First of all wanted to say that I have been sick most of last week and haven’t been able to put in much effort into the blog, but as I am getting better now I will be posting regularly.
RSS Feeds are one of the best innovations where people can read content at their own leisure without having to take much efforts to visit websites. But then providing RSS Feeds would mean that you are losing out on page views, advertisement opportunities and interaction with your readers.
Today we will focus on 5 feed related plugins that let you do more with your feeds. The plugins will be divided into different sections so that they are grouped according to their usability.
Give More To Readers
Full Text Feed is a plugin that converts your partial feed to a full content feed. By default WordPress 2.1+ does not add text that comes after the more delimiter, the full text feed overcomes this and delivers the full content to the user.
Many users argue that showing full feeds to the users will eventually cut your traffic, but it has been proven otherwise and many users now use full feeds rather than partial feeds.
I for one do not subscribe to feeds that are partial as it defeats the purpose of me subscribing to the feed in my feed reader.
More Choices To Readers
ST Add Related Posts to Feed is a plugin which will allow you to add related content to your feed items, giving the users more options to read from. Related Posts not only give the users more choices it also drives them back to your web site.
You can only use the plugin in conjunction with Related Posts plugin so be sure to install both the plugins.
Advertise in your Feeds
Not all of us are lucky to get feed advertising, but you can nevertheless advertise your affiliates in your footer using Feed Footer plugin. The plugin allows you to rotate up to 10 advertisements or announcements in your feed’s footer.
Very handy option if you want to make money from your feeds.
Publicize Your Website
Many feeds do not have any footers at all. Footers are a place where you can have copyright notices, site navigation, about us options and more. Better Feed is a superb plugin that allows you to add copyright notices, read more links, links to categories and much more. In fact you can add absolutely anything to your feed footer.
Using this plugin you can drive more traffic to your website from the feeds.
One Site One Feed
Every site has different options to allow a user to subscribe, it could be a RSS option or ATOM option. Keeping a track of users over different subscriptions is a bit of pain. FeedBurner FeedSmith is a plugin that detects all ways to access your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to FeedBurner feed so that you can track all your subscribers at a single place.
These are some of the plugins that will allow you to take more advantage of your feeds. If you have any other ones that you use I would love to hear about them in your comments.