Feedzy RSS Feeds Documentation
Table of content
- About Feedzy
- How to install Feedzy
- Using Feedzy - examples
- Bulk import and organize multiple feed sources of similar topics into Categories
- Advanced features
- Video - Getting Started with Feedzy
Feedzy is an RSS aggregator that helps you to curate content, autoblog, display, and import RSS feeds within a few minutes.
The basic functionality of the plugin is to display information from a site to another one. The key point in this process is called the feed. The feed is represented by a URL 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 available in the feed.
Now that you know more on how the plugin works, you might need help with finding feeds. The following article might be useful: How to find Feed URL for Feedzy.
How to install Feedzy
In order to have Feedzy Pro working properly, please make sure that both versions of the plugin are installed and activated at the same time.
There are two main scenarios of using this plugin. One is to display the information available in the feeds on your site and the other one 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 it looks like
Display information from the feed - 4 methods
There are 4 methods as it depends on the page editor you use. The shortcode and widget methods are independent of the editor.
All methods presented below have exactly the same options available. The only difference is the editor.
Integration with the WordPress editor
When using the WordPress editor for editing the post/page, just search for the Feedzy block, 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, it allows a feed source to be added to the form fields available there, and another 3 actions:
- Load Feed - it 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.
In this submenu of the Feedzy RSS Agreggator plugin, you can add categories of the feeds.
Step 1: Navigate to Dashboard > Feedzy > Feed Categories.
Step 2: Click on the Add Category button.
Step 3: Enter a category title.
Step 4: Paste the URLs of the feeds that you want to be displayed in this category. You can add multiple sources here comma separated.
Step 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.
Want to change the date format for the RSS items? Check out this doc for more details about it.
Integration with Elementor
When using 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. For 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 on the feeds loop. More details about this feature can be found in the following guide - Elementor Compatibility in Feedzy RSS Feeds.
Using a shortcode
Shortcodes are very 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"]. For the complete list of the available parameters, please check the following guide: How to use Feedzy with a shortcode.
Using a widget
A widget can be added in Dashboard->Appearance->Widgets. Search for Feedzy RSS Feeds widget and add it to the desired area. The available areas depend on the theme you are using.
How it looks like
Bulk import and organize multiple feed sources of similar topics into Categories
Feedzy comes with a useful option of grouping multiple feeds sources of similar topics into a single Category, that can be further used as a feed source.
For that, you need to go to the Dashboard > Feedzy > Feed Categories > Add Category, add a title and the feeds you want to group together. Make sure you have a comma separating each feed.
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.
Are you part of a referral program? Check out this doc on how to easily transform feed URLs in referral links using the premium version of Feedzy.
This feature is available only in the Agency plan. You need to have a valid subscription for those services. The Agency plan provides just compatibility with them.
Please check this guide on how to use Feedzy with them.
In case something doesn't work as expected, there are a few things that can be checked before contacting us.
More information available in the Feedzy Troubleshooting guide.
Video - Getting Started with Feedzy