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Reason: Conky's configuration changed and it is unknown if all of these tips migrated from the main article are still working/relevant. (Discuss in Talk:Conky/Tips and tricks#)

Go back to Conky.

Display package update information

Pacman provides its own script called checkupdates which displays package updates from the official repos. Use ${execi 3600 checkupdates | wc -l} to display the total number of packages.

Display weather forecast

See this thread.

Display a countdown timer

ConkyTimer is a simple countdown timer that displays the remaining time of a defined task.

Start the timer using conkytimer "<task description>" <min>.

Display RSS feeds

Conky has the ability to display RSS feeds natively without the need for an outside script to run and output into Conky. For example, to display the titles of the ten most recent Planet Arch updates and refresh the feed every minute, you would put this into your conky.conf in the TEXT section:

${rss https://planet.archlinux.org/rss20.xml 1 item_titles 10 }

If you want to display Arch Forum rss feed, add this line:

${rss https://bbs.archlinux.org/extern.php?action=feed&type=rss 1 item_titles 4}

where 1 is in minutes the refresh interval (15 mn is default),4 the number of items you wish to show.

Display rTorrent stats

See this thread.

Display your WordPress blog stats

This can be achieved by using the in python written extension named ConkyPress.