RSS FEEDS... OMG I'm tired of this Blog thing! Please can someone explain this to me???

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I have a blog, however I did not use the BLOG page choice to make it, I used the regular website page feature... Can I put a RSS feed into this page that actually works, I've been try to use my "feed url" from my bookmarking links but feed services are saying they can't find my feed or the url is incorrect and my bookmarking links are not acceptable... Please help...
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Yola_User_A

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Emmy

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Hi A,
Is there a reason you don't want to use the Yola blog feature? This is the easiest solution to having a blog on your site? Using the blog feature you can very easily add an RSS feed. Here is a link to our tutorial: Blogging with Yola if you would like to check it out.

There are ways to put an RSS feed on your site, but it can be quite complicated.

If I can assist you further please let me know.

Emmy
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Hi, Emmy... I do not like the appearance of the Blog on Yola... I have a Blog but it's only secondary to my Index page. On my website my index page is basically a Blog... I do have the Yola Blog page too for another use, mainly for other's to post things... I just need my own design for the blog and an effective way to Archive posts and have a way for people to subscribe, which is very confusing at this point...

How do I connect posts outside of a Blog to an RSS feed for my visitors to subscribe to, it's almost as if I would have to add recent posts to my feed manually... I don't know... Any, ideas... please help.

Thanks
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Hi A,

You can find the steps to creating your own RSS on this link: http://tipsandtricks.synthasite.com/R...
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Oh, 1 more thing, once I finish this, how will I know what my RSS feeds URL is?
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Hi Littleus - if you're going to create the RSS feed using the steps on the link, you would need to update it each time you wanted it to change.
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LittleUS I don't know if you are still on, but how do I find my feed's URL and when I manually post, isn't the whole point to this thing to update people when new posts are put on your blog... If I update my site once or twice a day how will it know not to repost my previous entries to my subscribers... Maybe I'm unclear on just what an RSS feed is... UGH!
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Yola_User_A

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I've created my feed and found my feed's URL... Now I have more than enough subscribing options... THANKS A BUNCH!!!
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Hey A

I'm glad that you got it all figured out! =)
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Donald

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you can use the blog page provided by Yola and then rearrange it the way you want. You can also add and delete blog widgets to fit your needs. I find it pretty easy to organize.
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Have you ever tried bloglines? Doing this may also help your google indexing and website grade! They provide a 'button' that will allow your visitors to subscribe to your blog.
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if you're interested, go to my blog and click on the bloglines subscribe button near the top and sign up for an account. :) http://youcanneverbetoosmart.synthasi...
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Thanks Donald I think I've got a solution now, only thing left to do is figure out how to go about archiving my homemade Blog... lol Thanks again...
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Donald

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Can't you use a blog archive widget on a self made blog?
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Yola_User_A

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Where do you get that from, I've never seen one? You are saying that there is something that will organize my previous page links for me and be just like the search engine archiving tool that list things like this for search page viewing.... 1 2 3 4 5 etc... Next 6 7 8 9 10 11 Previous. I just a link option for my index page that holds all my previous posts so that people can maneuver through them easily. The manual archiving I'm using is ok, but kinda weird... LOL
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A question for the employees... Can you access the html of a blog archive? If you are able to do this, you can copy the html into a self made blog page.... OR ... you can create a yola blog page and DELETE EVERYTHING in order to start from scratch... that way, you can still create your self made blog and still have widgets available such as the RSS Feed and the blog archive... although, I believe the RSS Reader is still available in a non-blog page.
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Hi Donald - I'll have to find out and come back to you.
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hi,

To have the proper dynamic functionality that goes with a blog, you will need to use a blog page because there is a database attached that gets created which contains the info needed by the blog widgets to render correctly.

@Donald - Yes you can copy out the html and paste it somewhere else, but this will mean that your content will not be updated dynamically and your links might point to the wrong page.

The rss reader is a widget that allows you to read and display the content of another blog feed from somewhere else.

Hope this helps,

Regards,
Sean
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Hi Sean, I have a manual Rss Feed, how is it updated? I mean when I change my feed topics, does it automatically let my subscribers know???
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Hi A,

If you have a manual RSS feed, then you will have to update it manually (this can be tedious depending on how you managed to implement a manual feed - best to use a blog page and blog rss feed that does everything automatically for you).

Yes, when a feed changes, all people that are subscribed to it will be notified about the update.

Regards,
Sean