Websites generally do not create RSS feeds automatically. There are various
ways to create RSS feeds. One way is to use a service or program to generate the RSS
Generate the RSS feed file using a program or service.
Some services that generate RSS feeds.
Some programs that generate RSS feeds.
Generate the RSS Feed file using a program or service.
There are services and programs that
accept the basic data for an RSS feed and RSS feed items
generate the RSS feed.
The Basic data
For each RSS feed: title, description, and link.
For each RSS feed item: title, description, and link.
This is the recommended way to create a RSS feed from a website because
generating a website feed using a service or program
Is efficient and effective
Allows complete control over the feed
Allows the creation and maintenance of multiple feeds.
Example: This is how they work.
Some services that Generate RSS feeds.
Enfeedia is a free online service; no software to download. In addition to the basic features of RSS, it
offers advanced features consistent with RSS specifications, including easy embedding of video and images
(including flickr images consistent with their terms of service), PayPal buttons, Google search tool, and
more. Multiple authoring modes are provided for collaborative posting of items onto the same feed including
optional moderation of postings by the feed owner.
FeedXS is a website that allows one to create and maintain multiple RSS
feeds without Blogs or Websites. The service is free. The RSS Feed itself is
stored on the FeedXS servers.
FeedXS has an interface that allows RSS feed items to be added using MSN
Messenger by establishing a chat with the FeedXS bot. Clever!
This is a nice service. It allows one to use RSS directly without a Blog or
Website. Each RSS feed item source links back to the FeedXS entry which is ok
but unnecessary. It would also be nice to be able to point the source back to a
URL of choice.
Some programs that Generate RSS feeds.
RSS Builder is a free, open source program, that downloads easily and works
It provides a nice user interface that lets you create and maintain multiple
It provides for optional fields like author, copyright and date. It provides
the capability to add your logo to the RSS feed.
You can update your RSS feed directly using the built-in FTP client.
RSS Builder has my cautious recommendation. It works just fine. I use it to
maintain the RSS Tutorial RSS feed. It is free. It is open source with minimal
support, so one must exercise some caution.
Feed Spring is a free program that generates RSS feeds. It runs only on
Windows. It generates version RSS 2.0 feeds.
It has an eye-pleasing user interface.
It supports many optional statements for both the feed and feed items.
It does not have an FTP client as a part of the software.
FeedForAll is a complete program for creating and maintaining RSS Feeds. It
was created to support an organization that created and maintained multiple
The program downloads, installs and runs professionally.
It costs $39.95. There is a free 30 day trial period.
There is an RSS feed tab, so you can select any of multiple RSS Feeds.
There is an RSS Item tab, where you can add or edit RSS Feed Items.
It provides the basic data items and a second screen for optional data
FeedForAll includes an FTP product, so you can upload the RSS Feed file
directly to the server.
Both RSS Builder and
FeedForAll are excellent ways to create and maintain RSS Feeds.
Using either RSSBuilder or
FeedForAll, it takes 10 - 15 minutes to create a new RSS Feed Item for an
existing RSS Feed and upload it to an Internet server.
FeedSpring has an nice interface and good functionality, but it does not
have the FTP client built in.
RSSBuilder is free, solid, and function rich. It is
a good place to start. I intend to keep using it as long as it is supported.
FeedForAll for $39.95 is a cool, professional product. It is for someone who
maintains multiple feeds that are updated often.