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RSS Feeds

As noted here, you will share the ENVS posts on your DS site with others via RSS feeds. The information below is taken from the form where you’ll share your RSS feeds with the ENVS Program; contact us if questions.

Here are some compiled feeds from several of our courses. If you’d like to share any of the feeds below and are using WordPress.com, here is their RSS feed help page, and here is how to use the RSS widget. If you are using Chrome, here is a good feed reader extension!

  • ENVS 160 Fall 2018: http://www.rssmix.com/u/8302000/rss.xml 
  • ENVS 220 Fall 2018: http://www.rssmix.com/u/8302249/rss.xml
  • ENVS 400 Fall 2018: http://www.rssmix.com/u/8302002/rss.xml
  • All ENVS Fall 2018 http://www.rssmix.com/u/8301729/rss.xml  

 

The ENVS Program requests that students who select the digital documentation option for their courses share their site RSS feed. (An RSS feed is a special URL pointing to all your recent posts; see here for more details.)

We’ll then aggregate all student feeds and share them with a broader public audience on our ENVS LiveWhale site and on the flatscreen display next to the ENVS office. Here is some additional information:

  1. You may use any platform you wish, so long as it is public. We encourage you to use WordPress, but there are other platforms, and almost all of them support RSS feeds.
  2. Your site RSS feed is easy to determine: for instance, on a WordPress site it’s just your site URL with /feed/ at the end, e.g., https://mysite.wordpress.com/feed/. If you are using your site for personal posts, posts related to non-ENVS related courses, etc., then create a general category feed (https://mysite.wordpress.com/category/envs/feed/).
  3. RSS feeds for particular courses should use subcategories under your site (or your /envs/ category), for instance, https://mysite.wordpress.com/category/envs/envs160/feed/).
  4. Please remember to featured images with your posts. To include the images in your feed, you may need to install a plugin; just ask if you need help.

To check that your feed is correct, just enter your feed URL into a Firefox browser and it should show you your recent posts and featured images. Or, enter your feed URL into a feed validator like this one.