WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

Confused about RSS links in footer - basic question (7 posts)

  1. jennavery42
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm a WP newbie, not too technical.I see that there are RSS feed links in the footer of my blog (http://www.highlysensitivesouls.com/blog), but I don't understand the basics of how they work or are meant to work (clicking just brings up a file not found.) Do I set them up somehow? Can anyone point me to some basic information about how this works? Thanks much. -Jenna

  2. fallingj
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Edit footer.php in the theme editor and remove 'feed:' from the RSS entries and comments links.

  3. jennavery42
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Got it. Thanks much. I used feedburner.com to create feeds that work in multiple readers and I replaced the php links the footer with the feedburner links. Is that what most people do? I noticed that the default links just open up browser windows with the feed code. Thanks. J.

  4. davestinner
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The feed code is meant to be read by a feed reader program instead of a web browser. FeedBurner just makes it look nicer if you are looking at it in a web browser.
    Popular news readers that support feed:// include:

    * FeedDemon
    * NetNewsWire
    * NewsGator Outlook Edition
    * SharpReader
    * Shrook

  5. I used feedburner.com to create feeds that work in multiple readers and I replaced the php links the footer with the feedburner links. Is that what most people do?

    Yep. You may also want to edit .htaccess so that your old feed URLs go directly to your feedburner feed. http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_FeedBurner

  6. fallingj
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If other websites want to use your RSS feed, you should keep a link to the feed somewhere.

    I just put an RSS link in the footer that went to an overview. Like http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/

    That way, people who know about RSS can get the feed (like on the Yahoo page) and those who know little can get more information.

  7. jennavery42
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is all really helpful - Thank you so much. - Jenna

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic

Tags

No tags yet.