Summary

Websites generally do not create RSS feeds automatically. There are various ways to create RSS feeds. One way is to code the RSS Feed manually.


Detail

Create the RSS Feed file.

RSS feeds can be coded manually.  An RSS file is a text file and can be created and updated using most text editors including Notepad, FrontPage or Dreamweaver.

The basic process mimics that of any other type of Internet file:

This lesson will create an example RSS Feed file.

Files follow the standard Internet naming conventions, with the suffix .xml


Code the control statements for the RSS feed.

These statements define the file as an XML / RSS file.


Code the channel statements for the RSS feed.

Add the <channel></channel> tags

The channel statements define the overall feed or channel.  There is one set of channel statements in the RSS file.

Add the channel / feed definition statements

This is now a valid RSS feed.

There are optional channel statements like author, copyright, and date.


Code the item statements for the RSS feed.

Add Item Information.
Add Item Example One: Announcing new products.
Add Item Example Two: A Special Event.
Add Item Example Three: Sale this week only.

Notes.

To maintain an RSS Feed file,

It is the job of the RSS aggregators,

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