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How do I actually add the RSS feed widget to my blog's sidebar?

  1. Sorry, but despite all the info you give, I still can't work out how to add an RSS feed to my blog's sidebar!
    Blog url: http://mydevondiary.wordpress.com/

  2. You go here > Appearance > Widgets and select the RSS links widget
    You follow the guide here to see it up http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-links-widget/
    Then you click "save" and "close" inside the widget.

  3. see it up = set it up

  4. Thanks, Timethief, I'll try again following your advice!

  5. Do I first have to add a blogroll link?

  6. No. This has nothing to do with a blogroll. The RSS widget provides your readers with your site's RSS feed URL for posts and your site's RSS feed URL for comments too if you select to display both.

  7. If you want to create a blogroll of links to other people's blogger's sites and display it in a Links widget then see these guides:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/add-a-blogroll-link/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/links-widget/

  8. edit: RSS widget = RSS Links Widget

    If you want to use the RSS widget to display links to other bloggers sites then see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-widget/

  9. Thanks for being so patient with me. I just want the RSS Links Widget and have looked several times at the relevant links you've given me, but still can't work out the mechanics of how to actually add the RSS to my site!!! Maybe I'm just tired and will come to it fresh in the morning. You'll gather that I'm not yet as computer-literate as I intend to be ... Thanks again for your help.

  10. Will you please tell me what you want to use the widget for?
    1. I want to display the RSS feeds to my own blog posts and/or comments in my sidebar
    _ yes
    _ no

    2. I want to display links to other blogger's RSS Feeds for their blogs in my sidebar.
    _ yes
    _ no

  11. I want to display the RSS feeds to my own blog posts and comments in my sidebar

  12. but still can't work out the mechanics of how to actually add the RSS to my site

    There are no mechanics involved here. All WordPress blogs have multiple built-in RSS Feeds. http://en.support.wordpress.com/feeds/

    This is the RSS Feed URL for your posts
    http://mydevondiary.wordpress.com/feed/

    This is the RSS Feed URL for your comments
    http://mydevondiary.wordpress.com/comments/feed/

  13. I want to display the RSS feeds to my own blog posts and comments in my sidebar

    Now we are cooking. :)

    You go here > Appearance > Widgets and select the RSS links widget
    You follow the guide here to see it up http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-links-widget/
    Then you click "save" and "close" inside the widget.

  14. Thank you SO MUCH. I greatly appreciate all your support!

  15. You're welcome. :)

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