RSS Feed Icon

Description

An easy to use, with intuitive interface, WordPress plugin that gives you the ability to easily and safely add a RSS feed icon by using a simple shortcode to any place (post content, page content, widget, sidebar, header, footer) of your WordPress website. RSS feed icon allows your visitors to receive messages from your Blog/RSS feed by email.

This plugin give you finer control over RSS feed icon, it can be configured on the plugin settings page. You can choose one of integrated RSS feed icons or upload your own icon. You can change the size of icon, and etc. If you want more options, then let us know and we will be happy to add them.

Its purpose is to provide a familiar experience to WordPress users. You don’t need to edit any file of your theme, this plugin will do everything for you. It’s just plug and play, no tedious configurations or hacks, just install, enable and start enjoying your fancy RSS feed icon. It’s that simple! In addition, your RSS feed icon will be compatible with all major browsers and work with any theme.

To use, on the plugin settings page, enter your RSS feed link, select the desired settings and click the “Save changes” button. Then you can put the [rss-feed-icon] shortcode to any place (post content, page content, widget, sidebar, header, footer) of your WordPress website. Enjoy your fancy RSS feed icon. It’s that simple!

Features

  • Lightweight and fast
  • Secure code with using clear coding standards
  • Intuitive interface with many settings
  • Cross browser compatible (work smooth in any modern browser)
  • Compatible with all WordPress themes
  • RTL compatible (right to left)
  • Translation ready

Key features include

  • Retina support
  • Simple shortcode for displaying the RSS feed icon
  • 8 integrated icons from IconFinder.com
  • Ability to upload your own icon
  • Ability to set the size of icon
  • And much, much more!

Translation

This plugin is ready for translation and has already been translated into several languages. But If your language is not available then you can make one. It is also possible that not all existing translations are up-to-date or correct, so you are welcome to make corrections. Many of plugin users would be delighted if you share your translation with the community. Thanks for your contribution!

  • English (default)
  • Russian (translation by Milena Kiseleva)
  • German (translation by Michael)
  • Spanish (translation by Ramiro Garcés and Patricio Toledo)
  • Dutch (translation by Peter Leenders)
  • French (translation by Jean-Michel, Theophil Bethel and Hervé Bouzin)

If you want to help translate this plugin, please visit the translation page.

Minimum system requirements:

  • PHP version 5.2 or higher.
  • MySQL version 5.0 or higher.

Recommended system requirements:

  • PHP version 7.0 or higher.
  • MySQL version 5.6 or higher.

Contribution

Developing plugins is long and tedious work. If you benefit or enjoy this plugin please take the time to:

“RSS Feed Icon” is one of the own software projects of Space X-Chimp.

License

This plugin is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPLv3) and is distributed free of charge.
Commercial licensing (e.g. for projects that can’t use an open-source license) is available upon request.

Credits

Links

Screenshots

  • Plugin page.
  • Shortcode added to widget.

Installation

Install “RSS Feed Icon” just as you would any other WordPress Plugin.

Automatically via WordPress Admin Area:

  1. Log in to Admin Area of your WordPress website.
  2. Go to “Plugins” -> “Add New“.
  3. Find this plugin and click install.
  4. Activate this plugin through the “Plugins” tab.

Manually via FTP access:

  1. Download a copy (ZIP file) of this plugin from WordPress.org.
  2. Unzip the ZIP file.
  3. Upload the unzipped catalog to your website’s plugin directory (/wp-content/plugins/).
  4. Log in to Admin Area of your WordPress website.
  5. Activate this plugin through the “Plugins” tab.

After installation and activation, the “RSS Feed Icon” menu item will appear in the “Settings” section of Admin Area. Click on it in order to view the plugin settings page.

More help installing plugins

FAQ

Q. Will this plugin work on my wordpress.COM website?

A. Sorry, this plugin is available for use only on self-hosted (wordpress.ORG) websites.

Q. Can I use this plugin on my language?

A. Yes. This plugin is ready for translation and has already been translated into several languages. But If your language is not available then you can make one. It is also possible that not all existing translations are up-to-date or correct, so you are welcome to make corrections. Many of plugin users would be delighted if you share your translation with the community. Thanks for your contribution!

If you want to help translate this plugin, please use the POT file that is included and placed in the languages folder to create a translation PO file. Just send the PO file to us and we will include this translation within the next plugin update.

Q. How does it work?

A. Simply go to the plugin settings page, select the desired settings and click the “Save changes” button. Enjoy your fancy RSS feed icon. It’s that simple!
You can find the plugin settings page at “WordPress Admin Area” -> “Settings” -> “RSS Feed Icon“.

Q. Does this plugin requires any modification of the theme?

A. Absolutely not. This plugin is configurable entirely from the plugin settings page that you can find in the Admin Area of your WordPress website.

