Add RSS Feed To Gridsome

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The Problem

You need an easy way to generate an RSS feed for your Gridsome project.

The Solution

Utilize the gridsome-plugin-rss plugin.

High-level steps

  • Add the plugin to your project.
  • Configure the RSS plugin.
  • Test the RSS feed.

Add the plugin to your project

Add the project as a dependency.


yarn add gridsome-plugin-rss


npm install gridsome-plugin-rss

Now you need to add the plugin and its options to Gridsome's config file.

Configure the RSS feed

For the debugger to work on the client, the source map files are needed in the browser.

You can let Gridsome know to include the source map files by adding the following to your gridsome config file.

// gridsome.config.js

  plugins: [
      use: 'gridsome-plugin-rss',
      options: {
        contentTypeName: 'YOUR_CONTENT_TYPE', // Example: Post
        latest: true,
        feedOptions: {
          title: 'YOUR_WEBSITE_TITLE', 
          feed_url: 'YOUR_WEBSITE_URL + OUPUT_NAME', // OUTPUT_NAME must match the name of the feed below. Example:
          site_url:  'YOUR_WEBSITE_URL', // Example:
        feedItemOptions: node => ({
          // Here you can map the data from the graphQL content type to the rss feed's fields
          // Example:
          // title: node.title,
          // description: node.description,
          // url: '' + node.slug,
          // author:,
          // date:,
          // categories: [node.hashtags]
        output: {
          dir: './static',
          // The name of the feed.
          name: 'rss.xml'

Test rss feed

Now the RSS feed should be good to go, every time you build your Gridsome project a new RSS feed will be generated inside the /static directory.

Let's test the rss feed.

gridsome build
gridsome develop

Now navigate to localhost:8080/rss.xml and you should be able to see the generated RSS feed.

That is it folks, happy coding! 👍

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