Curated WordPress RSS Aggregator Plugin by CreativeMinds

RSS Aggregator Plugin for WordPress | Curated RSS Lists and Multiple Feeds

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The CM RSS Aggregator plugin is a powerful tool for importing, merging, and displaying curated RSS and Atom feeds on your WordPress site. Aggregate multiple RSS feeds into one list and filter imported content by keyword.

RSS Feeds Aggregator Plugin for WordPress

Aggregate and curate content on WordPress using the WordPress RSS Aggregator Plugin. This WP RSS feed aggregator is an excellent RSS feed curation tool, perfect for building a knowledge base on any subject.

Arrange content by category or topic to display multiple RSS feeds in an easy-to-use list style.

Kai Zhang

Kai Zhang: "Makes content organized and easy to maintain - CreativeMind’s keywords search, grouping and labeling feature really stand out in my opinion. They make content organized and easy to maintain. Speed is also pretty fast."

Feed to Post With Shortcode

Each curated RSS feed can be shown using a shortcode on any page or post.

Users can filter content through live search as well as categories or tags, making it the best RSS aggregator for WordPress for navigation and easy of use.

A sidebar widget can also be used to display a single category showing multiple curated RSS feeds.

Categories From Different Feeds
Categories From Different Feeds

This WP RSS Aggregator plugin is easy to use, easy to customize, and works with any WordPress theme.

Best RSS Aggregator for WordPress: An Excellent Tool for Content Marketing

The plugin is among the best RSS aggregator for WordPress, making it ideal for content marketing. It allows you to import RSS feed easily, maintain a list of favorite RSS feeds, recommend curated content to your users, and create a comprehensive knowledge base by adding categories and subcategories.

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@radicarl at "Simply the best plugin in its category - I tested a dozen plugins to import RSS feeds on my new Web project. Not only the core of this plugin is powerful, but it is very complete in terms of the option. But the best is the excellent customer service..."

Create a News Aggregator Website

The RSS feed aggregator is an amazing tool for building a curated news website. Easily build a repository of professional resources for industry news while linking directly to the original sources.

Organize feeds into thematic categories, such as Sports, Digital Marketing, Local News, Photography, SEO, and more.

Feed Items in a Category Aggregating News from WordPress Resources
Feed Items in a Category Aggregating News from WordPress Resources

How to Curate Content on WordPress with the RSS Aggregator Plugin

  • Aggregate RSS Feeds – Build lists of curated RSS news sources or feeds. You can then display lists on any page of your WordPress website.
  • Build a Knowledge Base of RSS Syndicated Content – Create a comprehensive knowledge base of the most recent updates in your field.
  • Import Essential RSS Content – Import title and short description from the RSS feed.
  • Filter Imported Content by Keyword – Filter imported feeds based on keywords (blacklist or whitelist), so you only aggregate the items you want.
  • RSS Content Attributes and Image – Display RSS excerpts and thumbnails together with the title, date and source in your feed item display.
  • Tooltip Support – Show tooltips including full content excerpts when hovering over an item.
  • Sidebar Widget – Add a widget to any section of your WordPress site to display your imported feed items.

RSS Aggregator: Curated Content Website Examples

  • Local News Source – Use the tool as a WordPress news aggregator. Aggregate news sources relevant to your city to inform people from the region.
  • Content Portal – Organize dozens of lists of feeds, each with its topic of interest.
  • Sports Hub – Add feeds from multiple sources and filter them so that the list contains only stories about your favorite sports team.

Related Use Cases for the WP RSS Feed Aggregator

How to Build a Curated RSS Feed List

Setting Feed Aggregation Rules

  1. Start by defining the RSS import list name.
  2. Define all related feed categories you are going to use for the RSS import.
  3. In each category define the feed URL and the feed refresh interval.
  4. Aggregate only relevant content by listing keywords (positive or negative).
  5. Display a tag near each RSS feed item based on its content.
  6. Place the list on any page or post using a simple shortcode.
  7. Display a single category of curated aggregate RSS feed content in a sidebar widget.
  8. Users may filter feed content by tag, category, or free text filtering.
  9. A favicon is automatically shown near each link in the list.
  10. Show NEW tag for items not older than a defined number of days.

Feed Management - Category Screen Where the Feed Aggregation is Defined
Feed Management - Category Screen Where the Feed Aggregation is Defined

RSS Post Importer vs RSS Aggregator Plugin

CreativeMinds is proud to present two of the best WordPress RSS feed plugins on the market: RSS Post Importer and RSS Aggregator. Both tools allow users to display RSS in WP, but with key differences.

The CM WP RSS Aggregator plugin can read RSS feeds from external sites, but will only keep the title and initial description of the external post while linking to the external URL of the original source for the full post content. Once a user clicks on the title, they will be redirected to the original post.

