Simple Steps to Create a Blog Aggregator Without Feeling Aggravated

how to create a blog aggregator hang out for your niche imageI’m eliminating blog aggregator technical aggravations today for those of you who want to install one and don’t know how!

In my previous post, I shared with you the new home based business blog aggregator I created for the prove it blog challenge participants and the benefits to creating a blog aggregator as a way to help support your team, your tribe, or connect with other blog owners in your niche!

Here’s the link if you need to get caught up: Announcing A New Home Based Business Blog Aggregator

A blog aggregator, also known as rss aggregator, or feed aggregator can become a hang-out hot-spot on your blog, like the small town corner coffee shop that everyone goes to hang out and catch up on what’s going on. 🙂

Today, I show you how to create one, step by step, headache free!  And let me tell you…they can be complicated!

I promise you don’t need to know any code.  The only thing somewhat technical is knowing how to install wordpress, which I believe most of my readers already know.  (If you don’t and you need help, please let me know!)

Step by Step Instructions for Creating a Blog Aggregator

I created some serious buzz when I announced my new blog aggregator on my clever marketer prove it challenge facebook group this week.  Everyone wanted to know how I did it!

So here is how to build a blog aggregator of your favorite blogs!

(A wordpress blog aggregator of course…)

  1. Install another wordpress directory in a sub-folder of your main domain using fantastico from your hosting accoung c-panel.
    1. Example:
  2. Log into your new wordpress (this is a separate dashboard because it’s a separate blog.)  You can log in by going to:
  3. Install the Aggregator Theme by Premium WordPress Themes from the wordpress dashboard of your new blog
  4. Go to appearance, aggregator theme options, and choose your skin.
  5. Go to appearance, widgets, and drag an aggregator widget into the home page feeds column
  6. Add the blog name, rss feed, and the number of posts you want.  Select that you want it to display a list.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for as many blogs as you want to aggregate.
  8. If you want to make the blog aggregator dofollow, I used the DoFollow State plugin

How to link your blog aggregator to your main blog so people can find it:

  1. To link the two blogs together, create a new page in each of the blogs: and
  2. Add the redirection plugin to both blogs
  3. In your main blog, redirect your new page to the aggregator page.  In the aggregator blog, redirect the new page to your main blog homepage.
  4. Also, you will probably want to install some, most, or all of your favorite plugins onto the new wordpress blog.
  5. You can certainly add pages and posts to your new blog as well. 🙂

Have you checked out the clever marketer prove it blog aggregator yet?

Please share your thoughts below and share this post with others in social media so they can benefit from learning how to create a global neighborhood hangout in their niche, with a wordpress blog aggregator too!

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  1. Wow, Heather,
    All I can say is this is really cool. I must have been out of the loop, and didn’t even know this page existed. I went and checked it out.
    I really like it.

    Thanks for sharing how to do it as well.


  2. I was wondering what you used for that page! Well, now I know 🙂 This will be in my resource arsenal for when I (or someone I know) needs it. Thanks Heather for breaking it down on how to create it!

  3. A great method you have here Heather!


    1) How does it compare to just having
    a separate system for staying on top of your
    favorite blog RSS feeds like for example
    the Google RSS Reader?

    2) Does it give a real time notification
    of a post published on the feeds?

    Thanks, Robert

  4. Hi Heather,

    how awesome is that ! Thanks for sharing. I have already been wondering how you did it. Now I know it. Thanks for sharing your little secrets. I love your aggregator and I get quite a few visits from it, pretty cool.

    Take care


  5. Hey Heather,

    Cool resource you have shared with us today. I will definitely keep
    this in my arsenal of tools and come surely come back to it. Having all the blogs at one place would save lot of time for many people.

  6. Wow, Heather! I wondered how you created your blog aggregator. This is a really cool idea. Thanks so much for sharing how to do it.

    I’ll spread the word 🙂

    All the best,

  7. Thanks Heather,
    Another cool idea to mess around with. awesome!

    – joe

  8. Awesome tip, I’ve been thinking about doing something similar in the way of adding more wordpress installs and creating some sub-blogs. You give some really good instructions to get started on doing this. Thanks for the tutorial.

  9. You did it again Heather!

    Overdelivering as usual. This is really cool and did something similar but never did much with it.

    This post is pushing me to really get going with it.

    Thank you for sharing this!!

    Awesome stuff as usual.

    Tommy D.

  10. Hi Heather,
    Very nice instructions. Even I can accomplish this! Have a question, will installing another copy of wordpress with a shared hosting plan slow down the loading time of the blogs?

  11. Hey Heather,

    Thanks for this. I appreciate the step by step explanation. I’ve got it on my checklist of things to look into today.

  12. Great Post Heather. Very helpful for beginners.

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Oh Heather,

    I love it when people share exactly HOW they did something new. 😀

    Wonderful that you broke it down to simple step by step instructions.

    Thanks for passing on your knowledge.


  14. Heather,

    That is really cool! Thank you so much for sharing the steps so clearly with everyone!


  15. thanks for share. really a nice work has been done by you

  16. Great learning points for creating blog for newbies as well as experienced!

    In next post, if you discussed about optimizing the content, how to get visitors to your blog and how to earn money by selling stuffs on your blog or advertising space etc. then I would also learn I think as well.

  17. Hi Heather!

    You are really unstoppable kind of woman, I always appreciate you for being generous in sharing new ideas that really helps to other person. By the way,your simple steps in creating blog aggregator is really helpful and I’m so thankful to that to you.

  18. Thanks for sharing out the tips for creating a blog aggregator as i really need to know that how i can make one for my own Website!!!

    Thank You Really Much


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