How to create RSS Feed in Joomla 3.x

  • NSHIMIYUMWUNGELI Antoine Marie Zacharie
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How to create RSS Feed in Joomla 3.x

An RSS feed is a crucial feature in Joomla 3.x but not many people fully understand it and know how to use it in a Joomla website. In this post, I will introduce you to RSS, the steps to use it in a website, and recommend some of the best RSS extensions in the market.

1. A brief introduction to RSS and its benefits

RSS is a way to enable website content to be syndicated for usage on other websites and publish frequently changing content, such as news headlines, forum posts, blog comments, video content and calendar events.

For users, the biggest benefit of RSS is that they don’t have to go to each website to see if there is any new content because the content will come to them in one centralized place. By using an RSS feed, users can easily scan through all the headlines, then read a snippet of each article to choose which they want to read more of.

For business owners, RSS feeds benefit them differently. By creating an RSS feed on their site, they can encourage visitors to subscribe to their content, which means you can turn a visitor into a frequent reader. Also, you can allow your content to be promoted on many other websites or you can blog with RSS feed. In this way, you can certainly reach out for new customers but also build quality backlinks to your website.

2. How to create RSS feeds in Joomla 3.x

Step 1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 admin dashboard

Step 2: In the top menu, click Extensions, and then click Module Manager

Step 3: In the top left of the page, click New, select a module type as Syndication Feeds

Step 4: Fill in the title, feed format as RSS 2.0 choose the position to show the module.

Step 5: Choose the menu to apply the RSS feed. This module will create a Syndicated Feed for the page where the Module is applied.

Step 6: Click Save to save the RSS feed module.

3. How to publish RSS feeds in Joomla 3.x

Step 1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 admin dashboard

Step 2: In the top menu, click Components, hover over Newsfeeds, and then click Categories

Step 3: In the top left of the page, click New.

Step 4: Fill in the title and the description of the RSS feed.

Step 5: Choose the category for the RSS feed.

Step 6: You can even add some images by clicking on the Image button at the end of the page.

Step 7: A window will pop up and you can add your image for the RSS feed.

Step 8: Click Save to save the new RSS feed.

My recommended extensions for RSS feeds in Joomla

obRSS helps to create unlimited feeds (or even an HTML feed page) for your Joomla site, which can look like CNET, CNN, or BBC in the frontend. You can create, manage and display all RSS Feeds in one place. Its JSON Feed output could be used to build iOS, Android apps (by online app builders). Joomla Articles, DocMan, VirtueMart , K2, ZOO, FLEXIcontent,... It is integrated with FeedBurner, merges with RSS sources and supports 3rd-party extensions.

Also, you can create multiple menus for the RSS Syndicate Page with multilingual support, or merge two or more RSS sources into one feed with the "RSS Merge" add-on.

RizVN FeedBurner Subscription is a very simple module, which shows the FeedBurner Subscription Form in the nicest style and saves space for your Joomla website. You can fully customize it from your back-end.

Other features you may like:

- Show descriptions (display before Subscription form)
- Set Width for Subscription form.
- Show Text in Subscription form.
- Show FeedCount (enabled in FeedBurner Control Panel)
- Set color for FeedCount.
- Set Animated FeedCount.
- Easy to use.

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