18 Nov 09 9:38 am
Hi Kieran and Fara,
Sorry to jump in here, and by all means correct me if I'm wrong! But RSS feeds are designed so that someone who has visited your site can be notified of updates in their own RSS feed reader without physically visiting your site each time. They're designed particularly with regularly updated content in mind - i.e. you would subscribe to a blog feed or Twitter feed to get updates of new content into your Outlook RSS reader for example. Or you could have an application on your site that shows an RSS feed from another site to show updated content.
With that in mind, surely RSS feeds are not designed for subscribing to actual web pages as it's considered that those pages will stay pretty much the same for longer periods of time? That's why Fara may be getting an error message for trying to subscribe to webpages rather than posts or updates.
Or have I totally got the wrong end of the stick for what you're trying to do?
Update!: Sorry, just been thinking about it some more! Looking back on sites made using the AB theme, I see what you mean Kieran. Because there's actually no way to add posts in that theme, you're probably adding articles/updates to your site in the form of pages and you want people to be able to subscribe to get those updates right? Yup, I think I understand now! Although the above probably still applies. RSS feeds will still not work so well with pages as they're just not designed for that purpose.