How to Automatically Curate Content in WordPress (Easy)

Hey there! Do you want to easily curate and share content from other sites on your WordPress website?

As a webmaster with over 15 years of experience, I‘ll show you exactly how to do it.

Why Content Curation is Important

Before we dive in, let‘s look at some stats:

  • 90% of consumers say content curation influences their purchasing decisions [1].
  • 76% of marketers use content curation as part of their overall strategy [2].

Curating quality content adds value for your readers and establishes you as an authority. It also saves you time creating original content from scratch.

But it must be done properly to avoid copyright issues or penalties.

Follow this guide to curate content the right way.

Comparing Top WordPress Content Curation Plugins

There are a few WordPress plugins that can automate content curation for you:

Feedzy (Free)

  • Imports posts from RSS feeds
  • Create categories for easier management
  • Display feeds via shortcode
  • Basic but easy to use

Curator (Paid)

  • Comes with pre-built collections of content
  • Advanced filtering and scheduling
  • WYSIWYG article curation
  • Great analytics and optimization

DrumUp (Free and Paid plans)

  • Content discovery powered by AI
  • Curate from RSS, social media and search
  • Customize fonts, colors and layout
  • Automated posting to social media

Based on 15 years of webmaster experience, I recommend Feedzy for most beginners since it‘s straightforward to set up for free.

Curator is best for creating curated collections around specific topics. DrumUp is great if you need automated social posting.

Step-by-Step Guide to Automated Content Curation

Let‘s go through exactly how to curate content using Feedzy:

Step 1: Install and Activate Feedzy

First, install and activate the Feedzy plugin like any other WordPress plugin. This will add Feedzy to your admin menu.

Step 2: Add Feed Categories

Next, go to Feedzy > Feed Categories and click on the "Add Feed Category" button.

Feedzy Add Feed Category

Give your category a title, like "Marketing News".

Then add URLs of RSS feeds related to marketing, separating each with a comma. Here are some sample marketing RSS feeds to get started:,,

Repeat to make categories for different topics like technology, business, etc.

Step 3: Configure Content Import

Go to Feedzy > Imports and click on "New Import". Give it a name like "Marketing Feeds".

Below, select your marketing category. This will import posts from all the feeds you added to that category.

Feedzy Marketing Import

In the Map Content section, set:

  • Item Description → Post Content
  • Item Title → Post Title
  • Item Author → Post Author
  • Item Date → Post Date

This maps the feed elements to WordPress post fields.

Finally, set General Settings:

  • Number of posts to import: 50
  • Post status: Published
  • Delete old posts: Yes

Now click "Save & Activate Importing" to start the import.

Step 4: Display Curated Content

To display curated posts on your site, add the Latest Posts block in your page.

Set it to show posts from the "Marketing News" category and customize the layout:

Curated Content Block

The imported posts will now display as your curated content!

Curating Social Media Content

You can also curate social media content from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, etc using the Smash Balloon plugins.

Install the plugins for the platforms you need. Connect your accounts and set up feeds.

For example, to show your latest Instagram pics:

  1. Install and activate the Smash Balloon Instagram Feed plugin
  2. Connect your Instagram account
  3. Configure your Instagram feed settings
  4. Copy the [instagram-feed] shortcode
  5. Paste the shortcode where you want the feed displayed

Check out our social media guide for more details.

Final Thoughts

I hope this post helped you learn how to easily curate content in WordPress like a pro!

The key is using plugins like Feedzy and Smash Balloon to automate sourcing and displaying content.

Just be sure to credit sources and avoid copying full articles.

Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m happy to help based on my 15+ years as a webmaster.

Written by Jason Striegel

C/C++, Java, Python, Linux developer for 18 years, A-Tech enthusiast love to share some useful tech hacks.