Do you need a rss, xml & atom feeds for all to put your URL into a reader?
The url for the wordpress blog is:
I have been seeing alot of different extentions:
XML FEEDS – example:
Is the wordpress blog feed all I need in order for everyone to be able to read this through their reader or through a service like My Yahoo, Newsgator etc?
Or do I have to create these different feeds with special extentions in order to do this?
You already have these syndication types with WordPress:
You can also access them this way:
Those who use custom permalinks should be able to reach them through:
File extensions should be unimportant for any current feed reader; if it isn’t, the developers of that reader really need to get on the ball.
How come the rdf and the atom feeds don’t show up like the rss does.
The rdf and the atom when I access them through the browser says I have to download the file from that location.
Because those two syndication types are not in an XML DTD format understood by most web browsers. If you download and open them in a text editor though, you can view their contents that way.
“So the WP rss feeds are fine for any readers?”
Theoretically, yes. There is a small group of users having problems with certain rss services reading their feeds, but most of this seems to be bugginess based on the OS and/or web server WordPress is running on. Hopefully a lot of this will be resolved for those folk in 1.5.1.
More about what?
If about the problems a minority of WP users are having, start searching through the forums, or the WordPress bug database:
If about RSS, one can find a huge amount of basic and introductory stuff on it by searching Google or Yahoo.
So this site:
goes over all the bugs people find with WP?
Yes. At least, for those bugs people bother to report.
How would I also make my WP feed look like this using these different
XML FEEDS – example:
You would have to use a rewrite rule (i.e. mod_rewrite) through your .htacccess to point those at your WP feed files or queries. An example would be:
RewriteRule ^index.xml /wp-rss2.php
Currently WordPress does not create and maintain true static files, so you have to *fake* such urls.
anyway around writing to the .htacccess file?
The web server I am on does not allow writing to it.
I still do not quite understand what you are saying.
Do you have a URL that I could read more about this?
“Currently WordPress does not create and maintain true static files, so you have to *fake* such urls.”
That pretty much answers your question about having .xml files. WordPress generates the content of your blog, feeds, and everything else, *dynamically*. To do this it must use PHP-enabled files.
The WordPress Codex does a good jod delineating static and dynamic documents here:
And this page describes the issue of “masquerading” dynamic documents as static, as I mention above:
I think this plugin is exactly what you’re looking for: http://boren.nu/archives/2005/03/29/feed-director-plugin/
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