RSSify at Wytheville Community College
This form takes your web page and turns it into RSS 0.92. This is especially useful for Blogger users.
A tip of the hat to Aaron Swartz who came up with the idea and the first implementation.
- Put <span class="rss:item"> ... </span> round each item in your page.
In Blogger you'd do this by going to your template in blogger and changing
And then publish something to re-create the page with the new template
- Then put the URL of your new and modified page into the form below.
- Check that what you get back looks like RSS.
- Now you can make a link to this file like "http://?url=your_web_page_url"
- Finally add a link to it on your web page, something like this:
RSSify at WCC
Here's the HTML code:
<a href="http://?url=your_web_page_url"><img src="http://www.wcc.vccs.edu/services/rssify/xml.gif" alt="This gif is freely copyable. Just right click, save"></a>
<br /><font size=1>Powered by <br /><a href="http://www.wcc.vccs.edu/services/rssify/rssify.php">RSSify at WCC</A></font>
- The RSS file will update no more than once an hour.
- The item text is put in the description element.
- The first 40 characters of html stripped description are put in the title element.
- The first link in the description is put in the link element. If there isn't one, the web page url is used.
- All tags except <A> <B> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <CENTER> <DD> <DL> <DT> <HR> <I> <IMG> <LI> <OL> <P> <PRE> <U> <UL> are stripped from the description.
- A maximum of 25 items are included in the rss.
- If you have any questions, send me an email, but I don't promise to answer them.
- if you want more detail about RSS, take a look at the FAQ on this site.
- If you want to run your own copy of this, the source is here.