RSS Feed Icon for


An easy to use, with intuitive interface, WordPress plugin that lets you easily add the RSS feed icon which connected to with the shortcode in any place of your website.

The plugin is based on the service. The SpecificFeeds allows your visitors to receive messages from your Blog/RSS feed by email. You can access all information (such as emails and statistics) about your subscribers if you connect your feed to a SpecificFeeds account. It’s 100% free and also has several other benefits.

To use, enter your personal link from the, then on the plugin settings page select the desired settings and click the “Save changes” button. Then you can put the [specificfeeds-icon] shortcode in any place on your website.

If you want more options, then let us know and we will be happy to add them.


  • Lightweight and fast
  • Secure code with using clear coding standards
  • Intuitive interface with many settings
  • Cross browser compatible (work smooth in any modern browser)
  • Compatible with all WordPress themes
  • RTL compatible (right to left)
  • Translation ready

Key features include…

  • Retina support
  • Simple shortcode for displaying the SpecificFeeds icon
  • 13 official icons from
  • Ability to set the size of icon
  • And much, much more!

Coming soon:

  • Universal SpecificFeeds link (


This plugin is ready for translation and has already been translated into several languages.

  • English (default)
  • Russian (translation by Milena Kiseleva)
  • German (translation by Michael)
  • Spanish (translation by Patricio Toledo)
  • Dutch (translation by Peter Leenders)

If you want to help translate this plugin then please visit the translation page.

Minimum system requirements:

  • PHP version 5.2 or higher.
  • MySQL version 5.0 or higher.

Recommended system requirements:

  • PHP version 7.0 or higher.
  • MySQL version 5.6 or higher.


Developing plugins is long and tedious work. If you benefit or enjoy this plugin please take the time to:

“RSS Feed Icon for” is one of the own software projects of Space X-Chimp.


This plugin is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPLv3) and is distributed free of charge.
Commercial licensing (e.g. for projects that can’t use an open-source license) is available upon request.




  • Plugin page.
  • Shortcode added to widget.


Install “RSS Feed Icon for” just as you would any other WordPress Plugin.

Automatically via WordPress Admin Area:

  1. Log in to Admin Area of your WordPress website.
  2. Go to “Plugins” -> “Add New“.
  3. Find this plugin and click install.
  4. Activate this plugin through the “Plugins” tab.

Manually via FTP access:

  1. Download a copy (ZIP file) of this plugin from
  2. Unzip the ZIP file.
  3. Upload the unzipped catalog to your website’s plugin directory (/wp-content/plugins/).
  4. Log in to Admin Area of your WordPress website.
  5. Activate this plugin through the “Plugins” tab.

After installation and activation, the “SpecificFeeds Icon” menu item will appear in the “Settings” section of Admin Area. Click on it in order to view the plugin settings page.

More help installing plugins


Q. Will this plugin work on my WordPress.COM website?

A. Sorry, this plugin is available for use only on self-hosted (WordPress.ORG) websites.

Q. Can I use this plugin on my language?

A. Yes. This plugin is ready for translation and has already been translated into several languages. But If your language is not available then you can make one. The POT file is included and placed in the “languages” folder. Just send the PO file to us and we will include this translation within the next plugin update. Many of plugin users would be delighted if you share your translation with the community. Thanks for your contribution!

Q. How does it work?

A. Simply go to the plugin settings page, select the desired settings and click the “Save changes” button. Enjoy your fancy SpecificFeeds icon. It’s that simple!
You can find the plugin settings page at “WordPress Admin Area” -> “Settings” -> “SpecificFeeds Icon“.

Q. Does this plugin requires any modification of the theme?

A. Absolutely not. This plugin is configurable entirely from the plugin settings page that you can find in the Admin Area of your WordPress website.

Q. Does this require any knowledge of HTML or CSS?

A. Absolutely not. This plugin can be configured with no knowledge of HTML or CSS, using an easy-to-use plugin settings page.

Q. It’s not working. What could be wrong?

A. As with every plugin, it’s possible that things don’t work. The most common reason for this is a web browser’s cache. Every web browser stores a cache of the websites you visit (pages, images, and etc.) to reduce bandwidth usage and server load. This is called the browser’s cache.​ Clearing your browser’s cache may solve the problem.

