Once you have considered all the Pitfalls. Now It’s time to get cracking.

First of all write your feed. I used Notepad, It is installed on all windows machines with no need to add extra third party software. Don’t get me wrong, Dreamweaver is essential for any webcoder and will do nicely, if you dont have DW…use notepad.

Right then , now you need some code.

Your XML feed will start something like this…..I hope this is clear enough?


Basically the feed defines …what it is, this helps the browser understand the document type.

Next we have the channel tag...this is like the TV channel...defining what you are

Next, enter information about your feed/blog that includes:
Title, Link to homepage, Description of the site, Language, copyright info,
where the
documents come from and the last build date.




For ever more this info wont change.

Now for the really fun part.

Next we add the information about each feed entry or article. Create Item tags
and between them place the title, description, Published date, and link to
that article.



ok, Nearly there. Now Close the channel and RSS tags.

Save as
feed.xml.

Instead of re-inventing the wheel why not just borrow some from a tutorial site.

Evagoras Charalambous's site has the best tutorial I could find.
It is straightforward, he breaks it down,
and gives you code to see and download. Don't just take my word for it.

Read His Tutorial
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