Feed Tools

Feedity offers several nifty tools and tips for feed subscribers and publishers, like an integrated feed reader, display widget, API access, autodiscovery and bookmarklet.

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Feed Reader

Our Reader app (currently in private beta) provides a smarter way for you to read all your favorite blogs, news sites and other interesting Web content in one place. It's a simple, focused and cross-device media monitoring tool. Import your feeds (OPML) and try out our best alternative feed reader.

Bookmarklet

When you click on the bookmarklet, it will redirect to Feedity with the webpage (URL) you're on. It's just a quicker way to build RSS feeds. To install, drag this link to your browser toolbar: Feedity

Widget

Feedity offers a simple widget to embed and display RSS feeds on your website or blog. Widgets, or webpage gadgets, are small portable plug-in's for websites. This widget is customizable and safe to use. You can improve your website visitor engagement by showcasing news from important or your favorite sources by copying a small JavaScript snippet.

Simply select the JavaScript code below, and 'copy & paste' it to the appropriate location on your webpage (HTML code) where you would like to display the feed widget. You can customize the widget by editing the marked fields in the widget code.


Look & feel of the widget can be customized by specifying the background and font/link color properties (in the code above). The widget's div tag (id: divFeedityWidget) can also be used through CSS for more control.

Note: This widget can only be used with RSS feeds generated through Feedity or Yahoo Pipes!

Publishing

An important step after creating a RSS feed is letting your viewers know that it exists. You can easily do this by putting a link to the RSS feed on your website or your blog. Follow these simple steps to publish your RSS feed online:

    1. Download the RSS icon image (right-click on the image and save it on your computer):
    2. Select the HTML code below, and 'copy & paste' it to the appropriate location on your webpage.


    3. Replace the anchor URL (http://feedity.com/your/feed.rss above) with your RSS feed URL, and upload the RSS icon image to your server.

Besides publishing a link to your RSS feed on your website, you may also look at RSS autodiscovery (described below) for promoting your RSS feed through your website.

Autodiscovery

RSS autodiscovery is a technique that makes it possible for web browsers and other software to automatically find a site's RSS feed. Autodiscovery is a great way to inform users that a web site offers a syndication feed.

To support autodiscovery, a link element must be added to the header, as shown in the HTML markup below. Replace the href value of the link element with the URL of your RSS feed.

<html>
  <head>
    <title>Your Website</title>
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="http://feedity.com/your/feed.rss">
  </head>
  <body>
    <!-- the web page's contents -->
  </body>
</html>

You can learn more about RSS autodiscovery at RSS Advisory Board.

API

We offer an API (short for Application Programming Interface) for developers and partners to programmatically interact with our cloud-based feed parser and generator. Our REST-based API provides a simple and easy mechanism for creating custom RSS feeds on-the-fly from frequently-updated Web content.

Contact us for more details on the API, its usage and pricing.