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Is RSS automatically activated?

  • Fantastico has installed WordPress on my server for me and I’m reading all the stuff I can find to get started. RSS confuses me … is it automatically enabled with the WordPress installation, or is there something I have to do to start it? I haven’t posted anything yet, just trying to work my way through the maze of information. Thanks for any and all enlightenment.

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  • Yes the RSS generation capability is inherently present within WordPress.

    Once you write your first post it will be available for syndication. You can control some of the RSS options by going into your Admin section and then Options->Reading, and you can control the number of posts that you syndicate and whether you syndicate the entire content or just a summary.

    The rest of it should be handled automatically for you.


    Thanks, that’s very helpful. While in general there is a lot of clear information contained in the documentation, there’s stuff that’s left unsaid too. Assumptions made that “everyone will know that” … and not everyone does. Like me, for instance! Cheers and thanks.

    I think a general assumption is made that if you were to go out of the way and install a blogging software you know what you are doing. If you don’t, you’d end up using something like Blogger.com or livejournal.com or something, but it’s definitely a bad assumption.

    But we’re glad to help ease any confusion in the forums. 🙂

    And from the looks of it, RSS seems to be stumping a bunch of people lately.

    Enjoy your blogging.


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