en WordPress.com Forums › Ideas A New Way to Use the WP.com Reader Author Posts May 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm #1801627 sandraharrietteMember 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. May 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm #1801726 raincoasterMember You didn’t used to be able to. I believe it only works on WP.org blogs that have the Jetpack plugin. May 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm #1801737 timethiefMember I’ve been able to do this for ages right here > http://wordpress.com/following/edit/ May 4, 2014 at 7:27 pm #1801738 timethiefMember 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. May 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm #1801739 raincoasterMember Good, because I have a client that’s relying on this working. May 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm #1801821 jackiedanaMember 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). May 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm #1801822 timethiefMember @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. May 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm #1801831 jackiedanaMember You’re welcome! May 9, 2014 at 7:52 am #1801913 sandraharrietteMember timethief – yes, that’s exactly what I’m referring to :) jackiedana – thank you as well! I noticed that May 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm #1801916 jackiedanaMember You’re welcome! Author Posts The topic ‘A New Way to Use the WP.com Reader’ is closed to new replies.