Add Attribution 2010.0207 includes a compatibility fix for more peaceful coexistence with other FeedWordPress add-on modules(posted on 07 February 2010)

Version 2010.0207 of Add Attribution for FeedWordPress is now available for download.

This is a small compatibility release. It does not add any new features over those offered by version 2009.0730. (Like I said, Supported and mature.) But it does include a small but important change to the order of execution that Add Attribution requests, which will help it play nicer with other filters designed to work with FeedWordPress. (In particular, this update is necessary in order to avoid potential conflicts with the newly-released FWP+: Limit size of posts add-on module. If you want to use both Add Attribution and Limit Size Of Posts together, you’ll need this update in order to ensure harmonious coexistence.)

Download and enjoy! As always, you have any issues with the release, or if there is anything that you would like to see included in a future release, please use the comments form or drop me a line to let me know about it.


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  1. cyclenews says:

    WordPress 2.9.1 and Feedwordpress 2010.0127 wont automatically load any posts after the installation date, so only OLD RSS posts are being processed. Posts with later dates than the installation date are being ignored.

  2. Casey says:

    Is it possible to add your own URL in the boilerplate?

    • Rad Geek says:


      You can put any text that you want in the boilerplate. If you need to put the output of some internal WordPress function in there, it depends. If you could tell me a bit more about what specifically you’re trying to get displayed, and what sort of problems you’re running into, I might be able to help you troubleshoot it.

  3. glenn says:

    Hey I really love the addon Rad. Is there any way that I can get the attribution to insert an mp3 link to an enclosed media file from the rss? I’m aggregating some podcasts and I can’t seem to get the mp3 link to show. It does, however, give the source url to the post on the author’s website.

  4. kanishka kashyap says:


    There is every aspect we have digged into, in order to make the project complete. I just wonder, if we can display the number of comments count from the original feed. As RSS feeds carry the information about the comment counts on the latest post. Can we develop some snippet that could be used to display the comment count over a post aggregated.

    Thanks! if it is possible !, please reply

  5. Najee says:

    Attribution BoilerPlate: [original-url]

    This attribute displays the URL but it’s not live, i.e., not clickable. You have to copy and paste in the browser.

    Is there a way to make the URL live?


  6. Najee says:

    I may have solved my own problem. I used the following code in the boilerplate box:

    <a href="[original-url]">Click for detailed story</a>

    Seems to work.

    If there is a better way, do let me know.


    • MixMan says:

      I was wondering the same thing, and yes that’s a good way to kinda solve it. But does someone know a way to make the post title display as the link text when using shortcode [original-url]?

  7. Rob says:

    Small bug to report (latest version of Add Attribution, downloaded today, and WordPress 3.0.1).

    When I specify “From [source-name]: ” in the boilerplate, it gives me the name that is present on the feed. Not the name I’ve manually altered it to, (in settings/feed/link name, with “edit manually” selected).

    In other words, it’s picking up the raw name, not the manually modified name. The manually modified name appears fine on the “contributors” list.

  8. Caleidosweb says:

    Hi, It’s possible to add a thumbnail to post by boilerplate ? Can I insert a tag or a shortcode to catch image to shows as thumb ?



  9. Najee says:

    Running into a problem with the Add Attribution Boilerplate. Using the following: Click for detailed story

    It works fine on the main page. It works fine on the individual post. But under categories, you get the line ‘Click for detailed story’ but it is not live, i.e. the URL is not linked to the text.

    I am using the latest version of WordPress and FeedWordPress.

    Any ideas?

    • Najee says:

      The command got hyperlinked in the above post so here it is:


      The accompanying text is ‘Click for detailed story’.

  10. denyce says:

    its not working anymore with the wp 3.1.1

  11. Zerotronic says:


    First of all thanks for a great plugin. It is great. I appreciate it.

    The other day i had a small problem because in feedwordpress i chose that “Permalinks point to: The local copy on this website”, and i couldn’t figure out how to automatically post the source-post-permalink at the end of my syndicated posts.

    The [source-url] that the plugin offers points to the main page of the site that hosts the article, and NOT to the exact permalink of the article, and that, for my blog, was a bit of a problem.

    So i wrote a solution to my problem and i am posting it here in case someone else has the same problem with me.

    First of all after you install, activate and configure FeedWordPress you must then install, activate and configure Add Attribution for FeedWordPress.

    After you install and activate both of the above plugins you have to edit two php files, 1)feedwordpress.php (which is inside your “FeedWordPress” plugin folder) and 2)add-attribution-feedwordpress.php (which is inside your “Add Attribution for FeedWordPress” plugin folder.

    Open feedwordpress.php

    find the following segment of code

    function thesyndicationpermalink ($id = NULL) { echo getsyndicationpermalink($id); }

    and right bellow the “}” add the following segment of code

    function thesyndicationpermalinkreturn ($id = NULL) { $srclnk = getsyndication_permalink($id); return $srclnk; }

    Then save changes to this file and close it.

    Then open add-attribution-feedwordpress.php

    Find the following segment of code

    [source-url] URL of the source you syndicated the post from

    and right bellow it add the following segment of code

    [syndication-source-link] URL of the exact location to the source you syndicated the post from

    Then find

    addshortcode(‘feed-setting’, array($ref, ‘sourcesetting’));

    and right bellow it add

    addshortcode(‘syndication-source-link’, array($ref, ‘syndicationsource_link’));

    Then find


    and right bellow it add


    Then find

    function sourceurl ($atts) { $param = shortcodeatts(array( ‘original’ => NULL, ), $atts); return getsyndicationsource_link($param[‘original’], $this->id); }

    and right above “function source_url ($atts) {” add

    function syndicationsourcelink ($atts) { return thesyndicationpermalink_return(); }

    Save changes and close the file.

    Then go to your wordpress page and login to the dashboard. Go to Syndication -> Posts & Links and go all the way down to the Attribution Boilerplate. Click “Add new boilerplate” give the settings you like and then write the following code snipet in the white box:

    Source: [source-name]

    Save changes and you are ready to go.

    This way every syndicated post that gets posted in your blog will have a link straight to the source-article’s page.

  12. ldc says:

    Is it possible to use the custom [feed-setting key=””] in this version? I have tried simple the examples:

    hello = the text value hello $(author/email) = the contents of … $(media:content/@url) = the contents of …

    that are given in the UI but when I use [feed-setting key=””] in the boilerplates, they don’t work.

    Has anyone been able to get this to work?

  13. siraj says:

    when we use : Click for detailed story

    it’s showing both on home page & post page,

    how to remove it from home page?

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