It’s impossible to tell what could be wrong exactly, but if you post a support request in the plugin’s support forum on, we’d be happy to give it a look and try to help out. Please include as much information as possible, including a link to your website where the problem can be seen.

Q. The last WordPress update is preventing me from editing my website that is using this plugin. Why is this?

A. This plugin can not cause such problem. More likely, the problem are related to the settings of the website. It could just be a cache, so please try to clear your website’s cache (may be you using a caching plugin, or some web service such as the CloudFlare) and then the cache of your web browser. Also please try to re-login to the website, this too can help.

Q. Where to report bug if found?

A. Bug reports are very welcome! Please visit our contact page and report. Thank you!

Q. Where to share any ideas or suggestions to make the plugin better?

A. Any suggestions are very welcome! Please visit our contact page and share. Thank you!

Q. I love this plugin! Can I help somehow?

A. Yes, any contributions are very welcome! Please visit our donation page. Thank you!


Free version extremely limited

Customization of content under the free version (compared to the subscription service we now use) is severely limited, this was huge drawback. The subscriber list was dropping people whose emails had apparently “bounced”, myself included, even though my email was working perfectly fine. SpecificFeeds also requires you to go to a separate website to access the plugin in, rather than being under the Dashboard.


Excellent plugin, works as expected.

only suggestion add more envelope icons in different colours. Thanks!

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Contributors & Developers

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


“RSS Feed Icon for” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “RSS Feed Icon for” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Content of the “Usage Instructions” section updated.
  • CSS code, which is located in the file “admin.css” and is related to the “FAQ” section, is improved.
  • Code commenting improved.
  • Translation files are updated.


  • Dutch translation added. (Thanks to Peter Leenders)
  • The code block that adds dynamic JavaScript is moved to a separate function ‘_load_scripts_dynamic_js’ within the ‘enqueue.php’ file.
  • The code block that adds dynamic CSS is moved to a separate function ‘_load_scripts_dynamic_css’ within the ‘enqueue.php’ file.
  • The function ‘_load_scripts_base’ is deleted due to uselessness.
  • The function ‘_load_scripts_admin’ is improved.
  • The function ‘_load_scripts_frontend’ is improved.
  • The banner of Space X-Chimp, located on the settings page of the plugin, is updated. The image ‘banner.png’ is deleted.
  • Some texts are updated.
  • All translation files are updated.


  • The extra mention of the constant ‘_SLUG’ is removed from the file ‘enqueue.php’.
  • All translation files are updated.


  • Fixed a bug due to which the plugin data that stored in the database to not be deleted during the uninstallation of the plugin.
  • The contents of the file ‘uninstall.php’ is moved to the file ‘core.php’. The file ‘uninstall.php’ is deleted.
  • Some texts are corrected.


  • Added new constant “_FILE”.
  • Added a function that runs during the plugin activation. Now the date of the first activation of the plugin is recorded in the database.


  • Added auto-versioning of the CSS and JavaScript files to avoid cache issues.
  • CSS code in the file ‘admin.css’ is optimized.
  • CSS code of button is optimized for better compatibility with themes.


  • Fixed the link “Settings”, located in the plugin’s meta row on the “Plugins” page. The suffix “.php” was deleted.
  • Fixed information stored in the header of the translation files.
  • Translation files updated.


  • Some texts updated, and typos corrected.
  • All translation files updated.
  • The information about the author of the plugin (including name, links, copyright, etc.) was changed due to the fact that the plugin became the property of SpaceXChimp.
  • The human.txt file updated.


  • Texts updated.
  • The year in the copyright text is updated.
  • The sidebar items are rearranged.
  • Translation files updated.


  • The plugin is fully tested for compatibility with WordPress version 4.9.
  • CSS code improved.


  • German translation added. (Thanks to Michael)
  • Spanish translation updated. (Thanks to Patricio Toledo)
  • Fixed an issue where the “Hello” message could not be hidden.


  • At the request of some users, plugin settings page moved to the submenu item in the top-level menu item “Settings”, like before.


  • Fixed the issue due to which the ‘Space X-Chimp’ sub menu item in the brand menu item was displayed.
  • Added branded footer text on the plugin’s settings page.


