About RSS feed editor, I need help!

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When trying to add a RSS feed to my home page on my website, that I want for my viewers to be able subscribe to. I found that can not replace the URL in the link editor "that is http://feeds.feedburner.com/synthasite", I thought I could delete it and add just add my http://www.countrywayoflife.com.
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Hello Country Gal,

Just so I am sure I know what you are speaking of, is it in the Yola Sitebuilder where you are having the trouble? Are you wanting to use Feedburner to analyze the traffic your blog is getting?

Can you tell me a bit more about what it is you are trying to do with Feedburner and your RSS feed, did you add an RSS feed using the Yola RSS widget? Also, when you add an external URL to the area in the link editor, does it just not allow you to click OK, or do you receive an error message.

Sorry for all the questions, but I feel I need to better understand what it is you are wanting to do before I can give you some proper help.

Thanks,
Emmy
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In the Yola Sitebuilder,
I opened ADVANCE folder on side the bar.
Drag and droped RSS feed widget onto my home page.
Clicked EDIT.
In properties I clicked "edit link.
Link editor opened and "http://feeds.feedburner.com/synthasite", was already in the URL line. And I could not delete it to replace it with my URL.
Did I miss a step some where? This is the first time I have tried to add a RSS feed to my web site.
I would like for my veiwers to be able to subscribe to any new up dates I make to my web site.
Thanks! Hope this explains it more.
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Hello Country Gal,
Thanks for providing that information for me!

What that RSS widget is for is to pull in an RSS feed from an external website. So if you wanted to display the latest posts from MSN Money Articles, you would put in their RSS feed URL of http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/... into that field, I hope that makes sense.

If you want to allow people to subscribe to your RSS feed to get updates on your site's changes, then the easiest way to do this would be to create a blog page which has a built in RSS feature. All you need to do with this is drag the RSS Widget onto the page, then whenever you post a new blog post, the people who have subscribed there will get the update.

Unfortunately, at this time this widget is only available on blog pages. What I can suggest, if you want to update people on any changes using this feature, is that you create a blog page and when you make changes to your site, such as adding a new product/article/etc, you then create a blog post with the information and a link to the new information you have added.

If you want to add something like this to a non blog page, it's not quite as easy and takes creating an RSS feed manually. One of our engineers created a tutorial on how to do this, here is a link to the thread where he has given the link: RSS feed for website.

I hope this helps!

Emmy
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Thanks Emmy, That helped me. Can I put in a vote to Yola for getting a widget in the near future to make RSS available for web pages?
Thank you once again for your fast and good advice with my problem.
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Absolutely, I will add this request to our list of feature requests. I can't say how soon or if something like this will be added, but our team will definitely take a look at it for future releases. I'm glad the info was helpful!