A New Way to Use the WP.com Reader

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  • #1801627

    I never knew until today that I could follow blogs from around the web using the WP.com reader, even if those blogs aren’t on the WP.com themselves.

    Go figure!

    The blog I need help with is sandraharriette.com.

    #1801726

    raincoaster
    Member

    You didn’t used to be able to. I believe it only works on WP.org blogs that have the Jetpack plugin.

    #1801737

    timethief
    Member

    I’ve been able to do this for ages right here > http://wordpress.com/following/edit/

    #1801738

    timethief
    Member

    I believe it only works on WP.org blogs that have the Jetpack plugin.

    That may explain why some I follow have not been updating. I’m tagging this thread for a definitive answer from Staff on this.

    #1801739

    raincoaster
    Member

    Good, because I have a client that’s relying on this working.

    #1801821

    jackiedana
    Member

    You can follow any blog you want in the Reader as long as you have a link to the RSS feed. For example, the following link shows how an RSS feed from Blogger would look:
    https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/97933?hl=en

    So you can’t just add in a blog address for a non-WordPress site, but any RSS should work. (I just tested it on a blogger site, in fact, and it did add the posts to my Reader).

    #1801822

    timethief
    Member

    @jackiedana
    Thanks for the confirmation that the correct RSS Feed URL is all that’s required to folllow a blog that’s not hosted by WordPress.com.

    #1801831

    jackiedana
    Member

    You’re welcome!

    #1801913

    timethief – yes, that’s exactly what I’m referring to :)
    jackiedana – thank you as well! I noticed that

    #1801916

    jackiedana
    Member

    You’re welcome!

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