Q. Does this require any knowledge of HTML or CSS?

A. Absolutely not. This plugin can be configured with no knowledge of HTML or CSS, using an easy-to-use plugin settings page.

Q. It’s not working. What could be wrong?

A. As with every plugin, it’s possible that things don’t work. It’s impossible to tell what could be wrong exactly. The most common reason for this is a web browser’s cache. Every web browser stores a cache of the websites you visit (pages, images, and etc.) to reduce bandwidth usage and server load. This is called the browser’s cache. Clearing your browser’s cache may solve the problem.

If you post a support request in the plugin’s support forum on WordPress.org, we’d be happy to give it a look and try to help out. Please include as much information as possible, including a link to your website where the problem can be seen.

Q. The last WordPress update is preventing me from editing my website that is using this plugin. Why is this?

A. This plugin can not cause such problem. More likely, the problem are related to the settings of the website. It could just be a cache, so please try to clear your website’s cache (may be you using a caching plugin, or some web service such as the CloudFlare) and then the cache of your web browser. Also please try to re-login to the website, this too can help.

Q. Where to report bug if found?

A. Bug reports are very welcome! Please visit our contact page and report. Thank you!

Q. Where to share any ideas or suggestions to make the plugin better?

A. Any suggestions are very welcome! Please visit our contact page and share. Thank you!

Q. I love this plugin! Can I help somehow?

A. Yes, any contributions are very welcome! Please visit our donation page. Thank you!

Contributors & Developers

“RSS Feed Icon” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“RSS Feed Icon” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “RSS Feed Icon” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Change log

2.35 – Oct 2, 2019

  • French translation updated. (Thanks to Hervé Bouzin)

2.34.1 – Jul 16, 2019

  • Fixed: Prints a warning since PHP/7.1: “Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /inc/php/versioning.php on line 43”.

2.34 – Apr 9, 2019

  • Improvement: The options on the plugin settings page are better named, described, sorted and grouped.

2.33 – Mar 31, 2019

  • Framework updated: Some text strings are better prepared for translation.
  • Framework updated: Code commenting improved.
  • Framework updated: The change log design is improved.

2.32 – Mar 24, 2019

  • Framework updated: Added function “_plugin”, which returns an array with the contents of plugin constants. The mention of plugin constants is replaced by the use of the function “_plugin”.
  • Framework updated: The function “_settings_link” is improved.
  • Framework updated: The function “_plugin_row_meta” is improved.
  • Framework updated: Code formatting improved.
  • Framework updated: Code commenting improved.
  • Framework updated: All translation files are updated.

2.31 – Mar 18, 2019

  • Improvement: Notification display system updated
  • Code commenting improved.
  • Style sheet for the back end is optimised.

2.30 – Mar 01, 2019

  • Framework updated: The file “page.php” is divided into the following parts: “page.php”, “usage.php”, “faq.php”, “support.php”.
  • Framework updated: The files “settings.php”, “usage.php”, “faq.php”, “support.php” are moved to the subfolder “tabs”.

2.29 – Feb 24, 2019

  • Added French translation. (Thanks to Hervé Bouzin)

2.28 – Feb 21, 2019

  • The readme “Tested up to:” value changed to 5.1 after full testing process and ensuring compatibility.
  • Content of the “F.A.Q.” section updated.
  • Some texts are corrected or replaced with new ones.
  • All translation files are updated.
  • Code formatting improved.
  • Added CSS class “.custom-list” for displaying a custom list, which is used on the plugin settings page.
  • The “humans.txt” file updated.

2.27 – Jan 11, 2019

  • Content of the “Usage” section updated.
  • The Live Preview section updated. After disabling the uploaded image it is removed from the Live Preview section.
  • Code formatting in the “admin.js” file improved.
  • Code commenting improved.
  • Fix: In the “admin.js” file, the missing semicolon is returned to its place.
  • The copyright date updated.
  • Translation files are updated.

2.26 – Nov 2, 2018

  • Improvement: Design of the plugin settings page is improved.

2.25 – Oct 23, 2018

  • Improvement: Design of the plugin settings page is improved.

2.24 – Oct 9, 2018

  • Content of the “Usage Instructions” section updated.
  • CSS code, which is located in the file “admin.css” and is related to the “FAQ” section, is improved.
  • Code commenting improved.
  • Translation files are updated.