The CM WP RSS Post Importer plugin imports the actual post content to your site while letting you define the exact template of the content. This gives you complete control over content syndication while pulling feed content from a wide range of sources.

RSS Post Importer Plugin
RSS Post Importer
RSS post importer is the best and most advanced tool for importing and displaying external posts using RSS and Atom feeds to your WordPress site. You can import posts from multiple RSS feed and publish them as custom posts while using keywords to filter content
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

WP RSS Feed Aggregator Plugin: Additional Resources

RSS Aggregator Related Plugins

RSS Post Importer Plugin
RSS Post Importer
RSS post importer is the best and most advanced tool for importing and displaying external posts using RSS and Atom feeds to your WordPress site. You can import posts from multiple RSS feed and publish them as custom posts while using keywords to filter content
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Tooltip Glossary Pro
Tooltip Glossary Plugin
Creates an A-Z Glossary of terms to clarify meanings or context of your site's content inside hovering tooltips. Automatically generates pages and backlinks within your site to enhance SEO and UEX. Integrates with dictionary and WikiPedia.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
FAQ Knowledge Base and Widget
This plugin builds a frequently asked question (FAQ) knowledge base on your WordPress site. The plugin allows your WordPress users to search the frequently asked questions (FAQ) and vote for the best answers. Categorize frequently asked questions or create a FAQ forum for users.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

WP RSS Aggregator Plugin – Basic Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

  • Create a list with any number of RSS Aggregator feeds.
  • Use shortcode to display RSS items on any page or post as a feed to post.

WP RSS Aggregator Plugin – Advanced Features (Pro Version)

Collecting RSS Feeds Features

Filter Feeds – Add whitelisted or blacklisted keywords for each feed source. Keywords will be matched against RSS feed content and only items which match the positive keywords or do not contain negative keywords will be imported.
Subtitle Extractor – The plugin can read the content of the RSS link subtitle (appears below the link title) from any existing RSS fields. Define the field of what information to extract for each category – for example the price of an item.
Source Permalink – Link directly to the original source for each feed item.
Update/Refresh Interval – Define the update interval for each RSS feed source. The plugin will refresh the feed content based on the interval parameters.

Organizing Curated Lists Features

Create Multiple Lists – Create multiple lists of aggregated RSS feeds from different feed sources. Display RSS items as a feed to post anywhere on the site using a shortcode.
Combine Lists – Display different lists or combination of lists on any page by using simple shortcodes.
Show Lists Anywhere – Display all the feed items for a specific category anywhere by applying a widget. Or use a shortcode on any post or page to show specific lists.
Drag and Drop – Order categories and articles within each list using the drag and drop interface.
Exclude Items – Manually remove items from the feed to curate the list of items in the feed.
Article Number – The number of items included in each list can be displayed.
Automatic NEW Tag – Define which items in the RSS feed will be automatically marked with a specific tag such as “New”. The tag is time based. The tag wil be automatically removed after a pre-defined amount of time.
Tag Support – Apply tags to RSS feed items, as defined by keywords found in the RSS item content. Customize the colors of each tag.

Style and Visual Features

Image and Favicon – Each item will show a favicon and image if found in the content of the imported RSS content.
Last Update – Display the date when the list was last updated.
Wide Images – Featured images found in the RSS feed can be displayed in a wide format to create a better fit visual content.
Category Image – Set a default wide image for posts to be applied when the link doesn’t have images.
Style – Define several options for the look and feel of the list such as tooltip color and font size.
Category Color – Choose a background color for each category feed item.

Features for Visitors

User Personalization – Each user can personalize the RSS feed display by unchecking the categories they do not want to view in a specific list.
Live Filter – Filter list items by category or tag. All relevant items will be displayed upon filtering.
Live Search – Search all items by keywords. The list will only display items that match the search.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

What is RSS? Why should I use it?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary – the origin of the phrase is unclear.

RSS organizes content from across the web (such as blog posts and social feeds) into a format that is standard and easy for computers to read.

The RSS Aggregator plugin displays posts from your favorite sources in a list whih is updated in real time.

Learn more: Long Live RSS! Useful List of RSS Topics to Follow.

Can I choose the arrangement of the categories in each list?

Yes. You can manually order the categories appearing in each list with a drag and drop interface in the Plugin settings in the WordPress admin panel.

To learn more about how to organize categories with the RSS Aggregator Plugin see this documentation article.

Can I use the same category in more than one list?

Sure. You can share the same category in several lists. Each list can include any number of categories

Is there a limit on the number of feed sources I can use?

No. You can use multiple sources in each list and also in each category. This supports creating a multiple RSS feed list showing aggregated content over a specific topic.

