Top 20 WordPress Plugins to Build Your RSS Feeds

WordPress RSS PluginsRSS (Real Simple Syndication) enables you to syndicate the blog content in a digestible format for the readers. Assuming that most of you are using the WordPress format, we give you a list of top 20 WordPress Plugins to build your RSS feeds.

Use only those Plugins that will help in improving the blog’s performance and user’s readability.

Best WordPress RSS Plugins

To Manage RSS Feeds:

1. RSSless – If images and videos in your content feed do not format properly, you can use this plugin to weed them out with the help of short codes.

2. Feed Key – This plugin is useful when it comes to restricting feed visibility. In other words, if you want the RSS feeds to be visible only for registered users, use this plugin.

3. FD Feedburner Plugin – This plugin uses Feedburner to redirect the comments and main feed without the need to modify the RSS templates.

To Create RSS Feed Content:

4. Simple Feed Copyright – I think this is necessary for every blog feed. This plugin attaches a copyright note at the end of each RSS feed entry and protects it from copyright infringement.

5. RSS Includes Pages – This is another innovative plugin like the previous one. With this, you not only can include posts in RSS feeds but also include pages to customize the Feed.

6. RSS Footer – Through this plugin you can include copyright information in the RSS feed, along with a link back to the original posting on the main blog.

7. RSS Supplement – Like the name says, you get to add supplementary features with the RSS feed like bookmarking links, comments and others.

8. Better Feed – This is an all-in-one RSS feed plugin which allows you to add everything that you ever want like copyright information, links, advertisement, comments and others.

9. RSS Atom Avatar – If you want to personalize the RSS Feed by adding an avatar or the site’s favicon to the feed, use this plugin.

10. Feed Comments Number – If you want to track the number of comments the RSS feed is getting, use this plugin. It will add a small image on all the posts selected for the feed. This image will automatically update itself after every comment submission. If there are no comments, it will display “Add a Comment.”

To Manage RSS Feed Statistics:

11. Feedburner Widget – If you have a Google Feedburner account, use this widget to connect it with your blog. It will directly retrieve Feedburner data and display it on the blog admin area.

12. Feed Stats – With this plugin, you can track feed usage directly from the dashboard. It will also let you fix the number of days you want to track and what all things you want to track like IP, comments, users data, number of views, number of hits and others.

13. Feed Subscriber Stats – With this plugin, you neither have to login into the blog nor see the home page to see the number of subscribers. You can login to the Feedburner account and see the updated stats.

14, Feed Tracker – This plugin serves a dual purpose. First, you can apply buttons on the site for people to subscribe through the link. Second, whenever your RSS feed is updated, it will be notified and then it will also track the total subscriber count for your blog.

15. RSS Link Tagger for Google Analytics – This is again something every blog owner with a monetized blog needs; this plugin will add a special code into the RSS feeds which will then help Google Analytics to track how many readers come to your blog through the RSS feeds.

16. Disable RSS – As the name implies, this plugin will kill or deactivate all RSS content feeds because you do not need them when you use WordPress as a CMS platform.

17. Private RSS – This plugin will help you to create two RSS feeds: the first one will contain summaries of content which will be visible to everyone; the second one will contain full blog posts and can be optimized for specific subscribers. For instance, you may create a list of subscribers called ‘Client’ and then create a specific RSS feed to send to this list ONLY.

18. SOJ Tag Feed – This plugin will help you to create RSS feed for every tag stored in your blog Dashboard. For instance, if someone wants to know only about “internet marketing” from your blog, the plugin will specifically list those blogs tagged with “internet marketing” and will send it to the subscriber. It also includes copyright notices to help fight off feed scrapers.

19. Special Feed Items – If you want the RSS readers to particularly read one or more blog posts, how do you draw their attention? The Special Feed Items installs a small “heart” sign before the specific post title, which makes readers most likely to notice it.

20. Old Post Promoter – If your permalink structure includes dates, then this is not for you. In case it doesn’t include dates, you can use Old Post Promoter to randomly select blogs from the published database and make them appear on the front page of the RSS feed.

Creating RSS feed is important for a blog, especially when the blog has started to receive a good number of viewers.

Read this small guide on how to syndicate your blog with RSS feeds.

