RSS feed issues

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I've had the widget box RSS feed on my 3 blog pages for a while, but forgot to check them until now. They don't seem to work. When I click on them I get taken to untitled page and Im asked if I want to book mark the blank page. I've read the tutorial and tips on how to get the widget to work, but when I click on edit in the green bar above the widget box all I see is "margin" and "position" as the things I can edit. (See screen grab)

Am I just a bit of a thicko? Or am I missing something?

My 3 web pages that I'm looking to get RSS feeds set up on are

http://www.a-class-driving.com/southm...
http://www.a-class-driving.com/brisli...
http://www.a-class-driving.com/warmle...
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  • lost as usual

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The rss is working its just taking you to a blank page.
You could set up your own link - just link the blog page (like you would a normal page) and remove the .php and add .rss

I see from your page code that the link contains a target="_blank"
why it has this i dont know.

Lee.
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Will add this to your page instead.
<!--

<a href="southmead-blog.rss" title="Subscribe to this blog"><img src="classes/components/BlogRss/resources/images/32x32Rss.png" alt="Subscribe to this blog" style="border: medium none ;" border="0">

Should do the trick.

Lee.

Change the a href= for the other pages.
-->
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I really don't want to sound too wet behind the ears, but ... where do I add this code? When I click on the rss feed widget Im given no options about setting anything up, only its position.

Whilst your here Duke, maybe you can help with this too (seeing as you help with all my problems). I was using your website grader and it was telling me about the rss feed etc, thats why I looked into it and found it all not to be working, and one of the things it says is ...

The web page does not seem to contain any type of signup form where visitors can subscribe to a newsletter or future updates.

We would suggest adding some type of simple subscription form (at a minimum) that allows users to get email updates. This is a great way for visitors to express their interest in the company and it's offering and for the business to stay in touch. Though RSS usage continues to increase, email is still what a majority of site visitors know and understand.

Do we have the option of addig one of these?
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1. Add it to a html widget or a text widget just as you would add code on a normal page.

2. I think their refering to a form, but you have a booking form already, The grader doesnt find my blog or my rss feed, i dont worry about that tho, i just use the site for basic ideas. The more real SEO stuff is more improtant , keywords, links, engine listings that sort of thing.
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PS. maybe try linking your contact form from another page with the full URL of the booking page, sometimes this helps sites find it.
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Hi Will,

I've just answered your email in Support too - but I think this is the info you're looking for.

The Blog RSS feed on your Yola blog is simply a URL with the RSS feed of your blog. Whichever browser you're using will interpret that and display it accordingly. Some will give you the option to subscribe to that feed in a reader that you are currently using.

If you as the blog creator want more out of your RSS feed, then perhaps something like Feedburner will help you. Here is a thread with info on how to set that up: http://getsatisfaction.com/yola/topic.... Feedburner gives you more information on stats, browsers etc. And you can find more info on how it works on this link: http://www.google.com/support/feedbur...

I hope that helps, please let us know if you have any questions.
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Hi Marije,

I am having the same problem - people are saying they cannot subscribe to my blog rss. I'm using the Blog RSS widget. There are no options to change any end tags, and I am not a coder so can you please explain very simply to me what I have to do to make it work? I've tested it, sometimes it works, sometimes it goes to "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below."

This is causing frustration with my clients who want to subscribe to my blog. Please let me know if Yola has fixed this problem, or what I can do to fix the problem! If it's a glitch in Yola's ability to have a properly functioning Blog RSS Widget, please tell me straight so I can take the RSS option off.

Thank you for your help!
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Hello ai,
Marije is currently offline so I can assist you. Just so I am sure, you are referring to the RSS Widget that is on a blog page correct? Can you tell me your url so that I can take a look at this and see how it functions; I will then be able to provide more information!

Thanks,
Emmy
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Hi Emmy,
I use Firefox v. 3.5.5. Yes, it's the RSS widget blog page. URL is gurusoorya.com. My client who said he had problems used IE. I read the comments below about feed:// turning into http://, thus the XML code page. I suppose as long as people can subscribe the first time, they will be okay?
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Hello ai,
I have tested this by subscribing to your blog and it is working as it should. The page that someone sees will look like this:



So all looks well!
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Thank you! :-)
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Hi guys,

Mines not working very well - If you go to my hom page and click the rss link (near the bottom) you will see 9 times out of 10 you are taken to the xml file and not given the chance of subscribing.

Lee.

http://hexham.info
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Hi Lee - I think the reason for this was posted on another thread and I'm sorry I didn't come back and add it here.

Are you using Firefox? The reason you are seeing a blog RSS feed display differently is because of the way your browser is interpreting the page. When you click on a blog RSS feed, you'll see that the URL in the browser starts with "feed://" instead of "http://".

In Firefox, it disregards "feed://" after clicking on it once and converts it to a normal URL. This means that the page will display as an XML file and not a pretty RSS feed page. It doesn't mean it's broken, it just appears a bit differently. You will still be able to use the RSS feed URL for RSS feed functions.

Having said that, I've clicked on the RSS link on your homepage (http://hexham.info/forum.rss) and I get the same page each time. Can you check to see if there's a change in the URL for the XML page that you see?
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thanks Marije,

I had the link as http:// i have changed it to feed:// and it seems to of done the trick - many thanks - Lee.