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[resolved] How to add a Rss feed to my blog (18 posts)

  1. fabian.schmid
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, can somebody tell me, how I can add a RSS-button, on which the user can add a feed for my blog?

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There's a widget called "RSS" which you can put in your sidebar.
    yourwordpressinstallation/wp-admin/widgets.php

  3. fabian.schmid
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay thanks!! But how can I now find out a functionable rss url?
    http://example.com/wp-rss2.php (replaced with my domain) doesn't work...

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    /feed will do in most cases, but I suppose that hovering over the icon will give the url at the bottom of your screen?

  5. fabian.schmid
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It also doesn't work with http://example.com/feed, unfortunately...
    And the icon cannot be hovered, since there is no icon in my blog - I suppose, that this won't be displayed until I enter a functionable and correct URL in the RSS widget settings.

  6. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ?
    Feeds are so baked into WP that I can't even to cut them out. I don't know if it could be a theme issue, but I think not.
    I my case I offer a feed for one category, just by using /category/categoryname/feed and even that works..........

  7. fabian.schmid
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes I read it too like this, but in my blog it doesn't work.
    And I could cut them out - and my theme is "compatible" with feeds... -.-

  8. Leathers
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I realize this is about 5 months late to the party but I discovered through trial and error that the default http://example.com/?feed=rss worked for me on my blog. Might work for you as well.

  9. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'll tag on another answer, albeit months after the original question.

    yoursite.com/feed/ only works if you have Pretty Permalinks turned on. Go into your WP-admin > Settings > Permalinks

    You really don't need an RSS icon in your sidebar anymore. Major browsers display an RSS logo in the URL address bar automatically now, if the webpage offers feeds. Most people who "know about using RSS" will look in the browser to see if there's a Feed for your site. Those over-sized, gaudy, honking RSS logos in the sidebar are so 2007. It's going out of style.

    One more tip, if you want to ADD MORE FEEDS, then put them in your theme's header.php like this:

    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0 Feed for Posts from my site (the main feed)" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3 - <?php bloginfo('name'); ?> " href="<?php bloginfo('atom_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Comments Feed - for all the comments on this site" href="<?php bloginfo('comments_rss2_url'); ?>" />

    (I recommend using that whole block of code, it will show-off 3 feeds of RSS2, Atom, and your Comments feed. Read it to see what the 3 lines do, and modify as you wish)

    You can even stick Feedburner feeds, RSSmix feeds, Twitter feeds, Podcast feed, etc. into your header like that. Then each reader will get the options of what to subscribe to.

  10. TheZach
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Its very easy to display an RSS feed in your blogs template for the simple instructions go to...

    http://www.computer-fix.net/how-to/display-an-rss-feed-in-wordpress-without-plugins/

  11. carlasm
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Please help a first day beginner! I'm trying to understand plugins and widgets. I don't have an rss feed icon on my blog, so that means I first need to add a rss feed plugin? Then what do I do. My template is very difficult to figure out.
    Thanks for all your help. This is really difficult for a beginner.

  12. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @carlasm
    If you're a beginner, I would recommend spend your time getting to know the backend WP-Admin interface, and writing some initial content (posts and pages). WP automatically makes RSS for you, you already have it. You don't need to change anything. Some people want to put an extra RSS button in your sidebar to make it more noticeable, but this is not important for a beginner's site. You already have the functionality available to any RSS savvy readers who discover your site anyway, even if you do not have the little icon in your sidebar. You probably don't need a plugin.

  13. Ryan S
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The RSS button is already present in your theme. But if not, you can add this function in your themes sidebar or footer page to display the RSS button:

    http://www.rahulsonar.stpwebhosting.com/RSS.txt
    (This function varies for different themes, so make sure which one is working for you)

  14. hiddengamma
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does this automatically generate the XML code, or is that something you still have to do yourself?

  15. Ryan S
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, you still have to generate the XML code. You can use the Google XML site map plugin for the same..

    And sorry for the image dude, I have deleted that....

  16. hiddengamma
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. I just installed the Google XML site map plugin. I've tried fooling around with some RSS feeds, even set myself up on feedburner, but I don't see the RSS icon showing up in my WordPress installation even though I have the Widget installed. I have 2.7.1 running and it is pointing to the correct URL for my RSS feed as well.

  17. hiddengamma
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Actually, I have just realised that with the RSS widget activated and the URL set to my feed, it does in fact automatically generate RSS feeds, for RSS 2.0, .92 and Atom 0.3, without my having to manually edit the XML files every time I add a new post -- that's what I was getting at in my initial post in this thread. The problem is, the RSS 2.0 feed doesn't seem to be working. When I try to select it in my browser, I am sent to my file directory. For the RSS .92 and Atom formats, everything loads flawlessly. I wonder what the issue could be?

  18. Christine222
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am trying to add a Feedburner RSS button to my blog but when I input my web site name at Feedburner the response I receive is:

    The URL does not appear to reference a valid XML file. We encountered the following problem: Unknown feed format encountered (The root element is [Element: <html [Namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/>)

    I am a newbie just started with WP a few days ago, so, I really don't know what this means or how to fix it.

    Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Chris

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