i have setuped showing rss from my network site using fetch_feed();

include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/feed.php');
$rss = fetch_feed('rss link here');
$maxitems = $rss->get_item_quantity(5);
$rss_items = $rss->get_items(0, $maxitems);
THen i can use foreach to get these 
get_date('j F Y | g:i a'); 

But i am not sure how to get thumbnail in my feed or here in this system. But in my posts i do have a custom field called post-img for displaying posts.

Help is appreciated. Thanks

  • Hi, could you please provide the full code block? Commented May 29, 2012 at 15:34
  • this is pretty much the complete code.. just need echos in the last 4 lines..
    – Ayaz Malik
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 10:32
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    Can you post a link to the feed you're parsing? It's likely that your custom field (post-img) isn't in the feed to begin with, but without knowing what the field is we can't help you parse it.
    – EAMann
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 15:13
  • sure its, apps.designzzz.com/feed and yes it doesn't contain a thumbnail. i tried some functions from google whihc will add thumbnail to feed but instead it started showing the entire post in feed.
    – Ayaz Malik
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 15:17

1 Answer 1


According to the Codex, fetch_feed() uses the SimplePie engine for parsing RSS.

So, if $item->get_title(); is working, then you should be able to do:


as per the SimplePie documentation, as long as there are any thumbnails already on the feed.


Before running the above, you have to insert the images on your feed. Check for display featured image in RSS feed and How to grab first image attached to post and display in RSS feed? topics on it.

  • i have already checked that but it dosen't work maybe because there is no thumbnail in the feed im fetching but yes i do have a custom field in that feed's posts which got link to thumbanil..
    – Ayaz Malik
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 15:18
  • updated answer with links to "how to place custom field images on RSS"
    – moraleida
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 15:24
  • k i have used the second method it worked and added first image in the feed, but now on getting the feed it gives thsi error : Call to undefined method SimplePie_Item::get_thumbnail()
    – Ayaz Malik
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 15:32
  • Did you try using the enclosure method described on the docs? -> simplepie.org/wiki/reference/simplepie_enclosure/get_thumbnail
    – moraleida
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 15:39

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