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How to: Display RSS feeds from anywhere

Here is a simple way to display any RSS feed in your WordPress blog.

<?php include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/rss.php');
	$rss = fetch_rss('');
	$items = array_slice($rss->items, 0, 4);

		if (empty($items)) echo '<li>No items</li>';
			foreach ( $items as $item ) : ?>
            <a style="font-size: 14px;" href='<?php echo $item['link']; ?>' title='<?php echo $item['title']; ?>'><?php echo $item['title']; ?></a><br /> 
            <p style="font-size: 10px; color: #aaa;"><?php echo date('F, j Y',strtotime($item['pubdate'])); ?></p>
            <p><?php echo substr($item['summary'],0,strpos($item['summary'], "This is a post from")); ?></p>
            <?php endforeach; ?>

The first step is to include the WordPress file rss.php then will apply code after to style the feeds.

Of coarse I forgot to mention, change the RSS feed to the feed you want to pull.



  1. Septian

    March 24, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Wow, actually I want to ask you how to do that…but, you already answer it with this post 🙂
    anyway, I’ve question for you, please look at your mailbox and answer it ASAP..thx very much…

  2. Peter

    March 26, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Very cool – I had no idea this functionality was built in. I see quite a few projects where people want this type of thing built, and I had assumed you’d have to build your own parser.

    Does anybody know how long Magpie has been in wordpress? This could have saved me lots of time..

  3. Larry

    April 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks but I need some more direction The code you have listed- where do I put that? In the post or page? Appreciate your time

  4. Thanks, this information is usefull..

  5. Raymond Ramy

    April 14, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    ..hey.. I think the “summary” is not functioning..

    Raymond Ramy´s last blog post..Why Choose Freelance Web Designer?

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