WordPress Plugin to Show Latest Posts from other Blogs or Sites Using their Feed

Earlier we talked about couple of ways to add/show latest posts from other domain, site, blogs, forum on your own site, but in those options there were some restrictions. So now I will let you know about a WordPress plugin thru which you can add as many sections as you want on your blog to show latest posts from multiple sites (of course you can add posts from major sites like Mashable, Lifehacker etc. as well). You can think about “Alltop” as an example for such sections or recently CNN tech section started showing latest posts from Mashable.

rssimport RSSImport can easily integrate latest posts from other site on your own WordPress blog. As every WordPress blog’s RSS feed can be accessed on the below address (URL):

http://www.example.com/feed

For example, Internet Techies RSS feed can be accessed at http://www.clickonf5.org/feed

Normally a RSS feed have 5+ latest posts Title, URL, Description etc. You can show the title or with descriptions on your blog to engage your readers or to provide them more options. You can also use this plugin to show-off your work on your other blogs. For example, I want to show latest posts from Internet Techies on my other blog network i.e. Blogern. See the below step by step guide to look at how I added Internet Techies latest post on Blogern.

Install RSSImport

Download RSSImport from WordPress Plugin Repository. You can directly add the plugin on your WordPress blog by using “Add New” button available under Plugin Section of Admin Dashboard.

Direct Link to Download RSSImport 

Add Widget or Template Tag

There is no setting page for RSSImport. Once you will install this plugin, a new widget will appear in Widget Section. You can find Widgets under Appearance ==> Widgets. Drag RSSImport Widget to your Sidebar Column and then enter the Feed URL, Title, Description and customize the feel and look of the list.

rssimport-clickonf5

There is also a template tag which can be added anywhere on the theme template files like index.php, sidebar.php, single.php etc. The template tag is as below:

You can also add Shortcode tag in posts to show some latest posts from other blog in a single post only. Here is the tag for that,

[RSSImport display="5" feedurl="http://www.clickonf5.org/feed/"]

Options on RSSImport

There are lot many options available in RSSImport for customization. For Widgets, you can see the options after adding the widget. In case you are using template tags, then the options can be added in tag only. See the main page of RSSImport for customizing the tags as per your requirement.

Final Result

As I told earlier that I am going to add latest post from Internet Techies to Blogern (Entertainment Section Sidebar). For that, I added the widget in entertainment section sidebar and here is the screenshot of latest 5 posts from Internet Techies showing on Blogern. You can style the CSS as per your choice as it will take the default CSS of template’s sidebar.

blogern-clickonf5

You may use this plugin for different purposes. This plugin is compatible with WordPress as well as WordPress MU.

Related: Show Posts From Selected Categories On WordPress Blog Homepage

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.
  • http://www.bytechip.com Ramkumar

    Very important plugin for those who run multiple blogs, Thanks for the share Sanjeev :)

  • Norton

    Hi Sanjeev,
    the idea of this feature is really great and would give a lot new possibilities. I even start to think about using it in some way.
    Am i right that when i want to display the last post of cat=3 of one of my other wp-blogs the feed-url has to look like this: http://www.myblog.com/?feed=rss2&cat=3 ?
    I just can not imagine how the loop looks like, when i want to display the title, the excerpt and maybe thumbnail or custom field?
    I would be very thankful fo a short hint for this.

  • http://gigjets.com Swapnil Kale

    Hey Thanks a lot for sharing this information! However I came across a commenting plug-in which shows the commentors latest blog post. Where do I get it for my blog?

  • http://www.clickonf5.org Sanjeev Mishra

    Hi Swapnil,
    I think you need “CommentLuv” plugin. You can download the same from here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/commentluv/

  • http://www.bluelighthost.com John Media@dedicated server

    Wow great plugin I would really use this for my WordPress blogs.

    Thank you for sharing this ^^,

  • http://www.pricesofindia.com/ max

    hey thnks.. was looking for it since so long, its working fine! thnks!

  • http://www.ossagho.com Prakash

    Well this is a grea information and the plugin is pretty handy for anyone running multiple blog.I am definetely going to use it on my WPMU installation.

  • http://www.unavitaverde.net PhotoS

    Thanks a lot for sharing this information!

  • sladd56

    Where in my template do I need to add the template tag if I want to feed a particular category from one blog into another?

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