Better RSS Feeds


Better RSS Feeds improves the appearance of your RSS feeds. View the screenshots to see the before and after.

Note: an earlier version of this plugin created a fatal error on WordPress 4.7. This has been fixed.


  • Without XSLT
  • With XSLT


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘xslt’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


Why are there so many 1 stars?

An earlier version of the plugin caused a fatal error, caused search engines to remove the sites. This has been fixed.



This plugin generates spam links and that results in Google blocking your site or giving it bad reputation in search results. Don’t install, it’s not worth it. I have been having problems wit this plugin for 5 months now. Complete garbage.

Do not install! Malware

This plugin contains spam links which are injected into your website. It basically kills your search rankings. In my case it linked to with text that said Powered By Wp

Took me 5 months to find out this plugin was responsible. Why would someone do stuff like this is beyond me.

Client using this just lost #1 on Google SERP

The following bug causes 500 errors to show to Google/Yahoo/Bing crawlers meaning the whole site will be unindexed.

PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_user_logged_in() in /public_html/wp-content/plugins/xslt/xslt.php on line 50

A fix is to add this line to the top of the xslt.php file.

include_once(ABSPATH . ‘wp-includes/pluggable.php’);

Blocks Googlebot, handle with care

This plugin is of limited utility. However, in one of its updates, it managed to completely block crawlers from indexing my site. Nearly cost me my job.

Goodbye, Bitter RSS Feeds!

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Contributors & Developers

“Better RSS Feeds” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Initial release


  • Minor changes


  • Minor changes to Readme


  • Don’t load styles for RSS readers


  • Compatibility for 4.1


  • Improved styles for older browsers


  • Tested in 4.2.1


  • Tested in 4.4


  • Added content type header to work on some incorrectly configured servers


  • Fixed to work in 4.5.3
  • Override default content type header


  • Fixed RSS validation


  • Fixed fatal error on 4.7.


  • Tested for 4.8.1.