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(Widget) RSS Icon Widget

We had a client recently who want to be able to put a link to his rss feed in his sidebar. Visit Studio Light Room to check it out. Oddly enough we didn’t find anything readily available to do that without adding code to his theme files. We decided to create a little widget to handle this functionality. It has the following features and is freely available right here is freely available on the WordPress plugin directory:

  • Customizable link text
  • Customizable link color
  • Selection of Standard Feed Icon in six different sizes
  • Enter any feed URL

We also have future plans for this plugin. On our TODO list we have the following:

  • Custom icon colors
  • List any number of RSS links in the widget

If there’s anything you’d like to see us add to this, please let us know. We’re always open to suggestions. If you have any questions, go ahead and click here. We have a screencast queued up to walk you from download to production.

Download the official version at the WordPress plugin directory.

Update: We added in the color picker feature for the link text. You can thank jQuery and Farbtastic for their excellent code and ease of use.

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14 comments

  1. BeerLuver says:

    Great lil plugin that works very well for it’s simple use. I do have one suggestion though. Any chance of adding an Alignment option within the widget’s configurable options? This would allow users to align how they want this widget to display the RSS Icon in their sidebar to coincide & work best for their theme/blog layout. The common simple Left, Right, & Center would be best for selective options.

    Hope this is a feasible suggestion to be considered. Thanks for all your work on your plugins too :). Have a good one.

  2. Brandon says:

    @BeerLuver – That’s a good suggestion. Thanks for the feedback. I think we can slip that in to the upcoming release. We’ve got a major update to this plugin coming…

  3. Brandon says:

    B. Chamberlain, I’ve just updated the plugin to allow links to be opened in a new window. You should see the update in your dashboard, but if you don’t you can download the update here. Thanks for the great idea!

  4. Hi, Just used your icon widget and it appears. However, I get the following message popup when I click on it, “Apologies, but we were unable to find what you were looking for. Perhaps searching will help.” I must have something broken somewhere but don’t know where. I set up my feed on the Feedburner site. Can you help?
    Bob

  5. Peri says:

    Hi there,

    I like your plugin very much but having one issue that plugin I installed works fine for desktop but apparently is not working for mobile viewers.

    It says “discontinued”

    Please help!

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