2.23 – Jul 24, 2018

  • Dutch translation added. (Thanks to Peter Leenders)
  • The code block that adds dynamic JavaScript is moved to a separate function ‘_load_scripts_dynamic_js’ within the ‘enqueue.php’ file.
  • The code block that adds dynamic CSS is moved to a separate function ‘_load_scripts_dynamic_css’ within the ‘enqueue.php’ file.
  • The function ‘_load_scripts_base’ is deleted due to uselessness.
  • The function ‘_load_scripts_admin’ is improved.
  • The function ‘_load_scripts_frontend’ is improved.
  • The banner of Space X-Chimp, located on the settings page of the plugin, is updated. The image ‘banner.png’ is deleted.
  • Some texts are updated.
  • All translation files are updated.

2.22 – Jul 13, 2018

  • The extra mention of the constant ‘_SLUG’ is removed from the file ‘enqueue.php’.
  • All translation files are updated.

2.21 – Jun 4, 2018

  • Fixed a bug due to which the plugin data that stored in the database to not be deleted during the uninstallation of the plugin.
  • The contents of the file ‘uninstall.php’ is moved to the file ‘core.php’. The file ‘uninstall.php’ is deleted.
  • Some texts are corrected.

2.20 – May 20, 2018

  • Added new constant “_FILE”.
  • Added a function that runs during the plugin activation. Now the date of the first activation of the plugin is recorded in the database.

2.19 – May 6, 2018

  • Added auto-versioning of the CSS and JavaScript files to avoid cache issues.
  • CSS code in the file ‘admin.css’ is optimized.
  • CSS code of button is optimized for better compatibility with themes.

2.18 – Apr 25, 2018

  • Fixed the link “Settings”, located in the plugin’s meta row on the “Plugins” page. The suffix “.php” was deleted.
  • Fixed information stored in the header of the translation files.
  • Translation files updated.

2.17 – Apr 20, 2018

  • Some texts updated, and typos corrected.
  • All translation files updated.
  • The information about the author of the plugin (including name, links, copyright, etc.) was changed due to the fact that the plugin became the property of SpaceXChimp.
  • The “humans.txt” file updated.

2.16 – Jan 22, 2018

  • Texts updated.
  • The year in the copyright text is updated.
  • The sidebar items are rearranged.
  • Translation files updated.

2.15 – Nov 13, 2017

  • The plugin is fully tested for compatibility with WordPress version 4.9.
  • CSS code improved.

2.14 – Oct 28, 2017

  • German translation added. (Thanks to Michael)
  • Spanish translation updated. (Thanks to Patricio Toledo)
  • Fixed an issue where the “Hello” message could not be hidden.

2.13 – Sep 23, 2017

  • At the request of some users, plugin settings page moved to the submenu item in the top-level menu item “Settings”, like before.

2.12 – Sep 19, 2017

  • Fixed the issue due to which the ‘Space X-Chimp’ sub menu item in the brand menu item was displayed.
  • Added branded footer text on the plugin’s settings page.

2.11 – Sep 17, 2017

  • Error in the PHP constant name fixed.

2.10 – Sep 15, 2017

  • Added the top level menu item of the brand.
  • The submenu item of the plugin has moved to the menu item of the brand.
  • The menu item of the plugin is renamed.
  • The “Author” tab on the settings page is removed.
  • Content of the “Support” tab on the settings page is updated.
  • Copyright of plugin files is changed to the “Space X-Chimp”.
  • The “Support” tab renamed to the “Support Me”.
  • The “Usage” tab renamed to the “Usage Instructions”.

2.9 – Sep 8, 2017

  • Plugin data that saved in the database upgraded to version 0001.

2.8 – Aug 30, 2017

  • Added Spanish translation. (Thanks Patricio Toledo)
  • Function that render controls on the settings page is moved to a separate file ‘controls.php’.
  • The ‘_setting’ function divided into two functions: ‘_control_field’ and ‘_control_switch’.
  • Added CSS class ‘control-switch’ to checkboxes with custom styles. Now the ‘bootstrap-checkbox.js’ plugin only applies to checkboxes with class ‘control-switch’.
  • The group name of the ‘_service_info’ option renamed to ‘_settings_group_si’.
  • The ‘admin.css’ file improved.
  • The “Font Awesome” library is integrated for use on the plugin settings page.
  • The save button is replaced by a new wider button.
  • Added an additional save button that fixed in the upper left corner.
  • The help text generating is moved to separate PHP function.
  • Prefixes of the PHP functions changed to ”spacexchimp_p013_.
  • Prefixes of the PHP constants changed to ”SPACEXCHIMP_P013_.

2.7 – Aug 10, 2017

  • Russian translation updated. (Thanks to Milena Kiseleva)
  • The navigation of the tabs is rearranged.
  • Fixed an issue due to which the sidebar was not hiding on mobile devices.
  • Code of sidebar moved to separate file ‘sidebar.php’.
  • Support page tab moved from external source to plugin code.
  • My avatar moved from external source to plugin folder.
  • Banner moved from external source to plugin folder.
  • Code of PayPal button updated.

