RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) 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. It’s an easiest way to get news updates of a website or web application.
Life is too much busy for everyone and most of the time we are trying to grab updates by visiting popular websites. But simetime it’s not possible to view posts and all updates may not important for everyone. That’s why RSS feed provides a nice option for us to read only the headlines and brief of recent web updates. There a lot of RSS reader around internet and all of them are absolutely free.
What is RSS?
An RSS is a document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically.
Why We create RSS Feed?
It’s very important to reach news updates time to time your honorable users. All users are not free to visit your bolgs frequent time and i think most of them can not read full story due to time limitation 🙁
So, bloggers/website owner create RSS feed link and request users for signup to get feed time to time. As a result website owners can easily send their news updates to it’s users. As a result user can easily read brief of new published posts and can choose their preferable posts. By this way, both users and website owner can reach their goal.
When i was started my blog http://www.coolajax.net i can’t create my RSS feeds. I was found all popular blogs have RSS feed links and they have a lots of RSS feed reader of their websites. Then i feel that I’ve to create a feed link for my website. Try to search a via Google , found some helpful links but can’t get full tutorials. But finally i was able to create RSS feed for my website http://feeds.feedburner.com/coolajax2 . So, I think that I can share a tutorial “how to create a rss feed for your blog?” and finally i worte down it only for you 🙂
Here is the full tutorial how to create your rss feed with feed burner.
Go to http://feeds.feedburner.com
Create a xml file and store it in your server. (Example: http://yoursite.com/test/rss.xml)
When feed burner website ask your feed url then put specific xml file location. (Example: http://yoursite.com/rss.xml) File extension important. Watch the screen shot.
Step 04: If your rss feed xml file location is ok then it will show you a confirmation message.
Press Next button to get a confirmation from feedburner.com. Here you a get a feed link from feedburner.com
Step:06: Press Next button to set more options for your rss feed.
Step:07: Your feed ready to run. Press Next button to get dashboard of your site feed contents.
I Hope now you can create RSS feed very easily by using feedburner.com
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