Creating an RSS feed for your Site

This tutorial shows you a way that you can manually create and maintain an RSS feed for your site. In this example, I will simply create an RSS feed on my computer, upload it to the resource manager, and then link to my feed.

1.) Open Notepad or a similar text editor (note: do not use a word processor like Word because it will add in its own formatting).

Toucanmultimedia have quite a nice tool for creating RSS at:
You can use that to help you generate an RSS file, otherwise,
I have take this example of an RSS 2.0 feed from Wikipedia, I would advise you to copy and paste this into your notepad and then simply edit it. Each <item> tag represents a story. Edit the code below to suit your needs:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rss version="2.0">
<title>Lift Off News</title>
<description>Liftoff to Space Exploration.</description>
<pubDate>Tue, 10 Jun 2003 04:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
<lastBuildDate>Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMT</lastBuildDate>
<generator>Weblog Editor 2.0</generator>

<title>Star City</title>
<description>How do Americans get ready to work with Russians aboard the
International Space Station? They take a crash course in culture, language
and protocol at Russia's Star City.</description>
<pubDate>Tue, 03 Jun 2003 09:39:21 GMT</pubDate>

<title>Space Exploration</title>
<description>Sky watchers in Europe, Asia, and parts of Alaska and Canada
will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun on Saturday, May 31st.</description>
<pubDate>Fri, 30 May 2003 11:06:42 GMT</pubDate>

<title>The Engine That Does More</title>
<description>Before man travels to Mars, NASA hopes to design new engines
that will let us fly through the Solar System more quickly. The proposed
VASIMR engine would do that.</description>
<pubDate>Tue, 27 May 2003 08:37:32 GMT</pubDate>

<title>Astronauts' Dirty Laundry</title>
<description>Compared to earlier spacecraft, the International Space
Station has many luxuries, but laundry facilities are not one of them.
Instead, astronauts have other options.</description>
<pubDate>Tue, 20 May 2003 08:56:02 GMT</pubDate>

2.) Once you are done, save this file as rss.xml, open the File Manager in SynthaSite and upload the file to your SynthaSite

3.) Now lets add a link to our RSS feed. Drag an HTML widget onto your page and paste the following code into it:

<a href = "resources/rss.xml" >
<img src = "" />

4.) Congratulations. You now have a link to your own RSS feed!

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