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FeedWordPress

FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from feeds that you choose into your WordPress weblog; the content it syn

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24 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Don't upgrade!
By , for WP 3.5.1

Version 2013.0502 of this plugin appears to be broken. It fails looking for /externals/myphp/myphp.class.php in /feedwordpress.php on line 105.

The old version was working beautifully.

1 star
Latest release of FeedWordPress has a major bug
By , for WP 3.5

I am using the latest version of WordPress and FeedWordPress and I have it installed on 10 sites and the same thing is occuring across the board:

1) Only pulls in 10 posts then stops updating feed
2) Displays no error message or useful info in the diagnostics so you can troubleshoot.

Bummer.

4 stars
When it works, it's great!
By , for WP 3.4.2

When this plugin works, it is perfect! Unfortunately, it randomly gives an error ("Feed error: The data could not be converted to UTF-8. You MUST have either the iconv or mbstring extension installed. Upgrading to PHP 5.x (which includes iconv) is highly recommended.") The only way I've found to reliably fix this is to change the source feed to only giving partial feeds, instead of the entire content.

5 stars
Works great- quick setup!
By , for WP 3.5.1

Works great. Pulled my content from another blog in as soon as I added feed url, and clicked Update.

5 stars
This is it!
By , for WP 3.4.2

I cannot vouch for stability under load etc .. since I just installed it.

But man! It's well thought out, totally flexible and very well executed :)

4 stars
Best RSS plugin
By , for WP 3.4.2

The best: Many options to have a custom feed.
The worse: All garbage data stored in the table of added wp_postmeta ('syndication_permalink','syndication_source_uri', etc). It has to be optional.

5 stars
Powerful and flexible
By , for WP 3.5

This tool has easy to understand functions, settings and interfaces. All of the compatibility issues that I encountered had nothing to do with the plugin. Outstanding.

5 stars
Works As Advertised!
By , for WP 3.4.2

Absolute fantastic plugin. Though you need to know how to set it up properly. Crappy hosts like GoDaddy need to be avoided for best results, as cpu resources can be heavy if your pulling many feeds. I recommend a cron job say every 20 minutes to call it up.

To add a permalink back to your feed source this plugin is suggested: http://projects.radgeek.com/add-attribution-feedwordpress/

5 stars
Almost flawless syndication
By , for WP 3.5

Feature-rich and easy to configure, it finds all feeds automatically and very neatly deals with them — and adds plenty of configuration options for each individual feed. Loads images, authors, etc. all automatically, while still making sure that proper attribution is maintained (e.g. the feeds can be configured so that an excerpt shows on the aggregation site, but the link for reading more correctly forwards to the original site). It does pretty much everything expected of a syndication aggregator.

It also allows extra plugins to be created to work with FeedWordPress, thus allowing extra functionality to be further developed without needing to "hack" the original plugin.

My only issue is with duplicates. While FeedWordPress tries to do an awesome work to locate and eliminate duplicates, it's not 100% perfect (but perhaps 98-99% perfect). Sometimes a few articles get duplicated, specially when feeds change or are very slow in loading (thus, FeedWordPress might not be to blame).

Besides that, this is a quite welcome plugin!

5 stars
Powerful
By , for WP 3.4.2

This is a great plugin that allowed us to consume a Canadian Press RSS XML file sent to our server. Within the file are links to images. We had to do coding on our WordPress site index (home), page, and template files to display the feed the way we wanted it to be seen, but FWP gave us the tools to grab the data we needed from our XML file. The chosen tags showed up in custom fields. The admin interface and options panel for this plugin is very good. We've had a few issues with WordPress 3.5 but I feel confident these will be fixed. This plugin deserves a donation if you can make it. Anyone interested in consuming Canadian Press newsfeeds can contact me.

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