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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How to add the RSS Feed icon in the address bar of browser

Today every website needs syndication to be published around the web. There are many types of syndication available today. the most popular syndication is RSS 2.0. You can see in every Web 2.0 websites, they have RSS feed for their sites. All Content Management Systems(CMS) and Blogging Softwares(eg. Wordpress) or forum softwares(eg. phpBB, vBulletin), provide you with RSS and Atom feeds by default. You can place them anywhere in your website. But it is necessary(rather conventional) to put the little red striped RSS icon at the right end of user's browsers' address bar.

So, here is the technique is to put that RSS icon at the right corner of the address bar, which will point to your website’s feed. Here is a simple piece of code that you have to incorporate in the head section of your website.

link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="your_site_feed_url"

This piece of code will automatically show a RSS feed icon at the right end of users’ address bar and whenever a user will click on it, it will take him/her to your website’s feed page.


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