WordPress Plugin for Category Specific RSS Feed Plugin Subscription Menu
Category Specific RSS Feed Subscription WordPress Plugin allows you to add a menu with the option to subscribe to multiple RSS feed on your site besides the normal RSS subscription option. Category specific RSS feed menu can be added to post, page or sidebar. Through this menu, your visitors will be able to subscribe to a specific theme / category RSS feed of your blog, which specially interests them.
You can also create a tag specific RSS feed menu or a Tag RSS feed cloud using a shortcode.
Why Use WordPress Plugin for Category Specific RSS Feed Plugin Subscriptions?
The reason is very simple … when you are a vegetarian you do not want to serve with meats! If your site covers many topics, your subscribed readers may become disturbed when you update your site with the content in which they are not interested and receive notifications in their RSS reader. With category-specific RSS Subscription options, your readers can choose which topic they want to subscribe to and when you update / add content to your site with that specific topic, only then will be informed.
In addition to the search engine optimization (SEO) benefits, this is a more clean and clean RSS subscription option. Most of the time, your visitors will not be able to subscribe to your RSS feeds, if they can not choose any topic / category specific membership, especially when many topics related to your site are included.
Category Specific RSS Feed Plugin Installation
Go to Add New Plugins Screen in your WordPress Admin Area
Click the Upload tab
Browse for the plugin file (category-specific-rss-wp.zip), then press the “install” button.
Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
Go to Settings and configure options.
Alternatively, go to the Widget menu and add ‘Category specific RSS’ widget to the sidebar or add a shortcode to a post or page where you want to show the RSS feed widget.
Category Specific RSS Feed Plugin Usage
There are three ways to use this plugin:
Add category specific RSS widget to your sidebar from widget menu.
Add shortcode [category_specific_rss_menu] to your WordPress post or page.
Call the function from template files: <? Php echo show_cat_specific_rss_menu (); ?>
Use [tag_specific_rss_menu] shortcode in your post, page, sidebar widget to add a tag specific RSS feed menu
Use [tag_specific_rss_cloud] shortcode in your post, page, sidebar widget to add a tag cloud with the RSS feed of each tag
Plugin compatibility – Works with the latest version of WordPress.
Plugin is required – WordPress 3.0 or higher is required.
Display category specific RSS for all categories
To show a list of all categories and one RSS feed for each of them, check the ‘Show category RSS for all categories’ option from the settings menu.
You can also toggle the current calculation performance of the posts in each category from the settings menu of the plugin.
Changing the Default RSS Image
To change the default RSS image, simply overwrite the image ‘rss_small_icon.png’ in the plugin directory with that image you want to use
Why does not the plugin provide an RSS feed?
One thing to keep in mind is that the ‘Category Specific RSS’ plugin will not be able to give you RSS feeds if you are using the default dynamic URL structure.
Search Engine Optimization Tips for WordPress Blog
Change your permelink structure from Settings-> Permalink menu (choose anything by default and then the feed will work properly).