How to control your RSS feed footer in WordPress

Would you like to customize the footer for RSS feeds in WordPress?

This allows you to add custom text, links, or even ads below your post content in your RSS feed.

In this article, we are going to show you how to easily control your RSS feed footer in WordPress so that you can display the content you want.

Why add content to RSS feed footer in WordPress?

RSS feeds provide an easier way for users to read your blog posts in their favorite feed reader apps like Feedly.

However, RSS feeds can also be used by content scrapers to automatically steal your blog posts as soon as they are published.

Sometimes these content scrapers rank higher than your original search engine post.

For more information, see our step-by-step guide for beginners to prevent blog content from being scraped in WordPress.

By adding additional content to your RSS feed footer, you can add backlinks to your main website and the original post at the bottom of each article. This can help you rank higher for your posts, even if they have been copied by content scrapers.

By manipulating the footer of your RSS feed, you can also give your readers the option to visit your WordPress blog directly from your RSS feed.

However, let's look at how to easily control your RSS feed footer in WordPress.

Method 1. Adding content to the RSS feed footer using all-in-one SEO

This method is simpler and is recommended for all WordPress users. It uses the all-in-one SEO plugin, the best WordPress SEO plugin used by over 2 million websites.

First of all, you need to install and activate the all-in-one SEO plugin. For more information, see our step-by-step guide to installing a WordPress plugin.

After activation you need to visit All in One SEO »General Settings Click the RSS Content tab.

This will give you an overview of your WordPress RSS feed settings and your WordPress RSS feed url.

AIOSEO RSS general settings

Under "RSS content settings" you can add content in the first field in front of each post. The second field is where you can add content to the post footer.

Then scroll down to the RSS After Content section to edit your RSS feed footer.

AIOSEO standard RSS footer

You will immediately notice that AIOSEO automatically adds credit text with backlinks to your website in the RSS feed footer.

You can either use the text as it is or add your own content and tags.

Save AIOSEO RSS feed footer

Don't forget to click "Save Changes" before exiting the screen.

You can now view your RSS feed to see the changes. At the bottom of each article, you'll see content you've added to your RSS feed footer.

Footer text in the WordPress RSS feed

Method 2: manually adding content to RSS feed footer in WordPress

This method involves adding code to your WordPress files. If you haven't already, check out our guide on how to copy and paste code in WordPress.

You'll need to copy and paste the following code into your theme's functions.php file, into a site-specific plugin, or using the code snippets plugin.

Function wpb_feed_filter ($ query) {
if ($ query-> is_feed) {
add_filter (& # 39; the_content & # 39 ;, & # 39; wpb_feed_content_filter & # 39;);
add_filter (& # 39; the_excerpt_rss & # 39 ;, & # 39; wpb_feed_content_filter & # 39;);
}}
return $ query;
}}
add_filter (& # 39; pre_get_posts & # 39 ;, & # 39; wpb_feed_filter & # 39;);

Function wpb_feed_content_filter ($ content) {
// Any content you want to view can be found here
$ content. = & # 39;

Thanks for reading, check out & # 39 ;. get_bloginfo (& # 39; name & # 39;). & # 39; for more great things.

& # 39 ;;
return $ content;
}}

This code simply checks to see if the requested page is an RSS feed and then filters the content to display your message in the RSS feed footer.

We hope this article has helped you learn how to control your RSS feed footer in WordPress. You might also want to check out our ultimate guide on setting up all-in-one SEO for WordPress and our expert pick of the best WordPress RSS feed plugins.

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