This WordPress weekend project is not for everyone, but depending on your WordPress website it might be exactly what you are looking for. WordPress by default does not include pages in the RSS feed. This makes perfect sense if you are using WordPress mainly as a blogging platform, but what if you are using WordPress for more than just blogging but as a content management system to run your website? It then makes sense that you might want to include pages in the RSS feed to let people know when you add a new page to your website.
This is where RSS Includes Pages comes in handy. Simply install the plugin and your pages will automatically be included in the RSS feed, so your subscribers will know when you add a new page to your website. There is not a lot of features or fancy options for this plugin, it does exactly what it says it does, adds your pages to the RSS feed. If you do not want some pages you can modify the publish date to a later date so it is not published in the feed. It might be nice if the plugin gave you an option on the pages editor about whether you want it included in the RSS feed or not, but sometimes keeping it simple is best.
If you are looking for an easy way to add your website pages to your RSS feed with WordPress take a look at the RSS Includes Pages plugin. It has come in handy for a few clients I work with that use WordPress as a content management system and not just for blogging.
4 thoughts on “WordPress Weekend Project – RSS Includes Pages”
I just installed this plugin on my WP blog. I cannot find it anywhere in the Dashboard and it is not including my pages in the RSS feed.
Should the plugin be visible somewhere on the dashboard?
You don’t see anything except on the plugin page that it is activated. If your pages are dated older than all your newer posts then you won’t see any of your pages in the feed.
Thanks for your reply. That clears things up.
I installed this plugin today and am noticing that my Atom Feed is including my static pages but not my RSS Feed. Any ideas on how to fix this?