Super RSS Reader


Super RSS Reader is jQuery based RSS reader widget, which displays the RSS feeds in the widget in an attractive way. It uses the jQuery easy ticker plugin to add a news ticker like effect to the RSS feeds. Multiple RSS feeds can be added for a single widget and they get separated in tabs.

The plugin is fully customizable with external styles and with some inbuilt color styles. It acts as a perfect replacement for the default RSS widget in WordPress.

Check out the LIVE DEMO of the plugin


  • jQuery news ticker like effect to the RSS feeds (can turn off or on)
  • Display feeds in multiple tabs
  • Display thumbnail to the feed items if available.
  • Select color themes for widget. Customizable via CSS.
  • Customizable ticker speed.
  • Supports RSS or atom feed.
  • Can strip title and description text of the feed item.



  • RSS feed reading engine is the inbuilt WordPress’s engine
  • The news ticker effect is powered by the jQuery Easy ticker plugin


  • Example Super RSS Reader widgets shown in the sidebar, having a ticker effect and a tabbed mode.
  • Plugin working in different themes and RSS feeds.
  • Picture showing some possible ways of Customizing the widget.
  • The Super RSS Reader widget in the administration page.


Download and upload the latest version of Super RSS Reader,

  1. Unzip & upload it to your WordPress site.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Drag and drop the “Super RSS Reader” widget in the “Widgets” page.
  4. Input a RSS feed URL to the widget, tweak some settings and you are,
  5. Done !


My RSS feed is not refreshing !

Super RSS Reader uses WordPress’s default feed reading module. By default WordPress caches the RSS feed for 12 hours.

You can change this default value by adding the below code to your theme’s function.php file.

add_filter( 'wp_feed_cache_transient_lifetime', create_function('$a', 'return 600;') );

Here 600 indicates 10 minutes in seconds. Please note that setting lower value will increase the load on the server to refresh the RSS cache.

You can also refer this post to change the refresh time for particular feed URL.

How can I customize the RSS widget via CSS styles ?

You can use the super-rss-reader-widget class in your stylesheet to control the widget styling. Other classes are,

  1. srr-tab-wrap – the tab’s class.
  2. srr-wrap – the wrapper of the widget.
  3. srr-item.odd – to control the odd feed items.
  4. srr-item.even – to control the even feed items.
Does this plugin support horizontal ticker ?

No, Super RSS Reader only supports vertical support feature for now.

How to create a tabbed mode or multiple feeds ?

Just enter the RSS feed URLs seperated by comma in the widget, the plugin automatically renders the tab.

What fields are shown in the feed output by default ?

By default the plugin shows fields like title, author, description, thumbnail. Other fields are not supported for now.

How big is the ticker library ?

The size of the ticker library is only 2.74 KB.


fewral 7, 2020
Just what I have been looking for. In fact, it does even more than I hoped by allowing one to switch at a click among different feeds.
ýanwar 13, 2020
The widget does not update the content of the feed. The developer has not reacted to the problem for several years (see support page on WordPress). UPD. We must pay tribute to the author of the plugin, he still supports this plugin, which is actually the only free solution with this functionality. This is a reason to change the rating. Thanks for the work!
sentýabr 26, 2018
This is a great web application. I was able to pass important RSS feeds right through the reader. It brings more value to my website. I love news from the financial markets and so does my visitors on [ Moderated: Link redacted, please do not post links in reviews. ], and the Super RSS feeds widget does the job. I recommend this to all webmasters world-wide. And please donate $5 like I did (Mstardom Finance) to the developer for providing such a wonderful and helpful web application.
aprel 18, 2018
This plugin allowed me to bring a lot of information to a very compact space in my sidebar. Excellent little widget!
ýanwar 25, 2018
I rarely post reviews on here. This is an EXCELLENT RSS Reader! There were several major improvements made. I waited for a while and got my reward. 🙂 If the length of each RSS Reader could be stable, it could be used on a page builder anywhere on a page or post. Also, if an option to cue up, but display 3 (suggestion), these two improvements make it perfect! This plugin is far superior to other RSS Aggregate Plugins! Believe me, I tested them. The learning curve is simple to moderate. I love the concept of tabs at the top! Thank you!
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  • New: jQuery ticker script is not loaded locally.
  • Fix: Minor style adjustments to the admin widget.


  • New: Support for “no follow” attribute in links.
  • Fix: Readme with updated FAQ.


  • New: Ability to set fixed height for the RSS widget.
  • New: Using minified JavaScript on frontend.
  • Fix: Cleaned widget UI, reordered options.
  • Fix: Code refactoring.


  • Added feature to change individual tab titles/names.
  • Added feature to enable rich or full description.
  • Fixed feed ordering issues.
  • Updated jQuery easy ticker plugin to v2.0.
  • Minor code revisions.


  • Added feature to cut down/strip feed titles.
  • Added a new ‘Simple modern’ color style.


  • Fixed imcompatibility of other jQuery plugins due to the usage of the latest version of jQuery.


  • Displays “thumbnail” of the feed item if available.
  • Added setting to change ticker speed.
  • Added setting to edit the “Read more” text.
  • Default styles are revised.
  • Switched to full size ticker code.
  • Core code revised.


  • Added option to open links in new window.
  • Changed the method to include the scripts and styles.
  • Added a new ‘Orange’ color style.


  • Core code is completely rewritten.
  • Flash RSS Reader is removed and instead jQuery is used.
  • Administration panel used in the previous version is removed and settings are configured in the widget itself.


  • Second version with included CSS and Proxy file (loadXML.php).


  • Initial version with a flash RSS Reader