RSS Feeds: Why Do Bloggers Need Them, How to Implement it with WordPress?

Lucie Kruger 10th Oct 2020

Content on the website plays a significant role in carving the image of the organization. Every website owner or the blogger distributes the content through diversified methods. Moreover, marketing through emails has attained a pivotal position as it is the best and easy way for circulating the website content to the potential viewers. But, if you are looking for a convenient and effective technique for making your content available among the visitors, then RSS feed is an ideal alternative for you.

What does RSS Feed Mean?

RSS means Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary but commonly known as the feed or news feed. It enables the user to keep the record of their favorite websites or blogs without even navigating to the site every time. It evokes the users to sign-up to your site; therefore, it has become the idealistic way to boost the website, as it circulates the content to the web-users.

Do you know that WordPress offers the RSS Feed for your website automatically? In fact, it also offers a wide range of default RSS feeds like post and comment feeds that can help connect to the potential readers to the site.

However, it becomes imperative for you to implement an appropriate feed type that can match you and your site’s needs. In order, to fulfill such an aim, you can beef up the feed manually in the WordPress website.

Why do Bloggers need RSS Feed?

RSS Feed is an effective way of promoting the website content to the viewers. In fact, it has the ability to lift your site’s ranking on the various search engines. Therefore, the vast majority of the bloggers demand RSS Feed with an objective to distribute their content directly to the user. However, there are various other benefits of getting an RSS feed for your website:

1.    Influences the Ranking of the website: You can create RSS feeds to upsurge or increase the ranking of the website in the search engine results. Obviously, fresh and unique content has the potential to optimize the ranking of the site quickly. And, RSS performs the task of grappling more of web users towards your content. In other words, it will make your content remain fresh and unique. Through this, you can engage more users with the site and you will get an opportunity to boost your ranking on search engines.

2.    Spread Subscription Chain: RSS Feeds allow you to engage more and more visitors to a website. You can develop a long-run relationship with the subscribers because it enables them to maintain track of the particular blog or website without even opening the website each time. Moreover, RSS subscribers can share your unique content around their circles that can help you build a chain with the potential subscribers.

3.    Easily access the Content: A viewer can easily receive the information straight from the WordPress website or blog to their browser or any other device. It means they don’t need to look out for their favorite content all the time. In fact, the subscribers don’t need to visit the website, as the FSS feed brings the content to a compact location. It allows the user to access your content quickly and easily.

How to Implement RSS Feed With WordPress?

AS you know, WordPress produces RSS Feed automatically, but, still, you might need to implement the diversified feed types for your website. Most of the WordPress themes do not have all types of RSS feed options. But, with the assistance of the following procedures, you can affix a feed type to your website according to your preferences and needs:

Step 1: At first, you need to log-in to the WP admin panel by entering your username and password.

Step 2: Then, make a hit on the Appearance button to see the Editor on your dashboard.

Step 3: You can browse all the PHP files that are available for the WordPress website. After that, you can ascertain the RSS code's location. In fact, you can see all the PHP files at the screen-shot.

Note: Code of the RSS feed is usually archived in the sidebar.php or footer.php file.

Step 4: After getting all the RSS feed codes, you can easily put any of the RSS feed types to the list.

Step 5: By clicking on “Update File” you can save all the changes and can view the URL of the RSS feed on the website.

RSS feed gives you the flexibility to make out the changes per your requirement and can drive more traffic to the website. Through this, you can amplify your website’s content by providing conclusive information to the readers or subscribers.


Authored By Lucie Kruger

Lucie Kruger is a Senior Content Editor and IT consultant for Mobiers - mobile app development services provider. She provides concrete information on latest technologies like iOS, android mobile apps development.

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