RSS and WordPress

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RSS and WordPress

  1. 1. Take Control of your WordPress RSS RSS: Quietly working behind the scenes since 2000. Heather Solos @heathersolos
  2. 2. What is RSS • Created in 2000 • Rich Site Summary RSS 0.92 • Real Simple Syndication RSS 1.00 & 2.00 • XML • eXtensible Markup Language
  3. 3. XML vs. HTML • Carries data • Readers, aggregators, or your own site • Displays data • Browser friendly by default
  4. 4. Control your readership • You need to control your subscribers. – Good www.example.com/feed feeds.example.com/example – Bad feeds.feedburner.com/example feeds.feedblitz.com/example Users should always subscribe to your feed on your domain.
  5. 5. WordPress Feeds • Categories • Tags • Authors • Combinations
  6. 6. Automation Made Easy IFTTT If This Then That Feed updates creating an action
  7. 7. JetPack Automates social Post – Email
  8. 8. MailChimp • Free up to 2k subs • Limit 12k emails per month
  9. 9. FeedBlitz • Ask me in person or visit • FeedBlitz.com/pricing

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