RSS Digest fetches items from the RSS or Atom feed that you specify and posts them to your blog in a daily or weekly digest.
A common use is to create a daily digest of items you’ve posted to social networking sites such as Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Unlike the other couple of WordPress plugins providing similar functionality, RSS Digest features a settings page for easy configuration. (No editing code… Yay!)
- Supports RSS and Atom feeds
- Easy to use configuration settings page
- Daily or weekly digest at the time of your choice
- Configurable digest title, category, tags and author
- Digests may be published automatically, or posted as drafts or pending
- Publishes the description field, allowing you to annotate your imported links
- Based on the latest WordPress feed fetching technology for enhanced performance and scalability
Upload the RSS Digest plugin to your blog, Activate it, then Configure it (Settings > RSS Digest) to set your feed information and digest preferences.
- What feed types does RSS Digest support?
RSS Digest supports all major versions of RSS and Atom, namely
- RSS 0.90
- RSS 0.91 (Netscape)
- RSS 0.91 (Userland)
- RSS 0.92
- RSS 1.0
- RSS 2.0
- Atom 0.3
- Atom 1.0
- Can I use RSS Digest with WordPress 2.7 or earlier?
RSS Digest uses the ‘fetch_feed’ library, which is new to WordPress 2.8. As a result, RSS Digest currently only works with WordPress 2.8 or later.
- Can I remove the text “This digest powered by RSS Digest” from the bottom of each post?
Yes, but I hope you won’t 🙂
Whether the attribution text appears is controlled by the “Give credit to RSS Digest” setting on the configuration page.
Perhaps you’d consider leaving it on for a limited time before removing just to help us get the word out?
- I’d like to see feature XYZ. Can that be added?
Possibly. Leave a comment on the plugin’s homepage with your feature request and we’ll see what we can do.
Contributors & Developers
“RSS Digest” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- ADDED: Extensive debugging features on Debug tab
- ADDED: Ability to specify digest header and footer
- FIXED: Removed CSS clear after credit line, which broke some themes and isn’t needed in most
- FIXED: Settings page displayed incorrectly
- FIXED: Fixed error preventing inline CSS in HTML head from being recognized
- OTHER: Improved upgrade from 0.6x to remember items already fetched
- FIXED: Plugin now fully compatible with WordPress 2.9.2
- FIXED: Better timezone handling; display server timezone on options page
- FIXED: URL character handling bug
FIXED: Rewrote scheduling method, replacing homemade scheduler w/ wordpress cron. Should eliminate duplicate posts seen on some sites.
ADDED: Added additional debugging information for scheduling system
- ADDED: Greater scheduling granularity (minutes vs quarter-hours)
- ADDED: Display local time on settings page
- ADDED: Choose post status (e.g. publish, draft, pending)
- ADDED: Allow use of post authors without publish status. Note: WP seems to allow plugins to post as users who don’t otherwise have the ability to post.
- ADDED: Use timestamps to choose feed items published since last digest
- ADDED: Allow custom tags to be applied to each digest
- ADDED: Clean up options on deactivate
- ADDED: Allow user to specify minimum number of items per digest
- ADDED: Allow user to suppress item descriptions
- ADDED: “Preview” option
- ADDED: “Post Now” option
- ADDED: “Reset Settings” option
- ADDED: Ability to append date to title
- FIXED: Author setting not applied correctly
- FIXED: CSS clear after “credit” line
- OTHER: Added debug logger
- Initial version.