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A customizable plugin to display photos from an RSS or Atom feed as a widget or shortcode.


  • Improved display of Slideshow v2 in IE; known issue with opacity but there are no black or white bars any more
  • Fixed a layout glitch to clear after the RSSPhoto div so elements below will align properly


  • Introduction of Slideshow v2: principal improvement is the ability to fade in and out image titles when the user moves the cursor over the image.
  • Simplified method for specifying dimensions: set the width and height directly, and RSSPhoto will automatically general thumbnails without distortion from incorrect aspect ratio.
  • Introduction of a debug mode to simplify troubleshooting
  • Bug fix: previous versions could generate incorrect paths to the cache when the blog URL and wordpress URL were different, resulting in no thumbnails being displayed.
  • Various stability, performance, and bug fixes.


  • Bug fix: extra HTML tags which distorted the sidebar layout
  • Bug fix: removed check for thumbnail cache directory which caused problems in some installs


  • RSSPhoto no longer requires the SimplePie Core plugin! (but support for using SimplePie Core plugin is preserved). Instead, the WordPress built-in fetch_feed function is used.
  • Improved error messages and feedback


  • Various stability improvements
  • Added the (beta-version) capability to show image titles although the option has not been extended to the widget settings UI yet (see FAQ)


  • Compatibility update for yet another different mime type that means "jpeg"


  • Stability update: works "out-of-the-box" with all the feeds I've encountered so far in troubleshooting, except where SimplePie settings need to be changed
  • Performance improvements: removed an http request from the critical path for thumbnail generation
  • When embedded images are small, RSSPhoto will now allow upscaled locally cached thumbnails (previously, images would not be displayed at all)
  • Added support for wordpress.com feeds


  • Improved RSS parsing code to handle more implementation varieties (specifically better handling of enclosures)


  • Added support for MobileMe (Apple) RSS feeds


  • Added support for theme integration


  • Added a method for retrieving images from different portions of an RSS 2.0 feed (Atom feeds remain the same)


  • Add support for images contained in RSS enclosure tags
  • Fixed an annoyance where slideshow would play with only one image


  • Add shortcode support allowing RSSPhoto to be displayed on any page
  • Further improved code organization, separating RSSPhoto code from shortcode and widget code.
  • Re-introduced multi-widget support


  • Bug fix; v0.5 required PHP5. v0.5.1 should restore PHP4 support.


  • Added jQuery slideshow option (default)
  • Intelligently selects content or description tag based on feed type
  • Streamlined options to make widget configuration simpler
  • Improved code organization with better class structure and readability
  • Separated Javascript, CSS, and PHP; separated HTML internally
  • !Important: Removed multi-widget support!
  • Added support for solution to display images from a feed with incorrectly identified media type


  • Added support for multiple images and multiple feed items
  • Added support for filtering out images smaller than a user-defined pixel value (height or width)
  • Reconfigured to the Widget options panel to reduce the height


  • Added support for PNGs and GIFs


  • Improvement on previous bug fix to use bloginfo 'wpurl' variable to form thumbnail URL
  • Separate out image selection from feed item selection (so you can select a random image from the most recent feed item or vice versa)
  • Improve the display of the Widgets settings as more options were becoming available


  • Major bug fix with thumbnail URLs pointing to the wrong location


  • Allow multiple RSSPhoto widgets to be present simultaneously
  • Selection of fixed width, height, or max dimension for thumbnails
  • Selection of pulling images from Content tags or Description tags from feeds
  • Fixed a bug where changing the thumbnail size wouldn't be reflected due to cached thumbnails with the same filename


  • Rolled up all other bug fixes from 0.1.* plus fixed a bug where there was no default value for the Image Selection field.


  • Fixed a bug where the title may not have been saved properly


  • Fixed an issue where the Max dimensions field had the wrong label


  • Original version
  • Specify widget title
  • Accepts any RSS or Atom feed URL
  • Customize thumbnail size
  • Select random or most recent image selection method
  • jQuery image sliding effects with graceful degradation to plain Javascript

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.8.6
Last Updated: 7 years ago
Active Installs: 70+


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