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Replace dashboard news feed with another rss feed

Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will let you replace the existing RSS feed widget with another RSS feed. Change YOUR_FEED_NAME with the name you wish to display in the widget title this is located on line 09. You will need to also make adjustments to "url, title, items, show_summery, show_author, show_date" located from line 14-19.



Code Snippet:


add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'my_dashboard_widgets');
function my_dashboard_widgets() {
global $wp_meta_boxes;
unset(
$wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_plugins'],
$wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_secondary'],
$wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_primary']
);
wp_add_dashboard_widget( 'dashboard_custom_feed', 'YOUR_FEED_NAME' , 'dashboard_custom_feed_output' );
}

function dashboard_custom_feed_output() {
echo '<div class="rss-widget">';
wp_widget_rss_output(array(
'url' => 'http://wpsnipp.com/feed/',
'title' => 'MY_FEED_TITLE',
'items' => 2,
'show_summary' => 1,
'show_author' => 0,
'show_date' => 1
));
echo '</div>';
}

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. that is awesome! Really useful, helps show a professional face on client’s websites and helps you stay connected with them. I’ve used it in conjunction with a plug in that cuts down the admin UI (WP Admin UI Customize)

  2. Thanks for this post. Is it possible to add a thumbnail image to the rss feed with this?

  3. This is great.

  4. Gracias

    1.  no problem

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