How to Set up RSS Feeds on Your Blogger.com Account

By Techwalla Internet Editor

RSS feeds allow readers to keep abreast of your blog by notifying them whenever the blog is updated. Enabling feeds on your blog can increase traffic and the number of readers. In addition, you can set up RSS feeds from other blogs or Web sites to provide feeds to your blog.

Things You'll Need

  • Email account
  • Computer with Internet access

Log in or Set up a Blogger.com Account

Step 1

Begin at the Blogger.com home page (see the Resources section below).

Step 2

Sign in with your Google account or set up a new account by providing an email address and password.

Edit Your Settings to Allow RSS Feeds

Step 1

Sign in and access your blog's 'Dashboard' page.

Step 2

Click on the 'Settings' link in the 'Manage' menu.

Step 3

Find and click on the 'Site Feed' link in the 'Settings' tab.

Step 4

Select 'Full,' 'Short' or 'None' from the drop-down menu labeled 'Allow Blog Feed.' This allows for the full version of your text to be syndicated or just the first paragraph.

Step 5

Choose the 'Advanced Mode' link to have more control over your blog syndication. The advanced mode allows you to choose if you want posts, comments or per-post comment feeds.

Step 6

View your blog page to see the 'Subscribe to Posts' through the Atom feed method. If your viewers would like to change this to RSS, then they will need to add '?alt=rss' to the end of the site feed URL.

Add Links to Your Blog to Get RSS Feeds

Step 1

Choose a site feed you would like to add to your blog. Most Web sites and blogs that are updated regularly provide an RSS feed link.

Step 2

Click on the 'RSS feed' icon on the Web site you would like to link.

Step 3

Highlight and copy the URL from the address bar to your clipboard.

Step 4

Return to your Blogger.com 'Dashboard.' Click on the 'Layout' link.

Step 5

Click on the 'Add a Page Element' box where you would like your RSS feed on your blog.

Step 6

Choose the link that says 'Add to Blog' under the 'Feed' label.

Step 7

Paste the URL of the feed in the text box and click on the 'Continue' link.

Step 8

Click the 'Save Changes' link to save the feed to your blog. View your blog to see your new RSS feed links.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use Blogger.com's 'Help' menu for questions about blogs and feeds.