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  1. I want to send someone the RSS feed for my blog so that they will be notified whenever i update it, but i can't work out how. I've tried using

    example.wordpress.com/feed/
    and
    example.wordpress.com/?feed=rss etc

    like its suggests doing on the support page bit, but whenever i try and open that link, it doesn't work?

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

  2. I just tried it... when I clicked on it it came up with 'do you want to open or save feed/ from....' but it won't do anything when I click open or save? is that just my computer being weird? that does actually do something though so thanks! :)

  3. thistimethisspace
    Member

    All WordPress blogs are equipped with multiple feeds. This is the correct syntax nameofblog.wordpress.com/feed/

    See here for more information on syntax > http://en.support.wordpress.com/feeds/

    Note: The RSS Links Widget allows you to add links to your blog’s post and comment RSS feeds in your sidebar. This makes it easy for your readers to stay updated when you post new content or receive new comments. http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-links-widget/

  4. thistimethisspace
    Member

    if you are using a Chrome browser then it does not have a built-in RSS feedreader so you need to get an extension for that. Here's the link for that extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nlbjncdgjeocebhnmkbbbdekmmmcbfjd

  5. thistimethisspace
    Member

    P.S. Note also that as you have no published posts as yet, there is nothing that can be displayed in your feed for entries.

  6. i've tried sophiaheconomics.wordpress.com/feed/ and it didnt work... do you think it would work if i had a post on there?
    I'm not using google chrome, so it couldn't be that?

  7. so i used the rss feed widget, and made a random post so that when i clicked on the link in the widget for the rss feed post it loaded something up, then i emailed the link to myself, and the link does work when you open it in a browser, does this mean that if i emailed it to other people and they opened it, they would be notified when i posted something?

  8. P.S. Note also that as you have no published posts as yet, there is nothing that can be displayed in your feed for entries.

  9. @sophiah07
    May we please simply cut to the chase? We Volunteers get new bloggers here every day - day in and day out "testing" this that, etc. and we are glad to help despite that fact that they don't use the learn WordPress.com tutorial prepared by Staff. Your RSS feeds are valid and operational. I know because I checked them out. You ask about others receiving your posts in your RSS feed by email, so here we go:

    You cannot subscribe behalf of anyone other than yourself. They must do that themselves.

    You can set up email subscriptions by using this guide > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/follow-blog-widget/

    If you would like a follow button to appear on the bottom right hand corner of your site for those who do not have WordPress.com accounts see here >
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/more-traffic-for-your-blog-with-the-follow-button/

    You can customize a contact form http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

    You can use Find Friends Who Use WordPress > http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/find-friends/

    See also Inviting Contributors, Followers, and Viewers http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/
    Note: As a spammer prevention you are limited to sending out 10 invitations at one point in time.

  10. You can control the length of the entry sent out on your RSS feed here > Settings > Reading
    and choose the "summary" setting for your RSS feed or the "full text".

    That does not affect the length of the post displayed on the front page or main page for posts on the blog. To create excerpts there we can split content by inserting "the more tag" http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

    Important note: Likes are not page views. In fact, likes and shares are misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can "like" and "share" your posts in several locations such as the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. See here for what I do to compel readers to read posts on my site > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats

  11. Thank you very much for your help!

  12. You're welcome. Please use the step by step tutorial http://learn.wordpress.com/
    Also note that all support documentation is at this link http://en.support.wordpress.com

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