I'm using WP 3.1.2 as provided by Awardspace, a free hosting service. I haven't made any configuration regarding RSS but it seems to work on Google Reader. However, pictures and flash elements won't appear. Is this normal? Should I get a plugin then?

Thanks in advance - Victor.

  • 1
    It would be helpful if you included links to the site and feed.
    – Rarst
    Jun 7 '11 at 20:29
  • it's vemv.net/blog, has no specific RSS link (I think) and the theme is Twenty Ten (tweaked gently).
    – deprecated
    Jun 8 '11 at 18:54
  • When I subscribe to your feed via vemv.net/blog/feed I do see the images in your posts, see i.imgur.com/sHKM9.png
    – mike23
    Jun 8 '11 at 19:12
  • Weird, yesterday it didn't work, now it does. So there's no support for Flash?
    – deprecated
    Jun 8 '11 at 19:33

When you say pictures, you mean post thumbnails ?

If yes, then you can add them to your RSS feeds like this, add in functions.php

function rss_post_thumbnail( $content ) {
    global $post;
    if( has_post_thumbnail( $post->ID ) ) {
        $content = '<p>' . get_the_post_thumbnail( $post->ID ) . '</p>' . get_the_content();
    return $content;
add_filter('the_excerpt_rss', 'rss_post_thumbnail');
add_filter('the_content_feed', 'rss_post_thumbnail');
  • I guess that the two last lines have to be added somewhere else instead? Otherwise I get a Fatal error: Call to undefined function add_filter(). Or maybe the values you're providing are just examples...? Thanks
    – deprecated
    Jun 8 '11 at 19:04
  • No, the whole piece of code should be placed into the functions.php file that is in your template directory.
    – mike23
    Jun 8 '11 at 19:14
  • It gives me the said error then... for some reason images display correctly now anyway so this wouln't be needed anymore.
    – deprecated
    Jun 8 '11 at 19:39
  • By the way, isn't it really weird that WP can't display Flash elements?
    – deprecated
    Jun 8 '11 at 19:40

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