Help with RSS

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  • #793557

    mirskyblog
    Member

    Hi. I’m new to WordPress and just created my blog and added a bunch of posts. However, I can’t figure out how to allow people to access my blog as an RSS feed. I looked at some of the widgets but I found them confusing. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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

    #793776

    timethief
    Member

    All WordPress blogs have multiple feeds built in to them.
    This is the RSS Feed URL for your posts
    http://mirskyblog.wordpress.com/feed/
    This is the RSS Feed URL for your comments
    http://mirskyblog.wordpress.com/comments/feed/
    The widget you want to place in your sidebar is this one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-links-widget/

    #793778

    mirskyblog
    Member

    Great, thanks so much.

    The reason I was a bit confused is that I use Safari on a Mac and usually when I go to a page with an RSS feed, I see a little icon in the tool bar (where web addresses are shown) and I can click on it and subscribe to the feed. There wasn’t any for the main page of my blog.

    But I’ll add the widget.

    Thanks again!

    #793780

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. Note also if any of your visitors are using Chrome that browser does not have a built-in feedreader they may complain to you. If they do tell them they have to get this RSS Subscription Extension (by Google)

    #793783

    I’m seeing an RSS icon in my address bar on Safari, Mac when I visit the site linked to your username: http://mirskyblog.wordpress.com/ . Is that the site you are talking about?

    #793784

    mirskyblog
    Member

    Yeah, it is the site I’m talking about. I’m not sure why it’s not working for me, but if it’s working for you that’s great. Thanks!

    #793890

    evarlese
    Staff

    Your feed seems to be working for me as well in Safari on a Mac. Can you let me know what version of Safari you’re using?

    It might also help to take a screenshot of what you’re seeing and upload it to your Media Library:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

    #793931

    tcsadoptions
    Member

    I’m also having some problems with RSS on a site I’m just setting up now – I’d like to create category feeds for a private site (users will be invited to view).

    In testing, I’m using http://tcsadoptions.wordpress.com/category/kouze/feed/ which works in Firefox but not in Safari 5.1 or Chrome 16.0.912.75 on a Mac.

    “Safari can’t open the page feed://tcsadoptions.wordpress.com/category/kouze/feed/. The error is “That the feed could not be loaded because the content is not in a known feed format” (PubSub:2)”

    Are there any known issues around this?

    #793935

    timethief
    Member

    @tcsadoptions
    Please take a screenshot of what you’re seeing and upload it to your Media Library so Staff can see it > http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

    #793937

    tcsadoptions
    Member

    Thanks for the suggestions, timethief – I’ve taken two screenshots and uploaded them to my media gallery showing the error messages I get in both browsers. They are called tcsadoptions_RSSChrome_Error.png and tcsadoptions_RSSSafari_Error.png.

    #793941

    tcsadoptions
    Member

    Hi – anyone able to help me with this?? Thanks.

    #793942

    timethief
    Member

    I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

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