  • Added the top level menu item of the brand.
  • The submenu item of the plugin has moved to the menu item of the brand.
  • The menu item of the plugin is renamed.
  • The “Author” tab on the settings page is removed.
  • Content of the “Support” tab on the settings page is updated.
  • Copyright of plugin files is changed to the “Space X-Chimp”.
  • The “Support” tab renamed to the “Support Me”.
  • The “Usage” tab renamed to the “Usage Instructions”.


  • Plugin data that saved in the database upgraded to version 0001.


  • Added Spanish translation. (Thanks Patricio Toledo)
  • Function that render controls on the settings page is moved to a separate file ‘controls.php’.
  • The ‘_setting’ function divided into two functions: ‘_control_field’ and ‘_control_switch’.
  • Added CSS class ‘control-switch’ to checkboxes with custom styles. Now the ‘bootstrap-checkbox.js’ plugin only applies to checkboxes with class ‘control-switch’.
  • The group name of the ‘_service_info’ option renamed to ‘_settings_group_si’.
  • The ‘admin.css’ file improved.
  • The “Font Awesome” library is integrated for use on the plugin settings page.
  • The save button is replaced by a new wider button.
  • Added an additional save button that fixed in the upper left corner.
  • The help text generating is moved to separate PHP function.
  • Prefixes of the PHP functions changed to ”spacexchimp_p002_.
  • Prefixes of the PHP constants changed to ”SPACEXCHIMP_P002_.


  • Russian translation updated. (Thanks to Milena Kiseleva)
  • The navigation of the tabs is rearranged.
  • Fixed an issue due to which the sidebar was not hiding on mobile devices.
  • Code of sidebar moved to separate file ‘sidebar.php’.
  • Support page tab moved from external source to plugin code.
  • My avatar moved from external source to plugin folder.
  • Banner moved from external source to plugin folder.
  • Code of PayPal button updated.


  • Preview section on the settings page changed to live preview.
  • Stylesheet in the admin.css file improved.
  • The ‘!important’ declarations in the admin.css file removed.
  • Code formatting in the admin.js file improved.
  • Code commenting improved.
  • Load of the additional remote CSS file removed from the admin.js file.
  • Some PHP ‘if’ statements replaced with shorthand.
  • Changed the sorting of enqueueing of scripts.
  • The ‘Family’ page tab renamed to ‘Store’.
  • Added ad banner of my store website.


  • The HTTPS mixed content issue fixed by changing all links to HTTPS.
  • Content of the “FAQ” section updated.


  • On the plugin settings page, text of buttons are corrected.
  • On the plugin settings page, the information about the plugin version number moved to header section.
  • Some mention of constants replaced with variables for easier access.
  • Content of the “Usage” tab updated.
  • Content of the “FAQ” tab updated.


  • To the plugin settings page added information about the plugin version number.
  • The “Tested up to:” comment changed to 4.8 after full testing process.
  • The “version.php” file renamed to “versioning.php”.
  • The “versioning.php” file updated to new version.
  • The “_plugin_version_number” function renamed to the “_versioning”.


  • Fixed the bug due to which the “”Fatal error: Can’t use function return value in write context in”” warning are displayed.
  • Compatibility with PHP version 5.2 improved.
  • PHP shorthands improved.
  • Added function for generating the plugin constants.
  • Some constants now get the value from the plugin header data.
  • The “_plugin_version_number” function improved.
  • Added file “upgrade.php” for future upgrades.
  • The “_upgrade” function moved to file “upgrade.php”.


  • Fixed the bug due to which the “Warning: Constants may only evaluate to scalar values in” warning are displayed.


  • Added new constants: “_SLUG”, “_PREFIX”, “_SETTINGS” and “_NAME”.
  • Value of the “_VERSION” constant replaced with information from the plugin header data.
  • All references to the plugin name, slug, prefix are replaced with constants.
  • Added default values to empty options.
  • The “_load_scripts_base” function improved.
  • The “name” attribute removed from the “form” tag.
  • F.A.Q. section updated.


  • Tooltip option added.
  • Added separate “bootstrap-tooltip.css” and “bootstrap-tooltip.js” files for using on frontend.
  • The “bootstrap-checkbox.js” JavaScript plugin added.
  • The “frontend.css” file added.
  • The “frontend.js” file added.
  • The “enqueue.php” file improved.
  • Code formatting improved.
  • Added function that render checkboxes and fields for saving plugin settings to database.


