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SimplePie Plugin for WordPress

The Basics

Main page SimplePie Plugin for WordPress
Author Ryan Parman
Plugin Version 2.2.1
Compatible WordPress version 2.x (2.5 recommended)
Download Download
Required SimplePie version 1.1.1
Leverages SimplePie Core Yes
Optional Helpers Exec-PHP, PHP Code Widget
Plugin Support
Bugs and Feature Requests


About the Plugin

This plugin has just about everything you'd need for working with feeds in WordPress, and has a TON of features including:

  • A configuration pane under the Options tab in the WordPress software.
  • “Multifeeds” support.
  • MUCH better control over the plugin's output. Supports a simple templating system that allows:
    • Simple, easy-to-use tags for nearly every piece of data that SimplePie can output.
    • Support for multiple templates.
    • Global configuration of default values for several configuration options.
    • Ability to override the defaults for any given feed – including giving a feed it's own output template.
    • Ability to post-process feed data (e.g. stripping out all content except for images).
  • No need to manually set up cache folders.
  • Support for internationalized domain names.
  • Support for short descriptions is configurable.
  • And more!

Brief Version History

  • 2.2: Added support for setting your preferred cache location, improvements to error handling, support for more Media RSS data, support for new SimplePie 1.1 methods, 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.

What Do I Need To Know?

These instructions assume that you have a basic familiarity with PHP and know how to add a line of PHP code to your own WordPress templates. If you don't, and you're just getting started, we would suggest you take a look at the following documentation and tutorials:

plugins/wordpress/simplepie_plugin_for_wordpress/start.txt · Last modified: 2011/03/06 03:56 (external edit)