get_rss( string $url, int $num_items = 5 ): bool

Display RSS items in HTML list items.


You have to specify which HTML list you want, either ordered or unordered before using the function. You also have to specify how many items you wish to display. You can’t display all of them like you can with wp_rss() function.

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$url string Required
URL of feed to display. Will not auto sense feed URL.
$num_items int Optional
Number of items to display, default is all.

Default: 5

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bool False on failure.

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File: wp-includes/rss.php. View all references

function get_rss ($url, $num_items = 5) { // Like get posts, but for RSS
	$rss = fetch_rss($url);
	if ( $rss ) {
		$rss->items = array_slice($rss->items, 0, $num_items);
		foreach ( (array) $rss->items as $item ) {
			echo "<li>\n";
			echo "<a href='$item[link]' title='$item[description]'>";
			echo esc_html($item['title']);
			echo "</a><br />\n";
			echo "</li>\n";
	} else {
		return false;

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Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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