DualFeeds Options Guide

This is a guide to the Options which can be set for the DualFeeds Plugin. To set these options go to the DualFeeds page in the Options section of the WordPress Admin area (after the plugin has been activated).

DualFeeds Information Section

Version: Shows you the version you are using and the date it was released. The Check For Update button checks http://www.scratch99.com/ to see whether there is a new version.

Feed URLs For Your Site: Shows you the URLs for the first and second feed for your main site feed, based on your permalink settings. There’s no need guess what they are, this tells you.

DualFeeds Settings Section

General Settings

Switch Default Behaviour: By default, your first feed will contain the full post and the second feed will contain the summary. You can switch these, so the first feed contains the summary and the second feed contains the full post. Use this to minimise disruption to your current subscribers (ie if your current feed is the summary).

Maximum Summary Length: The maximum length of the summary. This is only used if there is no excerpt and no more tag. Entries will be truncated at the end of the last full word.

Create Feed AutoDiscovery Links: Allows you to turn on feed autodiscovery links for Full Post, Summary and Comments feeds, so that browsers such as Firefox can autodiscover your feeds. Note: If your Theme already includes autodiscovery links for the main and/or comment feeds, checking the corresponding box in the DualFeeds options will create duplicates. See the feed autodiscovery article for more information.

FeedBurner Settings:

If you do not use FeedBurner, leave these fields empty. If you do use FeedBurner, you can ask DualFeeds to redirect feed requests to the appropriate FeedBurner URL. See the If You DO Use A FeedBurner URL Redirection Plugin section of the Using DualFeeds With FeedBurner article for more information.

Sidebar Settings

DualFeeds includes a sidebar widget, which prominently displays links to the Full Post, Summary and Comments feeds. If you use Widgets, you can add the DualFeeds sidebar widget to your sidebar via the Widgets page in the Presentation section of the Admin area. If you don’t use Widgets, you can call the DualFeeds sidebar widget by adding <?php dualfeeds_sidebar(); ?> in the appropriate place in sidebar.php (in your theme folder).

Sidebar Image: Choose 1 of 13 different images for the sidebar widget to use. Note: This images includes a small Powered By DualFeeds statement.

Show Text Instead Of Image: Tells the sidebar widget not to use the selected image. Instead it will add a Subscribe image, followed by links to the Full Post, Summary and Comments feed. These links will appear as a list, using your theme’s default style. This may not work well with some themes.

Post Settings

DualFeeds can add a link to the Full Post, Summary and Comments feeds at the bottom of each post / page.

Text At Bottom Of Post: By default the text shown before the links will be “Subscribe To Site:”. Change this if you’d prefer something different, such as “If you liked this post, please subscribe:”.

Size of Icon: Select the size of the Feed Icon shown before each link.

Border: Select whether a simple border should appear before and/or after the section containing the links.

Where Should It Appear: Select where you want these links to appear (on posts, pages, home page, category archives, date archives & tag archives). If you do not want them to appear at all, simply deselect all of these choices.

There is also a ‘hidden’ feature which can turn the links off for selected single posts and pages. Simply edit the page or post which should not display the links and add a Custom Field with a key of pageextras and a value of no.

The Final Word

That’s all there is to it! There shouldn’t be any problems, but if you experience any, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help you.