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feed basics (8 posts)

  1. Ken Hughes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've never understood how feeds work.

    Is it simply that you activate a good feed plugin, and it does all the rest? What do I use for the feed's URL (eg to put it on technorati)

  2. andrewmills
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, Ken

    No plugin should be required. It's already "baked in" to WordPress.

    As far as what to use for the feed's URL, it depends, but you can learn the specifics here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds#Finding_Your_Feed_URL

  3. Ken Hughes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's what I was going by. All it says is to use formats like

    http://example.com/?feed=rss

    Would that be simply

    http://www.kenhughesauthor.com/?feed=rss

  4. andrewmills
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, that's correct. You've got it-- just replace example.com with your particular domain.

    You can always "test" the URL by typing it into your browsers address bar, as well. That way, if there's a problem with the feed, you'll see it firsthand.

  5. Ken Hughes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That works, thanks. But, how do I get the RSS-subscription icon up?

  6. andrewmills
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not certain what you are asking me.

    Are you asking me:

    1) how to insert an RSS graphic on your page, that links to the feed?

    2) how to get the rss icon to "automagically" appear in your browser's address bar when you visit the site?

  7. Ken Hughes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Maybe both; I just want a good way for viewers to subscribe to the feed.

  8. andrewmills
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For the first option, you basically pick a graphic and then link the graphic to the URL of your feed.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds#Adding_Graphics_to_Feed_Links would be a good place to get more concrete details.

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