RSS Feed Footer WordPress Plugin

Ankesh Kothari, the creator of the buy me a beer WordPress plugin has done it again! This time, Ankesh has created a RSS feed footer plugin that allows you to add messages under all your new blog posts in your RSS feed. Here are just some of the thing you can do with feed footer:

1. Copyright Your Feed!
Add copyright notices under all your Blog Posts in the RSS feed

2. Monetize Your RSS Feeds.
Show and rotate ads under your blog posts in the RSS feed (maximum of 10 ads can be rotated.)

3. HTML Enabled Footers
Any HTML code can be shown in your footers! You can snazzy up your footers with banners and images! You can make your text bold or italics or underlined.

4. No Word or Line Limit.
Your footer ads and notices could be 200 lines long if you so desire!

Installation is extremely simple. Just download and unzip the plugin and then upload the folder into your wp-content/plugins folder and activate. Then it’s just a matter of adding the HTML codes for the RSS footer.

The plugin allows for ten footer messages. To show a footer under all posts, copy-and-paste the same footer in all ten fields. If you leave any of the field blank, its corresponding feed footer will show up blank too. Also, the plugin adds footers to new posts only. Old RSS posts aren’t touched.

I can think of some really cool ways to use this plugin and monetizing my RSS feed is just one of them. For example, my next contest maybe RSS only. I could use the feed footer plugin to deliver the contest information and not post the contest details in a blog post. As a matter of fact, there maybe a RSS footer message right now. I recommend you sign up to the full feed RSS. 😈

59 thoughts on “RSS Feed Footer WordPress Plugin”

  1. Marc says:

    Interesting and I’m sure useful to some, but this one won’t make it to my blog πŸ˜•

    1. Goob says:

      Why not? Are you saying it won’t actually work with your blog?

      1. Marc says:

        Well I find copyright notices redundant, monetizing my feed isn’t something that’s a right fit for my blog at the moment, HTML footers seem like an annoyance to me and long footers seem like an annoyance to me πŸ™‚

        1. Jason says:

          Well I would certainly use it to monetize your feed if people are stealing your content. Might as well capitalize at the expense of their bandwidth. πŸ‘Ώ

    2. Great for WordPress bloggers, useless for the rest of us. Awesome plugin though, I have to say.

      1. Debo Hobo says:

        So this wont work on blogger. Hmm I need to move. But not until I am turning a good profit.

        1. great plugin, i particularly like the rotation of ad function

          1. ouchs says:

            yeah i think that’s wat i like about this plugin

      2. shman says:

        It’s simple, change to WordPress 😈

  2. Bloggeries says:

    How did I only find this site a few days ago? I was just contacting a friend to tell them about the buy me a beer widget and now this. Lots of people with popular blogs reciving 5,000+ pageviews a day would be very intereted in this. Obviously it appeals to everyone but you do want to monetize your work but at the same time not offend browsers or potential link partners by looking like a sell out. I think this is a happy milieu. The fact the ads can go through RSS and into a reader is what makes it gold though. I wonder how many people even come to the blog anymore or just subscribe to RSS? That could totally skew the # of readers … In a good way πŸ™‚

    1. john should add the email subscription box

      it’s make it a lot easier

  3. Darin Carter says:

    very nice … i’ll have to check this one out!


  4. Sweet Stuff! John you have done it again. I know what is going to happen now to your success because of this. You are evil evil evil.

    And that’s why we love it.

  5. abdalla says:

    Thanks for this, will check it out πŸ˜€

  6. Casey says:

    Wow, very nice plugin. I am definitely going to use this.

  7. Goob says:

    I can’t wait to put this on my blog. I take it this will work with all the popular feed readers out there?

  8. gaman says:

    This is worth a look I guess πŸ™‚

    1. shman says:

      Sure it is. I have to check it too.

  9. Mybloggo says:

    A very useful plugin..I will try it and write some reviews about this plugin Thx John Chow

  10. I really need to get on this RSS Feed thing 😳 Seems like I’ve just been making all my readers come to my site everytime

  11. I especially like that copyright feature. Again, too bad I don’t use WordPress.

    1. Debo Hobo says:

      I wish blogger would get with the program and offer more plugins like this. I would like to add the doantion button like Johns except instead of beer I would like to do a plane ticket. And I would like to add the stumble and digg buttons as well. But I am not a html expert and don’t want to fiddle around to much with it.

    2. ouchs says:

      I dont know why you don’t, there’s so many plugins out there especially made for wp

  12. Mybloggo says:

    I have a question here can we put the adsense advertisement in to the footer?

    1. John Chow says:

      You can but it won’t show up. The plugin can show HTML but javascript is a problem.

    2. Technically, you can paste any type of code in the footers. But Adsense uses javascript. And most RSS readers (Google Reader, Bloglines) don’t support javascript.

      So its suggested that you don’t use Adsense.

  13. Well, this is a great plugin. Someday I hope to have enough readers to get some use out of this.

    1. shman says:

      You have right, only with lot’s of readers it will be useful.

  14. Jenny says:

    That sounds like a nifty plugin! I think I might try it out.

  15. Wow John, that contest idea is really smart. I’ve been looking for was to boost my RSS readership without being overbearing. That’s a great tip!

    One Man. One Year. $100,000 online.

  16. Marketeador says:

    Thanks. Nice plugin, I will try it on my blog although it is in spanish and not many people use RSS feeds over here… 😯

  17. Doesn’t Mr. Kothari has such plugin for Blogger (

  18. ouchs says:

    i’ll have to give it a try

  19. Nabloid says:

    This is certainly a handy one! :mrgreen:

  20. Rich Minx says:

    Cool. I admire people who create plugins. I must learn how to do it one day.

    I hope you bought Ankesh a beer, John! πŸ˜‰

    1. ouchs says:

      i wanna learn how to create plug-in too, I have an idea for a plug in..I guess i have to hire someone to do it for me!

      1. ouchs says:

        any good recommendations on PHP books?

    2. John Chow says:

      I bought him a pitcher. πŸ™‚

  21. This is cool! I will be sure to check it out, but just a importantly, I want to see what John does with it!

  22. Sucker says:

    Great plugin. I was just writing about stuff like this the other day when I noticed a splog stealing my RSS feed…

    This will make things much easier πŸ™‚

  23. Darin Carter says:

    installed and running … thanks for the heads up on the plugin … can’t wait for your rss promo … I gotta see this one!


  24. simon says:

    Great plugin!! Thank you Ankesh Kothari and John Chow.

  25. sandossu says:

    It doesn’t seem too useful to me. I don’t think that will keep plagiarists away from copying your content.

  26. Thanx John for these great two plug-ins. I just can’t resist getting addicted to your site/posts.

    1. shman says:

      πŸ™‚ reading JohnChow is really addicting.

  27. Etienne Teo says:

    maybe when i start a wordpress blog, i would love to use this plugin.Currently blogspot dont accept plugin so i guess i got to rip it to some code like i did for blogspotter for “buy me a beer”

  28. Nice way how to force people to become RSS feed reader.

  29. Now heres the problem. I am subscribed to your feed, but i use firefox live bookmarks. When a new post is posted i just click and go the the site. Oh well i guess ill be missing contests and stuff.

  30. shman says:

    Blogger is a little primitive in comparision to WordPress + plugins. It’s like comparing IE to Firefox πŸ˜‰

    1. lionstarr says:

      Or Windows to Linux…

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  32. lionstarr says:

    That should be a pretty useful WP Plugin!

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