Place multiple widgets on a web page

Multiple RSS widgets

RSS feeds can be derived from multiple sites if you so wish, or from one site and separated by category or other filter. Any RSS feeds can be put together on a page or feeds chosen to relate to different pages on your site. The below image is not a real site but intended to give you an idea of the different feeds available. To ensure your feed widgets match your site design, please read our tutorial on RSS feed widget customization.

Note: If you just want multiple feeds to appear and want them in a single widget, its really easy to add multiple feeds into a single widget. Here is an article on RSS feed aggregation using FeedWind.

example of multiple rss widgets on a webpage

Place multiple RSS feeds on a web page

To add multiple RSS feeds to a site is relatively easy. As a widget you simply paste code into the widget area. On a page body you can either just copy the FeedWind HTML to the body or (so you can control its position properly) you can create a container (a box) to place the code in. It depends on where you intend to place your feeds and what type of site building platform you are using. Most site builders allow you to create containers using the <div> tag.

All you have to do is create containers for each of the feeds in the same way you would create them for text or any other page element. In HTML the <div> command can be used to create containers. Please see our tutorial on container sizing which demonstrates the use of <div> to define RSS feed containers.

Tip: Browsers place a line break before and after the element by default. This can be changed with CSS by using the white-space:nowrap command. This can help line up the base of the FeedWind containers with the top of the next one without any white space between caused by using a <div>.

In our example, we created a web page which contains a number of different daily deals from the world of electronics. You can find ready made feeds from all sorts of places online. If you just type RSS into the search box on a website, you will usually find a page of RSS links. If you get no results, you can look for an RSS icon or a text link (often found in the footer area of a page). For more information, please see our article on locating RSS feed URLs in your browser.

RSS feeds are available from most big retailers online although to monetize from these feeds you would need to be an affiliate advertiser. Amazon for example do not offer RSS feeds – to display their products you have to be an Amazon Associate.

April 1, 2016 7:38 pm