Sep 27 2007

WordPress and Category RSS Feeds

So, you like a certain site, but you don’t like all the posts in all of the categories that the writer writes in, some of the topics just don’t interest you or you are only interested in one of the topics.

Well, did you know that for WordPress sites there is an RSS solution that will save you scanning through all those feeds your not interested in?? It is simple, use the category feed instead of the main site feed.

You can subscribe to the category feed, by simply go to the category page that you wish to subscribe too.

For an example the “blogging” category here at Blog About Your Blog is at this URL: http://blogaboutyourblog.com/category/blogging/

You will know it is a category page because the word category is in the URL itself. This is a default URL from WordPress and I don’t think there are very many bloggers that change this default as it is a good one. You can find the category pages on a lot of sidebars and on most sites somewhere next to where you click to leave comments.

You then just simply at the word “feed” with a backslash(/) to that category page, so the example blogging category feed is located at: http://blogaboutyourblog.com/category/blogging/feed/

You go to that page and it will allow you to subscribe to only the feeds of that category and you will no longer need to sort your RSS feeder of the stuff you aren’t interested in.

I am Jennifer from The Life of a School Bus Driver, hoping that you will check out my Blogger of the Day and even subscribe to the Feed.

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  1. Matt Jones said:

    Great Tip Jennifer I was unaware of that!

    September 28th, 2007 at 5:42 am
  2. Jennifer said:

    Thanks Matt. I haven’t seen it talked about before, but I use it with some of the sites I read. It does work nicely.

    Thanks for visiting.

    September 28th, 2007 at 7:47 am
  3. Website Design said:

    It’s amazing how far RSS feeds have come. They’re a great way to syndicate your content for your users. Also, they’re light and easy to use.

    WP is certainly one of the main pioneers of blogging. They’ve taken so many great ideas and concepts and packed them into one FREE application. Kudos to WP and three cheers for RSS.

    September 28th, 2007 at 12:40 pm
  4. K-IntheHouse said:

    Excellent tip, Jennifer! I wasn’t aware of that either. I am going to try and see if it will work tags too.. :-)

    September 28th, 2007 at 12:58 pm
  5. Jennifer said:

    You are right Sir Website Design, they are so light and easy to use.

    Hope you can use this K. It is something I use semi-frequently. I don’t know if it will work with the tags or not…let me know. I haven’t upgraded my install yet. Sometime this week. I am not a big tagger though. It all seems like a whole lot of extra typing to me. aaaahhhhhh!

    September 28th, 2007 at 6:03 pm
  6. Michael said:

    Excellent tip! I knew there was a way to do this in Wordpress, but I didn’t know how. Thanks!

    March 10th, 2008 at 11:11 am

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