RSS Footer WordPress Plugin
I confess that I am a bit cranky when it comes to WordPress plugins. I use as few as possible (to not compromise my WP install), and I also tend to like some old school plugins that were released years ago. My plugin of choice for adding a link to my RSS feed, for instance, was the sig2feed one. I started using it early in 2006!
Recently, however, more people started scraping Daily Blog Tips, so I felt that it was necessary to add not only a link back to the blog, but also a link back to the original post. This should help Google to identify my original articles more easily and quickly.
When I tried to use sig2feed for this purpose, however, I found that it was not capable of (not without a good deal of PHP tweaking at least), so I decided to find a new RSS feed footer.
RSS Footer is the name of the plugin created by Joost de Valk, and it gets the job done perfectly. Basically it allows you to insert any message or link on the footer of your feeds, and it also comes with a check box that you simply need to tick if you want a link back to the original article.
If you have people scraping your RSS feed, give this plugin a try.
31 Responses to “RSS Footer WordPress Plugin”
Very neat. This is one of the plugins I might have to install. I like it keep up the good work.
Thats interesting i think i may give that a go for my SEO blog. I have been looking for a good RSS plugin.
Abhijeet from Jeet Blog
Excellent find Daniel ! I used to think that sig2feed is the only such plugin and even I wanted to add the post backlink. This plugin will solve the problem.
I was using this but, I know this is odd, it broke the category feeds. Normally that’s no big deal, but I’m using a category feed for email subscriptions.
Thanks for the plugin plug… I had not seen that one yet, I will have to check it out (as long as it doesn’t break the feeds).
Very cool !
i install it today !!! thanks
nice find… where the same dude… im very picky w/plugins..
Nice plugin. Do you think a blog with not a huge amount of posts should use this plugin too?
Sounds like a great little plugin, I’ve been using Feed Footer for adding a footer to my RSS feed items but this plugin may make me switch.
Imagine the links you’ll be getting! Nice find.
I will install this plugin 🙂
Somehow I think that the scrapers have a plugin that removes links to the original post 🙂
Finally, a decent RSS footer plugin worth using! Certainly the easiest one to use that I’ve seen around.
Sumesh from BlogCreativity
I’d seen this linkback technique for a long time on labnol.org, and Google also recommends doing this (and goes so far as to say that a link back is enough to distinguish from spam). Unfortunately I was too lazy to find a plugin to do this, until now.
Try feed layout wordpress plugin, and let me know if it can be a useful plugin to manipulate the feed. I’m the author and I’m using it to add a copyright notice on every post delivered via feed but it can do much more… hope it can be of any help!
This is an incredibly useful plugin. I wish that there was a way for me to tweak the code to make it say: “You are reading:” before the permalink to the post.
Thanks for posting this – RSS Footer worked where other plugins had not.
Has anyone found a way to make the post backlink appear within the HTML code supplied for the footer? (instead of below it)
Arun Basil Lal
Daniel, Thanks for sharing word about this plugin in the QandA post you answered for me.
Is there anyway to modify the output here? I’m looking for a something like:
This is simply a great plugin specially by the html feature is superb. Thanks for making it available for download.
Im looking for rss plugin that i can use to put my client advertisement. I think this plugin can do that. Glad i found your site. Thanks !
Thanks for the RSS Footer plugin recommendation, Daniel. I realize you posted this article a couple of years ago (based on earliest comment date) but it sounds like it is still a prudent thing to do. Thank you!
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