Rewrite Rules

To improve the reading experience, it’s possible to alter the content of feed items.

For example, if you are reading a popular comic website like XKCD, it’s nice to have to image title (the alt attribute) added under the image. Especially on mobile devices when there is no hover event.

List of Rules

  • add_dynamic_image: Tries to add the highest quality images from sites that use JavaScript to load images (e.g. either lazily when scrolling or based on screen size).
  • add_image_title: Add each image’s title as a caption under the image.
  • add_youtube_video: Insert Youtube video inside the article (automatic for

Adding Rewrite Rules

Miniflux includes a set of default rules for some websites, but you could define your own rules.

On the feed edit page, enter your custom rules in the field “Rewrite Rules” like this:


Separate each rule by a comma. As of now, only add_dynamic_image and add_image_title are available. Of course, other rules could be added later.