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Top 7 WordPress Plugins to Monitor Comments

Few days back, I read about a product on the popular Warrior Forum where you can use the spam comments that we bloggers so generously receive into a money making venture. I don’t know whether that product actually works or not but I thought why not prepare a list of WordPress plugins that will help us in differentiating spam comments from the authentic ones.

WordPress Plugins to Monitor CommentsThis list will be useful for those who want to get rid of spam comments and for those as well who have the knack to make money online from spam comments.

The 7 plugins are the ones I could see were popular, most downloaded and relevant ones. There were others too but not with much of a success rate.

WordPress Plugins to Monitor Comments

We have prepared a list of the top 7 WordPress Plugins to Monitor Comments

Note: Those who are using free WordPress hosting cannot install Plugins. Only paid WordPress sites or your own blogs can install unlimited Plugins.

1. Extra Admin for Comments [Download]

AuthorGraeme Boy
LinksFAQ & Installation

Features – This is a new plug-in that helps you add extra admin people on the WordPress blog. On installation, it will produce a list of the top 10 commentators on various blog posts and show the number of comments each blog has received in the last 7 days, 15 days or the past month. It creates a separate list of comments that haven’t been replied by the admin. You can create multiple logins with this plug-in.


2. After the Deadline [Download]

AuthorOtto 42
LinksFAQ & Installation

Features – This is another new and popular plug-in which is actually a language checker for comments. Many times we receive comments that even though are not spam, end up getting trashed because of grammatical and syntactical errors. You can use this plug-in to proofread comments through their artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology.

Moreover, you can download the software and use it on your browser, on your blog, on your site and with Open Office Writer. The software is available for both personal and commercial use.


3. Verification Code for Comments [Download]

AuthorWang
LinksInstallation

Features – If you want to avoid users from using robots and filling up your comment section with spam comments, use this plug-in to activate an image verification code or a math equation for users. You just need to install this plug-in. You don’t have to edit WP source code.


4. Send Love – Social People Rating Plugin for Bloggers and Publishers [Download]

AuthorSend Love
LinksInstallation

Features – The Send Love is a unique plugin that scans the blog and identifies famous people from its database containing 2 million names. If your blog is about people who are constantly in the news and gossip columns, use this plugin at all costs. The plugin helps in creating meaningful as well as controversial conversations on the blog. According to the owner of this plugin, users have reported a significant increase in traffic, page views and return visitors with Send Love.

Some of its other significant features are – display of public figure bios, opinions feed, quick polls, social authentication, easy customization, real time analytics, mobile compatibility and can be used with Facebook comments, WordPress, Intense Debate, Echo, Disqus and others.


5. Custom Avatar for Comments [Download]

AuthorN. Kuttler
LinksFAQ & Installation

Features – Through this plug-in you can create and upload custom avatars on the blog. These images will be visible to your visitors who can then choose from among these avatars and use them while commenting on your blog. The same visitor can choose different avatars while commenting. This plugin adds a personal touch to an otherwise boring commenting section.


6. Text Math Anti-Spam for Comment [Download]

AuthorPtiPti
LinksFAQ & Installation

Features – Similar to the plugin number 3 above, this one only shows mathematical verification. For instance, the comment user will be asked “how much is nine minus four?” or “how much is ten multiplied by six?’…You can even create images through sentence conversion and customize the color pattern. The code is less than 199 lines long and there is no need to configure anything. However, it will not display complex images. This plugin assures that the commentator on your blog is a human being.


7. oEmbed for Comments [Download]

AuthorRay
LinksFAQ & Installation

Features – This plugin is great for very hungry users of social media. This plugin will embed your blog content with other social networking sites. What are all the sites it covers? YouTube, Blip.tv, Hulu, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Flickr, Qik, Viddler, Revision3, Scribd, Photobucket and WordPress.tv. Now you can comment and embed any link from the above sites. Once the comment is published, the link is converted into the embedded content.

Even though paid WordPress blogs have a default ‘Comments’ section, we cannot tell a spam from an authentic comment. Given the fact that Akismet is also a paid service now, you can make use of the above plugins and optimize your WordPress blog.

If you come across any other plugins that is fit to feature in this list, please let us know. We will update our list.