How to add custom post types to your default RSS feed

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RSS readers are somewhat old school in 2020, but the RSS feed that is part of WordPress is used by email services like Mailchimp and Mailerlite to create automated email updates when you add a new post to your website.

If you have custom post types though, they are not included in the default URL:

https://yoursite.com/feed

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If you need to combine your custom post type feed with a standard post feed with only specific categories or tags take a look at this post:

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You can create a custom feed by adding a parameter, e.g.

https://yoursite.com/feed?post_type=custom-post-type-slug

for your custom post types, but that only gets that one post type.

What I wanted was a feed that included the standard WordPress posts AND the custom post type posts.

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How to Add Custom Post Types to Your Main WordPress RSS Feed

Last updated on by Editorial Staff Custom Post Type s was one of the most hyped feature of WordPress 3.0. This feature alone expanded the horizon of WordPress usage as a Content Management System (CMS). If you are using Custom Post Types, or thinking of custom post types, then you may have the urge to add it into your main RSS Feed.

The solution is to add the following to your functions.php file:
/**
* add custom post types to main rss feed
**/
function myfeed_request($qv) {
if (isset($qv['feed']) && !isset($qv['post_type']))
$qv['post_type'] = array('post', 'your-custom-post-type-slug');
return $qv;
}
add_filter('request', 'myfeed_request');

This code will then include all Posts and the custom post types you specified in the functions.php code in your /feed results. Be sure to put in your custom post type slug(s) in the array above. You can add multiple post types separating them with commas.

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