How To: Notes:
Linking to Your Feed
Linking places an HTML link to the feed within the current layout. Linking
can place text or graphics on the page. You may choose from included graphics
or add your own graphics. Linking can be used with special protocols or queries
for adding this feed to other programs or other websites. These methods make
it easier for your readers to use the feeds you are building. RSS DreamFeeder
comes preconfigured with some methods but you can also add your own linking
methods too using the Link preferences.
Most of the time there are two kinds of links that you want to establish.
You want to place an RSS button on the page, and you want the web browser's
built in RSS button (or other features) to be activated. The first is just
a regular link that gets built pointing to the RSS file, the second is a link
tag placed in the head of the document specifying the RSS file as an alternate
source of content. RSS DreamFeeder does both.
For the first you will click within the layout wherever you want to add a
little RSS button. Then select your feed from the files list in the RSS DreamFeeder
floating panel. Then click the Link button and select the type of link you
want to add: Method: Normal Link; Text: RSS Feed; Image: Feed Icon 16. Then
press OK and you will see that the link has been added to your page.
For the second you don't need to click anywhere within the document because
the layout will not be impacted by a link added to the head of the document.
Then select Alternative Content for the method. Text and Image don't apply
this time so leave them blank. The press OK and you won't see anything. But
if you try it in an RSS capable browser you will see the feature (a button
or whatever) active.