3 Absolute Best RSS to Post WordPress Plugins and What You Can Do With Each

RSS is dead, long live RSS!

Granted, people haven’t been excited about RSS for a long time. The technology is surely past its prime in the eyes of the public, but it’s still very much in use behind the curtains. What’s more, you can still achieve pretty great things with it for your WordPress site.

The catch? You need a good plugin to make that happen. Depending on what it is exactly that you want to do, some plugins are going to be better than others, and once we factor in the price tag into the mix … well, it becomes a whole different story again.

So today, we’re looking into the topic of RSS to post WordPress plugins, and run through some creative things that you can do with them.

Note; this is about RSS to post WordPress plugins specifically – meaning that we’re looking at plugins that have the capability to import content from RSS feeds and add it as a blog post alongside your other content. If that’s what you need, read on!

 
If you’re in a hurry and just want someone to point you in the right direction, you can check out the summary of our findings in the table below:
 

Best RSS to Post WordPress Plugins Compared
WP RSS AggregatorFeedzy RSS FeedsCyberSyn
RSS to PostYYY
Keyword FilteringYYY
Media AttachmentsYYY
Full Text RSSYYY
WordPress.org Rating4.4 / 54.8 / 54.6 / 5
PRICE$60-$100 / year for 1 site$99 / year for 3 sitesfree (lite) or $179.95 (pro)
 

Best RSS to Post WordPress Plugins:

1. WP RSS Aggregator + add-ons

 
WP RSS aggregator
I do like this plugin, I have to admit. It has basically all RSS-related functionality imaginable, and, at the same time, remains easy to grasp and highly customizable.

WP RSS Aggregator is actually a multi-plugin tool. First, you need the core WP RSS Aggregator plugin – this one is free. Then, you can get whatever number of add-ons in order to expand the functionality or extend the abilities of the whole thing in some other way (more settings, etc.).

The only downside with this plugin, though, is that most of its best features indeed come via those paid add-ons.

 
Long story short, if you want basic RSS to post functionality, it’s going to cost you $60 / year for a single site. For a slightly more advanced setup – with RSS to post, full text RSS feeds, and keyword filtering (import specific content based on the keywords in it) – the price goes up to $100 / year.

The core plugin by itself basically only gives you the option to track whatever number of RSS feeds and then display the links to individual feed items – articles – via a shortcode.

That being said, I have to give it to WP RSS Aggregator, they’ve put in great care into delivering very good admin features. For instance, you can import and export your settings and feeds, blacklist feed items, set feed processing intervals, and even enter the debug mode in case there’s any problem with your feeds.

Back to the plugin’s RSS to post abilities… So, the best way to get this functionality is to buy WP RSS Aggregator’s “Advanced Feeds Bundle.” As part of it, you get three add-ons: Feed to Post, Full Text RSS Feeds, Keyword Filtering.

 
 
Together, those three + the core plugin allow you to: add an RSS feed, check how it should be imported and what should happen with the content once imported, process the images, assign an author account to imported content, add custom text before and after the content, and more.

Overall, there’s a lot of stuff there, but at the same time, you can very well just use the default settings, and your posts will get imported no problem.

One thing to keep in mind, when you get the add-ons bundle, make sure to go to the plugin’s settings → the Feed to Post tab → select “Premium Full Text Service” next to the “Full Text RSS service” label. This will give you upgraded content importing.

WP RSS aggregator settings
 

Cool usage example

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Who should get WP RSS Aggregator

Looking through all of the plugin’s features and add-ons, I’d say that it’s a great solution for websites that rely heavily on external RSS feeds and the ability to import them with no hassle. Content aggregators come to mind, internal websites (within a business), or curated publications, etc. And, of course, you need to be ready to spend $100 / year.

2. Feedzy RSS Feeds

 
Feedzy RSS Feeds
Feedzy is a simpler and more focused RSS to post WordPress plugin as compared to WP RSS Aggregator. First off, you get all the crucial features in the main premium version of the plugin right out the gate, no add-ons required. Secondly, you get built-in keyword filtering too, and the ability to control how your imported content looks (done via special tags when adding the feed and not via separate settings pages).

Apart form that, the plugin allows you to have unlimited feeds, show product feeds also (good for including feeds coming from your e-commerce store), and add tracking tags.

An interesting added feature of Feedzy is that it supports affiliate links. You can set it up to automatically add your referral/affiliate ID to in-feed links.

There are just three easy steps when configuring RSS to post via Feedzy:

  1. Add a valid feed.
  2. Set the filtering based on keywords (either include or exclude content that features a given keyword).
  3. Assign the content to a specific post type, category, and modify the content’s appearance via tags. Additionally, you can also add custom fields in case you want to do something slightly more advanced with the feed.
Feedzy keyword filtering

Feedzy import settings

 
Now, about the pricing. The version of the plugin that gives you the RSS to post abilities is $99 / year. However, you can actually use it on 3 sites instead of just one. This makes it an affordable alternative for those who need RSS to post WordPress plugins running on multiple projects.

Cool usage example

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Who should get Feedzy

If you want to start using the RSS to post functionality quickly, for multiple feeds, and while also having the ability to filter the content that’s being imported (plus the widgets you can use, and the main shortcode), then you should enjoy Feedzy very much. Last but not least, with the price tag of $99 for 3 sites, it becomes much more affordable if you have multiple projects going on.

3. CyberSyn

 
CyberSyn is one of the few sensible RSS to post WordPress plugins in the market that deliver the core of its functionality for free. That being said, there are some limitations.

First off, CyberSyn seems to be doing everything you’d expect it to. You can add RSS feeds to import, and customize the way those imports are to be handled.

 
You can assign the imported posts to specific categories, set how often the import should be done, what to do with the attachments/media, and even how to process any videos that might have been included in the post, etc.

cybersyn

On the flip side, though, I did experience some problems when trying to import whole feeds along with the media in it (while also creating featured images on the fly). Also, the developer recommends to keep the number of posts to be syndicated from each feed at once to low values in order to decrease the execution time.

Nevertheless, you do get the RSS to post functionality for free, so it’s hard to complain.

With that being said, there’s also a premium version of the plugin available, called CyberSEO. It extends the range of available types of feeds, and gives you even more configuration options. Plus, you can put whatever content your import through a text spinning service.

However, there’s an elephant in the room. That premium version is $179.95. By far the most expensive solution on this list. I’d probably stick with the free option.

Cool usage example

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Who should get CyberSyn

This plugin is geared towards people importing RSS content for SEO purposes – as in, populating a website with content from other sources. Also, should work well if you just want to test out the whole RSS to post idea without investing in a premium solution.

Your choice?

What do you think? Have you tested any of the popular RSS to post WordPress plugins? Or maybe you have a really cool use case involving RSS that you’d like to share? Speak up in the comments below.

Here’s that comparison table again:

 
WP RSS AggregatorFeedzy RSS FeedsCyberSyn
RSS to PostYYY
Keyword FilteringYYY
Media AttachmentsYYY
Full Text RSSYYY
WordPress.org Rating4.4 / 54.8 / 54.6 / 5
PRICE$60-$100 / year for 1 site$99 / year for 3 sitesfree (lite) or $179.95 (pro)
 

 

Karol K

Creates content, manages CodeinWP's team of writers and makes sure that every piece of content you see on this blog looks great! / Author of "WordPress Complete" / Professional yerba mate drinker / @carlosinho
  • Excellent article, I really like the way you’ve used infographics and comparison tables. Karol, I really like the way you’ve started this article “RSS is dead, long live RSS!”. Thank you very much for taking time in putting and sharing all together.