WordPress 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.

WordPress 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.

WordPress Built-in Feeds

By default, WordPress comes with various feeds. They are generated by template tag for bloginfo() for each type of feed and are typically listed in the sidebar and/or footer of most WordPress Themes. They look like this:

URL for RDF/RSS 1.0 feed

URL for RSS 0.92 feed

URL for RSS 2.0 feed

URL for Atom feed

URL for comments RSS 2.0 feed

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The first four feeds display recent updates and changes to your site content for the different feedreaders. Of these, the RSS feeds are the most well-known. The last feed example is used by RSS 2.0 feedreaders and does not show your site content. It only shows the comments made on your site.