Atom Default Feed

Plugin: Atom Default Feed
Version: 1.1
Last updated: 7 years ago.
Downloaded: 5,918 times.


The default feed in WordPress is normally RSS. However, many companies, including Google, have thrown more support behind the Atom syndication format. Atom is better designed, more robust, well-defined, and supports publish capabilities as well.

WordPress does support Atom, but not as the default feed. This plugin changes that, so that the default feed output is Atom format.

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WordPress 2.5 or higher.


  • Changes default feeds to Atom format.
  • RSS feeds are still accessible via /feed/rss2 URLs.

Installation Instructions

  1. Upload the files to the `/wp-content/plugins/atom-default-feed/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


This plugin is licensed under the GPL Version 2 only.

Method to get support

You are free to email me, however I am also a moderator at the support forums, so you’ll find me there as well.

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  1. So, changing RSS to Atom wouldn’t cause any trouble for our readers?

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