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
Sep 9th at 6:11 pm
Wow…! that’s great Nick
Sep 9th at 6:11 pm
Not using it (for now) but the widget looks good on the blogs! I’m certainly impatient for the next widget!!
Sep 9th at 6:39 pm
nice thank u
Sep 9th at 7:08 pm
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!
Sep 9th at 7:54 pm
great, I think it’s very useful.
I’m so excited about what’s coming next you have no idea!!
thanks a lot, blogging here is so much fun!
Sep 9th at 8:40 pm
Mh, it doesn’t seem to work on Sandbox blogs?
Sep 9th at 9:07 pm
Sep 9th at 9:22 pm
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.
Sep 9th at 9:40 pm
thanks, nice work …
Sep 9th at 9:41 pm
This is an excellent idea and complements, in my view, the design provided by the Gravatar widget.
Greetings from Brazil. ; )
Sep 9th at 11:22 pm
Good work Nick and thanks for helping
Sep 10th at 12:14 am
I liked the visual icons of the feed of the psot and comments, I could get the link of them please?
Sep 10th at 12:17 am
Oh this looks so pretty! Can’t use it though since iNove theme already has a built in feed button…
Sep 10th at 12:40 am
genial idea, gracias
Sep 10th at 1:42 am
I need it very much guys. Thank you!!
Sep 10th at 2:45 am
this is very good but iI use feedburner and dont need this .
Sep 10th at 3:19 am
Thank you, = )
Sep 10th at 3:26 am
Sep 10th at 10:46 am
I am currently using it on my blog. and it works!
Sep 10th at 11:17 am
Great, but I allready have it With the text widget.
Sep 10th at 1:00 pm
Great, keep up the good work
Sep 10th at 2:35 pm
Sep 10th at 2:40 pm
Sep 10th at 4:41 pm
This doesn’t seem to allow multiple types and versions of feeds – is that correct? Atom for example.
Sep 10th at 5:13 pm
Thank goodness! :0)
Sep 10th at 6:43 pm
Sep 10th at 8:27 pm
Thank you very much. The great work
Sep 11th at 4:37 am
What a teaser! What the heck is the widget coming up?!
Sep 11th at 5:53 am
Thanks, WordPress.com staff for this timely release. As usual, great work!
Sep 11th at 9:01 am
Good Job , thanks a lot
Sep 11th at 10:37 am
great work thank u
Sep 11th at 12:22 pm
This is great news. Keep up the good work!
Sep 11th at 12:55 pm
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.
Sep 11th at 2:38 pm
Great! Thank you!
Sep 11th at 8:22 pm
Excellent job of keeping my reader, Thank you.
Sep 12th at 2:23 am
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!
Sep 12th at 3:46 am
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.
Sep 12th at 10:38 am
WordPress.com is Delicious! Thank goodness!
Sep 12th at 11:58 am
Many many thanks for this good looking widget
Sep 12th at 1:51 pm
Wow!! nice discovery,keep it up!
Sep 12th at 4:00 pm
Great I will activate it .
Sep 12th at 4:59 pm
Great thanks. It’s easier to perform on my blog.
Sep 12th at 7:32 pm
I would love a Tweet This widget, personally. can you make that one next?
Sep 12th at 7:36 pm
Thank you very much tim WordPress
Sep 13th at 8:14 am
Thanks for this cool widget.
Sep 13th at 9:51 am
I’m cool heels, when WP.com represent an automatic music widget?
Sep 13th at 3:46 pm
Sep 13th at 4:53 pm
it would be nice if it can be fed to facebook
Sep 13th at 5:52 pm
Was using the text HTML before this, now this is something very useful. Thanks.
Sep 13th at 6:14 pm
Sep 13th at 6:27 pm
thx u so much for this job… that great
Sep 13th at 9:36 pm
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
Sep 14th at 3:46 am
Great work guys!
RSS is one the best methods of showcasing someone else’s data in an authorized way.
I’m sincerely awaiting more great gadgets from your side.
Sep 14th at 7:58 am
Sep 14th at 12:20 pm
Its great and must try, thanks a lot
Sep 14th at 2:19 pm
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?
Sep 14th at 5:51 pm
Thanks – great to have this
Sep 14th at 6:03 pm
Thanks so much for this widget.
Sep 14th at 9:49 pm
Thanxs 4 great post, I try than work in good.
Sep 14th at 11:10 pm
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!
Sep 15th at 1:19 am
Its a great jb done !!
Thanks a lot.
Sep 16th at 3:45 pm
Hoping for a mobile-optimized link some time soon. This is a good addition though.
Sep 16th at 3:58 pm
Is there a way to view your subscibers (or at the very lease how many you have)?
Sep 16th at 4:36 pm
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)
Sep 17th at 3:12 am
Wonderfuloso! lol…i mean wonderful! =D
Sep 17th at 4:35 am
Sep 17th at 4:41 am
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.
Sep 17th at 10:44 am
Solid option facility of RSS links – the much needed one indeed. Hope it accelerates the access and tracking in a seamless manner. Thanks.
Sep 17th at 12:52 pm
Thank a lot! Grazie mille!
Sep 17th at 8:49 pm
Wow I luv it! Thanks Guys!
Sep 18th at 8:16 am
Sep 18th at 3:22 pm
Great job, keep up the good work!
Sep 18th at 4:38 pm
cool… love it…
Sep 19th at 2:14 pm
Sep 19th at 2:37 pm
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!
Sep 20th at 5:23 am
This is really cool stuff
Sep 20th at 6:10 am
Ok! thanks, my frends will use it
Sep 21st at 12:55 am
great, i will use it
Sep 21st at 5:35 pm
Sep 21st at 5:37 pm
thanksfor your widget
Sep 22nd at 1:26 am
Awesome! Thank you
Sep 22nd at 4:52 am
That‘s fine ~ Thanks a lot
Sep 22nd at 3:51 pm
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.
Sep 22nd at 4:49 pm
That’s cool looking forward to other developments soonest … thanks a lot
Sep 22nd at 6:39 pm
Thank you Nick for the announcement. Thank you wordpress for adding one more powerful feature.
Sep 22nd at 11:34 pm
Thank you very much for this! It’s an amazing widget. From the picture it seems that you had a great meeting!
Sep 23rd at 5:08 am
Great widget & great idea.
Thanks a lot