How to Add a News Feed to a Website

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You can provide fresh, high-quality content on your website by adding a news feed. This will create an automatically updated list of headlines and links to news stories that you think your site's visitors would enjoy. Fresh content also increases the chances that people will find your website while surfing the Internet. We'll use the website Feedzilla to set up a news feed.

  • Go to the Feedzilla website and click "I Want My News Feed." Pick a category such as art, music, science and technology from the list, then select subcategories. This will allow you to tailor the news feed to the focus of your website. You will notice two icons to the right of the subcategory label. The first is Real Simple Syndication (RSS), which is the one we'll use.

  • Place your cursor on top of the RSS icon and right-click it. Select "Copy Link" from the drop-down menu and save it as a .TXT file on your desktop where you can get to it easily.

  • Open your favorite text editor software. We'll use Microsoft Front Page to place the news feed code on a website. With a blank page open, click the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tab in the lower left to display the HTML code of your page. Next, locate the HTML body tags, "<body>" and "</body>." The first tag represents the beginning of your webpage, and the second represents the end of your page content. Paste the news feed code between them.

  • Test your code to make sure you installed correctly. Close your browser and clear your cache. Then reopen the browser, enter your news feed address into your browser's address bar and press enter. Within 30 seconds, the news feed should appear on your website.

Tips & Warnings

  • Display problems are generally related to corrupted code. Try copying and pasting the code again.

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