RSS Shortcode

There is now an easier way to display an RSS feed on your site, using the RSS block.

You can easily embed an RSS feed from another site into a post or page using shortcodes.

Using the RSS shortcode

To use the RSS shortcode, you’ll need the URL of the feed you want to embed. For example, the feed URL for the blog is

Once you have the feed link, add it to your post or page by converting it into a shortcode using this format:

[rss url=]

You can add a shortcode to any page or post using a shortcode block.

Here’s what that will look like:

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The number of items displayed from the RSS feed will be determined by the feed owner.

You can customize the look of your feed using the options below.

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Customizing your Feed

There are several ways you can customize your feed:

Option Description Choices Default Setting
show_title Display the article title (If titles are hidden, links will be automatically hidden as well.) true, false true
show_links Displays the article title as a link true, false true
show_summary Displays an excerpt of the article true, false true
show_author Displays the author of the article true, false false
show_date Displays the date the article was published true, false false
reverse Reverses the order of the listed articles true, false false (most recent at top)

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[rss url= show_title=false]

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[rss url= show_links=false]

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[rss url= show_author=true show_date=true]

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[rss url= show_summary=false]

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If you’re seeing this error:

An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

There’s either an error with your feed URL or the feed itself is down. Here are some steps to troubleshoot your RSS feed shortcode:

  • Make sure you include http:// in your domain
  • Do not use quotes
  • Confirm that your feed URL validates using this feed validator.
  • If your feed URL is PHP, the additional parameters at the end may cause issues. Try removing everything after .php including the question mark.

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