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Adding Your Own RSS Feed Link to Your Sidebar

Suppose you want to offer the feed to your own exercise blog or to a specific category in your blog. A text widget needs to be created to display the RSS link.

If you want to show your feed link:

  • Go to Appearance -> Widgets
  • Add a Text Widget to your sidebar
  • Open it by clicking the blue lines
  • Type the following:
    <a href=”http://your-blog-name.wordpress.com/feed”><img src=”image-location” /></a>
  • Save the changes

Do not copy and paste the link above! Write it out properly.

Here is a favorite small RSS icon to link (more available if you follow the WordPress Documentation link at the bottom of this post):

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That will add a link to your feed.

Be sure to add the text link to your sidebar and test the link. The link will not work in some browsers (especially Safari) if your blog is protected from public view. If your blog is blocked from view, you will get the following error message in Safari when trying to view the feed link:

Safari can’t open the page.

Safari can’t open the page “feed://exercisereports.wordpress.com/feed/”. The error was: “The feed could not be loaded because the content is not in a known feed format.” (PubSub:2) Please choose Report Bugs to Apple from the Safari menu, note the error number, and describe what you did before you saw this message

For more information, see WordPress documentation …
faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/put-your-feed-in-your-sidebar/

You can also test your RSS feed with a Feed Validator
feedvalidator.org

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