Build Your Own News Aggregator with OneNews

June 2nd in How Tos, Stuff by .

In order to become a successful blogger, bloggers need to focus more on providing value to their readers. People come to a blog to learn new things, stay on the top of the latest news, and communicate with their blog community members. As a blogger, you may not be able to track every single piece of news, but it never hurts to create a news aggregator on your site to give your visitors an easy way to keep track of the latest developments in your niche without leaving your website. Thanks to OneNews for WordPress you can do just that in a matter of minutes.

OneNews for WordPress is a very easy to use theme that transforms your blog into your very own news aggregator, similar to what AllTop offers. You can use the theme to add your favorite blogs, Twitter searches, and Google news feeds. That way your visitors can stay on the top of the latest developments in your niche all from one place. This theme can handle Flickr photos and YouTube videos too.

You have 4 ways to add your feeds to this theme. The easiest way is to grab your favorite RSS feed and add it to a text RSS widget on your theme. PhotoRSS and VideoRSS widgets enable you to add your Flickr stream or YouTube videos to your topic tracking website. Those of you who know HTML can add HTML code to your theme (ad code or anything else you desire).

You do want to watch the number of feeds that you add to your theme as it can put some heavy load on your servers. So this theme is not to create a huge RSS feed tracker unless you have your own dedicated server. It can handle a reasonable number of feeds well (especially if you use a decent cache plugin for WordPress). Another easy way to improve your blog.




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