You can easily embed an RSS feed from another site into a post or page using shortcodes.
Using the RSS shortcode
To use the RSS shortcode, you’ll need the URL of the feed you want to embed. For example, the feed URL for the WordPress.com blog is
Once you have the feed link, add it to your post or page using this format:
Here’s what that will look like:
The number of items displayed from the RSS feed will be determined by the feed owner.
You can customize the look of your feed using the options below.
Customizing your Feed
There are several ways you can customize your feed:
|show_title||Display the article title (If titles are hidden, links will be automatically hidden as well.)||true, false||true|
|show_links||Displays the article title as a link||true, false||true|
|show_summary||Displays an excerpt of the article||true, false||true|
|show_author||Displays the author of the article||true, false||false|
|show_date||Displays the date the article was published||true, false||false|
|reverse||Reverses the order of the listed articles||true, false||false (most recent at top)|
[rss url=http://en.blog.wordpress.com/feed show_title=false]
[rss url=http://en.blog.wordpress.com/feed show_links=false]
[rss url=http://en.blog.wordpress.com/feed show_author=true show_date=true]
[rss url=http://en.blog.wordpress.com/feed show_summary=false]
If you’re seeing this error:
An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
There’s either an error with your feed URL or the feed itself is down. Here are some steps to troubleshoot your RSS feed shortcode:
- Make sure you include
http://in your domain
- Do not use quotes
- Confirm that your feed URL validates using this feed validator.
- If your feed URL is PHP, the additional parameters at the end may cause issues. Try removing everything after .php including the question mark.