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elmo033057
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RSS feed to my Wordpress blog

Does anyone know how to add RSS feeds to a Wordpress blog? I'd be willing to pay someone to do it for me.


God Bless & Flame on!!

ELMO :mrgreen:
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Hi Elmo,

Do you want to add feeds from other sources to your blog?
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elmo033057
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Dear Affilobudette Promo,

I got the rss feed onto my blog but I guess I do not understand the whole concept of it. So, here are a couple of questions.

#1 Are they supposed to update daily?

#2 I looked at Dave Taylor's blog and all of his rss stuff looks like it was directly related to his content some how. Do I have to go through all of the rss posts and delete the one's I do not want each day? I had to delete some of the posts because I subscribed to Yahoo's feed just to see this thing in action and I got 10 unrelated subjects. ( I kept one of them because I thought it was cool.)

There is so much I don't understand aboutr this rss thing. I watched a video by a guy named Jeff Johnson and he said to get all of this rss stuff because it would help my site and blog rankings. Also, I watched Dave Taylors video and thought it was very informative.

Promo, you are awsome as is all of my affilobuds and buddettes!

God Bless & Flame-On!!!

ELMO
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Mark Ellis a.k.a. "ELMO" Owner Ellistrations http://www.ellistrations.com
 
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Hi Elmo,

The “how’s, why’s and where for’s” of RSS is getting beyond my technical scope. You’ll find some good info here to get a better understanding of it:
http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-submission.htm
http://rssgov.com/rssworkshop.html

Just wondering though… why do you want to add feeds to your blog? I like to add my blog feed as a feeder to my webpages. All posts link back to my pages and I put the feed on the bottom of my pages so my content is updated automatically when I make a blog post.

I also register my feed at feedburner.com and am planning on submitting to feed directories. My plan is to get my feed out there which will get traffic to my blog and then funnel into my website.

Right now if you were to do that, your traffic would go to your blog and possibly click through an adsense link and you’ve lost them or click through an affiliate link and you’ve maybe made a sale but again you’ve lost them or they may find the sidebar link to your website… Personally I don’t like having too many options for visitors. You know when you walk into a brick and mortor how they direct foot traffic to the displays and areas that are profitable? We want to do the same thing with our sites... correct me if I'm wrong anybody?

I want to get my traffic to my pre-selling content on my website and then refer them to an affiliate solution.

Now… I’m no expert and still learning just like you and the above notes are just my plan of attack. It’s made me a few sales so I’ll continue to tweak the plan and grow with it. I guess the point of this post is to have a plan with whatever changes or additions you are making to your business which is your website.

One more thing, you may want to consider changing the color of your website or blog header so they match to give the blog/website some continuity. You could just take your website header and add it to your blog like this… you’re welcome to use it if you want.

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Hope that helps and makes sense :)
Promo
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elmo033057
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Dear Promrcode,

You are an awesome affilobudette!!!

A lot of what you told me is a bit foreign, so let's take this in steps.

How do you add your blog as a feeder to your pages?

Also, if I add an rss feed to my website, do I need to update it manually or will it automatically update itself?

Promo, I really appreciate all of the help you have given me. You are a major league help in this proccess.

Thanks so much and God Bless!

Flame-On!

ELMO :mrgreen:
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RSS feeds will update automatically Elmo.... you can grab a RSS feed from Google news for example and everytime Google updates that particular feed... a snippet of it will show on your site wherever you placed the code. As for installing it to Wordpress.... I'll let PC help you with that.
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elmo033057
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Dear Affilobud Adrian and Affilobudette Promocode,

Thanks so much for your help but I have been very unsuccessful at trying to get this stuff done. I tried to get afeed going on my blog but it won't do it.

As for changing the header, that is another dead end. I wish I had more time to fix this technical stuff but I will have to wait on the tweaking for awhile.

Anyway I will turn on Skype tonight if anyone wants to try to talk me through this stuff.

My skype handle is elmo.57

thanks so much for all of your help.

God Bless, and Flame-On!!!

ELMO :mrgreen:
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Hi Elmo,

Sorry you're still struggling with some things...
I'll try to help you get squared away at some point today on Skype. I should be at my desk most of the day :)

I'll install the default theme on one of my blogs and see if I can walk you through the process.

For others that may have the same question regarding how I add rss feeds to my site... I've been using feedburner.com - feeds do have a link back to feedburner so if you want an ad free alternative look into CaRP at geckotribe.com/rss/ - It's been on my "to-do" list for some time :roll:

"Talk" to you soon Elmo :)

PC
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elmo033057
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Promo,

I won 't be on Skype untill sometime after 8:00 tonight. I am at work right now teaching kids History.

I can tell you that I'm using the Kubrick template on Wordpress and that may be the reason I can't change the header. I'm not sure if that is the problem though.

I am pretty savy about doing Internet Web stuff and I see all sorts of people that have different headers so I don't mind telling you I am very frustrated trying to figure this out.

I got a book from the bookstore about how to do all of this stuff with wordpress but when I followed their tutorial on changing the header it did not work out.

As a matter of fact, the directions were different when it came to the actual code, so that is why I am wondering if the problem lies with the template that I chose.

Anyway, thanks so much for your help and attention!!

God Bless,

ELMO :mrgreen:
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Mark Ellis a.k.a. "ELMO" Owner Ellistrations http://www.ellistrations.com
 
elmo033057
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Hey, Promo,

I just looked at the gekotribe.com website. Incredible. I am amazed the way the affilobuds and affilobudettes at this forum keep coming up with all of this cool stuff!!!

I just hope I can learn how to integrate this stuff into my site.

Anyway, thanks again for another awesome piece of information!!!


God Bless.......Flame On!!!

Elmo :mrgreen:
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