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In preparing this site I wanted to have multiple RSS feeds on a single page (here). The simplest plugin I found was Paul Morley’s FeedSnap which seems to be no longer supported. However, it only allows a single feed on each post or page. Therefore I rewrote the FeedSnap plugin to allow multiple feeds, removing its dependence on the lastRSS parser, and (in my opinion) simplifying the code somewhat.

The latest version of MultiFeedSnap is only available from its WordPress site here. It is stable on WordPress 2.5.1 and 2.6.

New!Version 1.1 released. Users can now specify how many posts from each feed they wish to display :

[*feedsnap, 10*][*/feedsnap*]
<h3>Institution of Structural Engineers</h3>
[*feedsnap, 2*][*/feedsnap*]
<h3>Richard Dawkins</h3>

Note: asterisks at brackets “[* … *]” are only there to display the code and not have it parsed.

New: A Chinese site has assembled a list of WordPress-related RSS feed plugins. Google’s English translation is here.

The MultiFeedSnap downloads chart


Comment from Claire
Time: 12 August, 2009, 08:22

I am trying to get this working with wp 2.8. Seems I am getting same error message as others on here: 12

Posted by Claire | Edit Published in Uncategorized

Warning: fopen( [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/yarclair/public_html/go3/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

Error: It's not possible to reach RSS file...

Please advise asap!

Comment from Ump
Time: 28 August, 2009, 17:41

Thanks for the amazing plugin! I have one would i get this to work within an include file in the single post theme page?

I tried the above code for the sidebar, but it doesnt seem to work for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Comment from Ump
Time: 28 August, 2009, 20:11

Colin, first of all..i love the plugin! Simple and easy to use! I have one question..what modifications to i need to make in the code above (regarding sidebar) to make this work within the single post theme of my blog?


Comment from DaveC
Time: 30 August, 2009, 17:17

Creating a custom template file with the feed embeded into the page. This template file doesn’t have anything from ‘post’ or ‘page’, so I coded the [feedsnap, 10][/feedsnap] directly into the page, yet it only prints [feedsnap, 10][/feedsnap]. Any ideas?

Comment from bedroom closet organizers
Time: 15 September, 2009, 16:54

This is a useful plugin tool but I cannot get it to work with wp latest version. Plenty of errors encountered.

Comment from Richard Burckhardt
Time: 16 September, 2009, 18:01

Trying it out in WordPress 2.8.4 but all I can get is the code to show on the pages (ie `[feedsnap]the feed URL [/feedsnap]`), no feeds.

Comment from Ump
Time: 16 September, 2009, 23:25

Colin, ive seemed to answer or work out all of my current problems thus far. However, i have it a road block..i’ve created this include that pulls into the post template..

function write_feedsnap()
$feedz = get_post_meta($post->ID,’feeds’,true);
$text = ‘[feedsnap, 3]’,$feedz,'[/feedsnap]’;
$text = multifeedsnap_function ($text);
echo $text;

as you can see, im trying to populate the rss feed url using post meta..but for some reason i cant get it to display or it breaks my page completely. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Once again, thank you!

Comment from electric treadmill
Time: 20 September, 2009, 20:01

I think something is missing with the codes. WordPress editor seems not to be liking the code as displayed here. I can’t get my feeds working on the page. It’s a mess.

Comment from blu ray player
Time: 22 September, 2009, 12:13

This is by far my favourite WP plugin. Thanks for sharing.

Comment from Phil
Time: 24 September, 2009, 07:00

Is Colin still maintaining this code? IIf not, is anyone going to work with it in the future?

Comment from Admin
Time: 24 September, 2009, 07:57

I think you’re probably right – I’ve been really busy with work in the last 6 months or more. I haven’t even had the time to spend on the website, never mind tools for it. If someone does want to take it and adopt the patches and wishes listed above I’ll help them out as much as I can.

Any takers?!


Comment from Phil
Time: 24 September, 2009, 17:58

I’m not much of a php programmer as I’m just now learning it. Maybe I could study the code and it will help me in my studies and then do something with it. I’d like to see the ability to list categories with links related to that category listed below. I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for the quick reply Colin.

Comment from Nicole
Time: 12 October, 2009, 19:49

Oh my, I am such a huge fan of this plugin — am wondering if anyone can help me? Am trying to use it for Twitter RSS feeds and am getting this error on my “preview” page:
Warning: fopen( [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home/bizref/domains/ on line 71

And nothing at all is showing up on my “live” page.

Can anyone help me??

Comment from cd wallets
Time: 27 October, 2009, 20:46

I also tried with feed from Twitter, and my “live” box doesn’t show anything either. Is there a code I need to put in for it to work?

Comment from Car Hire Schiphol
Time: 27 October, 2009, 20:53

This is an awesome plugin. If it doesn’t work for you, I think you might want to make sure that you are using WordPress 2.5.1 or 2.6!

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Comment from Bob
Time: 11 November, 2009, 00:13

Great, now there will never be an end to the feeds on my site :)

Comment from article volcano
Time: 22 November, 2009, 18:37

This looks like a great homebrew script. I’ve been looking at other (commercial!) solutions for what I want to do, but this looks like the business. Thanks for your hard work on this. Will report back when I get it to work. The Internet Rocks!

Comment from Chad
Time: 23 November, 2009, 15:47

Does not appear to support Feed URLs that don’t end with .rss. I want to display a feed that has a URL like and that does not appear to work. Bummer. If this can work, please let me know where I’ve gone wrong.

Comment from Dean Ouellette
Time: 23 December, 2009, 06:52

Great plugin, and it looks like you are busy, anyone know how to fix this

Warning: fopen( [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 403 Unauthorized in /home/ouellett/domains/ on line 71

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Comment from Social Media Marknadsföring
Time: 23 February, 2010, 22:28

Great plugin! Thanks alot Colin.

