rss feed questions

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  • #161622

    sasham
    Member

    Hi, I am aware that this was probably asked before but I have problems I am struggling with for a few days now. This RSS thing is something new to me, so far I have read about it and now I want to implement it in my blog. So far I have succeeded to add a widget to my side bar
    http://yitantechsummary.wordpress.com/
    But how can I add the “red RSS sign” to it? Or better how can I add the rss feed link to my blog entires? I tried to follow this http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/put-your-feed-in-your-sidebar/
    but I failed with that.
    This is the code I added.
    ~<img src=http://faq.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/a28.png”/>~
    Can someone please explain how can I do this?
    Thanks, Sasha

    #161732

    sulz
    Member

    put this code in your sidebar.

    <a href="http://yitantechsummary.wordpress.com/feed"><img src="http://faq.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/a28.png" alt="1" /></a>

    #161733

    sasham
    Member

    Thank you Sulz,

    But how do you write to the sidebar?
    Also how do you add RSS Feed signs and links in the blog posts?

    #161735

    sulz
    Member

    once you put it in the sidebar it can be viewed in every page of your blog (this depends on the kind of theme you use, though). it would be overkill to put your rss feed in every post.

    how to put your feed in the sidebar? it is written in the faq you found regarding rss feed.

    If you want to show your feed link:
    
        * Drag a Text Widget to your sidebar
        * Open it by clicking the blue lines
    #161743

    sasham
    Member

    What does this mean and how can I do that?
    * Drag a Text Widget to your sidebar

    #161744

    sulz
    Member

    left click on the text widget and hold on to it. then literally drag the widget into your sidebar.

    #161750

    sasham
    Member

    Oh I see it now. Didn’t notice previous the text widget. Thank you!

    #161751

    sulz
    Member

    no problem…

    #162259

    bamgrad
    Member

    I would like to pile on to this question. I would like to “broadcast” my blog. But I really dont have a clue how to do it. As per this post I put the following line in my RSS widget’s first line:

    <img src=”image-location” />

    Was this the proper thing to do?? What is the significance of the different colors (if there is any)??

    Basically I am completely at a loss with the area of syndication……any assistance would sincerely be appreciated. Thanks

    #162260

    sulz
    Member

    the colours have no difference, it’s just for your personal preference. to put your feed in your sidebar, use the code i’ve given above, but replace the image url with the url of the image you want (if you want to put a different colour, that is).

    #162261

    bamgrad
    Member

    Thank you. However, I am receiving the following error:

    Error: could not find an RSS or ATOM feed at that URL.

    #162262

    sulz
    Member

    what’s the url of your blog? if you have a wp.com blog your rss feed url is yourusername.wordpress.com/feed.

    #162263

    bamgrad
    Member

    http://redlandanalytics.wordpress.com/

    I do have a WP blog. Your tip about having the RSS sign display worked. Thank you VERY much. However, it raises the question what is the previous line of code you mentioned do???

    <img src=”http://faq.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/a28.png” alt=”1″ />

    And where should I place it???

    Would It be a terrible bother if you would please take a look at the web site to see if everything is in order???

    Thanks again.

    #162265

    matt3644
    Member

    I have put an RSS feed in my sidebar, but it is not updating automatically. I have it set to pick up new info every day, but it has not been doing that. My RSS feed is: http://officesalesnet.wordpress.com/wp-includes/images/rss.png

    Thanks

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