You will likely never see or use the web address again, but the RSS Feed for your blog is what enables this site to check yours for new content.

Use the patterns below to find the web address RSS Feed for your blog. Just believe in the magic it does.

WordPress.com RSS Feed Address

Wordpress

For a free hosted WordPress.com blog, your blog URL reflects the “shortname” you chose while setting it up. The RSS feed just has feed appended to the end of the public address of the web.

If your WordPress.com blog address is https://theoverextender.wordpress.com/ then the RSS Feed web address should look something like

https://theoverextender.wordpress.com/feed

You should try the feed address in a web browser; you might only see code, but make sure the link works (note, the Safari web browser will not display RSS feeds). Add the feed address to the place you previously stored your blog public address.

Self Hosted WordPress RSS Feed Address

Wordpress

If you installed WordPress on your own hosted domain, the RSS Feed address depends on where it was installed on your site; like the main address

Some possibilities for the RSS Feed address include:

  • http://theoverextender.ca/feed (WordPress installed as the main site on a domain)
  • http://theoverextender.ca/thoughts/feed (WordPress installed in a subdirectory on a domain)
  • http://thoughts.theoverextender.ca/feed (WordPress installed in a subdomain)

If this format does not work, it may because of the settings for WordPress Permalinks. This style of feed address will always work, no matter the settings:

  • http://theoverextender.ca/index.php?feed=rss2 (WordPress installed as the main site on a domain)
  • http://theoverextender.ca/thoughts/index.php?feed=rss2 (WordPress installed in a subdirectory on a domain)
  • http://thoughts.theoverextender.ca/index.php?feed=rss2 (WordPress installed in a subdomain)

You should try the RSS feed address in a web browser; you might only see code, but make sure the link works (note, the Safari web browser will not display RSS feeds). Add the feed address to the place you previously stored your blog public address.

Blogger RSS Feed Address

Blogger

For a Blogger blog, your blog URL reflects the “shortname” you chose while setting it up. We just need to add a few more characters on the end of your blog URL.

If your blog’s web address is https://theoverextender.blogspot.ca/ then your RSS Feed address is http://theoverextender.blogspot.ca/feeds/posts/default/.

You should try the RSS feed address in a web browser; you might only see code, but make sure the link works (note, the Safari web browser will not display RSS feeds). Add the feed address to the place you previously stored your blog public address.

Medium RSS Feed Addresses

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On Medium your blog URL reflects the username you chose while setting it up. We just need to add insert feed/ before that name.

If your blog’s web address is https://medium.com/@theoverextender then your RSS Feed address is https://medium.com/feed/@theoverextender.

You should try the RSS feed address in a web browser; you might only see code, but make sure the link works (note, the Safari web browser will not display RSS feeds). Add the feed address to the place you previously stored your blog public address.

tumblr RSS Feed Addresses

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For a tumblr blog, your blog URL reflects the “shortname” you chose while setting it up. We just need to add /rss on the end of it to get your RSS Feed address.

If your tumblr blog’s web address is http://theoverextender.tumblr.com/ then your RSS Feed address is http://theoverextender.tumblr.com/rss .

You should try the RSS feed address in a web browser; you might only see code, but make sure the link works (note, the Safari web browser will not display RSS feeds). Add the feed address to the place you previously stored your blog public address.

What’s Next?

By this point you should have ready two web addresses for you blog; it’s public address to see the site, and the RSS Feed address always represents the latest content on your blog.

That is everything you need for your blog. Now you are ready to:

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