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  • First, a comment to 99% of you who TLDR:
    HEY [ Moderated – moronic expletive deleted ]! SPEAK ENGLISH.

    Now my haiku question for the 99%:

    My blog,
    Recent post
    Abstracts from
    My Blog
    My Blog
    Link to).
    How do that

    And in English:
    I have a blog. On my blog I have a blogroll.
    I want to have my blog’s blogroll show the last posts from the blogroll.

    If you’re in the 1%, you would not believe the number of people who do not understand what I want.

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    TLDR: You need help from the rest of us? Watch the attitude.

    In plain English?

    This is a volunteer support forum staffed by people giving up their free time to help people. If you really want help, consider asking politely.

    “I have a blog. On my blog I have a blogroll.
    I want to have my blog’s blogroll show the last posts from the blogroll.”

    Why is this answer so damn hard to find on my own? Why need I be frustrated using this place? Why is it too much to hope for to have a simple answer to a simple question? Hey, if you want to complain about time wasted, save your story cause I have my own. If being here is how you waste your time, then I double do not want to hear it.

    My “Thanks” goes to people who actually help and not before. Anyone who takes the time to understand and help deserves appreciation. The rest I care not a fig about. Savvy?

    Use RSS widgets

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Creative Cowboy – You get points for Lucky Luke, but please dial it back. Your attitude does not engender helpfulness. Also don’t swear here, thanks. (Jan was doing his job as a moderator)

    I want to have my blog’s blogroll show the last posts from the blogroll.

    That, sadly, is not possible out of the box.

    You could use this plugin:

    donutz – Thanks for your reply. I am lost with it.

    Ipstenu – Thanks for the link. But I am stuck. It’s ok to treat me as the mental retard I am on this subject. My frustration is I am having trouble with what is obvious to others. And other treat the information as “obvious.”

    Once I have this widget dragged onto my menu, it opens for configuration. It asks for title, so I named it something hipster-ish.

    Then it says: Display items from link category. So I choose a link category from a drop down menu.

    It does not work. So it must be a problem with my blogroll address input.

    AND THIS is where I am screwed. What am I supposed to input into the blogroll IF NOT the Blog URL?

    Assume I want to include into my Blogroll. Should I not just copy the URL,, and paste it into the blogroll?

    The INSTRUCTIONS STATE: Make sure, that you have entered the right RSS Addresses to your links in the Links Subpanel. Otherwise this plugin will not work correctly. No item is shown when a wrong or no RSS Address is entered!

    What’s a RSS Address? Is it Is it something else? (As in can you throw me a bone what something else looks like, please?)

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler


    To get the RSS, you can usually just try to view source and search for RSS in there.

    Like for any WP site, it’s going to be

    OK… so you’re about to learn I am a kinetic learner not a Wikipedia scholar. As smart as a computer, I need a little programming.

    I go to the website and ‘view source” by secondary mouse click anywhere on the page. It took me a while to figure that out but I think I got it, by George!

    So here is Angry DM. (Figures I follow an Angry guy, right?) I view his source and another screen pops up called “Original Source.” I then path [Edit] >> [View Source] and [Find] RSS…. I come up with 4 RSS hits. They come in pairs.

    <link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”The Angry DM: D&D Advice with Attitude » Feed” href=”” />
    <link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”The Angry DM: D&D Advice with Attitude » Comments Feed”


    </div><div id=”nav_menu-5″ class=”side-widget widget_nav_menu”><h3>The Angry DM</h3><div class=”menu-web-2-0-container”><ul id=”menu-web-2-0″ class=”menu”><li id=”menu-item-452″ class=”menu-item menu-item-type-custom menu-item-object-custom menu-item-452″>RSS 2.0 Feed
    <li id=”menu-item-453″ class=”menu-item menu-item-type-custom menu-item-object-custom menu-item-453″>RSS 2.0 Comment Feed

    So what am I inputting into the Blogroll-RSS-widget?

    Can you find it here and just cut and paste it for me in a reply? Is this going to be the standard “sentence” I am loking for in every blog in my blogroll? Is there something I should look out for in certain, specific instances? (eg. Does Blogger or Livejournal have different RSS “sentences” to cut and paste?)

    What is the Bloggroll-RSS-widget actually asking for? Maybe I can have an example…? Truly there should have been an example given by the creator of this widget like it was for the social media widget I installed. But nevermind.

    You’re dealing with a High School drop out. I am looking for RSS but I need KISS. It will lower my blood pressure that way.

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