Is there a shortcode for use on specific pages or posts?

Yes. You can embed a category view on any post or page using a shortcode. You can also find a widget which will show a specific category on your WordPress site sidebar.

Can I show different feeds on different parts of the website?

Yes. You can use different shortcodes to display whichever lists of feeds you want on any page. Check the shortcode documentation to learn more.

Do users choose the categories and subcategories?

Yes. User can define the categories to which each rss source is aggregating the content. You can name the directory according to the source or topic involved.

Does the plugin import the content over to my site?

No. The aggregator only creates a snippet of the original content while still pointing to the original content on the source site.

What is the difference between the RSS Importer and Aggregator?

The RSS Importer fetch the RSS feed into a local post while allowing you to control the content and modify it. The Aggregator only creates a snippet of the title and short description while still pointing to the original content.

Can I choose a background color for each item?

Yes, the plugin allows you to choose a background color for each item.

Curated WordPress RSS Aggregator Online Demo

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Customer Reviews for the RSS Aggregator Plugin

  • Simply the best plugin in its category
    I tested a dozen plugins to import RSS feeds on my new Web project. Not only the core of this plugin is powerful, but it is very complete in terms of option. But the best is the excellent customer service … can even push for the development of the plugin according to our needs. Thanks again to the nice employee Marcin who unlocked my project.
  • Brilliant, marvellous, wonderful. fantastic...
    Brilliant, marvellous, wonderful. fantastic... This problem was solved very rapidly. Excellent response, clear advice and a very rapid resolution to the problem. The plugin works as advertised. Having tried a dozen plugins to get RSS feeds into our website, this one worked first time. :-)

WordPress RSS Feed Aggregator Plugin Release Notes

Version 1.4.8 10th March 2022

  • Resolved usort deprecated issue in simplepie class

Version 1.4.7 19th Feb 2022

  • Bugfix related to favicon
  • Updated: license package 1.9.1

Version 1.4.5 20th Oct 2021

  • Fixed bug with “Refresh all RSS links” option

Version 1.4.4 31st July 2021

  • Added support for new WP Widgets

Version 1.4.3 21st July 2021

  • Fixed bug with redirect to home/blog page after clicking on “All” button in the category filter

Version 1.4.2 2nd Jan 2021

  • Session replaced with transients
  • Fixed delete outdated links issue

Version 1.4.1 30th Nov 2020

  • Minor fixes

Version 1.4.0 22nd Oct 2020

  • Added: feature “Default image” to set thumbnail by default for category’ links

Version 1.3.9 21st Sep 2020

  • Added option to limit the number of fetched items for each feed URL in category

Version 1.3.8 1st Sep 2020

  • Fixed: featured image getting from feed item

Version 1.3.7 5th June 2020

  • Fixed: pagination bug

Version 1.3.6 18th May 2020

  • Updated: license package
  • Fixed: Item content trim length issue
  • Minor fixes

Version 1.3.5 15th April 2020

  • Added: SimplePie date error fix patch
  • Fixed: Diagnostics form category list ordered by slug
  • Updated license package to 1.8.10

Version 1.3.4 11th April 2020

  • Fixed: Frontend tooltip styling options issue Minor fixes

Version 1.3.3 9th April 2020

  • Fixed: RSS link name encoding bug
  • Fixed: CSS styling of category for single column view

Version 1.3.2 9th March 2020

  • Added: Preserve linebreaks option for links in category
  • Added: Columns quantity option for single category view

Version 1.3.1 14th Nov 2019

  • Fixed session save handler issue of admin notice manager class

Version 1.3.0 22nd Oct 2019

  • Feature: added feature “Fetch delay” to avoid feed server overload
  • Feature: added feature “Log file” to watch and control fetching process results
  • Fixed: Bulk action for RSS links list was incorrectly performed

Version 1.2.3 5th Aug 2019

  • Fixed pagination bug when there are more than one shortcode in the page
  • Ordered versions

Version 1.2.2 2nd July 2019

  • Added feature “Word-break option” which determines how word wraps will be applied in the link title

Version 1.2.1 2nd June 2019

  • Feature: Added Pocket and Mix to social buttons
  • Fixed column display when one category selected

Version 1.2.0 6th Mar 2019

  • Added option to avoid links with the same title
  • Added option to exclude some RSS links from the feed
  • Added option to avoid caching on the feed’s server
  • Added option to prevent problems with FeedBurner feeds
  • Added attribute “scroll” to the shortcode (for pagination)
  • Fixed small bugs
  • Updated the licensing package

Version 1.1.12 10th Jan 2019

  • Fixed the problem with not fetching some feed urls
  • Fixed the bug which caused errors in the Health Check
  • Fixed the bug in categories filter

