Importing RSS Feeds Into WordPress Posts

WP RSS Import

This tutorial will show you how to take an RSS feed and import it into your WordPress site. Each item on the RSS feed will become a separate WordPress post. We use this technique for a couple purposes:

  • Distributing our content to other WordPress sites.
  • Importing blogs and news on a particular topic from other sites. This way people can read them all in one place.

We’re going to use a plugin called FeedWordPress.

Installing and Configuring FeedWordPress

  • WP RSS ImportStep 1: Go to the FeedWordPress page on and download the file.
  • Step 2: Extract the files into a folder on your desktop. The folder will be called, unsurprisingly “feedwordpress”
  • Step 3: Login to your site’s files via FTP and navigate to /wp-content/plugins/.
  • Step 4: Upload the “feedwordpress” folder to  /wp-content/plugins/.
  • Step 5: Go to wp-admin >> Plugins and click “Activate” under “FeedWordPress”.
  • Step 6: Once you’ve enabled it, you’ll see a new tab on the sidebar called “Syndication”. Click the first link called “Syndication”. You’ll see a screen like below:
  • Step 7: Enter your RSS feed into the box called “Add new source” and click “Syndicate”
  • Step 8: FeedWordPress will check the feed and if it’s valid, you can click “Use this Feed” to import the posts.

WP RSS Import

Importing the RSS Feeds

Now that you’re set up, there are two ways to import feeds:

  • Manually: If you’d like to manually import feeds, go the “Syndication” link, check the feeds and click “Update Checked”.
  • Automatically: If you’d like to manually import feeds, go the “Feed and Updates” link and FeedWordPress will show you how to give you instructions to set-up a cron job.

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  • Robbie Adair

    Robbie started her career in corporate training until starting her own custom training and media company almost seventeen years ago. In 2010, she began doing classroom training for OSTraining while running Media A-Team. She is often presenting about various tech topics such as Joomla, Fabrik, Web Development, Social Media, and Augmented Reality. She loves seeing that "ah-ha" moment in peoples eyes in her sessions and workshops. She lives in Houston, Texas, but enjoys all the travel for client work and speaking gigs.

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12 years ago

been looking for hours for this, i have wpmu and needed to sync some content and this is a very easy wasy

many thanks

12 years ago
Reply to  gloopy

You’re welcome, gloopy! We’re glad it worked for you! 🙂

12 years ago


i would like to use your plugin to add rss feeds to my wordpress article section.

i installed and activate the plugin and it seems to work but the problem is that my

articles is using a custom wordpress taxomony (article_type). Apparently i need to find/edit the feed plugin to use the custom wordpress taxomonies but i have no idea how to do so.

coul you please help to get it working on my site please


The problem is that after installation,when i want to add feeds i can only choose to post the feeds to

all the directory section categories. The article categories isnt available to choose

please let me know if you can help and what you need


12 years ago
Reply to  renier

Hi and welcome, Renier!

We didn’t actually create the plugin. We’re a WordPress training company (as well as Joomla and Drupal) and create tutorials for our students and this happens to be one of them.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but if you’re a student at OSTraining, could you copy and paste this into the support forum so one of our support techs can look into it for you? All you have to do is log in at [url=][/url] and click on Support Forum in the main menu.

Please see the support FAQ for more information:


Kind regards,


12 years ago

I have already install it but new tab called syndication didn’t show up, what must i do? thanks

12 years ago
Reply to  Dyan

Hi and welcome, Dyan!

Hmm, that’s interesting. We would love to get into a discussion with you on this. If you are a student at [url=][/url], please log into the support forum ([url=]…[/url] and post the question in there, so that one of our support techs can look into it for you. If you’re not a student, I hope you’ll consider becoming one, so that we can give you the attention you deserve. You can find out more about our online class at [url=][/url]

Kind regards,


Syed Mohammad Zain Jafri
Syed Mohammad Zain Jafri
9 years ago

I’m having an issue. Feeds for year 2014 are all imported fine but in the month of August and September for the year 2013 are not all syndicated (or) imported.

Is there any type of limit ??

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x