NeoSmart Technologies is proud to announce the release of CompleteRSS 0.1 Beta.
CompleteRSS is the only WordPress plugin used to guarantee complete article text in RSS feeds. Some of the things it does are things that end-users can change on their own (such as selecting full-text entries), but it’s biggest feature is a work-around for the much-contested ‘upgrade’ for WordPress 2.1: RSS and Atom feeds will not show text past the <!–more–> tag!
CompleteRSS is the only way to get WordPress 2.1 to display the full article content to display in your feeds, since there are no options to disable this ‘feature’ of WordPress 2.1. CompleteRSS is also the only way to display your feeds entirely free of the heavily-abused ‘content:encoded’ tags.
CompleteRSS has been implemented here on The NeoSmart Files, and you can check it out in our proudly FeedBurner-powered Atom feed: http://neosmart.net/blog/feed/
The lack of ‘content:encoded’ tags and the use of full text in RSS feeds are a must for any serious blogger. No one has time to aggregate feeds that only present a teaser, and ‘content:encoded’ tags only make it harder for your readers to get to the real meat of your content.
- CompleteRSS only kicks in if the URI to your feed contains the word ‘feed’ in it somewhere. This works with all the default WordPress permalinks, but may present an issue with custom permalinks. For example, a RSS URI like ‘http://myblog.com/myrss’ won’t trigger CompleteRSS.
- In the WordPress Admin Dashboard, under Options | Reading, the selected feed setting is ‘Summary’ and cannot be changed. This is intentional, and is required for CompleteRSS to work.