A WordPress Plugin for Handling RSS

The latest version of WordPress (2.5.1, at post time) has a nice plug-in management system built in to the administrator control panel. Per instructions found here, I installed a ‘core’ plug-in first and then the actual plug-in.

I was able to find PHP code for inserting a news feed (via SimplePie RSS) into WordPress. I placed this code into the sidebar of my theme:

// Call the function

echo SimplePieWP(
// Pass in an array of feeds as the first parameter





// Pass in an associative array of configuration options as the second parameter


‘items’ => 5

// End the function call


To refine the output of the displayed news feed, edit the existing ‘default.tmpl’ file contained within a subdirectory of wp-content/plugins.


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