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RSS Digest

Description

RSS Digest fetches items from the RSS or Atom feed that you specify and posts them to your blog in a daily or weekly digest.

A common use is to create a daily digest of items you’ve posted to social networking sites such as Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Unlike the other couple of WordPress plugins providing similar functionality, RSS Digest features a settings page for easy configuration. (No editing code… Yay!)

Feature summary:

  • Supports RSS and Atom feeds
  • Easy to use configuration settings page
  • Daily or weekly digest at the time of your choice
  • Configurable digest title, category, tags and author
  • Digests may be published automatically, or posted as drafts or pending
  • Publishes the description field, allowing you to annotate your imported links
  • Based on the latest WordPress feed fetching technology for enhanced performance and scalability

Screenshots

  • A sample digest.

  • The configuration settings page.

FAQ

What feed types does RSS Digest support?

RSS Digest supports all major versions of RSS and Atom, namely

  • RSS 0.90
  • RSS 0.91 (Netscape)
  • RSS 0.91 (Userland)
  • RSS 0.92
  • RSS 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • Atom 0.3
  • Atom 1.0
Can I use RSS Digest with WordPress 2.7 or earlier?

RSS Digest uses the ‘fetch_feed’ library, which is new to WordPress 2.8. As a result, RSS Digest currently only works with WordPress 2.8 or later.

Can I remove the text “This digest powered by RSS Digest” from the bottom of each post?

Yes, but I hope you won’t 🙂

Whether the attribution text appears is controlled by the “Give credit to RSS Digest” setting on the configuration page.

Perhaps you’d consider leaving it on for a limited time before removing just to help us get the word out?

I’d like to see feature XYZ. Can that be added?

Possibly. Leave a comment on the plugin’s homepage with your feature request and we’ll see what we can do.

Reviews

This is the perfect little plugin

smangesable

I use this to bring in a jobs digest from my jobs board each week. It's perfect. The only thing that would make it better is if I could use this plugin to bring in a different feed for another digest.

There is no other plugin like this out there that I know of, so I'm limited to one!

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Changelog

1.5

  • ADDED: Extensive debugging features on Debug tab
  • ADDED: Ability to specify digest header and footer

1.03

  • FIXED: Removed CSS clear after credit line, which broke some themes and isn’t needed in most
  • FIXED: Settings page displayed incorrectly

1.02

  • FIXED: Fixed error preventing inline CSS in HTML head from being recognized

1.01

  • OTHER: Improved upgrade from 0.6x to remember items already fetched

1.0

  • FIXED: Plugin now fully compatible with WordPress 2.9.2
  • FIXED: Better timezone handling; display server timezone on options page
  • FIXED: URL character handling bug
  • FIXED: Rewrote scheduling method, replacing homemade scheduler w/ wordpress cron. Should eliminate duplicate posts seen on some sites.

  • ADDED: Added additional debugging information for scheduling system

  • ADDED: Greater scheduling granularity (minutes vs quarter-hours)
  • ADDED: Display local time on settings page
  • ADDED: Choose post status (e.g. publish, draft, pending)
  • ADDED: Allow use of post authors without publish status. Note: WP seems to allow plugins to post as users who don’t otherwise have the ability to post.
  • ADDED: Use timestamps to choose feed items published since last digest
  • ADDED: Allow custom tags to be applied to each digest
  • ADDED: Clean up options on deactivate
  • ADDED: Allow user to specify minimum number of items per digest
  • ADDED: Allow user to suppress item descriptions

0.6

  • ADDED: “Preview” option
  • ADDED: “Post Now” option
  • ADDED: “Reset Settings” option
  • ADDED: Ability to append date to title
  • FIXED: Author setting not applied correctly
  • FIXED: CSS clear after “credit” line
  • OTHER: Added debug logger

0.5

  • Initial version.

Contributors & Developers

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