How do people subscribe to your blog?
Yeah, I gotta fix it. It’s on my to do list.
Thanks Dr Mike you do a very good job here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
Good catch! Thank you :D
The link is now fixed … I need a coffee …
jijiji :D I love the cappuccinos
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?
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?
Nothing for private blogs right now that I know of, sorry.
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
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
Support is closed for the weekend. Will email them re this come Monday.
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.
Best wishes and thanks for the thanks.
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?
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.
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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