Feedzy RSS Feeds Documentation

Feedzy is an RSS aggregator that helps you curate content, autoblog, display, and import RSS feeds within a few minutes.

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.


πŸ“© Download and Install

To download and install the Feedzy RSS Feeds plugin, make sure you follow the steps below:

1

Navigate to the WordPress  Dashboard Plugins.

2
Click the Add New button and type " Feedzy RSS Feeds" in the Search Bar.
3
When the plugin appears, click on the Install button, and then,  Activate the plugin, to start using it.

πŸ“ 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


Feeds without images


Feeds with images


Feedzy Pro - Template 1


Feedzy Pro - Template 2


Feedzy Pro - Template 3


πŸ” 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.

πŸ“ Note: All methods presented below have exactly the same options available. The only difference is the editor.

Gutenberg
Elementor
Shortcode
Widget
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.


Feedzy Gutenberg block

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:

  1. Load Feed - will load the content processed by the plugin via the Simple Pie library.
  2. Validate - it will open the w3org feed validator to check your source before loading it.
  3. 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 Elementor widget


Feedzy Elementor widget options

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. 

πŸ“ 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"]

πŸ“ 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

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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.

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πŸ—‚ 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.

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Navigate to Dashboard > Feedzy > Feed Categories.
2
Click on the Add Category button.
3
Enter a category title.
4
Paste the URLs of the feeds you want to display in this category. You can add multiple sources here comma separated.
5
Click on Publish and check the library to see the changes.

An advantage of this feature is that you can check if the feeds are  valid from the Action column. Click on the blue button and see the result.

Now that we explored these options, you can check the available settings once a valid feed source is loaded in the block on the right side of the screen.


Feedzy Gutenberg options

πŸ“ Note: Want to change the date format for the RSS items? Check out this doc for more details about it.

After publishing the feed category, you can use that as a feed source in the Feedzy block, Elementor widget, WordPress widget, or shortcode, just like you did before, except that you'll be using the newly created category  slug instead of the feed URL.


πŸ”— Referrals

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.


πŸ’³ 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.
    • To use this feature, navigate to the map content area during the import configuration and insert the strings you need in the Feedzy text field ( Post Title, Content, and any Custom Field ).
    • πŸ“Note: Check this dedicated article to learn more about how the spintax service is used.
  • rephrasing / paraphrasing service - this ensures higher clarity of the post's content or title. 
    • To use this feature, navigate to the map content area during the import configuration and insert the corresponding tags ( Post Title - [#title_feedzy_rewrite] and Content - [#content_feedzy_rewrite] or [#full_content_feedzy_rewrite] ).
    • πŸ“Note: Check this dedicated article to learn more about how the rephrasing service works.
  • automatically translating service - boost the accessibility of your website by enabling an automatic translation of the imported posts. 
    • To use this feature, navigate to the map content area during the import configuration and insert the corresponding tags ( Post Title - [#translated_title] and Content - [#translated_content] or [#translated_full_content] and, more than that, [#translated_description]).
    • πŸ“Note: Check this dedicated documentation to learn more about how the translation service works.

Feedzy can also be used with WordAi and SpinnerChief services to rephrase the feed's content while importing it. This feature must be used with feed to post feature.

  • 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.

πŸ“ Note: Please check this guide on how to use Feedzy with them.

πŸ“ 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.


πŸŽ₯ Video - Getting Started with Feedzy


πŸ›  Troubleshooting

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.

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