RSS Shortcode

Simple plugin to show RSS feeds in posts and pages using a shortcode.

Author:Joost de Valk (profile at
WordPress version required:2.6
WordPress version tested:3.0.5
Plugin version:0.2
Added to WordPress repository:26-06-2009
Last updated:09-05-2010
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Adds a simple to use [rss] shortcode with a couple of options:

  • feed, to put in the feed URL
  • num, to specify the number of items to show, defaults to 5
  • excerpt (true|false), whether to show an excerpt or not, defaults to true
  • target (defaults to none), to make links open in a new page (might break your html validity if under a strict doctype)

Example use:

[rss feed="" num="10" excerpt="false"]


[rss feed="" num="5" excerpt="true" target="_blank"]