Using the [blogroll] shortcode is different than embedding a standard RSS feed. This shortcode is designed to pull and display your sites blog posts into a “Page” (not a default capability in WordPress). The default settings for the [blogroll] shortcode will display five complete posts with headlines.
Here is an example of the shortcode displaying images on the Office of Ceremonies Honorary Degrees page:
Below are the available attributes that you can use to customize the [blogroll] shortcode.
|number=X||The number of posts that will display on page||
|trim=true||Will shorten post text to 55 words and strip any formatting||
|excerpt=hide||Will display only post titles (linking to full posts)||
|image=show||Will display thumbnail of featured post image to left of blurb||
|category=#||Will display selected category instead of all posts via the category ID number||
|category_name=category-slug||Will display selected category instead of all posts via the category slug||
We want to display 3 posts with text shortened to 55 words on the External Affairs site. To do this, we will enter the following shortcode:
[blogroll number=3 trim=true]
Below is the example [blogroll] shortcode in the Visual Editor (you will only see the blog posts when you preview the page):
Here is what the example shortcode looks like on the live site: