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I'm trying to move back to WP for our blog, after struggling with a clunky CMS for a few years, but we'll be sticking with that CMS for the rest of the site. Is there a plugin (or code) that I can use to pull the recent posts in a particular category from my WP blog to the sidebar of my non-WP site? Assume full permissions on both the WP blog and the external site.

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Like wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/45039/…, but with categories. – Christine Letts Jul 26 '12 at 16:16
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The easy way is to just use a PHP based reader and parse/output the results. Maybe your CMS already has one but if not and it's based on PHP you can use,

Then you simple point it to your categories /feed, like --> www.example.com/your_category/feed

You can easily customize a feed to show whatever you want http://codex.wordpress.org/Customizing_Feeds

That way you can have a feed that only shows recent posts from one category using WP Query, you just have to point your reader to it.

Alternatives you can try via a plugin that allow for external HTTP requests:


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My organization is pretty skeptical of RSS integration with our site -- apparently they tried it a while back and it was slow and unreliable. Other options? – Christine Letts Jul 26 '12 at 20:31
There is nothing particular slow about a feed since it's completely in your control. A good alternative is hookpress or a json API. I'll add them as links to the above. – Wyck Jul 26 '12 at 23:40

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