RSS feed is a type of web based feed that enables users and applications to automatically receive new content from blogs and websites. RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication.”
Each time when you create new post content on your WordPress website, the RSS feed updates automatically and sends your new stuff pushed to the subscribed users to your feed.
It’s really amazing feature for both site owners and readers.
WordPress CMS has default built-in RSS functionality and automatically adds RSS feed URLs to your blog page and various other pages. It is much easier for people to follow your website. Subscribed visitors don’t have to check it manually every day to see if there is published any new post content on your WordPress site.
Fastest way to find your WordPress sites RSS feed link URL
Like others, your website’s main RSS feed URL is usually found in the /feed/ slag for your WordPress website posts feed. If your site is www.example.com, then your feed will be located at www.example.com/feed/.
Now you can visit your website url and add /feed/ to the end of your URL like www.example.com/feed/ to see feeds. This url should bring you to your blog’s primary RSS feed.
If your main “blog” page is not located on your root domain, then you may need to add /feed/ to a different URL:
Root domain: https://www.example.com/feed/
For example, my website’s latest articles are posted on my home page, which is https://www.intersetmedia.com — so the main RSS feed URL is https://www.intersetmedia.com/feed/.
See this photo i have added for a clear understanding.
This url should bring you to the XML version of the RSS feeds, which are not user-friendly. But your subscribed users are going to be using feed readers (such as FeedBurner) that turn it into well-formatted text that is easy to read to get updated.
WordPress sites mainly five types of RSS feed feature by default enabled:
- Post RSS Feed – It mainly update subscribed users when any new posts published to WordPress website
- Category and tag RSS Feed – WordPress also adds feeds for categories and tags so that users can subscribe to specific category or tag on your site.
- Author RSS Feed – If you have multiple authors on your WordPress website then every author has an archive feed link for them and people can subscribe to get only specific writer’s updates when published.
- Search RSS Feed – WordPress also creates a feed for each term that is searched for with the built-in WordPress search box and
- Comment RSS Feed – By default, every posts and pages with comments has its own RSS feed URL. To find it, you simply add /feed/ to the end of each post’s URL. It sends updates to the users who followed posts mainly for comments and replies on posts. In addition, there is also a specific feed that lists the comments for all posts and pages in one place:
https://www.example.com/feed/ https://blog.example.com/feed/ https://www.example.com/blog/feed/
Category and tag Feed
https://www.example.com/category/web-development/feed/ (for the category "web development") https://www.example.com/tag/wordpress/feed/ (for the tag "wordpress")
In this article, I will show you some quick ways to locate your WordPress RSS feed URL, as well as some tips on how you can easily remove unnecessary feed URLs in order to boost your website’s crawling performance and help with technical SEO.
Find feed from WordPress Pages Source Code
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