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RSS Thumbs

Pulls thumbnails from up to two different feeds and displays them along with the title of the post. Both are linked to the original post.


  • The RSS feed from which you are pulling must contain thumbnails. I use the plugin MediaRSS on the WordPress blog(s) providing the feed, which works great.
  • Requires that both SimplePie Core and SimplePie Plugin for WordPress plugins be installed.


  • Provides a control panel where you can specify name, two feeds (one feed is also okay), how many items to display from each feed, what html should come before and after the feed(s) and the individual posts (defaults are

    , and

  • respectively). * If there is more than one thumbnail associated with a post, it will pull only the first one. * Degrades gracefully. If there are no thumbnails for a particluar feed or post, only the post title is included with a link to the post.

    How to use


    Pretty obvious, I think. If you put a title in here, then that shows up, otherwise it doesn’t. Feed 1 & Feed 2

    The urls, including http://, but not including feed:, of the feeds you want to use. The plugin uses SimplePie, so if you don’t know the exact url, SimplePie might be able to locate it.

    Both feeds will be merged together and appear in the same list. Max number of posts per feed (Default: 2)

    If you have two feeds, then each feed will only be allowed to show x number of posts. Total number of posts

    This is the total number of combined posts that will be shown. Before Feed, After Feed

    The HTML you would like to have appear before the list begins. Defaults to


    respectively. Before Item, After Item

    Same as above, except this appears before each post. Defaults to

  • and
  • respectively.

    Here’s some example code using the default before and after values:

    <a href="http://link-to-blog-one">Blog One Name:</a><coded_br /><a href="http://permalink-to-post">Post Title<coded_br />
    <img src="http://link-to-thumb.jpg" /></a>
    <a href="http://link-to-blog-two">Blog Two Name:</a><coded_br /><a href="http://permalink-to-post">Post Title<coded_br />
    <img src="http://link-to-thumb.jpg" /></a>

    TO-DO List

    • Add support for multiple instances of the widget
    • Templating
    • any suggestions?

    Requires: 2.7.1 or higher
    Compatible up to: 2.7.1
    Last Updated: 7 years ago
    Active Installs: Less than 10


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