Adding RSS links to your blog

Both the Site map and the Syndication modules add blocks which display your RSS feeds. It's a good idea to add this block to your blog pages. You can add them to all of the pages if you feel that would be helpful to your visitors. Carry out the following steps to add RSS links to your blog:

1. If you don't have the Site map or Syndication modules installed, install one of them now.

2. Go to, or navigate to Administer | Site Building | Blocks. You'll see a screen similar to the following screenshot:

Block Region


Left sidebar

*f* Syndicate (site map) ( Left sidebar

i ] configure

*}* Navigation | Left sidebar

i | configure

*i* User login Left sidebar

i \ configure

4* Switch jser ' Left sidebar

i | configure

Right sidebar

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3. In the disabled block list, you'll see three different Syndication blocks.

4. Pick the one that says Syndicate (site map) and put it into one of the active regions on your site.

5. Click on Save blocks.

6. Now, click on the configure link, located next to the newly active Syndicate (site map) block. You should see a screen similar to the following screenshot:

Override the default title fur the block, use <none> to display rio title, or leave hlank to

© Users cannot control whether or not they see this block.

C Show this block by default but let individual users bide it.

0 Hide tills block by default but let individual users show It. Allow individual users to customize the visibility of this block In their account settings.

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The preceding screenshot is the upper half of the Syndicate configure screen. The bottom half of the Syndicate configure screen is shown in the following screenshot:

visible to all users.

Page specific visibility settings

Show block on specific pages:

S Show on every page except the listed pages. C Show on only the listed pages.

C- Show if the following PHP code returns true (PHP-mode, experts only).


Enter one page per line as Drupal paths, The '*r character is a wildcard. Example paths are bfog for the blog page and blog/* for every personal blog. <f7onf> is the front page. If the PHP-nnode is chosen, enler PHP code between <?php ? > Mote thai executing Incorrect PHP-code can break your Drupal site.

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7. Change the Block title to Subscribe, RSS, or something more meaningful than Syndicate.

8. Under the Show block on specific pages option, change the selection to Show on only the listed pages and enter the following text: *blog* The asterisk acts as a wildcard and will cause the block to show on any page that has the word blog in the path.

9. Click on the Save block option. Your page will look similar to the following screenshot:

P RSS feeds

User login

This is a blog post

admin's blog

1 1 (log inj 0 Create new account ° Request new password

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