Today I had the need to create a custom RSS-Feed from the blog posts over at the SixSigns Blog. Somehow, I ended up searching for hours around on the WordPress Wiki pages, but could only find how to customize it, but not how to build it and integrate it.
This is a summary of the steps I did from reading at different sources.
- Download the Feed Wrangler Plugin. Feed Wrangler is a simple plugin that allows one to create custom feeds for their WordPress blog. You can customize the structure of that feed by creating a corresponding file in your blog theme, otherwise the custom feed will default to your RSS2 feed.
- Create a feed with your desired name. Once you created it you will see the name of the feed in the list.
- Copy the file feed-rss2.php from your wp-includes folder and rename it to your custom feed.
- Customize the feed template to your heart content.
That’s it. You should now be able to access your custom feed with http://yourdomain.com/feed/feed-custom.