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Replace dashboard news feed with another rss feed

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Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will let you replace the existing RSS feed widget with another RSS feed. Change YOUR_FEED_NAME with the name you wish to display in the widget title this is located on line 09. You will need to also make adjustments to “url, title, items, show_summery, show_author, show_date” located from line 14-19.

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add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'my_dashboard_widgets');
function my_dashboard_widgets() {
     global $wp_meta_boxes;
     wp_add_dashboard_widget( 'dashboard_custom_feed', 'YOUR_FEED_NAME' , 'dashboard_custom_feed_output' );
function dashboard_custom_feed_output() {
     echo '<div class="rss-widget">';
          'url' => 'http://wpsnipp.com/feed/',
          'title' => 'MY_FEED_TITLE',
          'items' => 2,
          'show_summary' => 1,
          'show_author' => 0,
          'show_date' => 1
     echo '</div>';
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  • Stefan


    • http://wpsnipp.com Kevin Chard

       no problem

  • Mark

    This is great.

  • Dan

    Thanks for this post. Is it possible to add a thumbnail image to the rss feed with this?