Update: This article applies to older versions of Word Press (less than 2.8).
Otherwise, your articles will appear bland and boring.
Follow either of the options below to easily add featured images to your RSS Feed in Word Press: We need to add some code to your file, so first go to the appearance editor. Then put the following code at the bottom of your file (If you don’t know what you are doing, make sure to backup your file before editing it) Props to Alex Joy for originally posting this code over on back in 2011.
Maybe there’s an ongoing conversation in the comments thread, or news is breaking over the course of a day.
Sometimes I’ll post a poll, then reuse the same post for the results, to keep discussion together.
Then, once you see that everything is working as intended, feel free to modify the markup as you see fit.
Before moving on, let’s walk through the method in sequential fashion: -enabled website (Word Press is not required).
One of the first things I do whenever I install a fresh version of Word Press is to enable featured images to show up in my RSS feed. I use Feedly myself on a daily basis to read all my favorite blogs and to post directly to Buffer.
While some people may think RSS feeds are dead, they are still used by a lot of different services. I can easily read Feedly on my phone while I am on the go. So if you someone subscribes to your blog via Feedly, you definitely want your featured images to show up.
If it’s seen the GUID before, it assumes it’s already seen the content, and stops looking at it.