We always come across many beautiful themes while we surf the web. There are times when we like the theme so much and we might need to use it in our blog. I always do experimenting on many kind of themes after installation. Now once you select any theme and decide to go ahead with that particular theme, then many times, it happens that your browser might not detect your RSS Feeds. This is what happened with one of our blog Digital Imagination , we installed new theme and after many months noticed that our Feeds was not Detecting in browser.
There was huge loss for us happened when our work could not have been reached to all our RSS Subscribers and Email Subscribers. But the main disadvantage came for us when many of the Social Blogging Communities rejected our Application for our blog and gave us a reason “Feed Could be Found”. Although my other blogs like Freebiesbuzz was on the same Blogging community and was working fine.
The above problem is just a show cause of the most common scenario which most of the bloggers and webmaster would have faced earlier. Many times, Bloggers and Webmasters(including us) thinks that feeds get displayed quite normally on the feeds page (blog.com/feed)
For Example. http://crunchynow.com/index.php/feed .
But its not the case with the Automatic Detection of Feeds in Browser.
You can also use the Feed validator.
Enter your blog URL (http://crunchynow.com/) in the address field and click on the ‘check’ button. You will get the result within seconds.
How to Make Feed Validated for Automatic Detection
If you find that your feed is not validated with the above link, then the most likely thing is that your theme is not containing that relevant piece of code which explains your browser to detect feeds, Here is the solution to that.
- Go to your theme editor under the ‘Appearance’ menu in the Admin Panel.
- Open the header file (header.php) and locate the following code:
<?php wp_head(); ?>
- Just before (above) it, insert the following code:
<link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”<?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?>
RSS Feed” href=”<?php bloginfo(‘rss2_url’); ?>” />
<link rel=”pingback” href=”<?php bloginfo(‘pingback_url’); ?>” />
Congratulation, Now your Browsers is ready to automatically update your feed. The Entire process will get updated in 5 minutes. Till that time, you can have a look on some of our best contents