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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Chapter 20
Feeds and Subscriptions
In This Chapter
• The basics of feeds and subscriptions
• Getting started with a WordPress blog feed
• Adding a feed subscription option to your blog
• Promoting your feed and attracting subscribers
A web feed is a format for providing data from a frequently updated content source, like a blog, to users. Rather than manually visiting your blog every day to see if you’ve published new content, people who subscribe to your blog’s feed can see your new content in their e-mail inboxes or their feed reader, depending on how they subscribe to receive content from your blog.
 
Feeds and subscriptions can be confusing, and this chapter teaches you the basics, in simple terms, so you can understand why people ...

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