Create Your Own Customized RSS Feed Ticker With Super RSS Reader

Create Your Own Customized RSS Feed Ticker With Super RSS Reader

There is no doubting the fact that open source is awesome. But there is a blunt edge to the open source sword – the barriers of entry are non-existent. For every excellent WordPress plugin, there are 100 crap ones. It can often take a long time to sift through the garbage to find a diamond.

With that in mind, I always like it when a plugin simply works. When it meets or even surpasses your expectations in carrying out a singular task effectively.

Super RSS Reader is one such plugin. Check out this video for a quick overview:

As you can see, Super RSS Reader allows you to place one or more RSS feed summaries directly into any widgetized area on your blog. It has a few different options which you can set to determine how the feed is displayed – including description, description length, number of visible items, and so on. This WordPress plugin can use tabs to separate different feed sources and also display the data with a news ticker effect. And if you are a dab hand with CSS, formatting the widget to your liking is an absolute cinch.

Super RSS Reader is not a game-changer (obviously). But it is a big improvement on the default WordPress RSS widget. So if that is something you already use (or are thinking of using), you should definitely take a look at this first.

Download Super RSS Reader here.