My weblog has feeds for the latest posts and the latest comments.
Up to now, I was using the default RSS 2.0 format of WordPress. But I’ve just switched to Atom which is a recent standard IETF standard.
By the way, this is trivial if you use WordPress as this plugin from Benjamin Smedbergs is all that is needed. Beware: WordPress supports Atom without this plugin but it’s not the latest (standardised) Atom 1.0: WordPress only offers the deprecated Atom 0.3. Use the plugin if you want (and you should want) Atom 1.0.
The main reason why I switched is because Atom is an open standard while RSS is not.
An update: Another reason why I have updated to Atom 1.0 is because of the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) which I feel will completely change the way we interact with the Web. I’m just starting to grasp Atom and APP but combined with RESTful Rails, things look potentially extraordinary…
Then how about considering burning it with Feedburner? It won’t affect visitors’ feedreader even if it’s in atom and you can also have more additional options to put into your feeds.
Yep. Feedburner looks really cool. Unfortunately it’s not free… I guess I’ll wait for some time.
what do you mean by not free? you can sign-in free with Feedburner(have an account with them) and burning those feeds at no cost.
Yeah. Of course, the basic service is free. But have you watched the video on FeedBurner’s website showing the additional services you get when you pay? They are really cool but I am too poor :-)
Anyway, thanks for this tip. I’ll give it a thought.
Funny, but I gave feedburner a thought some months ago and I completely forgot about it. I’m getting old.
This is my feed through feedburner.
Hey Avinash, when you’ve got some free time, you can check out these fabulous plugins. They do marvels to your burnt feeds:
pumps a load of features in your feed when they’re displayed
Directs all your feed to only one burnt feed address, very practical