  • Fixed the bug due to which the the “Warning: Illegal string offset ‘version’ in” and the “Warning: Illegal string offset ‘old_version’ in” warnings are displayed. (Thanks to Sven Brill)


  • The design of the plugin settings page is completely redone.
  • Added additional donate link to the “Plugins” page.
  • Advertisement banner removed.
  • The ‘Using’ section renamed to ‘Usage’.
  • My Unicode signature added to the main file.
  • The donate button replaced with new.
  • The ‘Donate’ section renamed to ‘Support’.
  • The ‘donate.png’ image removed.
  • Options from the settings page moved to a separate file.
  • Added stylized descriptions of sections on the “Settings” tab.
  • Additional “Support” section added.
  • Added tab navigation menu for the settings page.
  • Added additional tabs on the settings page.
  • Code of the ‘admin.css’ file improved and better commented.
  • A full version of the Bootstrap framework is integrated.
  • The ‘specificfeedsicon_load_scripts’ function renamed to ‘specificfeedsicon_load_scripts_admin’.
  • Added the CSS code for the custom list numbers on the plugin settings page.
  • The main font is changed to “Verdana”.
  • All PHP and HTML code is better formatted.
  • The header on the settings page of plugin is redesigned.
  • The “LICENSE.txt” file renamed to “license.txt”.
  • The “humans.txt” file added.
  • The “specificfeedsicon_menu” function renamed to “specificfeedsicon_register_submenu_page”.
  • On the plugin settings page, the “valign=’top'” attribute removed from the “tr” element of HTML table and added the appropriate analog in CSS .
  • The “_service_info” setting added to the data-base.
  • Added function for managing information about the version number of the plugin.
  • Added the “Hello” message that show when the plugin is just installed.
  • Added the “Error” message that show when user is trying to degrade the version number of the plugin.
  • Fixed the parameter that contain the path to source files in all translation files.
  • The POT file updated.
  • Translations updated.


  • Design of settings page improved.
  • The preview section added on settings page.
  • Added option for setting custom size of icon.
  • Table of settings that saved in database optimized.
  • Names of icons optimized.
  • Translations updated.
  • Readme for translations updated.
  • Image of the donate button changed.


  • Added the Readme.txt file for translation contribution.
  • Added global constant for plugin text-domain.
  • Translations updated.
  • Ad banner replaced with new.


  • Added prefixes to the stylesheet and script names when using wp_enqueue_style() and wp_enqueue_script().
  • Added constant for storing the plugin version number.


  • The structure of files changed.
  • Style sheet of settings page improved and better commented.
  • Style sheet of settings page optimized for mobile devices.
  • Added JavaScript file for settings page.
  • Added JavaScript function of automatic remove the “successful” message after 3 seconds.


  • POT file updated.
  • Russian translation updated.
  • Image “thanks.png” removed.
  • Advertisement replaced by new.
  • Added the subject with plugin name to email address on settings page.
  • Function “specificfeedsicon_enqueue_codemirror_scripts” renamed to “specificfeedsicon_load_scripts”.


  • New design of settings page (new layout).
  • On settings page added section “Using” with the using details.
  • Added my personal ad about freelance.
  • Constants variables added.
  • All images are moved to the directory “images”.
  • Image “btn_donateCC_LG.gif” is now located in the “images” directory.
  • Plugin URI changed to GitHub repository.
  • Slug of settings page changed to “rss-feed-icon-for-specificfeedscom”.
  • Text domain changed to “rss-feed-icon-for-specificfeedscom”.
  • Added compatibility with the
  • .pot file updated.
  • Russian translation updated.


  • Authors URI changed.
  • Donate link changed.
  • Localization improved.
  • .pot file updated.


  • Added filter to allow shortcodes in the text widgets.


  • Removed more unused do_action() from page.php file.


  • Changed the style of title in plugin page.
  • The stylesheet of plugin page moved to separate file.
  • The name of plugin page changed to “specificfeeds-icon.php”.
  • The LICENSE file renamed to LICENSE.txt.


  • icons have been optimised.
  • Minor fixes.


  • Minor fixes.


  • Initial release.


  • Release candidate.


  • Beta version.


  • Alpha version.