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The RSS Just Better Plugin allows you to display RSS feeds in your posts or via RSS Just Better widget.

Add RSS feed to your sidebar

Once you have activated the RSS Just Better plugin in Plugins > All you can add an RSS feed to your sidebar as follows:

1.  Go to Appearance > Widgets.

Widgets

2.  Drag and drop the RSS Just Better widget into the desired sidebar.

Add RSS just Better widget

3.  The widget will automatically open.

3.  Change the Widget Title.

Change title

4.  Add your Feed URL.

Add the feed URL

RSS iconFeed URL on a website is normally indicated by the orange RSS icon or the words RSS.

5.  Set your maximum number of items list.

Set max number of items

6.  Select Show Excerpt and specify the number of characters to show in the excerpt.

Select Show Excerpt

7.  Click Save at the bottom of the widget.

Click Save

Add Google News feed to sidebar

Once you have activated the RSS Just Better plugin in Plugins > All you can add a Google News feed to your sidebar as follows:

1.  Go to Appearance > Widgets.

Widgets

2.  Drag and drop the RSS Just Better widget into the desired sidebar.

Add RSS just Better widget

3.  The widget will automatically open.

3.  Change the Widget Title.

Change title

4.  Select your Google News Location, add your key words and select your Google News Topics.

Set up your Google news options

5.  Set your maximum number of items list.

Set max number of items

6.  Select Show Excerpt and specify the number of characters to show in the excerpt.

Select Show Excerpt

7.  Click Save at the bottom of the widget.

Click Save

Add RSS feed to a post or page

You can also use it to add an RSS to a post or page as follows:

1.  Go to Posts > Add New (or Page > Add New)

2.  Write your post.

3.  Add the following shortcode where you want the RSS feed to display in your post.

[RSSjb feed=”…”] where “…” is the RSS feed you wish to display

Below is an example of what it looks like:

Add RSS shortcode

4.  Now click Publish and you should see the RSS display when you view the post.

Here is what the RSS Just Better feed looks like in a post. 

RSS feed in a page

The default setting is to display 3 items with their titles only in the feed.

You can customize your feed using the following shortcode options:

  • num : number of items to be displayed (default: 3);
  • pubdate : either true or false to display the publication date/not;
  • pubtime : either true or false to display the publication time/not;
  • excerpt : either true or false to display the excerpt/not;
  • charex : limit the number of the ecerpt chars to be displayed;
  • list : either “UL” or “OL” to get unordered or ordered lists;
  • target : either “_blank” or “_self” to get links opened in new/the same windows;
  • pubauthor : true/false whether you allow this plugin’s author footer to be displayed or not;

For example, I would use the following shortcode if I wanted to display:

  1. 5 items with the post title with 200 character excerpt.
  2. As an unordered list.
  3. Post opens in a new browser tab.
  4. Without a link to the plugin name.

Shortcode example

This is what the RSS feed looks like on my page.

RSS feed on a page