Feeds & Widgets oh my!

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  • #190839

    saikosetsuko
    Member

    Hi there, I wondered if someone could let me know if they see a feed in my header? I’ve been reading the forums for a couple of days now, and to be honest, feeds are still beyond my understanding. I’m new to blogging and what seems simple to a lot of you, is complicated (perhaps more than it needs to be lol)for me. Ideally, I would like for folks to be able to subscribe to my site.

    I have tried to put a widget in my sidebar, but it then lost all of my current sidebar so I removed it. I also read that you can add a feed to your blogroll, but cannot see how I can do that?

    It is really frustrating and exasperating and having no knowlege of HTML doesn’t help lol

    Anyway, this is my blog http://saikosetsuko.wordpress.com/ if someone could advise me, I would greatly appreciate it ^^

    Many thanks in advance

    Saiko

    #190949

    ellaella
    Member

    No, I don’t see a feed there. A couple things, though: Once you add a widget to your sidebar, the default sidebar disappears and needs to be rebuilt with the available widgets. It only takes a moment, so don’t hesitate to do that.

    You really don’t need to know HTML; let the wordpress software do the work.

    Lastly, you do have a feed and your feed address is simply http://saikosetsuko.wordpress.com/feed/

    #190959

    saikosetsuko
    Member

    Thanks ellaella^^

    Basically, I just wanted my site to appear on a syndicate blogger, I have emailed the owner of the site to ask for him to add me. Does this mean that he can easily access my feed address and that I don’t need to to do anything else?

    Also, as I already have a feed, can anyone subscribe to my blog now?

    I feel really dumb asking these questions but this blogging is a whole new world for me, I’m still getting to grips with posting lol.

    #190962

    isadora
    Member

    You don’t need to do anything and if people use a feed reader to subscribe, it’ll find the feed automatically. You can also display an icon with a link to your feed in the sidebar, to make it easier for your readers to find it: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/put-your-feed-in-your-sidebar/

    #190969

    saikosetsuko
    Member

    Thanks a lot, you have no idea how reassured I am lol, I was beginning to feel like Dorothy in Oz.

    So much to learn and it’s eating my blog time!

    Thankies

    Saiko

    #190970

    saikosetsuko
    Member

    Holy moly it’s me, sorry thought I’d resolved this little dilemma but no, it seems not.

    OK I followed the link for a text widget in my side bar, and reconfigured the side bar, all looks good.

    However, being a numpty, I’m not exactly sure what to type in the text widget, do I have to include all the following?

    <img src=”image-location” />

    or just this; http://saikosetuko.wordpress.com/feed

    Will the icon automatically appear, or is that where the “image-location” bit comes in?

    #191111

    isadora
    Member

    You need the img tag in order to display images

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