Feeds

  • Create a Custom Feed Reader with Blogger Blog List » Have you ever wanted an easy way of showing a simple feed of your favorite sites within your blog? Blogger has a cool new feature called Blog List for Blogger blogs, and even if you are using Movable Type, or another blogging platform, you can make use of this Blogger...
  • Creating a Google Toolbar Button for Your Blog » Creating a custom button for your blog to be used on the Google Toolbar is a great way to promote your blog. Once installed, the button can act as a graphical bookmark to your site. You and your readers can search your site using the search bar in the Google...
  • How to Fix a Common MT4 Feed Formatting Error » Over the last few years, the term beta has been somewhat misused. It used to be that when you used beta software, you expected to encounter problems. But when Google started throwing around the term for its offerings, people came to expect that beta software wasn't so bad. Still need...
  • Creating a Continue Reading Link for Partial Feeds » The default Atom feed that ships with Movable Type is a full feed. It publishes your entire blog entry, not just the Main Entry Body or an excerpt. Although many people prefer full feeds, sometimes using a partial feed (publishing just part of the entry in the feed) is appropriate....
  • Is Someone Stealing Your Content? The DMCA Is Your Friend » Everyone loves full text RSS feeds; they make reading blogs so much more convenient. The downside for the creator of the feed is that RSS makes it incredibly easy for anyone to pull content from a feed and publish it on a website, without the explicit permission of the content...
  • Simple RSS Customizations » Updated June 12, 2005. Originally posted in Spring of 2004. The default Movable Type installation automatically publishes RSS feeds for your weblog. The three formats supported are Atom, RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0. You can find the templates associated with these syndication formats in the templates section of your MT...
  • My Yahoo and RSS » Yahoo allows people to easily add RSS newsfeeds into their user-customized My Yahoo portal pages. For publishers of RSS feeds, like almost every Typepad and Movable Type user, this means that you can easily let your readers add your feed to their My Yahoo page by simply clicking on a...
  • What does "Syndicate this site" mean? » Syndicate this site means that the headlines, a link, and an entry description for each new weblog entry are made available for others to use on their websites or to access through a newsfeed reader program. What is a "newsfeed reader" program? Rather than manually checking in on each of...
  • Displaying an RSS Newsfeed on Your Site » This tutorial was updated Jun-27-08. ~Elise One of the great things about RSS is that you can display, or "feed" in, headlines and content from other people's websites directly onto your own website. In another article, we've already covered what "syndication" is, and RSS, and how you can use a...