Following a website’s RSS feed gives you the opportunity to stay up-to-date on everything that website publishes. If you’re like most people and are overwhelmed and busy, this is a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on your favorite website’s content.
Whether that’s a section of a news website, a favorite blog, or something else, you can make sure you don’t miss out on fresh and new content that will interest you.
There are a variety of ways to search for and find an RSS Feed URL.
Are you looking for how to find a podcast RSS feed? If so, check out our post here on how to create a RSS feed for your podcast.
If you are looking for your website’s RSS feed, then read on!
1. The Easiest Attempt
WordPress powers many websites, in fact, it powers about 30% of the entire internet, so if you’re trying to find the RSS feed of a WordPress website, all you need to do is add /feed/ to the end of the website’s URL.
It will take you to the RSS feed, as long as the website is powered by WordPress.
What if the website it isn’t powered by WordPress? You only wasted about 2 seconds, and can try another way.
If you use RSS.com’s RSS Feed Reader, the +Subscribe box just needs the user to type in the website and it will automatically look for feeds on the page and open a subscribe dialog – easy right? You will be able to automatically add these feeds to a list and new content will be pulled every time you access the list.
2. The RSS Symbol
The standard orange RSS logo pictured below is a dead giveaway. Click on it, and it will take you to the website’s RSS feed. From there, you can get the URL for feed source settings.
3. Find the RSS Feed URL Through the Page Source
Looking at the HTML source of the website’s page will also give you the RSS feed’s URL.
Right click on the website’s page, and choose Page Source. In the new window that appears, use the “find” feature (Ctrl + F on a PC or Command + F on a Mac), and type in RSS. You’ll find the feed’s URL between the quotes after href=.
Being able to follow your favorite websites through an RSS feed reader will free up so much time. You’ll stop bouncing around from web page to web page, looking for all the pieces of the information you love, and instead have everything you want organized in one easy place.