If your products or posts have a lot of information adding from custom fields, this information won’t automatically be updated to the RSS feed. To include them in the RSS feed, you need to perform some operations.

This article will show you how to get information from a custom field created by Meta Box then include them into the RSS feed.

These operations are quite simple. In addition to using the Meta Box plugin (free version) to create custom fields, you don’t need any other tools. If you don’t want to code, you can use the Online Generator tool (free as well) of Meta Box to create a field quickly. If you want to have an intuitive UI in the backend to create a field, you may want to use Meta Box Builder (premium extension).

Step 1: Create Custom Fields

When using the free version of Meta Box, you can directly add code for creating fields into the function.php file. Otherwise, you can also create a new plugin to add code.

Create a New Plugin

To create a new plugin, you need to open the wp-content folder > plugin and create a new folder with a .php file inside.

If you don't use Meta Box, you can also create a new plugin to add code for creating custom fields.

 

I create a plugin named Hello Custom Field to change the RSS content / title

In this example, I create a plugin named Hello Custom Field.

In the hello-custom-field.php file, I entered the content below:

<?php
/**
 * Plugin Name: Hello Custom Field
 * Plugin URL:  https://metabox.io
 * Description: Create custom meta boxes and custom fields in WordPress.
 * Version:     1.0
 * Author:      metabox
 * Author URL:  https://metabox.io
 * License:     GPL2+
 * Text Domain: meta-box
 * Domain Path: /languages/
 *
 * @package Meta Box
 */

On the admin dashboard, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins and find the plugin you’ve just created (Hello Custom Field) then activate it.

Create Fields

You can code to add a field or use the Online Generator tool of Meta Box to create an online field then copy the generated code to save time.

We add this code into the created plugin (If you didn’t create a plugin, you can add that code into the functions.php file) to create the custom fields.

add_filter( 'rwmb_meta_boxes', 'hp_metaboxs' );
function hp_metaboxs( $meta_boxes ) {
    $meta_boxes[] = array(
        'title'    => 'Hotel Booking Price',
        'fields' => array(
            array(
                'id'        => 'price',
                'name' => 'Price',
                'type'   => 'number',
            ),
            array(
                'id'       => 'availability',
                'name' => 'Availability',
                'type'   => 'radio',
                'options'             => array(
                    'Available'     => 'Available',
                    'Unavailable' => 'Unavailable',
                ),
            ),
        ),
    );
    return $meta_boxes;
}

Now, when you edit a post, the custom fields will be displayed like this:

When you edit a post, the custom fields will be displayed like this.

You may enter values for these custom fields and save them now.

Step 2: Display Custom Fields’ Values to Frontend

I’m using the Twenty Twenty theme, so I add this code to the content.php file:

 <ul>
        <li>
            <strong>Price</strong>: <?php echo rwmb_meta( 'price' ) ?>
        </li>
        <li>
            <strong>Availability</strong>: <?php echo rwmb_meta( 'availability' ) ?>
        </li>
    </ul>

Back to your post, the values of these fields will be displayed as follows:

The values of these custom fields will be displayed as follows.

Now, it’s time to include custom fields’ values to the RSS feed.

Step 3: Add the Values of Custom Fields to the RSS Feed

Go to the functions.php file and add this code:

/**
 * MetaBox- Thêm custom fields vào RSS Feed
 *
 */

function prefix_add_custom_fields_to_feed($content) {
    if(is_feed()) {
        $post_id = get_the_ID();
            $price = rwmb_meta('price');
            $output = '<div><h3>Thông tin phòng</h3>';
            $output .= '<p><strong>Price:</strong> ' . $price . '</p>';

            $availability = rwmb_meta('availability');
            $output .= '<p><strong>Availability:</strong> ' . $availability . '</p>';
            $output .= '</div>'; 
        $content = $content.$output;
    }
    return $content;
}
add_filter('the_content','prefix_add_custom_fields_to_feed');

Step 4: Display RSS Feed on Your Website

Go to Appearance > Widgets, find the RSS tab then drag it into the area you want. Then you enter a link which is in form of http://yourwebsite.com/feed in the RSS Feed URL section.

After this step, you'll finish changing the RSS feed’s content.

So you’ve finished changing the RSS feed’s content already.

Last Words

In this article, I’ve just added the extra content for posts by some basic custom fields which are text and number. Also in this way, you can add any other field type to the post content and update it to the RSS feed. I hope this tip is useful to you. Be sure to follow our upcoming tutorials.

 

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