RSS? Allowing people to suscribe

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  • #399452

    classicaus
    Member

    I was just trying to get subscribers! I want readers to be able to subscribe
    to my blog and view posts on like Google Reader etc.
    So I decided to try the RSS thingy, and if you click my RSS comments or posts feeds, its just
    gibberish.
    Since I seem to have blown it, can someone tell me how to do it, possibly with even those cool little icons I see

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

    #399701

    t3ck
    Member

    I recommend trying out this newest RSS Links Widget

    #399702

    classicaus
    Member

    Thats what I put in my site.

    It seems to just generate gibberish

    http://classicaus.wordpress.com/

    #399703

    classicaus
    Member

    When you click the new RSS Links Widget on my site it generates a page of code, is that what is meant to happen?

    #399704

    t3ck
    Member

    Works fine for me could you please take a screen shot of the Gibberish you’re referring too you can use Jing to take high quality screen shots http://jingproject.com

    Also what browser version are you using ?

    #399705

    classicaus
    Member

    Google Chrome: 2.0.172.43
    I am downloading Jing

    #399706

    t3ck
    Member

    Okay I forgot to mention that Jing well require a Free Screen Cast account to store your Jing content.

    #399707

    classicaus
    Member

    rss_code_2

    #399711

    classicaus
    Member

    What happens when other people click on my RSS link?

    #399712

    t3ck
    Member

    This what I see when I use Firefox 3.5.2 http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/4251/rssca2.png [Update the image is now the correct size]

    This is what I see with Google Chrome: 2.0.172.43
    http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8397/rsstl.png

    What’s going on is that Google Chrome just displays the RSS feed in it’s raw format
    if someone chooses to copy and paste your feed URL into their Google reader the content will display correctly like this screen shot example.
    http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5649/googlechromegr.png

    I also recommend trying out a faster browser like Firefox 3.5.3 http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/upgrade.html

    #399714

    classicaus
    Member

    I see.
    The actual URL needs to be pasted.
    I am guessing then I should remove the links.
    Is there a direct way for people to subscribe to a blog?

    Eg. How did you set up your amazing RSS? It looks great.

    Love that song by the way.

    #399715

    t3ck
    Member

    It’s part of the iNove theme options

    Is there a direct way for people to subscribe to a blog?

    Yes Feed burner offers direct subscribe

    I recommend burning your feed through Feedburner so you can offer a more robust feed as well as email updates of your feed to your readers also with feedburner you can see how many readers have subscribed to your feed burner feed.

    Note Feed Burner require a Google account here is the Feed burner link

    #399759

    classicaus
    Member

    Thanks t3ch!

    Will go get one

    #399778

    t3ck
    Member

    You’re welcome classicaus,

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