RSS feeds can be very effective in bringing in new traffic into your website and also keep your existing users updated on the latest news and events on your blog. And setting up a RSS feed is no big thing either, as all WordPress templates come loaded with the RSS feed widget, all you need to do is activate it. To do this, enter the settings panel on your dashboard and find the reading tab and click on it.
On the new page enter a value greater than zero on the field stated next to ‘Syndication Feeds Show the Most Recent’. Now near the ‘Encoding for pages and feed’ type is ‘UTF-8’ if you find any other value next to it. Now click the save changes button and you’re wordpress blog is all set to broadcast its own RSS feeds.
You can also display feed from other site on your wordpress blog using a few simple steps. The steps to enable other RSS feed on your wordpress blog are described below. First thing you need to do is to access your dashboard through the WordPress admin panel. Here on the menu bar you will find the widgets tabs under the Appearances tab. Click on it and all the widgets that are available on your wordpress site will open.
Now in order to enter the code for your RSS feed, navigate through the page and find the text widget and click add. Once you’re done, click the save changes icon on the right hand sidebar and again click on the edit button on the text widget tab and paste the RSS feed that you want to display on your wordpress site. Now again click save changes and when you visit the website you will find your RSS feeds displayed on a neat list on the side bar.