Questions tagged [rss]

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.

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Do people still use RSS feeds?

I've built a site where people can submit security vulnerabilities found on websites. I've got some requests (not many though) by people to implement an RSS feed of confirmed and published cases. I'...
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Do we need RSS buttons?

Wait! Before you comment or answer – did you actually read the whole question? Did you notice that the question ends in the word "button" ? If this is how the question appeared to you: then please ...
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Is RSS auto-discovery still viable?

I am preparing a website and noticed that although the source code contains RSS autodiscovery URL, i.e. something like <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="/rss.xml"> none of ...
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What are some good feeds/blogs/twitter accounts to follow if I want to learn more about web development?

Who are some of the big names out there (besides Jeff Atwood/@codinghorror, of course) that I should be following as a resource if I want to stay on top of what's new as well commentary on what exists?...
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Should I Include RSS Feed URLs in an XML Sitemap?

Simple question - Should I Include the RSS Feed URLs in my site's XML Sitemap? I am NOT asking whether I should USE an RSS Feed AS an XML sitemap, but rather, should I include the URLs to the ...
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Content theft - Where can I go from here?

I am the webmaster of a very successful blog in a fairly small niche. Recently our success has started to bite us with people copying posts on the site without consent and trying to pass them off as ...
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How to track subscriptions to an RSS feed

I have RSS feeds on some of my sites and I'm wondering how I can track how many people are subscribing to them. The obvious solution is to track the number of hits on the URL, but I don't feel like ...
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Migrating the source of a FeedBurner podcast feed from one WordPress to another

I'm using FeedBurner as the public-facing feed for the Ask Different Podcast. Recently Stack Exchange has set up a Blog Overflow blog for Ask Different, and I'd like to move the source of the ...
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Should I provide RSS or Atom feeds?

I'm leaning towards atom but I'm not sure.
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How do I view ALL blog posts in an RSS feed?

I have a blog and its posts date back all the way to March of 2009. However, when I visit my feed url (it's feedburner), the oldest post that shows up on that page is one written in February of 2011. ...
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RSS vs Sitemap for SEO

What are the differences of the two and how can they help in SEO? I'm creating a custom-scripted CMS and I'm thinking if should I either add RSS/Sitemap/Both?
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Rss legal issues

I know it is illegal to post full articles of a website on yours beacuse of copyright. Is it legal to post the rss feeds of a website on your website?
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How to Syndicate Websites Without RSS?

I have four websites that I am wanting to link to from one website. But the kicker here is that beyond just linking to the sites I was looking for a way to display updates from those sites on my site. ...
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Duplicating a RSS feed to show the whole post in addition to the feed showing snippets

Just looking for some quick feedback on the following. I have an RSS feed currently that works as it should. However, our client has asked for us to botch it to work in a way that isn't normal ...
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Getting users to use RSS

I've got a gaming site that hosts After Action Reports (AARs). From my traffic logs, I know that these AARs are far and away the most popular part of the site with my members. Members typically post ...
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Is it 'ok' to have IFrame tags in RSS feeds?

I ran my RSS feed through http://www.feedvalidator.org/ but it says: This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following ...
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Should an RSS feed be listed in a site's XML sitemap?

In the sitemap.xml should I have a link to the rss.xml? <url> <loc>https://www.example.com/rss.xml</loc> <lastmod>2017-02-24</lastmod> <changefreq>...
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How to update an RSS Feed?

Let's say we have a similar RSS feed like here. Where should I be inserting the new content? And, should all the articles be listed in an RSS feed?
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How to obtain a page's GUID in Composite C1 CMS?

Question is pretty simple, I think. How can I find out what the page GUID for a certain page in my Composite C1 website is? I need it for RSS reading from a Blog within the CMS.
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Do you need permission to show an RSS feed?

Does anyone know if you need permission to show an RSS feed on your website? I want to show the BBC business RSS feed and I heard that I may need to get permission to show it. I did some Googling but ...
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How can I associate my main domain to a RSS?

This is an institutional site which uses Tumblr to keep the visitors updated. The Tumblr is linked via frames in the subdirectory /blog/ of the domain to track stats. My question is: How can I allow ...
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how can I find out which websites are linking to mine?

How can I have a RSS of new sites that link to mine? I would like to know which sites are linking to us. Is there any way to do that?
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What are the disadvantages of an invalid RSS feed

I have recently started using feedvalidator.org to validate my RSS feeds. The RSS reader reads the feeds fine but the feed validator says they are not valid feeds. I tried other RSS feeds like http://...
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RSS feed <link rel=“alternate”> on which pages?

I've got a site that includes a blog amongst other things. I'm adding the tag for autodiscovery of the RSS feed. There's only one feed on the site. Should live on every page (i.e. I put it in the ...
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.htaccess Redirect 301 in Wordpress – From Post to Page

By default, Wordpress posts are added to RSS feed. For my website, I want to include Wordpress pages to RSS feed. I know that some plugins could help me. Instead, I try to use redirect 301 in ....
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Is it possible to add a canonical tag in an RSS feed?

