10 Steps to Great RSS Feeds with Joomla

RSS FeedRSS Feeds are a great way to build visitor loyalty and to keep them coming back to your site.

They’re also good for link building as people keen to keep their sites regularly updated are always looking for good RSS content. The benefit for you is that you get a link back to your site and hopefully some added traffic.

So what’s the best way to set up RSS Feeds within Joomla? I’m glad you asked….

10 12 Simple Steps to Joomla RSS

  1. Go to the RSS Feeds section on Joomla.org.
  2. Download one of these components: Kusoma RSS, BCA RSS Syndicator or the commercial jLord RSS Feed Creator. They are all good solutions. Our how-to here will focus on BCA RSS Syndicator.
  3. Install BCA RSS Syndicator via the Joomla installer.
  4. Go to Components >> BCA RSS Syndicator and click “New”
  5. Fill in the information requested. Most of these fields are self-explanatory. You can happily just give your feed a name and click save.
  6. After you’ve saved your feed, copy the URL or save it into a text editor.
  7. Go to http://feedburner.google.com and register. You can use your normal Google account or register with new information.
  8. Login and enter the URL for your RSS feed into the box.
  9. Give your feed a name and URL. Make sure to write down the name of your new feed URL.
  10. Over the next few weeks, you can login back into Feedburner and see detailed information about how many people are subscribing to your feed
  11. You can add your RSS link to the browser bar so that people can easily see a feed is available. Open up your template’s index.php and add these lines between the tags:
  12. Go to https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit and submit your RSS feed.

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