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RSS Shortcode


Adds a simple to use [rss] shortcode with a couple of options:

  • feed, to put in the feed URL
  • num, to specify the number of items to show, defaults to 5
  • excerpt (true|false), whether to show an excerpt or not, defaults to true
  • target (defaults to none), to make links open in a new page (might break your html validity if under a strict doctype)

Example use:

[rss feed=”” num=”10″ excerpt=”false”]


[rss feed=”” num=”5″ excerpt=”true” target=”_blank”]


  • A simple listing of posts created by the RSS Shortcode.
  • The shortcode that created the listing above.


  1. Upload the rss-shortcode folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Use the shortcode in your posts and pages.


March 14, 2017
For a plugin that is 7 years old and untested with the most recent version this does exactly what it says on the tin. Many thanks to the developer!
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  • Added the option to specify a link target in the shortcode.


  • Initial release.