS Agreggator plugin, you can add categories of the feeds.
📝 Note: Read more about the feed categories from this article.
Are you part of a referral program? Check out this doc on how to easily transform feed URLs into referral links using the premium version of Feedzy.
💳 Advanced Features
Feedzy RSS Feeds brings in some important built-in services, and except for the Spintax support, they are available starting with the Agency plan, which you can get from here:
- Spintax support service - ensure your posts' originality by creating randomized content that displays different information every time someone opens an article, using the spintax service with Feedzy shortcode - doc
- rephrasing / paraphrasing service - this ensures higher clarity of the post's content or title. - doc
- automatically translating service - boost the accessibility of your website by enabling an automatic translation of the imported posts - doc
- deeper Amazon integration - allows you to display Amazon products as feed (posts or products) using the ASIN numbers or products' URLs - doc
- SpinnerChief Integration - the first step is to add your SpinnerChief account to Feedzy Settings. This can be set in Dashboard > Feedzy > Settings, SpinnerChief tab.
- WordAI Integration - the first step is to add your WordAi account to Feedzy Settings. This can be set in Dashboard > Feedzy > Settings, WordAi tab.
📝 Note: Please check this guide on how to use Feedzy with them.
📝 Note: These features are available only in the Agency plan. You need to have a valid subscription for those services. The Agency plan provides just compatibility with them.
🎥 Video - Getting Started with Feedzy
If something doesn't work as expected, a few things can be checked before contacting us.
More information is available in the Feedzy Troubleshooting guide.