RSS Control

Description

RSS Control is a simple plugin which allows you to control several aspects of your RSS feeds through the Feed URL. These work on all feed types including the main feed, category feeds, tag feeds, etc. Below is a list of options that are supported. If you would like additional features added please visit https://pramadillo.com/feature-requests/ and submit your request.

Example

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?cat=89&days_past=7&show_images=true&image_styles=border:4px; border-color:#000; float:left;

The example above will show posts from category 89 from the past 7 days. It will show featured images with a 4px black border floated to the left;

Options

= cat =
This can be either a single category ID or a string of category ids that are separated by commas. You can find out more at https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/classes/wp_query/#category-parameters

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?cat=-3,10,22
The use of the NEGATIVE in front of the category ID says DO NOT INCLUDE posts from category 3

category_not_in

This is an array of category IDs that you do NOT want to show in your feed. You can find out more at https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/classes/wp_query/#category-parameters

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?category_not_in=-3,10
Display posts that do not have any of the category ids 3 and 10

tag

This can be either a single tag ID or a string of tag ids that are separated by commas. You can find out more at https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/classes/wp_query/#tag-parameters

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?tag=-3,10,22
The use of the NEGATIVE infront of the tag ID says DO NOT INCLUDE posts from tag 3

tag_not_in

This is an array of tags IDs that you do NOT want to show in your feed. You can find out more at https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/classes/wp_query/#tag-parameters

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?tag_not_in=-3,10
Display posts that do not have any of the two tag ids 3 and 10

taxonomy

This the slug of your custom taxonomy. This needs to be used in conjunction with a taxonomy_term, or a taxonomy_term_not_in parameter to work

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?taxonomy=genres&taxonomy_term=2
You can NOT use the minus/negative id in taxonomy filtering.

taxonomy_term

This can be either a single taxonomy ID or a string of taxonomy ids that are separated by commas. Must be used in conjunction with taxonomy query parameter

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?taxonomy=genres&taxonomy_term=2
You can NOT use the minus/negative id in taxonomy filtering.

taxonomy_term_not_in

This can be either a single taxonomy ID or a string of taxonomy ids that are separated by commas. Must be used in conjunction with taxonomy query parameter

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?taxonomy=genres&taxonomy_term=2&taxonomy_term_not_in=1
You can NOT use the minus/negative id in taxonomy filtering.

offset

This is a number which you want to offset the feed by. You can find out more at https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/classes/wp_query/#pagination-parameters

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?offset=3
This will skip the 3 latest posts and start the feed with post 4

days_past

This allows you to have your RSS feed so posts from past X number of days in the past.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?days_past=7
This will display the posts from the last 7 days in a feed.

show_images

This allows you to display the featured image in the content of the RSS feed.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?show_images=true
This will display featured image in the content of the RSS feed. The default image size is 696×385

image_width

This allows you to set the image width for the featured image

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?show_images=true&image_width=300
This will set the inline style of the image to have width: 300px;

image_height

This allows you to set the image height for the featured image

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?show_images=true&image_height=300
This will set the inline style of the image to have height: 300px;

image_size_unit

This allows you to set the image size unit for the featured image. i.e. px, em, %, fr, etc

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?show_images=true&image_width=100&image_size_unit=%
This will set the inline style of the image to have a width of 100%

image_styles

This allows you to set any additional image inline styles as you would like. These come before the width & height.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?show_images=true&image_styles=border:4px; border-color:#000; float:left;
This will set the inline style of the image to have a a black border of 4px and floating the image to the left.

excerpt_length

This allows you to control the length of the excerpt you have for the feed in number of WORDS

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?excerpt_length=20
This will return all of the feed items with the content of only 20 words.

excerpt_more_text

This allows you to set the character that appears when content is truncated. Normally it is either […] or …

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?excerpt_length=20&excerpt_more_text=%5B…Read%20More%5D
This will return all of the feed items with the content of only 20 words ending the content with […Read More].