2.6 – Aug 8, 2017

  • Preview section on the settings page changed to live preview.
  • Stylesheet in the admin.css file improved.
  • The ‘!important’ declarations in the admin.css file removed.
  • Code formatting in the admin.js file improved.
  • Code commenting improved.
  • Load of the additional remote CSS file removed from the admin.js file.
  • Added missing semicolon in the admin.js file.
  • Changed the sorting of enqueueing of scripts.
  • The ‘Family’ page tab renamed to ‘Store’.
  • Added ad banner of my store website.

2.5.1 – Jun 21, 2017

  • The HTTPS mixed content issue fixed by changing all links to HTTPS.
  • Content of the “FAQ” section updated.

2.5 – Jun 16, 2017

  • On the plugin settings page, text of buttons are corrected.
  • On the plugin settings page, the information about the plugin version number moved to header section.
  • Some mention of constants replaced with variables for easier access.
  • Content of the “Usage” tab updated.
  • Content of the “FAQ” tab updated.

2.4 – Jun 4, 2017

  • To the plugin settings page added information about the plugin version number.
  • The “Tested up to:” comment changed to 4.8 after full testing process.
  • The “version.php” file renamed to “versioning.php”.
  • The “versioning.php” file updated to new version.
  • The “_plugin_version_number” function renamed to the “_versioning”.

2.3 – May 26, 2017

  • Compatibility with PHP version 5.2 improved.
  • PHP shorthands improved.
  • Added function for generating the plugin constants.
  • Some constants now get the value from the plugin header data.
  • The “_plugin_version_number” function improved.
  • Added file “upgrade.php” for future upgrades.

2.2.1

  • Fixed the bug due to which the “Warning: Constants may only evaluate to scalar values in” warning are displayed.

2.2 – May 24, 2017

  • Added new constants: “_SLUG”, “_PREFIX”, “_SETTINGS” and “_NAME”.
  • Value of the “_VERSION” constant replaced with information from the plugin header data.
  • All references to the plugin name, slug, prefix are replaced with constants.
  • Added default values to empty options.
  • The “_load_scripts_base” function improved.
  • The “name” attribute removed from the “form” tag.
  • F.A.Q. section updated.

2.1 – May 17, 2017

  • Tooltip option added.
  • Added separate “bootstrap-tooltip.css” and “bootstrap-tooltip.js” files for using on frontend.
  • The “bootstrap-checkbox.js” JavaScript plugin added.
  • The “frontend.css” file added.
  • The “frontend.js” file added.
  • The “enqueue.php” file improved.
  • Code formatting improved.
  • Added function that render checkboxes and fields for saving plugin settings to database.

2.0.1 – May 12, 2017

  • Fixed the bug due to which the the “Warning: Illegal string offset ‘version’ in” and the “Warning: Illegal string offset ‘old_version’ in” warnings are displayed. (Thanks to Sven Brill)

2.0 – May 8, 2017

  • The design of the plugin settings page is completely redone.
  • Advertisement banner removed.
  • The ‘Using’ section renamed to ‘Usage’.
  • My Unicode signature added to the main file.
  • The donate button replaced with new.
  • The ‘Donate’ section renamed to ‘Support’.
  • The ‘donate.png’ image removed.
  • Options from the settings page moved to a separate file.
  • Added stylized descriptions of sections on the “Settings” tab.
  • Additional “Support” section added.
  • Added tab navigation menu for the settings page.
  • Added additional tabs on the settings page.
  • Code of the ‘admin.css’ file improved and better commented.
  • A full version of the Bootstrap framework is integrated.
  • The ‘RssFeedIcon_load_scripts’ function renamed to ‘RssFeedIcon_load_scripts_admin’.
  • Added the CSS code for the custom list numbers on the plugin settings page.
  • The main font is changed to “Verdana”.
  • All PHP and HTML code is better formatted.
  • The header on the settings page of plugin is redesigned.
  • The “LICENSE.txt” file renamed to “license.txt”.
  • The “humans.txt” file added.
  • The “RssFeedIcon_menu” function renamed to “RssFeedIcon_register_submenu_page”.
  • On the plugin settings page, the “valign=’top'” attribute removed from the “tr” element of HTML table and added the appropriate analog in CSS .
  • The “_service_info” setting added to the data-base.
  • Added function for managing information about the version number of the plugin.
  • Added the “Hello” message that show when the plugin is just installed.
  • Added the “Error” message that show when user is trying to degrade the version number of the plugin.
  • Fixed the parameter that contain the path to source files in all translation files.
  • The POT file updated.
  • Translations updated.

1.0

  • Initial release.

0.3

  • Release candidate.

0.2

  • Beta version.

0.1

  • Alpha version.