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How can I offer RSS/XML feeds?



4:01 pm on Jun 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I run a large static site which has almost 700 pages now and I want to keep it static only without going the dynamic db driven way.

Is there any way by which I can offer XML feeds to those who want to syndicate the content. I have received quite a few enquiries and suggestions asking for this.

Thank you for any help.

[edited by: engine at 5:12 pm (utc) on July 4, 2005]


8:18 pm on Jun 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have done extensive research on the use and creation of RSS.

I found a free program that is very easy to use called "hitrss"

If you would like something more advanced let me know. OpenSource is a great place to find free source code and programs, installation of some of these can be tricky though.

Have you thought about using a CMS system? CMS= Content Management System

by the way, I love your username, I am a big fan of Seth's


4:36 am on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thank you jsolochek for the inputs.
I am now checking hitRSS. I wille xplore the possibilities.
Yes as you mentioned...opensource has a lot of options and Infact prefer to go with opensource scripts.

Regarding the CMS...currently i do not have any plans to go with any CMS..I would want to keep it static as the traffic has improved a lot and I don't want tp jeopardise anything now.

Yes, I do read Seth's blog almost every two days and like his writing.

If you know of any other options which gives me an ability to offer RSS/XML feeds for a static driven site.


[edited by: engine at 5:13 pm (utc) on July 4, 2005]


5:13 am on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi again,

I checked hitRSS and it seems to be working now.

I was wondering, If there is any open source script which give me the ability of hitRSS, which can be installed on my server and have the same ability as hitRSS ... which even has the submission of feeds to major search engines.

Kindly sticky me any links you know of, if posting the link here violates the forum rules.

Thanks you


10:08 am on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Does hitrss allow you to use your own url?

e.g I have mysitename.com/atom.xml on my site instead of - htrss/rss.xml....or the feedburner option.

I use syndication studio to create the feeds.


10:11 am on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The other way is just to write the rss yourself, source. When you add a new article to your site, open up your feed.rss file in your favourite text editor, paste in a new block of XML tags and fill it in...

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