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 Post subject: Wordpress.com RSS Feed
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:15 pm 
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Can someone help me set up RSS Feed for my blog?
When I added the widget, I just put the website with /feed after it as the URL.
On my hubby's computer, I clicked the RSS Feed button. Nothing happened but huge wall of text.
What did I do wrong?
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 Post subject: Re: Wordpress.com RSS Feed
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:41 pm 
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That's your feed. You need a reader to actually make that gobbly-gook look like something. (If you put that address in your "feed" section of your reader of choice, it looks just fine... promise ^^).

You might consider feedburner.com if this is the first time you're setting up an "official" feed as you can keep the same address with you if you decide to move at a later date.

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 Post subject: Re: Wordpress.com RSS Feed
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Windsoar wrote:
That's your feed. You need a reader to actually make that gobbly-gook look like something. (If you put that address in your "feed" section of your reader of choice, it looks just fine... promise ^^).

You might consider feedburner.com if this is the first time you're setting up an "official" feed as you can keep the same address with you if you decide to move at a later date.


I was trying to see if I could just hit a button to subscribe to my feed, and it isn't working that way.
I really don't get feedburner... do I have to go there and upload every post I make or do I do it just once and then it always does it after that?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:22 pm 
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OK I think I got it working- can someone test it?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:24 pm 
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If you have a feedreader of some kind, when you hit that button, you're subscribed (i.e. it's working as intended). A user with a feedreader of some kind will not receive gobbly-gook.

Feedburner allows you to set-up your content site (and change it if you move) and provides a stable address that does the same thing. It requires no work on your part once you set up the initial feed (you can see mine here: feeds.feedburner.com/jadedalt). It has the added advantage of letting you allow your readers to subscribe by e-mail.

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Chatmay wrote:
OK I think I got it working- can someone test it?


Confirmed.

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 Post subject: Re: Wordpress.com RSS Feed
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:37 am 
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When you want to add a feed to your sidewidget of your blog site either wordpress or blogger, this is how I do it.

- I recommend having a google account this way submitting your feeds is much easier & then add the feedburner services.
- after signing up to google click this link.
- In the box type in your URL - http://yoururl.com/feeds (not "feed")
- while waiting for your feed to get working... you can optimize, publicize, and monetize.
- Get the feed link from feedburner it should look like this - http://feeds.feedburner.com/YourBlogName
- then your done, just add the feedburner link to your sidewidget.

Hope this helps. Goodluck! :D

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