Feed generator plugin for Hexo

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import hexoGeneratorFeed from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/hexo-generator-feed';



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Generate Atom 1.0 or RSS 2.0 feed.


$ npm install hexo-generator-feed --save
  • Hexo 4: 2.x
  • Hexo 3: 1.x
  • Hexo 2: 0.x


In the front-matter of your post, you can optionally add a description, intro or excerpt setting to write a summary for the post. Otherwise the summary will default to the excerpt or the first 140 characters of the post.


You can configure this plugin in _config.yml.

  type: atom
  path: atom.xml
  limit: 20
  content_limit: 140
  content_limit_delim: ' '
  order_by: -date
  icon: icon.png
  autodiscovery: true
  • type - Feed type. atom or rss2. Specify ['atom', 'rss2'] to output both types. (Default: atom)
    • Example:
      # Generate atom feed
      type: atom
      # Generate both atom and rss2 feeds
        - atom
        - rss2
        - atom.xml
        - rss2.xml
  • path - Feed path. When both types are specified, path must follow the order of type value. (Default: atom.xml/rss2.xml)
  • limit - Maximum number of posts in the feed (Use 0 or false to show all posts)
  • hub - URL of the PubSubHubbub hubs (Leave it empty if you don't use it)
  • content - (optional) set to 'true' to include the contents of the entire post in the feed.
  • content_limit - (optional) Default length of post content used in summary. Only used, if content setting is false and no custom post description present.
  • content_limit_delim - (optional) If content_limit is used to shorten post contents, only cut at the last occurrence of this delimiter before reaching the character limit. Not used by default.
  • order_by - Feed order-by. (Default: -date)
  • icon - (optional) Custom feed icon. Defaults to a gravatar of email specified in the main config.
  • autodiscovery - Add feed autodiscovery. (Default: true)
    • Many themes already offer this feature, so you may also need to adjust the theme's config if you wish to disable it.
  • template - Custom template path(s). This file will be used to generate feed xml file, see the default templates: atom.xml and rss2.xml.
    • It is possible to specify just one custom template, even when this plugin is configured to output both feed types,
    # (Optional) Exclude custom template from being copied into public/ folder
    # Alternatively, you could also prepend an underscore to its filename, e.g. _custom.xml
    # https://hexo.io/docs/configuration#Include-Exclude-Files-or-Folders
      - 'custom.xml'
        - atom
        - rss2
        - ./source/custom.xml
      # atom will be generated using custom.xml
      # rss2 will be generated using the default template instead