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May 1st in Wordpress Plugins by .

Have you ever wanted to add custom content to your posts and feeds without doing any major coding? The Simple Custom Content Plugin for WordPress has you covered. Simply add what you want included in your posts and pages, and the plugin does the rest.

This script gives you the option to display custom content in post and feed excerpts. It comes with convenient shortcodes for specific posts and feeds. You can display the content at the end or beginning of each post (or both). You can try Simple Custom Content for free.

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October 27th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Many of us have used Feedburner in the past. These days, more people are relying on other e-mail marketing and RSS feed solutions such as FeedBlitz. Migrating from Feedburner to FeedBlitz is pretty straightforward. These 5 FeedBlitz plugins make it even easier to integrate FeedBlitz into WordPress:

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RS FeedBurner: redirects your WordPress feeds to your FeedBurner or FeedBlitz feed. [click to continue…]

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July 1st in Wordpress Plugins by .

Google Reader died months ago, but RSS as a technology is not completely dead. In fact, there are many apps and tools you can use to keep up with your favorite feeds. These 6 RSS plugins allow you to handle RSS feeds on your WordPress site:

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Orbital Feed Reader: integrates a feed reader into WordPress, so you can catch up with your feeds in your admin panel. It makes reblogging stories easy. [click to continue…]

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August 17th in Wordpress Tips by .

RSS importers have been around for a long time. There are right ways and wrong ways to use them. Some people use RSS importers to engage in shady auto-blogging practices. But there are legitimate reasons for importing feeds into your site. Here are 6 ways to do just that:

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WP RSS Multi Importer: imports and merges multiple feeds. You can create blog posts and do all kinds of neat things with your feeds. [click to continue…]

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December 21st in Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips by .

By now, you have probably seen and tested some of the popular RSS feed aggregators around. Sites such as AllTop make it easy for their visitors to keep up with all their favorite sites from one location. You could also add your favorite RSS feeds to your site. If you know your PHP, you could always develop your own aggregator. If not, these feed plugins could come handy:

HungryFEED: a cool plugin that embeds and displays RSS feeds inline on your pages and posts. Just use the shortcode to add feeds to your site.

WP RSS Aggregator: this plugin imports and merges multiple RSS feeds using SimplePie. It outputs feeds sorted by date.

RSSImport: this plugin imports RSS feeds into WordPress. It has a shortcode and widget. It uses standard WordPress libraries to accomplish this.

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May 29th in Free Themes by .

Those of you who have been paying attention to the top sites on the Internet have probably had a chance to see RSS aggregator sites such as AllTop. These sites grab RSS feeds from the top sites on the Internet and organize them for their users. While you may not have the resources to set up a comprehensive RSS tracking portal like Alltop, you can take advantage of Transmit theme to create a small, personal one for yourself and your community.

Transmit is a free WordPress theme that allows you to add your favorite RSS feeds to your website and keep track of them. Your RSS feeds can be added using RSS widgets. The theme is pretty fast and easy to customize. Just upload your logo from the options page, define your tag line, add your Adsense code, and you are set. [click to continue…]

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February 12th in Free Plug-ins by .

RSS widgets are great ways to add dynamic content to your website and provide more value to your readers. WordPress already has a very decent RSS widget. But that does have its limitations. Thanks to Advanced RSS plugin, you won’t have to worry about those. It’s a highly customizable solution that lets you change the look and feel of RSS feeds on your website and change things around by playing around with XSL templates.

Advanced RSS Plugin does have 7 templates for you to take advantage of. These templates are designed to specifically work for certain feeds (e.g. Twitter feeds). You can always change these templates in your database to customize them further (unfortunately, I was not able to change these templates or create a new one from this plugin’s options page). [click to continue…]

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