RSS widget is used to display RSS feed from any website in your sidebar.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a sidebar:

RSS widget


Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see the widget settings look like this:

RSS Widget Settings
  • Enter the RSS Feed URL here:  The RSS feed URL for the website.  Feed URL on a website is normally indicated by the orange RSS icon or the words RSS.
  • Give the feed a title:   Allows you to add your own custom title.  For example, Latest Science news.
  • How many items would you like to display:  Controls the number of items displayed.
  • Show item content?:  When checked it displays an excerpt of the post content.
  • Show item author if available?: When checked it displays the post author.
  • Show item date?: When checked it displays the date the article was published.