Some time ago I belatedly realised the rss feed for wordpress does not display custom fields by default. I spend considerable time and effort inter-linking the content on this website, so I don’t want RSS subscribers to miss out on seeing any possible related content that is being stored in custom fields.
I am not very good at coding so it took some time to figure out how to display variables stored in a wordpress custom field array.
But it works now:
We’ll be able to see:
- related posts
- related notes
- related resources
- related collections
Maybe this isn’t that important for a typical post, but if I am writing about a quote it would be meaningful to be able to see the parent at the footer (and when you browse the parent page – example – you will be able to see all the related posts and notes I’ve written about that particular resource ):
It is displaying just the title for now, will probably do a bit of work to include the type of resource – link, book, video, etc – and its authour at the very least.
Let me know in the comments if you encounter any bug! I just realised I have to include a comment link (and also tags) in the RSS post footer as well.
Maybe I’m doing all this work for like 10 RSS subscribers (I don’t actually know), but I think it is especially precious that anyone bothers to subscribe and read this RSS feed in this day and age.