Widget – RSS

A guide to RSS feeds

This article is designed to give users an overview and explanation of RSS feeds, how and where they are used, and where they come from.  Quick Links What is RSS? Feed generation methods Auto-generated feed URLs RSS feed creation services Locating an RSS feed URL A history of RSS RSS Specifications What does RSS XML […]

FeedWind image selection logic

Your RSS feeds are all coded in XML which contains <tags> for different feed components, such as a Description, Title etc.  These tags can contain images in your feed; there are four tags which we use to derive thumbnail images. In the dropdown menu of the FeedWind setup screen there are four options  for the […]

Create the FeedWind v1 style using v2

Some users who have previously created v1 widgets and have migrated to v2 might like to retain the default appearance of the FeedWind v1 style widget. The setup screen for v1 has now been removed so we now only provide v2 setup for our widgets. Recreating the FeedWind v1 style To recreate the v1 style […]

FeedWind Setup

Below are images of the setup screen with added notes to explain the settings Basic setup options Advanced Settings – General section Advanced Settings – Feed Title section Advanced Settings – Feed Content section

Use a FetchRSS Feed URL with FeedWind

FetchRSS can create an  RSS feed from a web page without RSS The process is relatively simple. On the FetchRSS homepage paste in the URL of the page where you would like to get a FetchRSS  feed URL from and click on the “Continue” button. FetchRSS will then display the page so you can select the items you […]

RSS Feed Lists Worth Following

In the era of internet it is easy to be informed and up-to-date with the current events, but it can be a bit overwhelming and time-consuming, especially if you are looking for the news from different sources. Subscribing to a RSS feed is a great way to follow the news and read the relevant content […]

Use the tag to choose thumbnails

How FeedWind chooses images When displaying images from your blog or web pages, FeedWind chooses the largest image available in the page/post and uses that as the thumbnail image in the feed, with duplicate images ignored. This works well for most CMS but in some cases where posts/pages have a non-standard layout, sometimes the desired image […]

SEO and RSS feeds

Does RSS help my SEO? A hot topic for any website owner is that of SEO (search engine optimization). This is the ability of a site to rank highly for particular search terms in search engine results. If you do not rank well in search, you may be limiting your traffic considerably. Many efforts are […]

CDATA and other tags

WordPress – Issues with CDATA (and other unwanted) HTML tags in feed content. There is an issue with WordPress RSS whereby unwanted tags can occur in feed content. These look something like this example where a paragraph <p> tag has appeared: Hollywood Music Gossip <p>Justin Beebler was today present at the “Terrible Music Awards” in […]

Make a Podcast RSS widget

About podcast RSS feeds FeedWind can be used to display all types of information such as newsfeeds, video and images. It can also be used to distribute a popular online broadcasting method: the podcast. For those who have not come across them, a podcast is a new term derived from the popular iPod from Apple, […]

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