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How to add RSS widgets to your WordPress page June 25, 2009

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I was having difficulty trying to add an RSS feed subscription button to the sidebar on the right side of this page. Whenever I would add the widget, all of my other boxes in the sidebar would disappear. I put it down to the fact that doesn’t have many features, and if I wanted the widget displayed, I’d have to pay for the service. No so. I have finally figured out how to do it.

Click on dashboard then appearance then widgets.
Move the widgets you want into the sidebar on the right.
Make sure you also move the links widget. This is the box that contains all the information you have already had up (the old sidebar).
Click add on the text widget. Paste in the HTML code given to you by Feedburner, save it, and move it over to the sidebar into the first position (if that’s where you want it).
Save and close.

What are widgets?
Widgets are links (in the form of images or text) to the information they advertise.

What’s an RSS feeed?
RSS feed is a service that feeds information from Web sites to subscribed readers. This feed can be sent to a feed reader/aggregator or to an individual’s e-mail address. Readers that subscribe to your blog this way are sent your newest blog posts as soon as they are published.



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One Response to “How to add RSS widgets to your WordPress page”

  1. Thanks for the instructions!

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