How to use the RSS Feed Importer
Here’s a write-up for the plugin.
Installation is straight-forward like most other WordPress plugins. Just go into your wordpress back-end, click on plugins, click add plugin, and then search for “rss feed importer”. From there download the first plugin that is displayed. It will be the one with the purple icon.
You can also follow the link here
Once installed you should be able to see the TW RSS Feed options in your wordpress administrator section.
Grabbing content from the feed lists
To get the content from the feeds into your wordpress back-end. Make sure you have a list of active rss feeds. If they are not active, content will not be displayed.
Also make sure that you have rights to grab the content from the feeds you are using. Most rss feeds do not need a login, but if they do please feel free to contact me and I should be able to guide you through on how to link your domain to their domain for easier access, unless otherwise specified.
Again be careful to make sure that you also have the rights to download full-content if you’re using the full-content button.
Inserting into pages/posts/anywhere
To insert the plugin content (the feeds) into your posts, pages, or anywhere you’d like, just add this code into the content:
From there the plugin will search for any content that has been added since the plugin was installed.
To display content by category make sure you:
1. Know which categories you’d like to display
2. Make sure that the content for that category has been updated and is populated.
If all has been done correctly, you should be able to get the information posted directly to your content with the following tags.
You can also give the shortcode, the bracketed content for display the feed information, a total number of posts to be displayed using the following.
Remember if you do not give it a category_name it will take from all feeds and display the total amount of posts_per_page.
Also be aware not to set the number too high for your server if it is not setup to take in a large amount of content in one go … this does use the wordpress backend which utilizes a mysql database.
Go into the Appearance/Widgets settings and make sure you are able to see the TW RSS Feed widget.
From there drag and drop the widget into the sidebar/widget section that you’d like and select the parameters you’d like to use on the widget.