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RSS Feed

If you would like to include an RSS feed from your blog on your website, please read the information below:

What is an RSS Feed?

An RSS feed is a simple way for you to keep visitors to your website up-to-date on news and events that are posted on your blog. The RSS feed on your website will automatically update every time a new post is created on your blog, meaning that you won't need to edit that page on your website.

On the blog, there a various different RSS options available to you. The symbol RSS Feed in the widget column on the right-hand side of the page, and alongside your blog categories, indicates that an RSS feed is available. An RSS for ‘all posts' and ‘all comments' is also available from the RSS links section in the grey widget column.

How to Set Up Your RSS Feed

To set up the RSS, click on the RSS icon or on the relevant link and you will be taken to a page displaying the posts that will appear in that RSS feed.

You'll then need to copy the URL in the address bar at the top of the screen. For example,

Place this URL in the code below (see bold text) and insert on to the HTML code view of your website:

  • Newer Templates

    Editors already on the new template should refer to the Pattern Library RSS page for the correct code and options.

  • Older Templates

    Whole Blog Feed

    <!--WFINC="rss2html(url=;hide_title=1; num_items=3; len_item_descr=70; hide_date=1)"-->

    Specific Category Feed

    <!--WFINC="rss2html(url=; hide_title=1; num_items=3; len_item_descr=70; hide_date=1)"-->

You may also wish to change the following options to tailor your RSS display:

  • hide_title: =1 means the title of the blog can be hidden so the news items are shown. =0 will display the blog title above the news items.
  • num_items: the number of news items that will be shown in the RSS feed display.
  • len_item_descr: the number of characters that will be displayed in the feed underneath the news item title.
  • hide_date: =0 means the date and time that the news item was posted will be displayed underneath the item title and description. =1 will allow you to remove the date and time from the RSS feed display.

Please note that not all of the above options will work in the new template, if you require any of the above features please contact us.

If you need any help setting up your RSS feed display on your website, please contact the Web Team.


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