Recently, I noticed a banner at the top of my iGoogle home page.
I actually use iGoogle for a few things, but the one I’ll miss the most is an easy way to gather all of my favorite blogs together in one place. I could use an RSS reader, but I’d likely forget about it and stop going to these blogs.
My next thought was how would WordPress handle it? I’ve learned over the years, that if there is a problem, some creative and talented WordPress developer has probably solved it. True enough, there were several options for RSS aggregators that could be placed in a page or post. WordPress already supports putting RSS feeds in widgets that can be placed in sidebars or other widgetized areas.
I tried a few until I found HungryFEED. This plugin is well developed; it has a nice user interface, making adding and editing RSS feeds a snap. You can also easily edit the CSS so you can display your feed in a way that matches your WordPress site.
Anyone who knows me well or professionally, knows that I’m a huge WordPress fan. I have to use another CMS at work at times, but I always pine for WordPress for its ease of use, extensibility, and elegance. As WordPress continues to evolve, I foresee a day when it becomes a logical choice when building websites as well as blogs.