How to Display Your RSS Feed on Your WordPress Blog

>How to Display Your RSS Feed on Your WordPress Blog

RSS stands for “Rich Site Summary” or “Really Simple Syndication”, which is a type of web feed that allows readers to easily access updates (news, guides, etc.) from their favorite blogs.

WordPress already has a built-in RSS feed, and you can access it by going to (replace yourdomain with your actual domain). rss feed

ThemeSkills’ RSS feed

Note that some browsers might not display the RSS feed properly.

Opera shows a blank screen (might be a bug), while Chrome shows the source code on purpose, from what I understand.

There’s an extension for Chrome, though, which will make the RSS feed show properly.

Now, let’s see what you need to do if you want to display the RSS feed on your WordPress blog.

Display the RSS feed on your WordPress blog

Step 1 – Log in to WordPress.

Step 2 – Go to Appearance -> Widgets.

Step 3 – Search for the RSS widget on the left, then click + hold and drag it into your sidebar or footer widget area.

Step 4 – Add your feed URL and choose from some of the features that you have.

Step 5 – Press the Save button on the RSS widget.

wordpress rss feed widget

You can also display specific sections of your blog into the WordPress RSS feed widget, like categories, tags, comments or authors.

  • For categories:
  • For tags:
  • For comments:
  • For authors:

You can also display posts from multiple categories or tags by separating them with a comma.

  • For categories:,categoryname2/feed/
  • For tags:,tagname2/feed/

Here’s a more clear example:,cooking/feed/

Here’s how the RSS feed looks like in the blog sidebar of the default Twenty Seventeen theme:

wordpress rss feed sidebar

It’s kind of similar to a recent posts widget.

The way it looks depends from theme to theme.

That’s a wrap

Hope you found the tutorial comprehensive and useful!

Don’t forget to share it below to help out others!

If you have any questions or thoughts, drop a comment or send a message via contact or Facebook page.

You can also hit the follow button on Twitter and subscribe to the YouTube channel.

If you want to start your own WordPress blog, or need a website for your business, ThemeSkills’ WordPress website setup service is at your disposal! On-going support and maintenance service is on the menu as well!

You can also purchase a ready-made WordPress website with hosting and support included!

WP Rocket - WordPress Caching Plugin
By |2018-08-20T16:25:39+00:00August 3rd, 2018|WordPress|0 Comments

Leave A Comment


- Get guides and offers right into your inbox -

The type of emails that you would like to receive (multiple selection allowed):

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of the emails. For more information, please check the privacy policy.

I use MailChimp as my emailing service. By subscribing, you understand that your email and preferences will be transferred to MailChimp. Learn more about MailChimp's privacy practices here.