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

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

WordPress Curated RSS Aggregator Plugin

Aggregate multiple RSS feeds to create a curated list of feeds using the WordPress RSS Aggregator Plugin.

Arrange feed 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 labelling feature really stand out in my opinion. They make content organized and easy to maintain. Speed is also pretty fast."

Feed to Post using Shortcode

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

The user can filter information with a live search filter as well as by categories or tags.

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

The curated WP RSS Aggregator plugin is easy to use, easy to customize, and works with any theme

RSS Aggregator Plugin: Great Tool for Content Marketing

This is an ideal content marketing tool by allowing you to maintain a list of your favorite RSS feeds, recommend curated feed content to your users, and arrange knowledge bases around related content by category and subcategory.

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@radicarl at WordPress.org: "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..."

Aggregated Industry News Tool

This is a amazing tool for building repository of professional resources for industry news while linking directly to original news 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

WP RSS Feed Content Aggregator

  • Aggregated Curated RSS Feeds – Build one or more curated lists of WP RSS aggregated news sources or feeds. You can then display different lists on any page of your WordPress website.
  • Knowledge Base of RSS Syndicated Content – Create a 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 Feed Aggregator Use Cases

  • Local News Source – Aggregate several journalistic sources relevant to your city to inform people from the region
  • Content Portal – Organize dozens of lists of feeds, each with its own topic of interest, and offer visitors the ultimate curated content
  • Sports Hub – Add feeds from multiple sources and filter them so that the list contains only stories about your favorite football team

How to Build a Curated WP 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. Add keywords (positive or negative) for each feed so that RSS import will only aggregate content matching specific keywords.
  5. Add tags by defining keywords to display a tag near each feed item based on its content.
  6. Place the list shortcode on any page or post using shortcode.
  7. Choose to display a single category of curated aggregate RSS feed content in a sidebar widget.
  8. Once your curated RSS list is displayed, 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. A NEW tag is shown for items which are not older than the defined amount of days as set in the plugin settings.

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

Difference Between the WP RSS Post Importer and the WP RSS Aggregator Plugins?

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
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Curated WordPress RSS Feed Aggregator Plugin Resources

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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
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Tooltip Glossary Plugin
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CM FAQ
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.
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Curated WordPress RSS Aggregator 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.

Curated WordPress RSS Aggregator Advanced Features (Pro Version Only)

Feed Collecting 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 List Features

Create Multiple Lists – Create multiple lists of aggregated RSS feeds from different feed sources and display RSS items as a feed to post anywhere on their site using 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 a drag and drop interface
Exclude Items – Manually remove items from the feed to manually curate the list of items in the feed
Article Number – For each list, the number of items included in it will be displayed
Automatic NEW Tag – Define in the plugin setting which items in the RSS feed will be automatically marked with a specific tag such as “New”. The tag is time based so after a defined amount of time the tag will be automatically removed
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 from the source it is taken from and an image in case it is 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
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

Curated WordPress RSS Aggregator Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin

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 Curated RSS Aggregator 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 that.

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 1.3.1 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