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How to Setup Auto Discovery for Your WordPress RSS Feeds?

by Satish Kumar

Hi, today I’ll discuss auto discovery in RSS Feeds. Nowadays, you can check with your personal experience, when you visit some website you will see the RSS icon in the address bar near to bookmark button. You can see the RSS icon on those sites only that has set the RSS Feed on auto discovery.

For the blogger, this feature is simply awesome to increase the RSS subscribers and you can also help the newbie bloggers to understand about RSS Feeds.

Today most of the WordPress theme ignores this feature but as I understand it is a most important feature to increase your RSS subscriber as well as increase your blog’s visibility.

In this article, I’ll show you how you can set the auto discovery for your blog RSS Feeds if it has ignored by your theme.

To add the auto discovery for your WordPress is very simple, you need to just add the following code in your WordPress source code file “header.php” before ending the </head> tag.

&amp;lt;link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”RSS 2.0” href=”&amp;lt;?php bloginfo(‘rss2_url’);?&amp;gt;”/&amp;gt;

&amp;lt;link rel=”alternate” type=”text/xml” title=”RSS .92” href=”&amp;lt;?php bloginfo(‘rss_url’);?&amp;gt;”/&amp;gt;

&amp;lt;link rel=”alternate” type=”application/atom+xml” title=”Atom 0.3” href=”&amp;lt;?php bloginfo(‘atom_url’);?&amp;gt;”/&amp;gt;

&amp;lt;link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”&amp;lt;?php bloginfo(‘name’);?&amp;gt; RSS Comments Feed” href=”&amp;lt;?php bloginfo(‘comments_rss2_url’);?&amp;gt;”/&amp;gt;

Today, most of the industry leading websites are using this technique to ensure their readers subscribe the site. You can also check your blog’s header for this code and implement to get rich numbers of the subscriber.

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Manish Nair -

Nice blog & thanks for sharing it.


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