Friday, December 12, 2008

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How To: Adding an External RSS Feed to Your WordPress Blog

Posted: 12 Dec 2008 02:00 AM CST

Have you ever wanted to add an external RSS feed to your WordPress blog?  This is a great way to promote one of your other blogs (if it is in a similar niche) on a more popular site you run.

Most of you will probably remember that about a month ago we finally got around to launching our WordPress Forums, which has an RSS feed associated with it.   In order to cross-promote our forums on this site, I wanted to display our most recent forum posts in the sidebar here at WordPress Hacks.

In order to accomplish this, I grabbed the following code from Jean’s post over at Smashing Magazine:

<?php include_once(ABSPATH.WPINC.'/rss.php');
wp_rss('http://wpforums.com/external.php?type=RSS2', 5); ?>

It takes the rss.php file that is built into WordPress (used for widgets).  In this code it is set to display the most recent 5 posts from the RSS feed “http://wpforums.com/external.php?type=RSS2.”

Here is how it looks:

I have gone ahead and added this to our WordPress Code page for easy reference.

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