I'm running a Patreon campaign for my blog and one of the rewards will be a full RSS available for users that contribute to that campaign, with the rest having only a short RSS Feed.

I'm experimenting with the SB RSS Feed Plus plugin, but I've just installed it and I'm not sure it will do what I ask. I wonder if there is an alternative to get what I want, specifically:

A special, secret URL for the full RSS feed

I know there are services that can provide the full RSS feed from the short one (I guess it's impossible to block them) but anyway, I'd like to set that full RSS feed as a "premium" advantage for Patreon supporters. I wouldn't like to implemente a Membership to my blog (I think this overcomplicates everything) and I'd like if this is possible easily.

  • As the plugin description states it can create "Full-text RSS Feed when accessed via special URL" which is as I understand what you need. Is there something else that you need and this plugin can't do? – labm0nkey Nov 15 '15 at 10:28
  • close voted as you are asking for plugin recomendations which are off-topic, but this should be a 10-20 line thing if you just try. – Mark Kaplun Nov 15 '15 at 12:20
  • Plugin recommendations are off topic. Maybe this approach to control the feed length via a GET parameter, can help you writing your own plugin? – birgire Nov 15 '15 at 14:19
  • Sorry, I didn't know that. Thanks for the clarification. – javipas Nov 16 '15 at 1:18

A "secret" full text feed

Here's a demo plugin that gives you a full text feed at:


Just remember to flush the rewrite rules, e.g. by visiting the Settings/Permalinks page:

 * Plugin Name: Secret Full Text Feed
 * Plugin URI:  http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/208724/26350
add_action( 'init', function()
    add_feed( 'secretfeed', 'do_feed_rss2' );

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', function( \WP_Query $q )
    if( $q->is_feed( 'secretfeed' ) )
        add_filter( 'option_rss_use_excerpt', '__return_false' );

} );

You can then adjust the secretfeed slug to your needs.

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    The secret is out, now the feed isn't "safe" anymore, it lost the element of surprice, hahahaha. ;-) – Pieter Goosen Nov 15 '15 at 15:34
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    hehe damn, I should have encrypt it;-) @PieterGoosen – birgire Nov 15 '15 at 15:55

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