Adding a Feed Source

This guide is about the usage of WP RSS Aggregator's Core plugin alone, without any add-ons.

Add New Feed Source

Navigate to RSS Aggregator > Feed Sources from the admin dashboard menu and click on the "Add New" button at the very top of the page.

Name the Feed Source

Once the Add New Feed Source page is open, the first step is to name your feed source, Most commonly, this would be the name of the website from which you’re importing the feed.

Add the RSS Feed URL

Next, enter the feed URL for that website. Our knowledge base guide here will show you how to get the feed URL from a website. It’s important to identify the website’s RSS feed rather than using its general URL.

Set the Limit

If you want to limit the number of items imported from this feed source, you can enter a number in the Limit field. When new items are imported and the limit is exceeded, the oldest feed items will be deleted to make room for new ones.

If you already have items imported from this feed source, setting this option now may delete some of your previously imported items to comply with the limit.

Other Options

To make feed items link to the URL in the enclosure tag rather than link to the original article, you can check the 'Link to enclosure' checkbox. Enclosure tags are RSS tags that may be included with a feed item. These tags typically contain links to images, audio and videos. If you’re not sure, leave this setting blank.

The final option is 'Unique titles only'. This allows you to choose whether to allow importing multiple feed items which have the same title. When checked, if a feed item has the same name as a previously imported feed item, it won’t be imported. This can be useful in cases where permalinks change, or when multiple permalinks refer to the same title. When ticking this box from within the feed source’s settings, it will apply to the individual feed source.

Publish the Feed Source

You can now go ahead and hit the Publish button. If the URL is correct and the feed is valid, you will now see the latest 5 feed items in the Feed Preview section. This indicates that all is well with this feed source.

If the preview is showing feed items but they are not being imported, please try the solutions here or contact our support team.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully added a new feed source!


Additional Add-on Options

When used in conjunction with the premium add-ons, more options are added by the individual add-ons. Have a look at what each add-on brings to the Add New Feed Source page on their respective knowledge base guides:

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