An RSS feed is a machine readable version of the content of a blog or a website. With the RSS block you can display updates on your site dynamically. The feed is updated automatically after you added the block. Learn more about RSS on Wikipedia
The RSS block is found in the “Widget” category of the inserter. It is used to display items from a RSS feed, for instance of another Blog or WordPress site. You can display the Title, Author, Date and Excerpt of each item in the feed. You can display it in a list or as a grid in a set number of columns.
Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.
You need to know the RSS Feed’s URL. Some websites display an orange icon with a link together with their links to their social network profiles
Learn more about WordPress Feeds
Once you paste or type the Feed’s address in to the “Enter URL here…”-box, and click on “Use URL”-button, the block displays the titles of the feed items.
Use the options in the Block Toolbar and the controls in the Block Settings panel in your editor’s sidebar to fine-tune the display.
The Block Toolbar shows six buttons:
RSS block is not transform-able to any other block.
- Align Left
- Align Center
- Align Right
- Wide Width (if supported by your Theme)
- Full Width (if supported by your Theme)
You can change the feed’s address by entering a different URL.
The “List” option displays the feed items in an unordered list. Use the Block Settings controls to adjust the display.
Display the feed items in a grid. Use the Block settings controls to adjust the number of columns and the other display options.
Number of items
Slider and number box to adjust the number of feed items you’d like to display. To change the number move the dot on the slider or update the number in the box next to it.
Switch on/off the display of the author’s name
Switch on/off the display of the published date of the feed items
Switch on/off the display of an excerpt from the feed items content.
Max number of words in excerpt
Control the number of words that you display from the feed item’s content. The minimum number is 10. This section is not visible if “Display excerpt” is in the OFF position.
Slider to control the number of columns for the grid view. This option is only visible when you select the Grid view on the Block Toolbar. )