HowTo: Add More RSS Feed Options


Most sites or blogs offer only one or two types of RSS feed options by default. Usually, it’s an RSS 2 or RSS .92. To check your blog’s RSS feed options, click on the RSS icon from the browser’s address bar. As an example, here’s a screenshot of the feed options for JaypeeOnline.

RSS Feeds

If you want to add more feed options, just follow the instructions below:

1. Open your theme’s header.php file in a text editor.
2. Look for the RSS code. It should look something like this:

< link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="< ?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ? >" />

3. Add the following lines for each feed type:

RSS - "type=application/rss+xml" & href="[your_blog 's_feed_url]"
RSS 2.0 - "type=application/rss+xml" & href="[your_blog 's_feed_url]"
RSS .92 - "type=text/xml" & href="[your_blog 's_feed_url]"
Atom 0.3 - "type=application/atom+xml" & href="[your_blog 's_feed_url]"title

You’ll also have to edit the title of each option to match the feed type.

As an example, here’s what mine looks like:

< link rel="alternate" type ="application/rss+xml" title ="RSS thru Feedburner" href ="" />

4. Save the header.php file and upload it to your theme folder.

Now your readers will have more RSS feed options to choose from. Btw, since my laptop is running on Ubuntu, I”ve only tried this on Mozilla Firefox. Please let me know how it does on other browsers. Also if you have difficulty implementing this, contact me and I’ll do my best to help you.

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  1. @bluepanjeet – Thanks for pointing that out. I’m not really sure but I think you don’t need to do this if you’re already using Feedburner. However, not everyone uses Feedburner and this is something they could use.

  2. but isn’t feedburner has already an option of formatting or converting any RSS feed to make it compatible to any feed aggregator?

    medyo nalilito lang ako. i mean is this an option or one should do this in order to be commendable with other readers or okay na yung fomatting and converting program ng feedburner?

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