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  • mrsugar


    Hi there,

    This has to be super simple, but I can not find anywhere how to do it. Here’s the deal:

    I constantly add links to my blog via the WordPress ‘add link’ manager in wp-admin. I have a single category that has every link. As I add links the most recent ones show up on my site ( I want an RSS feed for these links. In other words, I want a RSS feed to be updated with the new link every time I add one. This way my readers can have RSS of my posts and my links.

    I don’t care about external RSS linking or anything, I just want my latest links in an RSS file.

    Thanks so much for your help. Cheers,


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  • mrsugar


    I am still looking for help with this. Is anyone able to give some advice?

    Hi there, I was looking for the same thing but was unable to find it around, so I made a page using a “custom page template” by myself. Please contact me at “info at” so that I can send you the code. It’s a very ugly solution, but it works.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    You cannot get an RSS feed of the links easily, however you can get an OPML list of the links by going to .

    A lot of sites that support big lists of links support the OPML format, as do many feedreaders.

    Otto42, that’s not true. I did it:

    This page shows links from a given category, and this

    is a RSS feed I build using those links. The trick is to build a custom page template:

    and add some code like this

    header('Content-type: text/xml; charset=ISO-8859-1');
    echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>'; ?>
    <!-- Generated by WordPress <?php echo $wp_version ?> -->
    <rss version="0.92">
    <title>le letture di camu</title>
    <description>Put a description for this feed.</description>
    <lastBuildDate><?php echo date('D, d M Y H:i:s +0000'); ?></lastBuildDate>
    global $wpdb;
    // I want to show links from category ID = 10
    $myLinksSQL = "SELECT link_url, link_name, link_description FROM wp_links WHERE link_category = 10 ORDER BY link_id DESC LIMIT 0,15";
    $myLinksArray = $wpdb->get_results( $myLinksSQL );
    if ( !empty($myLinksArray) ) {
    foreach ($myLinksArray as $aLink) : ?>
    <title><?php echo html_entity_decode( $aLink->link_description, 0, 'ISO-8859-1' ) ?></title>
    <description>written by <?php echo html_entity_decode( $aLink->link_name, ENT_QUOTES, 'ISO-8859-1' ) ?></description>
    <link><?php echo $aLink->link_url ?></link>
    } ?>

    Then I add new links using
    URL: link URL
    Name: author
    Description: Post title

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Coolmann: I didn’t say it was not possible. I said it was not “easy”.

    Thank you sooooo much! Your solution works great, although it is a bit of a workaround.

    Opps.. double post.

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