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Django CMS RSS Plugin

Simple plugin to show an RSS feed in your django cms site.


  • Show specified number of feeds in the page.
  • You can choose to open the feed in current window or new window.
  • Show any RSS feed you specified, it can be your external RSS url, or your internal RSS relative url like '/myblog/rss'.
  • The feed list would be cached for specified time long.
  • You can choose the template of your RSS feed or use the default



$ pip install django-rss-plugin

Add rssplugin to your INSTALLED_APPS in Django file, Like following:


Django >= 1.7:

Run django migrate to install plugin database:

$ python migrate rssplugin

Django and South:

In your file, set the south migration module:

  'rssplugin': 'rssplugin.south_migrations',

Run south migrate to install plugin database:

$ python migrate rssplugin

Django < 1.7 without South:

$ python syncdb

template filter

  1. parsed_to_date:

    {% load rss_tags %}
    {{ entry.published_parsed|parsed_to_date|timesince }}

see rss.html for usage examples.

Notice, both external link like '' and internal link like '/blog/rss' are supported.

Using custom templates

Use CMS_RSS_PLUGIN_TEMPLATE = "path_to_your_template.html" in to set a custom template, default is rss/rss.html.

If you specify CMS_RSS_PLUGIN_TEMPLATES instead, rssplugin offers authors an optional choice of custom templates.


    ('short.html', gettext('Short')),
    ('long.html', gettext('Long')),
    ('mailing_list.html', gettext('List Server')),

For a reference of the feed and entry attributes you can use in your templates, have a look at the feedparser dokumentation:

Feed timeout

Use CMS_RSS_PLUGIN_FEEDPARSER_TIMEOUT = seconds in to set a custom socket timeout, default is 60

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