RSS (Rich Site Summary) was invented to make sharing feeds of content from an external site really simple. Still, it can’t be easily done with WordPress right out of the box. And why should it? That’s why we have plugins. Introducing WP RSS Aggregator WP RSS Aggregator was built in order to accommodate this need. The plugin allows you to add any number of RSS feeds to your site, then output them on posts and pages using a shortcode. You can set a limit of how many posts to show for each feed, and then choose which feeds to output […]
It’s true. Google Reader is finally gone. But that’s not a major issue, right? Because you’ve already migrated to your new solution (I hope). Well, I’ve been spending the past few months with Feedly and it’s been great – it’s helped me stay up to date with all the things that I need and I’ve been happy (not terribly happy, but happy) with the results. Although, it might be second best now that I’ve tried Digg’s new implementation:
I hope you are having a very chill and relaxed weekend as we walk into the 4th of July week! Many of you are probably traveling this week and I hope you travel well and safely. Perhaps most importantly is that you can get offline and just enjoy family, life, and other such things that are vastly more important than *gasp* WordPress! Hahaha!
Just in time too. NetNewsWire, a native OS X RSS Reader just released their Beta for version 4 and it’s not too shabby. You can download it and import your Google Reader feeds in just a matter of seconds (literally) and be relieved that not is all lost. I tried it out last night and although it won’t get me to switch from Feedly at the present moment I may slowly begin to try it on for size at it comes out into a full release.
With the death of Google Reader just around the corner it’s imperative that you find your alternate solution this week before it’s too late to export your feeds and then save them. There are a lot of options out there and I’ve already shared with you my interest in using Feedly before. We’ve also covered a few other alternatives here as well. Well, here’s another reason to choose Feedly:
I first shared the news of Google Reader’s demise (and my alternative) already and it feels like forever and ago since the original announcement dropped. At this point I really hope you’ve moved over to a new service. Feedly has since been iterating on their product like mad dogs and have even launched just the other day their cloud-based solution that’ll ensure continuity and the continuing availability of your RSS reading pleasure. But there are some WordPress-centric solutions that you may want to consider as well – take for example this service which is getting more attention every single day:
There’s been some conversation about having a “better” planet and it’s been a great topic of conversation among blogs as well as in internal conversations here in our office. For those that need a quick recap, the WordPress Planet is a feed that sources content from a number of blogs and sites and aggregates them into one central location here at http://planet.wordpress.org/. It’s an old and outdated place of aggregation as many of the sites and blogs are either defunct, rarely update, or do not post about WordPress anymore. As James shared as he broke down the blogs and outlined their “effectiveness” […]
Time is ticking my friends – Google Reader just has 6 weeks or so to go before it’s *poof* gone. As I’ve shared previously, Feedly has become my go-to choice for a replacement but it’s not perfect, not even close unfortunately. They’ve iterated on their product a bunch of times in the last few months as their popularity has soared but it’s still lacking on some core features that I’m going to miss from Google Reader. As a result, I’m constantly looking for alternatives for RSS Readers and I’ve found a few open source options like Stringer which is neat. Here’s […]
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day which means that every married man with kids (well, not all of them…) is fretting about doing something legit tomorrow. I’ll probably be at my local Target early tomorrow trying to find some crappy Mother’s Day card that means little more than the ridiculous $4.99 that I will pay for it. Hm… I can do better (and so can you)! Ok, but before that, enjoy our weekly roundup. 🙂
John covered Stringer on the site a few days ago. To recap, it’s a new open-source RSS reader that’s self-hosted so you can take control of your reader and set things up just the way you like them. I just so happen to have Stringer up and running on my own Heroku app and have been using it for a few days, here are my thoughts.