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  1. Hi. I'm new to WordPress and just created my blog and added a bunch of posts. However, I can't figure out how to allow people to access my blog as an RSS feed. I looked at some of the widgets but I found them confusing. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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

  2. All WordPress blogs have multiple feeds built in to them.
    This is the RSS Feed URL for your posts
    http://mirskyblog.wordpress.com/feed/
    This is the RSS Feed URL for your comments
    http://mirskyblog.wordpress.com/comments/feed/
    The widget you want to place in your sidebar is this one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-links-widget/

  3. Great, thanks so much.

    The reason I was a bit confused is that I use Safari on a Mac and usually when I go to a page with an RSS feed, I see a little icon in the tool bar (where web addresses are shown) and I can click on it and subscribe to the feed. There wasn't any for the main page of my blog.

    But I'll add the widget.

    Thanks again!

  4. You're welcome. Note also if any of your visitors are using Chrome that browser does not have a built-in feedreader they may complain to you. If they do tell them they have to get this RSS Subscription Extension (by Google)

  5. I'm seeing an RSS icon in my address bar on Safari, Mac when I visit the site linked to your username: http://mirskyblog.wordpress.com/ . Is that the site you are talking about?

  6. Yeah, it is the site I'm talking about. I'm not sure why it's not working for me, but if it's working for you that's great. Thanks!

  7. Your feed seems to be working for me as well in Safari on a Mac. Can you let me know what version of Safari you're using?

    It might also help to take a screenshot of what you're seeing and upload it to your Media Library:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

  8. I'm also having some problems with RSS on a site I'm just setting up now - I'd like to create category feeds for a private site (users will be invited to view).

    In testing, I'm using http://tcsadoptions.wordpress.com/category/kouze/feed/ which works in Firefox but not in Safari 5.1 or Chrome 16.0.912.75 on a Mac.

    "Safari can't open the page feed://tcsadoptions.wordpress.com/category/kouze/feed/. The error is "That the feed could not be loaded because the content is not in a known feed format" (PubSub:2)"

    Are there any known issues around this?

  9. @tcsadoptions
    Please take a screenshot of what you're seeing and upload it to your Media Library so Staff can see it > http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

  10. Thanks for the suggestions, timethief - I've taken two screenshots and uploaded them to my media gallery showing the error messages I get in both browsers. They are called tcsadoptions_RSSChrome_Error.png and tcsadoptions_RSSSafari_Error.png.

  11. Hi - anyone able to help me with this?? Thanks.

  12. I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

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