Does one need to enable the RSS feed?

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  • #364952

    Hi,

    This is such a dumb question, but I’ve searched through support and the forums and can’t figure it out. Someone emailed me after reading my blog and asked if “I plan to enable the RSS feed feature.”

    From what I gather the RSS widget is not for your own blog. Basically, I want the RSS icon to appear with an option for people to add it to their feeds. From the forum discussions, it seems like this is done automatically, but then why would someone email me asking if I would enable it?

    I’m confused. I tried following these instructions which got me nowhere: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/put-your-feed-in-your-sidebar/

    the blog is:

    http://collegepreparatoryschool.wordpress.com/

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

    #365153

    Your blog automatically has an RSS feed. Yours is at http://collegepreparatoryschool.wordpress.com/feed/ . The following code can be pasted into a text widget and will give you a link to your RSS feed:

    <a href="http://collegepreparatoryschool.wordpress.com/feed/"><img class="alignnone" title="RSS feed" src="http://faq.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/c28.png" alt="" width="28" height="28" /></a> <a href="http://collegepreparatoryschool.wordpress.com/feed/">Subscribe to feed</a>

    #365168

    Thank you…I’m not sure why I had such a hard time figuring that one out!

    #365175

    You”re welcome.

    On that page, if you copy and paste, it brings in curly quotes and the web doesn’t allow curly quotes in HTML. Sometimes that is the issue.

    #365186

    monstro23
    Member

    hmmm….

    this was what I wanted to do but, whilst the above domain works, my own at

    http://ledatape.wordpress.com/feed/

    just gives a page not found – what’s the difference between us??

    Many thanks to anyone who can shed some light…

    Simon

    #365187

    monstro23
    Member

    Hello again,

    GAH! or maybe its just that I don’t have any posts in that blog yet so there’s nothing to feed!??

    I’ll get my coat…

    S.

    #365189

    raincoaster
    Member

    That would be it.

    #365190

    Thank you for the help. I’ve replaced my Recent Posts widget with RSS Feeds. I like the fact that rollover shows the Excerpt text (which also flows over to the WordPress application on my LinkedIn profile). I went back and added excerpts to recent posts where I had neglected to do that. However, when I look at my site some of the RSS Feed entries show the Excerpt while others show copy from the post itself. Why the difference?

    #365194

    raincoaster
    Member

    We can’t tell without a link to the blog, starting with http.

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