How to publish an RSS feed

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RSS ("Really Simple Syndication") is a great way to keep up on the topics you are most interested in. Feed scripts can be installed on a website so you can be alerted when a new entry is added to a blog, podcast, news site, or other place of frequently updated information. RSS aggregators organize the information from the feeds so you can read them.

What do you do with it, though? Where does it go? How do you use it?

Once you create a feed for your website or acquire a feed from a favorite site, you can publish it on a page of your choosing so you can access it more easily.

Facebook and other similar websites allow you to install a feed so you and your friends can see the latest entries. If you have an account with such a website, all you have to do is enter the feed address (with Facebook, you enter it in the Blog RSS Feed Reader application when asked... you just have to download the app to your profile first). This is similar to putting a feed on a Hub on HubPages; you create an RSS capsule and enter the feed address into the allotted space.

If you have your own webpage, there are a few ways to do this... some are more simple than others.

If you want to completely customize your RSS feed on your website and you have Adobe Dreamweaver, read these instructions: Feed Tools in Dreamweaver 8 and CS3: RSS and XSL. Once you try it a few times, you will get the hang of it.

You can also use RSS publishing software such as FeedForAll or an online publishing system like FeedServer RSS Hosting to create and publish a feed.

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Louie Jerome 8 years ago from UK

Straightforward and easy to understand. Thanks.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Great instructions on how to use an rss feed.


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Seakay 6 years ago from Florida

This is great! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this.


Hridoy 6 years ago

Thanks for your instructions


Hridoy 6 years ago

Thanks for your instructions.It will help me a lot to set up my own feed


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mike1242 6 years ago from London

nice hub. seems to be a issue with the facebook reader..app not working...thanks for the information.


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SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

I still am confused....but with each little investigations I get a little closer to understanding.


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Huntgoddess 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

I'm with SteveoMc. This is great information here. But, it's going to take me a while to really understand.

LOL

You have to be patient with us old-timers.


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Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

Helpful hub with complete details. This is very useful for any webmaster who wants to add RSS to their web site. Thanks.


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Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

Hi, I always wanted to know what the RSS feed in websites were all about, thanks for the information.

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