The Happiness Engineers had a great time in London last week. We worked on some cool projects and came up with a lot of great ideas. We’ll bring more updates to you over the coming weeks and months.
One of the items we worked on is a widget we call RSS Links, which allows you to display text and/or image links to the comment and post feeds of your blog.
No need to mess around with HTML in a text widget. Go to Appearance->Widgets in your Dashboard, add the RSS Links widget, configure, and save. For a full explanation of the options, head over to the RSS Links Widget Support document.
We’ve got another highly requested widget in the works. Stay tuned. :-)
- Sep 9, 2009 @ 2:03 pm
Wow…! that’s great Nick :D
Not using it (for now) but the widget looks good on the blogs! I’m certainly impatient for the next widget!!
nice thank u
Sweet! Curious if it is possible to keep track of the subscriber numbers from the Dashboard…this is the one thing that keeps to me using Feedburner for my RSS feeds…if not no biggy, but it would be cool. Keep up the great work!
great, I think it’s very useful.
I’m so excited about what’s coming next you have no idea!! :D
thanks a lot, blogging here is so much fun!
Mh, it doesn’t seem to work on Sandbox blogs?
thank you :)
This is really a super cool, easy way to get those Feeds into our blog’s sidebar. Thanks so much! Now I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll be seeing a return of Subscriber Stats to go along with it. :)
thanks, nice work …
This is an excellent idea and complements, in my view, the design provided by the Gravatar widget.
Greetings from Brazil. ; )
Good work Nick and thanks for helping
I liked the visual icons of the feed of the psot and comments, I could get the link of them please?
Oh this looks so pretty! Can’t use it though since iNove theme already has a built in feed button…
genial idea, gracias
I need it very much guys. Thank you!!
this is very good but iI use feedburner and dont need this .
Thank you, = )
I am currently using it on my blog. and it works!
Great, but I allready have it :P With the text widget.
Great, keep up the good work
This doesn’t seem to allow multiple types and versions of feeds – is that correct? Atom for example.
Thank goodness! :0)
Thank you very much. The great work
What a teaser! What the heck is the widget coming up?!
Thanks, WordPress.com staff for this timely release. As usual, great work!
Good Job , thanks a lot
great work thank u
This is great news. Keep up the good work!
Initially I was confused about RSS and took a year to figure it out! Wish this had been there earlier, but I think its a great move! Congrats.
Great! Thank you!
Excellent job of keeping my reader, Thank you.
I’m wondering if incorporating the ability to assign links to the RSS Links is what you have in mind. I use FeedBurner, as I think some others have mentioned here. If that’s what you’re doing next, I’d love it. I made my own using a Text widget, but I’d use yours if I could customize it more. In any case, thank you and all the WP team for all the wonderful work you do. I love WP! :)
I really love this feature, but it there any way to incorporate the rss images into themes that do not have a white background? I use a theme with a black background color… so I get nice white outline around each image. Using transparent edges would solve this.. or conversely you could be able to select what your background color is (and have multiple images on the server). Just a suggestion obviously. Great work I do love it and will use it.
WordPress.com is Delicious! Thank goodness!
Many many thanks for this good looking widget
Wow!! nice discovery,keep it up!
Great I will activate it .
Great thanks. It’s easier to perform on my blog.
I would love a Tweet This widget, personally. can you make that one next?
Thank you very much tim WordPress
Thanks for this cool widget.
I’m cool heels, when WP.com represent an automatic music widget? :mrgreen:
it would be nice if it can be fed to facebook
Was using the text HTML before this, now this is something very useful. Thanks.
thx u so much for this job… that great
This looks most interesting. Being I am an author, I intend to try your …Write A Book…shortly. I will start with a short story….just to see if I can apply all your given instructions, which are most clear. Thank you so much. Peggy Inez
Great work guys!
RSS is one the best methods of showcasing someone else’s data :P in an authorized way.
I’m sincerely awaiting more great gadgets from your side.
Its great and must try, thanks a lot
I’m using Mistylook theme and it has an RSS feed subscribe button at the top of the page. This new widget sounds more versatile. Is it redundant to use both?
Thanks – great to have this :)
Thanks so much for this widget.
Thanxs 4 great post, I try than work in good.
Lol! Awesome! Thanks WordPress team – you guys are really great! You have the best support team I have seen out of any sites like this!
Its a great jb done !!
Thanks a lot.
Hoping for a mobile-optimized link some time soon. This is a good addition though.
Is there a way to view your subscibers (or at the very lease how many you have)?
That was the only thing that made blogger better than wordpress as far as seo goes.. mind you i much prefer self hosted wordpress to on wordpress.com because you cant install widgets like seo and stuff on wordpress.com blogs.. but the script used on your own server is the biz!
i use wordpress for all my sites now. (and i own quite a few)
Wonderfuloso! lol…i mean wonderful! =D
I must admit that I still do not understand RSS. I understand that it’s a good idea, so I’m sure this is a good addition to the WordPress toolkit, but don’t know how to read what I subscribe to.
Solid option facility of RSS links – the much needed one indeed. Hope it accelerates the access and tracking in a seamless manner. Thanks.
Thank a lot! Grazie mille!
Wow I luv it! Thanks Guys!
Great job, keep up the good work!
cool… love it…
Well, I appreciate any help to my blogsite here at WordPress. I am coming from the Ice-ages so all kinds of help is gratefully received!
This is really cool stuff
Ok! thanks, my frends will use it
great, i will use it
thanksfor your widget
Awesome! Thank you :)
That‘s fine ~ Thanks a lot
Thank you, I’m definitely using this.
Is it possible to make the background of the feed icons transparent? Currently the corners are white which is okay for themes which have a white background but mine is a charcoal grey theme so the corners on the icon stick out noticeably.
That’s cool looking forward to other developments soonest … thanks a lot
Thank you Nick for the announcement. Thank you wordpress for adding one more powerful feature.
Thank you very much for this! It’s an amazing widget. From the picture it seems that you had a great meeting!
Great widget & great idea.
Thanks a lot