Version 1.1.11 22nd Dec 2018

  • Bug: Fixed the problem with not fetching some feed urls
  • Fixed the bug which caused errors in the Health Check

Version 1.1.10 5th Dec 2018

  • Added the option to change the color of the RSS link title and description.
  • Bug: Removed extra closing tag at the end of the feed

Version 1.1.9 3rd Dec 2018

  • Added pagination
  • Added ability to display feeds in two or more columns
  • Added the option to show social sharing
  • Added the option to show “Like” button
  • Updated the licensing package

Version 1.1.8 13th Sep 2018

  • Added support for the FeedBurner feeds
  • Added option to customise RSS link text color and opacity
  • Added option to place Big image before, after or on the left side from the content

Version 1.1.7 13th Sep 2018

  • Added “Installation Guide”

Version 1.1.6 2nd Aug 2018

  • Updated the licensing package

Version 1.1.5 17th July 2018

  • Bug: Fixed order save issue after drag/drop categories and tags

Version 1.1.4 10th May 2018

  • Bug: Fixed the deprecated code
  • Bug: Fixed the “Plugin Appearance”
  • Change: Fixed the function getting image source

Version 1.1.3 7th Apr 2018

  • Bug: Fixed the bug with the inline styles

Version 1.1.2 25th Mar 2018

  • Added a new namespace to the list of supported namespaces
  • Fixed the bug with the image parsing

Version 1.1.1 17th Mar 2018

  • Bug: Fixed the bug stopping the users from adding new tags

Version 1.1.0 12th mar 2018

  • Bug: Added the shortcode detection to move the CSS to header
  • Improved the featured image obtaining method
  • Added the option to show the favicon on the list
  • Added the option to link the favicon to the feed
  • Added the option to display the title before the image
  • Added the option to refresh the links automatically during fetching

Version 1.0.29 18th Nov 2017

  • Added the support for keyword filtering for custom subtitle
  • Added the support for keyword filtering for additional fields, using filter cmra_keyword_match_fields
  • Updated the licensing package

Version 1.0.28 22nd Oct 2017

  • Fixed the style for the subtitle
  • Fixed the problem with adding more than one URL on Firefox

Version 1.0.27 12th Oct 2017

  • Added option to change the search input placeholder

Version 1.0.26 14th Sep 2017

  • improved keywords searching

Version 1.0.25 9th Sep 2017

  • Extended user agent configuration (option to overwrite user agent directly in categories)

Version 1.0.24 24th Aug 2017

  • Added plugin option to force keywords exact match (capital letters are taken into account during searching for keywords)

Version 1.0.23 14th Aug 2017

  • Added option to change the user agent of fetching RSS feeds queries

Version 1.0.22 4th Aug 2017

  • Added the option for each user to disable part of the RSS displayed categories with checkboxes

Version 1.0.21 29th June 2017

  • Added option to fix thumbnails relative paths

Version 1.0.20 25th May 2017

  • Updated licensing dashboard

Version 1.0.19 6th April 2017

  • Added plugin diagnostics with manual processing

Version 1.0.18 30th March 2017

  • Options to control favicons before links

Version 1.0.17 18th March 2017

  • Improved “NEW” tag handling
  • Bugfix

Version 1.0.16 26th Feb 2017

  • Bug fix

Version 1.0.15 10th Feb 2017

  • Added advanced settings in categories to customize subtitles

Version 1.0.14 12th Jan 2017

  • Add support to new shortcode parameters
  • Fixed new conflicts with Yoast

Version 1.0.13 16th Dec 2016

  • Add option to select the order by for links shown in each category

Version 1.0.12 20th Nov 2016

  • Shortcodes work now with lists and categories slugs

Version 1.0.11 20th Oct 2016

  • Added option to control widget height

Version 1.0.10 25th Sep 2016

  • Emojis handling improvement

Version 1.0.9 08th Sep 2016

  • Frontend JS fix

Version 1.0.8 08th Sep 2016

  • Multiple feed URLs per category
  • Bugfix

Version 1.0.7 25th Aug 2016

  • Added wide image support

Version 1.0.6 20th Aug 2016

  • Refresh all category RSS links feature

Version 1.0.5 12th Aug 2016

  • Single category with subcategories shortcode RSS display bugfix
  • RSS links update for categories with same RSS feeds bugfix

Version 1.0.4 29th July 2016

  • Fixed a bug

Version 1.0.3 28th July 2016

  • Updated licensing dashboard
  • Fixed a bug

Version 1.0.2, 15th July 2016

  • Removing outdated feed entries feature

Version 1.0.1, 14th July 2016

  • CSS adjustments
  • Added limit for the number of items in each category
  • Fixed bug when images are not found

Plugin First Release 13th July 2016

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