include_title_in_description

This includes the post title in the description with the title being wrapped in h1 tag.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?include_title_in_description=true
This will return all of the feed items with the title present in the description.

title_tag

This allows you to change the tag that wraps the title. I.E. h1, h2, h3, div, span, etc. DO NOT include the < or >, just the name.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?include_title_in_description=true&title_tag=div
This will return all of the feed items with the title present in the description wrapped in a div tag.

title_styles

This allows you to apply inline styles to the title tag.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?include_title_in_description=true&title_tag=div&title_styles=float:left;%20margin-right:30px;%20border:1px%20solid%20red;
This will return all of the feed items with the title present in the description wrapped in a div tag with the styles added inline.

include_button

This allows you to add a button below the excerpt that links to the post

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?include_button=true
This will output a button that says Read More

button_styles

This allows you to apply inline styles to your button.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?include_button=true&button_styles=border-radius:200px; background-color:%23e1005f; margin-top:20px;
Please note that if you are using colors like #000 then you will need to encode the # symbol to be %23 instead of #

button_text

This allows you to change the text on the button from Read More to whatever you would like.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?include_button=true&button_text=Click Me

button_text_styles

This allows you to apply inline styles to your button text.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?include_button=true&button_text_styles=font-size: 18px;
Please note that if you are using colors like #000 then you will need to encode the # symbol to be %23 instead of #

type

This allows you to specify what type of RSS feed. Currently, only GPC is supported.

Example:

https://yourdomain.com/feed/?type=gpc
This will add the needed media name space, along with create full box content in section and adds featured image as element

Installation

Upload plugin through Admin->Plugins->Add New or Upload directly to /wp-content/plugins via FTP and activate.

Once activated you can look at Admin->Settings->RSS Control for various options.

FAQ

I wish this plugin had XZY feature

While I try to do my best to incorporate new features all the time, I just implemented a new Feature Request board located at https://pramadillo.com/feature-requests

Do you offer support?

Yes, I do the absolute best I can to support the free version of the plugin. If you upgrade to the premium version you will have priority support.

Reviews

September 6, 2022
This is my go-to plugin for media companies wanting to use their RSS feeds for various purposes ... especially for integrating RSS with email newsletters to better automate email sending. Excellent support, no compatibility issues, and the developer is willing to make updates and accept new feature requests as well.
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Contributors & Developers

“RSS Control” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.0.11

  • UPDATE – Updated admin help docs to include link to urlencoder.org
  • UPDATE – Added a default 10px margin top to email buttons.

2.0.10

  • FEATURE – Added the ability to filter feed by custom taxonomies
  • FEATURE – Added the ability to include a button to rss excerpts
  • UPDATE – Updsated to latest Freemius SDK

2.0.9

  • FEATURE – Added the ability to specify type of feed for Google Publisher Console.
  • FEATURE – Added in extra options for GPC feeds, namespaces, media elements, and full content

2.0.8

  • UPDATE – Updated to the latest Freemius SDK

2.0.7

  • UPDATE – Updated to the latest Freemius SDK

2.0.6

  • UPDATE – Updated to the latest Freemius SDK
  • BUG FIX – Fixed php warnings messages

2.0.5

  • UPDATE – When displaying title in description include the permalink to link back to post
  • BUG FIX – Adjusted priority on filter to account for when excerpt length and title in description are both active.

2.0.4

  • FEATURE – Added in ability to include title in description
  • FEATURE – Added in ability to change tag wrapping title
  • FEATURE – Added in ability to apply inline styles to title tag
  • UPDATE – Updated to latest Freemius SDK

2.0.3

  • FEATURE – Added in ability to set the excerpt length
  • FEATURE – Added in ability to set the more text when excerpts get truncated

2.0.2

  • Implemented Freemius

2.0.1

  • Initial WP.org version created and pushed to public