How do people subscribe to your blog?

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  • #20058

    drmike
    Member

    Yeah, I gotta fix it. It’s on my to do list.

    #20073

    onecoolsoul
    Member

    Thanks Dr Mike you do a very good job here.

    #20087

    drmike
    Member

    Fixed.

    Please remember to save the *.txt file as a *.txt file without any encoding. :)

    edit: Demo up at Coyotes

    #20261

    copperhead
    Member

    Hi all. Very new to WordPress and I want to allow people to subscribe to my blog as well. However, the code that drmike posted is now a 404 file not found.

    I’m totally lost.

    Help?

    #20262

    timethief
    Member

    G’Morning
    This is where to go for blog promotion tips http://pimpmyblog.wordpress.com

    This is where to go specifically for the code to add rss feed subscription buttons http://pimpmyblog.wordpress.com/2006/07/10/rss-subscription-feeds-part-2/

    The demo is now at this link. I have chosen to put these on a page but you can also put them into a text widget and display them in your sidebar.

    #20263

    jaroche
    Member

    TT and drmike, I see two wrong things at “rss subscription feeds part 2” post:

    1) The demo blog coyotes.wordpress.com, is no longer available. :(

    2) “After I posted this, I realialized that we’re not allowed to post *.png files to the sidebar over at WordPress.com”. Yes you can have .png images in your sidebar! take a look to my blog’s sidebar, I have the the CC Licence image as png file.

    #20264

    timethief
    Member

    @jaroche
    You’re right, this is an “old” thread and things do change. Information in forum threads isn’t “wrong but it can become out-dated. :)

    If you look at my post just above yours I have included a link to the new location of the demo and I’m expecting that drmike will check this thread and make the required changes when he is online.

    #20265

    jaroche
    Member

    Yes I note it, an old thread :P.

    Also could check your demo link because it goes to bloggersblurt’s administrative pages :S

    Thank you, happy blogging :)

    #20266

    timethief
    Member

    Good catch! Thank you :D
    The link is now fixed … I need a coffee …

    #20267

    jaroche
    Member

    jijiji :D I love the cappuccinos

    #20310

    re5ch3n
    Member

    Adding RSS buttons by using text widget. OK, I am a couple months late to this thread and the link from Jan 5 gives a 404 code.

    Any new links to this code?

    #20328

    msobetzko
    Member

    So I just started blogging, like yesterday. My blog is a registered members only blog for my family, we’re spread out across the states and I want to use it to keep in touch. At any rate, I have been following this discussion until I ran into the snag that you can not use feeds on registered member only blogs. Any other way to have your members emailed when there is a new post?

    Mike

    #20329

    trent
    Member

    Nothing for private blogs right now that I know of, sorry.

    Trent

    #20330

    Excuse me. I know this isn’t exactly what you are looking for but it may be worth checking into for a free family mailing list you create yourself. Once a list is created you can send email (a link to a new blog post) to the list and everyone in the list will receive it. When you reply the email, everyone will receive the reply. http://www.coollist.com/reg/newlist.html

    #20331

    shimworld
    Member

    I wish WordPress allows elective notification by email (checkbox option) when you comment on a blog and you’re asked if you would like to be notified of all responses to that post. MistyLook theme creator Sadish has done on his own site

    http://wpthemes.info/posts/2007/06/25/thanks-to-you-i-got-the-lowest-technorati-rank/#comments

    Support is closed for the weekend. Will email them re this come Monday.

    #20332

    msobetzko
    Member

    Thanks folks. You confirmed what I thought the answer would be. I will give an email list a try, as well as send in feedback requesting a notification option for private blogs.

    #20333

    Best wishes and thanks for the thanks.

    #20346

    lianadevine
    Member

    We have a large addressbook of people we want to have follow our travels via our WP blog. I’ve initially sent them all the url and advised they bookmark it. Philosophically I *hate* forcing people (myself included) to sign up for/register for/become members of yet another online service – but isn’t that what an RSS does? I just want a way for people WHO CHOOSE to be able to know when there’s a new post to read, and an easy way for them to get to the url. Is RSS the best way to do this?
    TIA

    #20347

    timethief
    Member

    One requires a free rss feed reader account to receive the posts by rss feed. Here is the feedburner alternative which amounts to the same http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/11/how-can-i-offer-email-updates/
    You can also set up a free mailing list service at http://www.coollist.com/
    But if you do not wish to have any 3rd party involvement at all then you will simply have to email the posts out yourself.
    HTH :)

    #20348

    judyb12
    Member

    IMO RSS is the best way. Your readers don’t have to be members of wordpress to read your RSS feed, they just need a feed reader, as Timethief has pointed out.

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