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Aria
I'm trying to set up an rss feed for my website. The only problem? I have no clue what I'm doing. This is a bit of a stumbling block, so if anyone has the time to walk me through, or knows of an rss feed for dummies sort of site, that would be really appreciated.

Thanks,
Aria
Mata
I've got a feed for my blog, but it came automatically installed as part of WordPress.

I've no idea how it works but it creates code that looks like this:

http://www.matazone.co.uk/blog/wp-rss2.php

If you're going to be using it as part of a blog then you might just want to get some software that does it for you like I did.
Aria
QUOTE (Mata @ May 11 2005, 04:24 PM)
I've got a feed for my blog, but it came automatically installed as part of WordPress.

I've no idea how it works but it creates code that looks like this:

http://www.matazone.co.uk/blog/wp-rss2.php

If you're going to be using it as part of a blog then you might just want to get some software that does it for you like I did.
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I may to buy some software, yeah. Unfortunately, it isn't for a blog, but for a newsfeed. Ah well.

Thanks for your help, I'm going to play around with that code and see if I can create something workable.
mooooooooooopo
How is your website content created? If it's static HTML then unfortunately you'll need to generate the RSS by hand, on the other hand if the site is made in PHP (or similar) with content pulled from a database then it should be pretty easy to work from one of the scripts that formats the news content into HTML and produce something that outputs RSS instead (with a "Content-Type" header to indicate that the data is RSS and not HTML).
Aria
QUOTE (moop @ May 11 2005, 07:11 PM)
How is your website content created? If it's static HTML then unfortunately you'll need to generate the RSS by hand, on the other hand if the site is made in PHP (or similar) with content pulled from a database then it should be pretty easy to work from one of the scripts that formats the news content into HTML and produce something that outputs RSS instead (with a "Content-Type" header to indicate that the data is RSS and not HTML).
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Static html, unfortunately.

Mata, you said you use software to create it? What software did you use? I think generating RSS by hand will be too much trouble....

So if you know of a good proggie for it, please tell. Either free, or not is acceptable. Hopefully not *too* expensive though!
Mata
I use WordPress 1.5 http://wordpress.org/download/ . It is blog software, but I reckon could probably be customised without too much trouble to work as news software instead. If you're doing a news site with static HTML you're probably just making more work for yourself in the long run.
Aria
QUOTE (Mata @ May 12 2005, 08:54 AM)
I use WordPress 1.5 http://wordpress.org/download/ . It is blog software, but I reckon could probably be customised without too much trouble to work as news software instead.  If you're doing a news site with static HTML you're probably just making more work for yourself in the long run.
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Yeah, I know. It's a bit of a pain, but I don't really know any php or anything like that yet. Thanks for the link, Mata. Hopefully that'll do the trick. smile.gif
Mata
Pretty much any blog type thing will require a database to be set up for it. This would be part of your hosting package, and WordPress will need one of them too.

Do you have any pages set up at the moment? If so it might help us work out what you need if we can see what you're working with.
Aria
QUOTE (Mata @ May 12 2005, 03:21 PM)
Pretty much any blog type thing will require a database to be set up for it. This would be part of your hosting package, and WordPress will need one of them too.

Do you have any pages set up at the moment? If so it might help us work out what you need if we can see what you're working with.
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Well, it's for consultacton.com.
We apparently have php, and all the other requirements. The problem is I don't deal with the hosting or anything like that, so half the time I don't even know what I have. But I'm gonna try messing around with WordPress. Thanks so much for all the help. I really appreciate it.
Mata
Well blimey, doesn't that look exciting wink.gif

Having had a look at the site, without a redesign you might be quite pushed to get WordPress working well for you.

Try this instead:

http://softwaregarden.com/products/listgarden/

I've never used it, but it looks like it's got what you need. It won't do _everything_ automatically for you, but it does the coding stuff, which is the hardest part.
Aria
QUOTE (Mata @ May 12 2005, 05:56 PM)
Well blimey, doesn't that look exciting wink.gif

Having had a look at the site, without a redesign you might be quite pushed to get WordPress working well for you.

Try this instead:

http://softwaregarden.com/products/listgarden/

I've never used it, but it looks like it's got what you need. It won't do _everything_ automatically for you, but it does the coding stuff, which is the hardest part.
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Oh, terribly exciting. tongue.gif

Thanks, Mata. I'll give that a shot too.
Aria
Mata, this is exactly what I wanted. Thank you so very very much.

PS. My dad says to tell you he likes LGG. smile.gif
Mata
Yay! 'Glad to be of help, and say hello to your dad for me! Ah... Matazone: uniting the generations biggrin.gif
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