We are producing content and exposing it via RSS Feed for content syndication by other bloggers. The others are picking my content and syndicating it on their website, which is leading to duplicity. ...
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RSS feeds and robots.txt

I have RSS feeds on my site. I've decided to follow Stack Exchange and disallow my RSS feeds in the robots.txt. I don't want search engine to display the RSS feed page to people, that's not really a ...
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Feedburner - Multiple feeds in multiple languages

I run a website that available in Dutch and English. Each 'language version' has its own blog and related RSS feed. I want to publish these RSS feeds through Feedburner. Obviously I would like to have ...
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RSS feed : wrong encoding?

I just migrated my website to a brand new server, and now i'm having a weird issue. Some characters on my RSS feed are not properly encoded, as you can see here : http://www.windowsphonefr.com/mise-a-...
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RSS aggregator with related headlines…like Google News

Does anybody know of a script that would allow me to aggregate RSS feeds (and possibly have users submit their own) while also identifying related/similar headlines much like Google News? I don't ...
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Which feed does Magento's attribute “In Feed” refer to?

I have been researching Magento's RSS feeds and there is an attribute for new products called 'In Feed'. My understanding was that this determined whether or not the product was added to the RSS Feeds,...
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updated posts in my RSS feed

Should I put in my RSS feed posts that I've updated or I'll just update it but don't put it my RSS feed? (considering RSS feed contains latest 10 posts).
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What is the proper way to indicate that my site doesn't have an RSS feed?

I have a website that is showing that there are attempts to access /rss in my server logs, but we don't have an RSS feed. What is the best way to show that there is no RSS feed for my site? Should I ...
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What is considered the optimal placement of a link to an RSS feed for SEO?

When do I want a search engine's spider to run across my RSS feed link? Before the heading (not saying header tag..) During the heading During the main content During the footer After the footer ...
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How can search engines find my RSS feed?

I have a small blog. Now, I have created an rss.xml. I put that in the root of the site, on the server. Should I do anything to make search engines like Google, Technorati, Yahoo! be able to find it? ...
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Can a website have multiple RSS feeds? How would the <link> and <channel> elements look?

If I wanted to, for example, create three RSS feeds on my site to better allow users to subscribe specifically to the section in which they were interested, could I have three separate XML files at ...
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Pull page content from master site in WordPress

So I am working on some sites for a health practice, all in Wordpress. I have one parent hub site that contains all the information about all the treatments they offer on different pages. I also have ...
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Is there a googlebot equivalent for RSS feeds?

I have a lot of feeds generated on my pages - and it seems to let them go to waste (Googlebot does not seem to see them). The RSS feeds display correctly in the pages when viewed through a browser, so ...
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Bing Webmaster Tools finds my Wordpress RSS feed and uses it as a sitemap

I have submitted my Wordpress XML sitemap to Bing Master Tools. It is properly crawled and working as expected. Bing also automatically finds my WordPress category listing pages RSS feeds and ...
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How to let Google's crawler know about new Atom/RSS updates?

What is the right way of letting Google's crawler know about new Atom/RSS updates? The documentation about sitemap is clear about how to ping the crawler, but when it comes to Atom/RSS, there is ...
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utility to pull in the entries of an rss feed with a certain date range

I'd like to include a section on my daily blog post that could capture/aggregate my activity from twitter, github, etc on that day. Ideally this information could be displayed in a visually ...
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How to find all feed directories where a particular site has submitted his feed

I am looking for a list of working sites which accepts feeds, then I struck with an idea that I can find those places by following other sites of my niche which would have already submitted their feed?...
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RSS Feeds - Are they Cached?

How can I (or is it possible) to remove some blog posts out of a feed such as Google Feedburner? I have removed some from my blog but obviously looks like they are cached somehow. I just don't want ...
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Is it legal to show RSS feeds on my website from another website

I want to display the feeds from multiple news website on my website and create a site which would be something like http://paper.li So is it legal to display those feeds directly on my website? The ...
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Preventing content from being linked

I am currently running a fairly popular private Wordpress site on a dedicated bare metal server using ISPConfig, Nginx and MariaDB. We have a series of podcasts and content that we host specific for ...
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Adding an RSS feed to a Facebook page

I want to add a client's blog feed to a Facebook page. Is there a way to do that without using a third party app?
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Selfoss says “no entries found”

I installed selfoss as instructed in the readme, set up the rss feeds, but I get "no entries found" when I open it. Anyone got this problem?
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Why blogger puts BR tags only when content served via RSS feed?

I have a problem with using my new blog RSS feed. I wrote a post (the first one) with some code examples formatted by SyntaxHighlighter. To paste a code sample I'm switching from WYSIWYG to HTML view ...
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RSS feed aggregator

There used to be things called planets that aggregate all RSS feeds on a given subject. How legit are these sites? Can they legally repost the RSS contents (as much or as little it is supplied by the ...
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Self hosted Netvibes alternative [closed]

I am looking for a self-hosted alternative to part of the Netvibes functionality. It should act as feed reader, show my mail inbox, a list of bookmarks and maybe the weather forecast. I wish to move ...