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How do I start an RSS feed?

How do I start an RSS feed?

   
9:12 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I am thinking of adding an RSS feed but do not know where to begin.

Help would be appreciated.

thanks

7:37 am on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi amythepoet,

This thread might get you started:
[webmasterworld.com...]

dc

2:40 pm on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am not a programmer (nor, for complicated reasons, do I have access to my server, which in any case is a Win2X box and only understands ASP, not PHP) so I found rincey's post a little too elaborate for my taste.

Instead I use RSS2 and update my rss feeds by hand - at this point I imagine the programmers have started banging their heads on the table - with the following template:


<rss version="2.0">
<channel>
<title>RSS Feed Title</title>
<link>http://www.mysite.com/myfeedpage.html</link>
<description>Description of Feed</description>
<language>en</language>
<copyright>Copyright 1997-2007, MySite</copyright>

<item>
<title>Item #1 Title</title>
<link>Link to Item #1</link>
<description>Description of Item #1</description>
</item>

<item>
<title>Item #2 Title</title>
<link>Link to Item #2</link>
<description>Description of Item #2</description>
</item>

</channel>
</rss>

Then, every time I update it and upload it to my webspace - usually takes about twenty seconds all in - I validate it at [feedvalidator.org ]

That's it.

3:00 pm on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I wrote a feed generator in PERL and run it from the command line via a cron job. This is because I have hand made html pages.

I run it against feed validator as well. You can likely look up the specification and manage it by hand if your website is small.

9:47 pm on Apr 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



You know, sometimes it would be nice if we could post the url of a nice, free tool that makes something like adding RSS feeds to static websites reasonably simple. I can't post the url, but there is one that is easy to use, and dynamically updates your static website daily using php.

Anyhow, do a search on G for "free rss feed readers". You should find it.

 

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