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Sunday, October 08, 2006

RSS Issues

Sorry if people are experiencing problems, but, for the record, I know nothing at all about RSS or any issues pertaining to it, except that people write to me to complain about it all the time. I have no idea how to set it, change it, implement it, cancel it, nothing. As far as I know Blogger uses Atom.

Sorry for being so clueless but I'm not a computer guy.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

9 Comments:

Blogger Dion said...

Apparently RSS is a blogger Pro only feature. The problem is when you view the html for any blogger site it has links for both RSS and Atom; it seems only the Atom feed works.

Some people may have readers that cannot handle Atom feeds though, so you can always provide an RSS feed through Feed Burner

It is easy, and it will take your atom feed and convert it into an RSS feed.

5:04 AM  
Blogger NESOHU said...

for blogger.com's services, the address they should add into their feeds would be
www.theonlinephotographer.blogspot.com/atom.xml

5:49 AM  
Blogger San Miguel Photos said...

Since you have not described the problems with rss, I can only guess that the comments relate to your rss feeds not containing the full content of your postings. To fix that go to the settings tab and click on Site Feed. Make sure the Publish Site Feed is set to Yes and the Descriptions is set to Full. This way all of the content of your feeds will be shown in the rss feed.

8:30 AM  
Blogger lars-o said...

I have added the T.O.P. URL as a subscription in my NetNewsWire Lite program (freeware). Thats all I need to do. So Mike can relax and the others just do it and stop complaining.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Duane said...

Works fine for me! Though I use a Mac and Safari as my browser and RSS reader. That is how I am able to follow new posts...

10:23 AM  
Blogger Yuda said...

The number of readers that don't support Atom are few and far between, and Feed Burner feeds are often slow to load, plus they'll insert ads into your feed.

I'd stick with what you've got.

10:46 AM  
Blogger thechrisproject said...

Here's a really great, but probably way too technical comparison.

This feed snafu, combined with the fact that online readers can't get the images from your posts, make me think that Blogger.com has really lost it. These are not complicated things to get right. If the point is to make blogging easy for people, this stuff should just work.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Lux said...

People can use Google Reader that allow easy subscription to your TOP blog, or they can use Wizz RSS, a free extension for Firefox, that reads your blog super easily with full content, including comments. More info here:
http://tinyurl.com/s5odp

11:27 AM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

"Make sure the Publish Site Feed is set to Yes and the Descriptions is set to Full."

I did this. I hope it helps.

--Mike

11:40 AM  

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