What is RSS?

As a blogger, you probably have an orange icon called RSS on your blog. If you are wondering what RSS is and how it can increase the growth of your WordPress site design, be sure to end this article with us.  

What is RSS?

RSS is a web-based feed that allows regular users and applications to access their website content or blog. In fact, RSS is a rich summary of the content of a website. On the first days of the Internet, you would have to bookmark or mark the page you would like to see if you wanted to update your favorite website, and then manually view any updates.

So the RSS feed resolved this issue by letting users track their content from their favorite websites.

RSS allows bloggers and publishers to automatically share their content. So that people can get this collection in their email.

How does RSS Feed work?

RSS works with the latest content in a structured XML document. This feed contains complete articles or abstracts and other written information for each item, such as history, author, category, and so on.

The following XML file commands can be synchronized with the RSS feed and read its contents. There are a number of RSS reader software available for all desktop and mobile operating systems.

<? xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8"?>

<channel>

<title> WPBeginner </ title>

<link> https://www.wpbeginner.com </ link>

<description> Beginner's Guide for WordPress </ description>

<lastBuildDate> Tue, 02 Dec 2018 14:13:37 +0000 </ lastBuildDate>

<language> en-US </ language>

    <item>

        <title> How to Fix WordPress Posts Returning 404 Error </ title>

        <link> http://feeds.wpbeginner.com/wpbeginner/ </ link>

        <pubDate> Tue, 02 Dec 2018 11:58:18 +0000 </ pubDate>

        <dc: creator> Editorial Staff </ dc: creator>

        <category> <! [CDATA [Tutorials]]> </ category>

        <guid isPermaLink = "false"> https://www.wpbeginner.com/?p=10968 </ guid>

        <description> <! [CDATA [<p> Description of post goes here ...]]> </ description>

        <content: encoded> <! [CDATA [<p> Post goes here ....]]> </ content: encoded>

        </ item>

All WordPress Web sites and blogs have a structure that supports RSS feeds. Because by default, every page of your WordPress site design has a meta tag pointing to the RSS location on your website. In the meantime, you can disable RSS feeds in WordPress, but reading from it continues. So let’s forget about this.

What are the benefits of RSS?

RSS allows users to subscribe to your content. Using RSS feeds, you can get updates from your blog or website directly to desktop applications and many other devices.

Subscribers do not have to memorize their website URLs because they can move content to a central location that is willing to read all of their favorite websites at once. As a result, your content will be portable and subscribers can also access them online or share content.

RSS feeds also allow some users to constantly share your content on social media.  

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