RSS Feed

RSS Examples

RSS Examples

RSS Feed
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A feed contains a list of items or entries, each of which is identified by a link. Each item can have any amount of metadata associated with it .

RSS feeds can be subscribed using "RSS Software" which can be installed in the subscriber's/user's electronic device. This enables the users to obtain contents and update thereof without actually loading the website on user's device.

Feed Syntax
<item>
  <title>r4r History</title>
  <link>http://www.r4r.co.in/history</link>
 <description>-------Content----------</description>
</item> 
RSS feed Types

There are generally three types of feed

  • RSS 0.91
  • RSS 0.92
  • RSS 2.0
  • .
How to publish news in an RSS feed?

There are several means to generate RSS feeds.

  • Using the RSS library of PHP. A PHP script will build the XML file from titles and descriptions of pages from the content of a page.
  • Use a specialized tool to extract the data from a page.
Syntax
<a type="application/rss+xml"
href="http://www.r4r.co.in/rss.xml"> 
    RSS feeds
</a>

 

RSS Feed Readers

There are a lot of different RSS readers available. Some work as web services, and some are limited to windows (or Mac, PDA or UNIX). Here are a few, which you can try:

  • RssReader - A free Windows-based RSS reader . It is Simple, straightforward feed reader that easily handles large number of feeds and Supports RSS versions 0.9x, 1.0, and 2.0, and Atom 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3.
  • FeedDemon -Windows-based RSS reader. Supports RSS versions 0.9x, 1.0 and 2.0 and Atom 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3.
  • blogbotrss - An RSS reader plug-in for Outlook or Internet Explorer. The light-version for Internet Explorer is free.
RSS Feed Publishers

There are some steps wich helps you to published your RSS file onb the web.

  • Create your RSS Feed in a text file Note: file must have an .xml extension.
  • Validate your RSS file before making it live.
  • Upload the RSS file to your web directory on your web server.
  • Copy the little coloured RSS or XML button which is created by you to your web directory.
  • Put the little coloured "RSS" or "XML" button on the page where you will offer RSS to the world (e.g. on your home page). Then add a link to the button that links to the RSS file.
  • Submit your RSS feed to the RSS Feed Directories
  • Register your feed with the major search engines:
    • Google - http://www.google.com/submityourcontent/website-owner
    • Bing - http://www.bing.com/toolbox/submit-site-url
  • Update your feed - After registering your RSS feed, you must make sure that you update your content frequently and that your RSS feed is constantly available.
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