How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

in #steemit6 years ago

Would you like to know how to create an RSS feed for your blog on Steemit because this might be useful for you if you want to share updates to your Facebook and Twitter accounts automatically.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

Unfortunately Steemit does not have a built-in RSS feed that you can use and there is no plugin available like for WordPress.

I have been looking for a way to make an RSS feed for my posts on Steemit and that is not easy. A lot of free services that were helping with that just disappeared and there are just a few websites that can help with RSS feed creation now.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

I knew about the service I am going to share with you, which is free with certain limitations, but as I wanted to get less limitations still for free, I looked and looked, tested a few things without success.

There are other solutions that I found very complicated and that are time wasters, so I'm going to stick with FetchRSS that you can access here: http://fetchrss.com.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

This is the easiest way I found to create an RSS feed from a website that doesn't have one. You can create feeds from Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud and all kinds of websites.

First, enter your Steemit URL and click "Continue."

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

You will see this feed builder showing up.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

This looks easy, but I struggled a bit to get it right, so I'm going to detail each step here.

You first have to define a "News Item."

I used a keyboard shortcut "CMD -" in Mac and "CTRL -" on Windows to make the posts show up smaller as a list instead of in full as it is now.

When it was in full, I just couldn't select the news item.

When you are on the "Select a News Item" tab, which is in green, move your mouse around and try to select the first block like I did.

Click when you have it and it will highlight all the others in blue.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

The next step is to click on the second tab "Select a Headline."

This is a required step.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

Move your mouse around and select the title of the post. After you click on it, it will be highlighted in green and you will see a preview at the right.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

The next step is "Summary" and it is also required.

Select the Summary with your mouse, click and it will show in red.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

At the right, you can see the preview of what your feed looks like.

The other tabs are optional, but it's good to have them in the feed.

You want to have your thumbnail in the feed, so on the "Illustration" tab select the image.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

The preview is starting to look good.

Then, you have the "Date" tab where you can select the date.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

Finally, we can select the "Author."

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

There is no link showing up, so it's not necessary to go through this tab.

Click on "Generate RSS" at the top right.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

Your RSS feed is now ready.

You will see an example of the RSS feed content, and then you can click the "Proceed to registration" button.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

You will see the different plans available.

You can start with the free plan, the limitation being that the feed update rate is 24 hours, there are ads, and the feed is deleted if it is not being requested for 7 days.

So make sure that you access the feed at least once a week or you will have to redo this all over again.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

If you prefer, you can choose a monthly paid plan and the feed will never be deleted.

Click the "Register" button.

This will direct you to the "Registration" page.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

After you have confirmed your email address and logged in, then you will see your RSS feed.

Go to "My Feeds" and then click on "Config."

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

Change the title and you can also edit the description if you wish to.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

Notice than on the free plan, you can have 5 news maximum in the RSS feed

Click "Save."

As you can see, I have 3 feeds there out of the 5 in the Free plan.

Click on the menu at the right, and then click on "Get ATOM," which is the only format we have in the Free plan.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

This will open your feed.

This is what mine looks like.

How to Create an RSS Feed for your Steemit Blog!

Notice the little ad that you get with the Free plan.

You can then use this RSS feed as you want. You can show it on your WordPress blog or use a service like IFTTT and Zapier to publish updates on your Facebook and Twitter.

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Alternatively, you can try http://www.steemRSS.com. It should be easier to use for creating Steemit content RSS feeds. Let me know if you have feedback, @gmichelbkk.

Yes, this will help a lot @torrey.blog, thank you.
This looks like much easier and will try it.

Awesome share!

Thanks for the help. Now, I have a RSS feed.

Hehe always and forever. Thanks again. Upvoted.

Hi! I don't read RSS feeds, but I want to create one for my Steemit page. Followed your instructions here and it all worked out great. But ... where do I get the actual URL of my feed?

I'm glad it worked. you get it from the My Feeds section.

this feature is so cool i really appreciate you shared with us this trick about rss and after reading the whole blog i found there will be so many difficulties when i will try this but i know your tutorial will be a very big help for me and every one on this platform.
Very nice post it feels great when somebody shares their research, invention and tutorial.

Thank you @rahulkoshti for your comment. I am glad this is useful for you and others.

Your post had been curated by the @buildawhale team and mentioned here:

https://steemit.com/curation/@buildawhale/buildawhale-curation-digest-08-13-18

Keep up the good work and original content, everyone appreciates it!

Thank you so much for curating my post @nicnas

hey I tried using Rss Fetch and found it pretty hard to use. So I found much easier way to do it and wrote a quick blog post / guide here: https://steemit.com/steemit/@smackcash/make-rss-feed-from-steemit-blog-easy-and-simple

Literally 4 clicks and it’s done !!

Yes, thank you @smackcash for giving this alternative. It would be awesome if they had the image in the feed as well.

Thank you! I've been searching for a way to create an RSS feed for my SteemIt blog. You've just saved me a ton of time and headaches. Thank you!

I am glad this is useful for you @kurttasche.

Hello Michel how are you i am back after the long sickness hope your fine and spending a great time with your family.Any how the awesome blog great work

Thank you for the kind comment and sorry to hear that you have been sick. Hope you are better now @tanveerali.

found any Steemit RSS solutions that update more frequently than 24 hours?

Yes @zackcovell, the same one with a paid plan.

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