How to Find Your RSS Address

Before we even start - 90% of the time your RSS feed URL will be http://www.yourdomain.com/feed/ *So try that first.

The easiest way to get the address, no matter what web browser you're using, is to look at the HTML source of your page. It may seem daunting but if you follow this guide, we'll have you sorted in no time.

In most browsers, you'll choose the Page Source or Source option under the View menu near the top of the window. This is the case with all three major browsers.

Once the window appears with the HTML for your page, use the "Find" feature (typically Ctrl-F on a PC, Command-F on a Mac) and search for for "RSS" 

The result should show you something like this

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Example" href="http://www.yourdomain.com/feed/" />

The RSS feed's URL address is found between the quotes after href=. In this case, it would be:

http://www.yourdomain.com/blog/feed/

If that isn't working for you then try the specific guides below.

 

Site specific guides

If you know the platform you're running on, which we hope you do. Then take a look at some of the standard site specific RSS URL formats and guides below.

Wordpress

Usual format - http://www.yourdomain.com/feed

Read the guide - https://en.support.wordpress.com/feeds/

Squarespace

Usual format - http://www.yourdomain.com/pageURL?format=rss

Read the guide here - https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206543187-Finding-your-RSS-feed-URL

Blogger

Format - http://blogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Guide - https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/97933?hl=en

Tumblr

yourname.tumblr.com/rss

 

Testing your rss feed 

You can test your RSS feed for compliance with most third party RSS readers and systems like 8Bit by going to http://feedvalidator.org/. If you get the all clear there then you're most likely good to go with 8Bit.