How to Find the RSS Feed for Your WordPress Blog

With social media being distributed as it is, being able to share your blog content through multiple services is an imperative. Sharing, or syndicating, your blog through Friendfeed, Facebook, Yahoo Pipes and others requires you to provide your RSS feed address.

Do you know what your RSS feed address is?

It turns out that WordPress made finding your RSS feed very easy and it works the same way if you’re using wordpress.com to host your blog or if you are hosting your own blog with the free software from wordpress.org.

To help you find your RSS feed address, I put together this little video to show you how. Just hit play and leave a comment below to say hi.

13 Comments

  1. Shanali on March 29, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Thank you so so so so much!

  2. Wendy on January 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you for making this. I created a new blog and I couldn't figure out how to find out what my RSS feed was. I didn't realize it was going to be so damn easy. 🙂

  3. CreateYourFirstSite on March 14, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Dave this is just what I was looking for as I am trying to get my head around RSS feeds at the moment. I get a 404 error message when I add feeds onto the end of my URL. Any ideas what I need to do?

  4. Andrew S. Dugan on October 28, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Hey bud,
    I wish that you were totally correct, but that doesn’t work for us. We have an organization.
    We are .org and adding /feed doesn’t bring up anything but error messages.

    • Ashique M. Abdullah on November 21, 2010 at 5:53 pm

      put /?feed=rss at the end of your URL

      • Dave Saunders on November 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm

        Great tip!

        I tried that with http://www.desertministries.org/?feed=rss It does work, but the RSS feed has an error. Still, it’s clearly TRYING to provide an RSS stream. 🙂

      • Hungryduo on June 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm

        I added /?feed=rss to mine and it still gives me an error. HELP!

    • Dave Saunders on November 21, 2010 at 6:32 pm

      Being a .org will not make any difference to the WordPress software, but it is odd that I can’t seem to find the URL for a general RSS feed for your site.

      I also notice that RSS feeds for comment streams aren’t working.

      For example: http://www.desertministries.org/?p=967&feed=comments-rss2

      This URL was obtained from the little toolbar you have installed under the posts, but that feed is giving an error.

      What version of WordPress are you running?

  5. Ashique M. Abdullah on November 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    For those of you who’re getting error messages when adding /feed at the end of your URL, the reason of the error is that you’re not probably using custom permalinks for your blog (e.g. exampledomain.com/my-first-post) and instead using the default one (i.e. exampledomain.com/?p=123).

    So, if you’re using the default permalinks, put /?feed=rss at the end of your URL to generate your rss feed.

  6. Krr88a on March 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks!! Great video. Utilizing your info right now!

  7. SO on October 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Hi, wonderful info, however I received a 404 – Page Not Found error.

    I clicked on the RSS feed button on my site and saw “/?feed=rss” appended after my DomainName/BlogName.

    I was looking to add the RSS feed to Amazon’s Author Central. Their process accepted that appended name (and didn’t accept the other things I tried).

    We’ll see if that works tomorrow – they don’t pull past posts, only posts going forward.

    I’m using WordPress 2.9.2 on a Windows hosting platform.

  8. Squeeky Fromm on March 7, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Thank you!!! I am going to try it now.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  9. Waitsel on May 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Dave, Given the array of possible feeds (e.g., RSS 2.0, RSS .92, Atom 1.0), you have not answered the question. When I type in “feed,” as you suggest, I get RSS 2.0, which give me ONE ARTICLE. The other two feeds I’ve listed give me all my articles. What if I want all my articles to show (or at least the number of articles I’ve put in my settings?) WordPress is not allowing me to have them. How do I change the setting from RSS 2.0 to one of the other feeds. I feel that THIS is the issue most people are facing when they say they cannot find their feeds; because, several months ago, WordPress was listing all my articles. Now, for some unknown reason, they’re just letting me have my most recent article. Something changed, and I imagine it is the type of feed. If you can help me with this, I’d appreciate it. Thanks! Waitsel waitsel@waitsel.com

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