Magnus Lundin

Comment from Ben
Time: 5 April, 2010, 01:02

is there a way to display a thumbnail of the first image in the post from the feed?
can this be displayed left align to the title and summary, or maybe make alignment configurable?

Comment from Tom
Time: 8 April, 2010, 12:27

Just wanted to join the others here and say thanks for the plugin. I’m new to feeds but have been making websites for some time.

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Comment from Blog Bagus
Time: 5 May, 2010, 03:27

Can be set posting scheduling ( every day posting auto ? )…thanks

Comment from Alysia
Time: 6 July, 2010, 20:07

I installed the theme–and made the suggested modification listed above to have links open in new window–but now this shows up at the top:
Warning: fopen( [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 404 NOT FOUND in /home2/fortben1/public_html/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

Any suggestions on a fix?

Comment from Edgar
Time: 14 July, 2010, 08:37

Great Plugin, how about if I create around 50 pages just on feeds, will it effect the systems resources


Comment from Sean
Time: 10 August, 2010, 05:46

I wonder if you or someone else could show an example of how to add an image array to a feed that doesn’t include them?

What I want to do is:
1. check to see that the feed exists and it is a particular feed – say 3 items in the feed
2. if it is that feed, loop through an image array for each feed item
and add the image before the link text for each feed item.

I’ve created images and played with the code, but I’m a php novice and keep getting errors that disable the plugin.

Can anyone help with a simple code sample and I can take it from there? I have a lot of difficulty with the syntax.

Thanks in advance.

Comment from simon
Time: 16 September, 2010, 17:23

Hi Colin.

Thanks for your great plugin.
2 suggestions: 1. I would like to combine some feeds into one box. The posts should be arranged according to their date.
2. Would it be possible to show the whole posts as an rss feed?

It would be great if you could help me

Best to you and your projects

Comment from Howard
Time: 12 October, 2010, 14:51

Are there any help files, have installed but does not show any help, settings or anything? Am I missing something?

Comment from RSS Marketing
Time: 26 October, 2010, 17:15


it seems like a terrific plugin. Thank you!
I installed it with WP 3.0.1 and activated but strange thing is that, it doesn’t display either as a widget or in the list of settings or anywhere else in my dashboard, so that I can configure it.
I think I have the same problem as Howard.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Comment from Jeff
Time: 15 November, 2010, 05:38

In reply to Howard and RSS Marketing, the reason there’s no settings screen or a widget, is because there are no settings to change other than the code you insert into a page. See the instructions at the top of this page for details how to use it.

Comment from Stefan
Time: 22 December, 2010, 10:08

Hy, i try to include my DropBox-Events as an RSS stream, but i wan’t work. Does anyone have an idea, what’s wrong with this tag?

[feedsnap, 10] [/feedsnap]

I always get this errormsg:

Warning: fopen( ) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /mnt/weba/20/27/5140027/htdocs/stoerignet/blog/wp-content/plugins/multifeedsnap/multifeedsnap.php on line 71

Error: It’s not possible to reach RSS file…

Thanxs for your help,

Comment from Karteikarten
Time: 15 April, 2011, 11:21

It’s really a nice and helpful plugin. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this.

Comment from Money Games Online
Time: 19 April, 2011, 22:35

Wow!!! That’s really great plugin… I want to know that is this plugin is working in Google chrome?

Comment from Protectia Muncii
Time: 6 May, 2011, 20:59

Does this work with the latest WordPress version? I’d be interested in trying it, but I don’t want to mess the current layout of my blog

Comment from Iren
Time: 19 May, 2011, 21:19

It was great to read it – interesting plugin, thanks.

Comment from Ryan
Time: 2 June, 2011, 17:48

Having problems with feed urls that are not vanilla, meaming works, but when you start trying to pull entries from and url with special characters it doesn’t display anything at all. Something like:*,news/*/*&f=rss is going to fuck it right up . Even something simpler like this: doesn’t work at all. More and more urls are being generating dynamically from CMS’s and without the ability to support those this plugin will become useless in a hurry.

Thanks for your work so far

Comment from Ryan
Time: 2 June, 2011, 18:26

A great alternative to this plugin can be found here:

Comment from website design
Time: 8 June, 2011, 09:45

This code is awesome, I will be using this to my wordpress.

Comment from Doc Sheldon
Time: 8 June, 2011, 21:39

For anyone interested, I’m currently using MultiFeedSnap on WP version 3.1.3, and it works great!

Comment from sales coaching
Time: 14 June, 2011, 08:47

I havent tested this yet but this looks great!, Thanks a milion!

Comment from Cashback
Time: 30 July, 2011, 14:00

Excellent plugin.
I was wondering if there is any way the script could display n RSS feed listings( [feednap, n]feed URL[/feedsnap] at a time and follow any number of listings that exceed n using a “more…” option or create links numbered pages for easier navigation

Comment from cashback
Time: 31 July, 2011, 12:11

Author, is there a way to get multisnap to format correctly within a post? I dont want the feeds to mess up my sidebar as it is doing now

Comment from bonzo
Time: 4 August, 2011, 22:28

Great plugin and was exactly what i was looking for.

Got one problem though. Everything works when i first add the rss feed in a post, but it doesnt update when i add new content to that specific feed. Any suggestions? Its kind of useless to me if it doesnt update :)

Comment from bonzo
Time: 4 August, 2011, 22:34

Just noticed the lack of support lately. Is this plugin left for dead? Too bad if it is since it works for me, except for not updating added feeds.

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