RSS feed in sidebar–won’t work

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  • #283274

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    I am trying to add my RSS feed to the sidebar of my blog. I followed the instructions on the “Put your feed in your sidebar” page (http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/put-your-feed-in-your-sidebar/), but nothing changes on the website.
    I’ve tried it 3 times. I don’t know what I’m typing wrong!
    Help!

    #283478

    arifsali
    Member

    I won’t ask you why would you want to add your RSS on your own blog (redundancy?), but if you go to Dashboard – Design – Widgets – click Add RSS (on left) – click Edit RSS (on right) – paste your feed URL http://3bdigitalart.wordpress.com/feed/ in the first box – click Change – click Save Changes … then I don’t see why it shouldn’t work.

    #283485

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    I’m sorry, I wasn’t clear. I want the RSS feed icon so others can subscribe to my feed.

    #283498

    arifsali
    Member

    N/p. If you’re following the FAQ instructions correctly then I’m not sure why it may not be working for you. For example, here’s how a code would go in your Text widget.

    <a href=”http://http://3bdigitalart.wordpress.com/feed/”><img src=”http://faq.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/a28.png”/></a>

    If you’re feeling more creative then I would check out free icons at Smashing Magazine instead of just grabbing the old fashioned one from FAQ.

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/page/2/

    #283504

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    I see the prob….I didn’t know you had to type in:

    http://faq.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/a28.png”

    I didn’t see that stated anywhere!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Well, I copy/pasted what you wrote into the Text widget–still nothing! I don’t get it!

    #283509

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Where is the text widget? I just looked at your blog and I don’t see one.

    #283511

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    I deleted the RSS info since it wouldn’t work. I want to put it under where I have “Email me here”–that’s the text widget I’m using.

    #283514

    vivianpaige
    Member

    If you don’t leave it up for us to look at, it’s really hard to see what you are doing wrong.

    #283518

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    Do you mean on my Blog? There was nothing to leave up, it didn’t work. It didn’t show anything on the page–no change at all–so I deleted the text I entered for the RSS. I had copy/pasted exactly what arifsali wrote, and still nothing.
    I’m sorry for being a pest. Ya’ll are the best at giving help!

    #283519

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Yes, I mean on your blog. That code should word just fine.

    #283521

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    Here’s what I did…….
    I opened the text widget
    I put in the text
    I clicked on Change
    Then I clicked on Save Changes

    Are those the correct steps?
    I did notice that when I copy/paste the text, it doesn’t stay all on one line, no matter what I do. Could that be what’s going wrong?

    #283523

    vivianpaige
    Member

    The steps should be:
    add a text widget
    click on save changes at the bottom
    click on Edit on the text widget
    paste in your text
    click on change
    then click on save changes

    #283526

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    Ok. I just did that step by step and have left it alone so you can see.
    There is no change on my site at all.

    #283529

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Here is all that I see in your text widget

    <a href="//3bdigitalart.wordpress.com/feed/”"></a>

    Two problems. First, you left out the http when you typed in the url. And second, there is NO link to an image so there is nothing to display.

    There is an error in what was posted above. Try this

    <a href=”http://3bdigitalart.wordpress.com/feed/”><img src=”http://faq.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/a28.png”/></a>

    #283530

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Wait. I just noticed ANOTHER error. Try this instead

    <a href="http://http://3bdigitalart.wordpress.com/feed/"><img src="http://faq.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/a28.png"/></a>

    The error this time was the use of the wrong quote marks, which I didn’t see when I pasted that originally (copied from above). The earlier error was the duplicate http

    #283532

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    I c/p it again, checked the site–nothing. But, when I go back to the text widget, this is all that’s typed in there……

    <img>

    I don’t understand why it’s not saving the entire thing.

    #283533

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    Oh, the whole paste didn’t show here.
    Anyway, you’ll also notice the double http is there again.

    #283534

    vivianpaige
    Member

    OK, in the first text widget (the one with the email link in it) I see this

    <a href="//3bdigitalart.wordpress.com/feed/”"></a>

    In the next text widget I see this:

    <a href="http://http://3bdigitalart.wordpress.com/feed/"><img></a>

    I’m going to type this out myself, using the information from this FAQ http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/put-your-feed-in-your-sidebar/

    <a href="http://3bdigitalart.wordpress.com/feed"><img src="http://faq.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/a14.png" /></a>

    Try that.

    #283535

    3bdigitalart
    Member

    This time I tried the first url you typed but changed the quotes to regular ones.
    Still nothing.
    Very frustrating. But, I’ll keep trying whatever you tell me to until we get it right.
    Barbara

    #283536

    vivianpaige
    Member

    No. Try the very last item I have there. Everything I looked at before had an error in it. In the very last one, I typed it EXACTLY as it was shown in the FAQ.

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