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Easy Way to Import Content to Your WordPress Site

Having developed an event site, WhatsUpWv.com and then expanded by separating content into several subdomains of the main domain I needed an easy way to draw the recent posts from each site and display them  – basically to improve and encourage navigation between the sites.

I accomplished this easily with theWordPress Plugin: Feedlist by Bill Rawlinson.

So how does it work?

First,download the plugin to the site you want to draw content to and activate.

Second, decide how much you want to pull – I personally just needed a simple display of the last 5 post titles (links) from each of the other WhatsUpWV  sites.

Third, place code where you want the feed to appear.  I placed on a page but you can also place on a post. 

To show the 5 most recent post titles from a site I placed the following code (without brackets):

[ <!–rss:rss_feed_url:=http://domainnametopullcontentfrom.com/feed,

num_items:=5,random:=false,show_description:=false–> ]

 

Now there are many parameters available to pull whatever content in whatever form you wish – check out the plugin page on wordpress.org for more info and all the available parameters.  This plugin can be as simple or as complex as you need… just my two cents.