Custom Simple Rss


A plugin to create a your own Custom Simple RSS Feed
according to parameters you choose!

*** the best solution for using MailChimp RSS campaigns ***

in simple words:
Ever wanted an rss feed for just a specific Author and specific Category?

Or Even an rss feed for a specific Custom Field ???

Well… now you got it !

The plugin does not alter your default wordpress feeds – it enables you to display feeds on the fly via specific url with pre defined url query parameters.

for example:

display only 5 items from specific category order by name descending:

Filter items by:

  • category id
  • post type
  • post status
  • tag
  • range of dates
  • and even meta keys and values!
  • NEW! filter by custom taxonomy

Order by:

  • name
  • date
  • author
  • ID
  • etc

More Features:

  • number of items to return
  • pagination
  • show post thumbnail or not?
  • set post thumbnails size to display?
  • show post custom fields (espically usefull if your using your rss as an affliate feed)
  • filter by date published or modified


  • set defaults screen


  1. Upload the “Custom Simple Rss” plugin to your website
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go To “settings” and there you will find all you need under “Custom Simple Rss Plugin Options”
  4. Good Luck


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Great plugin, very flexible!

This plugin solved a tricky RSS issues for our business and does exactly what it claims. Great work. PS. Adding more examples of complex strings would help novice users.

Great plugin!

Only (free) plugin I could find that can sort on a custom field. Very useful for creating newsletters in MailChimp. The support is very prompt en good.

Feeds do not validate and unable to filter by single post ID

None of the feeds that are created by the URLs I've used pass any feed validation tests. In addition to that, there's no way to choose a single page for a feed which would be useful for a single page that's updated occasionally that contains a change log in reverse chronological order.

A lifesaver!

I had spent hours searching on Google how to code by hand what this plugin does in one click. And it does exactly what it says, top marks!
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2019-04-29 version 2.0.6

  1. new feature – choose pubDate date format: standart rss(RFC) / blog date / blogg date time


2019-04-25 version 2.0.5

  1. minor fix for csrp_show_terms


2019-04-11 version 2.0.4

  1. new feature – set the feature image size – full / large / medium OR by width x height. for example &csrp_thumbnail_size=400×300.
  2. fix pub date format ( to pass validation )


2019-02-09 version 2.0.3 feature – media:content tag for featured image to support MailChimp RSS campaign


2018-12-13 version 2.0.2

1.added a new feature – build xml with DOMDocument for better validation
you can choose the option from inside plugin settings.
2.added show post_parent in dataset
3.added show post menu_order in dataset


2018-01-20 16:07 version 1.8.1

1.minor fix. removing “admin_print_styles” deprecated hook.


2017-11-21 16:07 version 1.8

  1. NEW !!! added – version 1.8 – support for showing custom tax related to post such as post_tag:
    csrp_show_post_terms = {trem_name,trem_name}

will show in dc:isPartOf – the custom tax assciated to this specific post


2017-11-16 16:07 version 1.7.1

  1. added – version 1.7.1 – support for post_parent

csrp_post_parent = 0 – fetch only parent posts/pages

csrp_post_parent = {post_id} – fetch only child posts/pages of that post_id

  1. tested – for wp 4.9


2017-08-16 17:07 version 1.7

  1. added – version 1.7 – support for custom taxonomy – enables the option to show posts for a specific taxonomy. see tutorial for help

  2. minor fixes


2017-07-02 17:07 version 1.6.5
1. added – version 1.6.5 – allowed clean html tags from options file


2017-07-02 17:07 version 1.6.4
1. added – iframe allowed in clean html
2. tested – for wp 4.8


2015-10-25 11:40 version 1.6.3 – added – exclude post formats

2015-10-15 15:40 version 1.6.3 – improvments to meta_query. added meta_type


2015-10-08 19:40 version 1.6.2 – a small bug fix regarding author name and pubDate format


2015-10-08 19:40 version 1.6.1 – small bugfixes


2015-10-08 18:33 version 1.6 – major new features:

  1. pagination – added paged parameter

  2. date query – return post by date range – see documentation for more help

  3. security – protect feeds by key – see defaults tab


2015-09-17 18:33 version 1.5.1 – improved html cleaning


2015-09-11 06:33 version 1.5 – new!! added feature to hide content from feed or show 2 types of content(html,full)


2015-07-08 12:45 first launch

2015-07-16 09:45 adding author support

2015-08-14 16:23 minor bug fix – set defaults on first activate

2015-09-10 11:23 apllied the ‘the_content’ filter on content encoded to extract shortcodes

2015-09-10 18:33 removing trash from content encoded and returning clean html