Super RSS Reader – Add attractive RSS Feed Widget

Description

Super RSS Reader is a RSS reader widget which displays the RSS feeds in an attractive way. It displays the multiple RSS feeds and adds a news ticker like effect to them. Multiple RSS feeds can be added to a single widget in separate tabs.

The plugin is fully customizable with external styles and with some inbuilt color styles. It acts as a perfect replacement for the default RSS widget in WordPress.

Check out the LIVE DEMO of the plugin

Features

  • News ticker like effect to the RSS feeds (can turn off or on)
  • Display feeds in multiple tabs.
  • Display thumbnail to the feed items if available.
  • Select color styles for widget. Customizable via CSS.
  • Customizable ticker speed.
  • Supports RSS or atom feed.
  • Can trim title and description text of the feed item.

Resources

Screenshots

  • Example Super RSS Reader widgets shown in the sidebar, having a ticker effect and a tabbed mode.
  • Plugin working in different themes and RSS feeds.
  • Picture showing some possible ways of Customizing the widget.
  • The Super RSS Reader widget in the administration page.

Installation

Download and upload the latest version of Super RSS Reader,

  1. Unzip & upload it to your WordPress site.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Drag and drop the “Super RSS Reader” widget in the “Widgets” page.
  4. Input a RSS feed URL to the widget, tweak some settings and you are,
  5. Done !

FAQ

My RSS feed is not refreshing !

Super RSS Reader uses WordPress’s default feed reading module. By default WordPress caches the RSS feed for 12 hours.

You can change this default value by adding the below code to your theme’s function.php file.

add_filter( 'wp_feed_cache_transient_lifetime', function($a) { return 600; } );

Here 600 indicates 10 minutes in seconds. Please note that setting lower value will increase the load on the server to refresh the RSS cache.

You can also refer this post https://wordpress.org/support/topic/rss-not-updating-no-matter-which-plugin-i-try/#post-10123881 to change the refresh time for particular feed URL.

How can I customize the RSS widget via CSS styles ?

You can use the super-rss-reader-widget class in your stylesheet to control the widget styling. Other classes are,

  1. srr-tab-wrap – the tab’s class.
  2. srr-wrap – the wrapper of the widget.
  3. srr-item.odd – to control the odd feed items.
  4. srr-item.even – to control the even feed items.

Does this plugin support horizontal ticker ?

No, Super RSS Reader only supports vertical support feature for now.

How to create a tabbed mode or multiple feeds ?

Just enter the RSS feed URLs separated by comma in the widget, the plugin automatically renders the tab.

What fields are shown in the feed output by default ?

By default the plugin shows fields like title, author, description, thumbnail. Other fields are not supported for now.

How big is the ticker library ?

The size of the ticker library is only 2.5 KB.

Reviews

17. sept. 2020
Very easy to use and has all the features I needed. I simply supplied my RSS Feed and the plugin displays the feed on my WordPress website. There's also several settings that let you display the feed how you want.
10. sept. 2020
After using a few other plugins that were overly complicated and greedy, this does EXACTLY what I needed. I can't believe how simple it is yet effective. I was able to do everything i did with bigger plugins, and MORE. Thank you sir!
13. aug. 2020
@vaakash That's what I was looking for! - and found very good. The sharing of one and more websites RSS feed? - then 'Super RSS Reader' is the plug-in of choice. The idea of having RSS in the tab menu. And so elegant! ... to wish you good luck!
7. juuli 2020
Everything works - no hassles. The widget is well designed, works well inside Elementor. I mainly needed something with a ticker and flexible display. This worked perfectly.
16. apr. 2020
Great plugin that allows one to create a scrolling effect for an RSS feed. With a little CSS customization, you can integrate the feed style right into your website. Also well supported.
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Contributors & Developers

“Super RSS Reader – Add attractive RSS Feed Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.2

  • Fix: Read more link not present
  • New: Widgets settings is now clean and easy to use.
  • New: Thumbnail and description can now be displayed separately.
  • New: Description and title text are now trimmed by “words” instead of “characters”.
  • New: Enable ticker option is now replaced with Display type.
  • Fix: Refactor code.
  • Fix: Undefined index notice upon saving the widget.

3.1

  • Fix: Settings not being saved.
  • New: Updated the ticker library to the latest.
  • Fix: Added cache buster to JS and CSS files.
  • Fix: Upon tab change, sometimes ticker height gets to 0;

3.0

  • New: Plugin code is refactored.
  • New: Options are reorganized for easy configuration.
  • Fix: Minor UI changes.
  • Fix: Certain PHP notices on saving widget settings.

2.8

  • New: jQuery ticker script is now loaded locally.
  • Fix: Minor style adjustments to the admin widget.

2.7

  • New: Support for “no follow” attribute in links.
  • Fix: Readme with updated FAQ.

2.6

  • New: Ability to set fixed height for the RSS widget.
  • New: Using minified JavaScript on frontend.
  • Fix: Cleaned widget UI, reordered options.
  • Fix: Code refactoring.

2.5

  • Added feature to change individual tab titles/names.
  • Added feature to enable rich or full description.
  • Fixed feed ordering issues.
  • Updated jQuery easy ticker plugin to v2.0.
  • Minor code revisions.

2.4

  • Added feature to cut down/strip feed titles.
  • Added a new ‘Simple modern’ color style.

2.3

  • Fixed incompatibility of other jQuery plugins due to the usage of the latest version of jQuery.

2.2

  • Displays “thumbnail” of the feed item if available.
  • Added setting to change ticker speed.
  • Added setting to edit the “Read more” text.
  • Default styles are revised.
  • Switched to full size ticker code.
  • Core code revised.

2.1

  • Added option to open links in new window.
  • Changed the method to include the scripts and styles.
  • Added a new ‘Orange’ color style.

2.0

  • Core code is completely rewritten.
  • Flash RSS Reader is removed and instead jQuery is used.
  • Administration panel used in the previous version is removed and settings are configured in the widget itself.

0.8

  • Second version with included CSS and Proxy file (loadXML.php).

0.5

  • Initial version with a flash RSS Reader