RSS Feeds

Introduction to Feeds

A feed is a function of special software that allows feedreaders to access a site, automatically looking for new content and then posting the information about new content and updates to another site. This provides a way for users to keep up with the latest and hottest information posted on different blogging sites.

There are several different kinds of feeds, read by different feedreaders. Some feeds include RSS (alternately defined as "Rich Site Summary" or "Really Simple Syndication"), Atom or RDF files.

Built-in Feeds

By default, comes with various feeds. 

Finding Your Feed URL

There are times when you want to tell someone your site's feed address or URL, or you need it to submit it to search engines and directories, many of which now accept feed URL submissions. There are four possible URLs for each of your feeds. Any of these will work.


Your site has feeds for all comments on the site, and each post has its own comment feed.

Site comment feed

Default format:

Post-specific comment feed

Permalink format:

Default format:

Categories and Tags

You can also provide feeds to only specific categories or tags on your site by adding the following to the end of the link:




You can include posts from one of multiple categories or tags in a feed by comma-separating their values. For example:,43&feed=rss2



You can include posts from all of multiple categories or tags in a feed by adding to the end of the link. For example:


You can exclude categories from the feed by using something like this:

Older versions of used a format such as but this has been deprecated in newer versions.


Every author has an RSS feed for their posts. Here is the format:


Search results can also have their own feed. Here is the format:

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