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Can I create RSS links for my pages?

  1. It seems that WordPress will let you make an RSS link for your posts or for comments. There does not appear to be a way to link you main blog to an RSS link that would alert followers when a new page is created. Is this possible?

    The blog I need help with is quailrunrv.wordpress.com.

  2. People have to subscribe to your feed and then they will get alerts in their feed reader. The visitor has to take that action.

    You can set up an email subscription where people sign up and then get alerts by email.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-links-widget/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/blog-subscription-widget/

  3. Thanks of your reply.

    I had already read the rss widget information and just read the subscription widget information. It seems to me that both do the same thing just in different ways.

    The only difference is instead of getting notices from rss you get them in email.

    The problem here is that the only things that go to the RSS or Email is posts and or comments. Neither of those are what I want to broadcast in this way. What I want is for the RSS feed to include new pages, not new posts or new comments.

    For now I have created a work around but would rather have another option. What I have done is create a blog page where I will post a notice of each new article. The articles will still be static pages but the visitor can click a link I include in the blog post.

    It would be much simpler if I did not have to add this post each time, however I am kind of using that as an extended menu as well which kind of lets me put my pages in categories.

  4. Thanks of your reply.

    I had already read the rss widget information and just read the subscription widget information. It seems to me that both do the same thing just in different ways.

    The only difference is instead of getting notices from rss you get them in email.

    The problem here is that the only things that go to the RSS or Email is posts and or comments. Neither of those are what I want to broadcast in this way. What I want is for the RSS feed to include new pages, not new posts or new comments.

    For now I have created a work around but would rather have another option. What I have done is create a blog page where I will post a notice of each new article. The articles will still be static pages but the visitor can click a link I include in the blog post.

    It would be much simpler if I did not have to add this post each time, however I am kind of using that as an extended menu as well which kind of lets me put my pages in categories.

  5. Static Pages do not have RSS feeds, because they are by definition static.

  6. @raincoaster,

    Thanks for this answer. I kind of figured that was how it worked. I was hoping for those of us that use mostly static pages that rss was possible.

    No big deal though because of my work around. I find it is a good solution. By posting to the blog a simple description of my new page with a link to it the rss feeds will let my users know there is a new page. Doing this also lets me put the posts in a category which will bring more attention to the pages.

    @thesacredpath

    Now that I know I must keep doing what I have been doing I will probably add the email widget as well.

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