RSS Feeds – I am really lost here

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  • #112395

    suz50
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    I have been looking for answers all over the place on feeds. Looked thru the forum, stumbled on a few related answers, but none fit mine. I watched the little video relating to feeds re: “enrolling” under Google, so proceeded there and was totally confused. I have a Google account and was a Blogger, but really want nothing more to do with Blogger(ing), that’s why I’m over here at WordPress. So, here we are with the question: Step by step: I read what the RSS means etc and understand the concept, I just want to set it up in my blog. Help. The FAQ lost me, sorry.
    Thanks for your help.

    http://suz50.wordpress.com

    #112610

    timethief
    Member

    Looking for information on how to setup wordpress.com rss widgets is best done by using the wordpress.com FAQs http://faq.wordpress.com/tag/rss/

    If you cannot understand the FAQs you might choose to start here.
    (1) Drag and drop your “Meta” widget into your sidebar. Then your rss feeds for entries(posts) and for comments will be available.
    (2) This is how to do that -> Presentation -> Sidebar Widgets -> go to the “Available Widgtes” box, locate the “Meta” widget and drag it into the “Sidebar Box” now drop it there and click “Save changes”.

    #112615

    judyb12
    Member

    you don’t need to set one up; it’s already there:
    http://suz50.wordpress.com/feed and http://suz50.wordpress.com/comments/feed

    #112618

    suz50
    Member

    You’re right – all of this time, I didn’t even know it – tell me, do I just put the RSS widget on the sidebar and click to see the feed? Thanks so much by the way.

    #112619

    timethief
    Member

    /nod to judy
    @suz50
    As it turns out you don’t have to do anything at all with a widget. Look for the orange icons in your right sidebar and click the links next to them. I tried them both and they are working just fine.

    #112627

    suz50
    Member

    Went to the right sidebar, to the orange icons and clicked the links. The ‘comments’ takes me to ‘web page expired’, the other link doesn’t do anything. ??

    #112632

    drmike
    Member

    Take a look at the URLs for those links. Please note the ‘feed’ portion of the tag. Those links are set up for rss readers if you have one installed. If you don’t then the links don’t work. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

    #112937

    nosysnoop
    Member

    How many RSS widgets would you like?

    How many should we have? I used to have one but now I put all 9. Is that good? I dunno.

    #112938

    drmike
    Member

    They’re free. They don’t come out of the budget or anything. :)

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