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SimplePie Plugin for WordPress

A fast and easy way to add RSS and Atom feeds to your WordPress blog.


Details about the usage of this plugin (including troubleshooting issues) are maintained at the SimplePie Plugin for WordPress page at the SimplePie documentation wiki.

Brief Version History

  • 2.2: Added support for setting your preferred cache location, improvements to error handling, more noticeable error messages when problems arise, support for more Media RSS data, support for new SimplePie 1.1 methods, support for WordPress 2.5, and stopped bundling the SimplePie API in favor of relying on the SimplePie Core extension.
  • 2.1: Added support for feed post-processing, better error handling, and fixed issues with installing in the wrong location.
  • 2.0: Complete re-write from scratch. Now a full-fledged WordPress plugin complete with control panel.
  • 1.2: Added support for the 'showtitle' and 'alttitle' keywords.
  • 1.1: Better error handling, and support for the 'error' keyword.
  • 1.0: First release.


Besides this plugin for WordPress, the SimplePie team also develops the following feed-related stuff:

  • SimplePie -- This is the core PHP library that powers everything we do. Super-fast, easy-to-use RSS and Atom parsing in PHP.
  • SimplePie Live! (Beta) -- For the AJAX/JavaScript developers out there, this is a service that provides an AJAX-friendly API for feeds. A must-have for AJAX developers wishing to implement feeds.
  • SimpleReader Mobile -- An online news feed reader designed for mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, Palm, PSP, Windows Mobile, Opera Mini, etc.). Perfect for keeping up with feeds on the go.

Requires: 2.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.5
Last Updated: 9 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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