Setting up RSS feeds

Updated on Oct 31, 2016

At some point in the development of your website you will face a moment when you would like your website to provide RSS feeds to the user visiting the website. Fortunately WordPress have already integrated RSS feeds which you can use directly.

The feeds for the posts on your website are available for use at the following locations:

  • http://example.com/?feed=rss
  • http://example.com/?feed=rss2
  • http://example.com/?feed=rdf
  • http://example.com/?feed=atom

You can directly use the feeds by simply replacing the “example.com” domain from the above provided links with the actual domain name you are using for your WordPress installation. Note that if your website is hosted inside a subfolder you will need to also include it in the URL for your RSS feed.

If you have enabled the SEO friendly URLs(permalinks) for your WordPress installation then the above URLs will redirect to SEO friendly URLs(permalinks) like the following:

  • http://example.com/feed/
  • http://example.com/feed/rss/
  • http://example.com/feed/rss2/
  • http://example.com/feed/rdf/
  • http://example.com/feed/atom/

You can directly supply your customers with these links of course after you replace the “example.com” domain with your actual domain name so they can read the RSS feeds on their readers.

If you would like to provide feeds for the comments on your website you can use the following URL:

http://example.com/?feed=comments-rss2

Permalink: http://example.com/comments/feed/

Another type of RSS feeds are the feeds for comments for certain posts. If you would like to provide your customers with such option you will need to use the following URL:

http://example.com/post-name/feed/

Here you should replace the “post-name” part of the URL with the actual post name for which this RSS feed will report newly added comments.

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